Laughing Through the Scares: A Look At Horror Comedies

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Horror comedies are hard to pull off. Despite some similarities in the genres, it’s difficult to find a balance between the screams and laughs. There are a variety of pathways from which to accomplish one, whether through reaction, satire or balls out craziness. However, the big question is how the classics in this subgenre accomplished it. A lot of it may have to do with the simple fact that the two genres really aren’t that … Continue reading

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Doc Rotten’s Halls of Horror: 70s Frankenstein’s Monster

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One of the most recognizable movie monsters in horror cinema is the Frankenstein Monster. Beginning with Frankenstein (1910) and, more famously, Frankenstein (1931) from Universal, Mary Shelley’s man-made monster has taken many forms. In 1957, Hammer Films jettisoned the creature into the Technicolor age with Curse of Frankenstein. Throughout the Sixties, Hammer Films would produce a variety of Monsters created by the same Baron Victor Frankenstein (Peter Cushing) and Japan unleashes their own version with … Continue reading

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