Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Tag: horror comedies

Office Outbreak horror movie poster
Let's be real; who hasn't sat at their desk at work and let their mind wonder into fantasies of taking out a co-worker? And by "taking out" I don't mean in a fraternizing, "I'd like to see what's under that sensible pants suit" sort of way. I mean like...
Old Dracula movie poster
Old Dracula is a silly little horror comedy trying to capitalize on the success of Young Frankenstein, its punny title an indication of the level of humor involved (that being "low"). There's a surprising racial twist, however, in the tale of old vamp Dracula (David Niven, sporting a distinctly...
Petey Wheatstraw: The Devil's Son-in-Law horror movie poster Rudy Ray Moore blaxploitation
To say that Rudy Ray Moore is an acquired taste is like saying that Paris Hilton has no talent. Duh. His blue stand-up act aside, his films are low on budget and even lower on subtlety. Petey Wheatstraw, based on one of his acts, is the closest any of...
Shrunken Heads horror movie poster
I generally think of shrunken heads as being more South American than Haitian, but if Hollywood says the contrary, it must be right! After all, it's taught me that Jamaican Rastafarians practice voodoo (and get their asses kicked by Steven Seagal) and that Wilmer Valderrama invented the dozens. I...
Snakes on a Plane movie poster
A funny thing happened along the way in the translation of the fun, campy concept of Snakes on a Plane into a big-screen reality: the filmmakers forgot to make it fun and campy. What should've been something in the realm of Eight Legged Freaks turned out to be more...
Fear Itself horror TV show
Fear Itself was a poor man's Masters of Horror, with all of the talent but little of the bite of that Showtime program. And yet, it was still refreshing to see a weekly dose of horror on network television, so I was bummed when NBC pulled it after only...
The Thing with Two Head movie poster
With a title like The Thing With Two Heads, you might expect some sort of, well, "thing". Instead, we get a two-headed man -- or if you prefer, a one-bodied two-person. With no gore, no death, no scares and no monster, it's a stretch to call this a horror...
Holla If I Kill You movie poster
You might be tempted to dismiss this low-budget comedic slasher, but in some ways it's an important and perceptive film. Well, maybe not "important," but in light of the whole KKKramer controversy with Michael Richards, Holla If I Kill You is eerily prophetic. It revolves around the world of...
The Bogus Witch Project movie
Ah, the year 2000. 'Twas a simpler time: pre-9/11, pre-dot-com bubble burst, pre-Dancing With the Stars. Back then, Britney Spears's vagina was still intact, Rosie O'Donnell was still the sexually ambiguous "Queen of Nice" and Blair Witch Project spoofs were still a viable form of artistic expression. Looking at...
Boy Eats Girl horror movie poster
Zombie comedies ("zom coms") are getting precariously close to wearing out their welcome. I mean, there's only so much humor that can be mined from an undead apocalypse, right? The best of the genre -- Shaun of the Dead, Fido -- would be funny even without zombies, but the...