Sunday, September 12, 2010

Favorite Movies II: Comedy Horror Films

Who doesn't like to laugh?  Even horror fans can make fun of themselves and enjoy a parody of a great terror tale.  Shaun of the Dead (2004) is one of those parodies.  Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield and Bill Nighy star in this hilarious story of love, friendship, family and zombies.
Shaun of the Dead
Keeping in the realm of zombies is Zombieland (2009).  A wimpy college student (Jesse Eisenberg) has managed to stay alive through this zombie apocalypse by sticking to his 33 rules, which only a few are mentioned.  He decides to go to Ohio in search of his family and teams up with a gun toting zombie killer (Woody Harrelson) who has a Twinkie obsession.  With the help of two young cons (Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin), they kick even more zombie butt.  Lots of great surprises!

An oldie but goody is The Ghost Breakers (1940).  A woman (Paulette Goddard) inherits her family's mansion, located on a small island off Cuba. She is joined by radio broadcaster Larry (Bob Hope) who, believing he has killed a mobster, flees New York.  Once on the island the team encounters the ghost of one of Mary's ancestors not to mention the zombie.  They find a key to the castle's treasure just in time for another bad guy to reappear.  Campy and silly but so fun to watch!
        Young Frankenstein                           

My list would not be complete without mentioning Young Frankenstein (1974).  The grandson of  the infamous Frankenstein (Gene Wilder) is a surgeon who has spent his life living down the legend of his grandfather.  He has gone as far to change pronunciation of his name. When the diary of his grandfather is brought to him, he travels to the family castle. He meets up with a cast of wonderful characters played by Marty Feldman, Cloris Leachman, Madeline Kahn and Peter Boyle as the Monster.  Full of unforgettable quotes and scenes that is totally Mel Brooks.  You cannot miss this one!
For unintentionally funny horror flicks, check out the Joe Coffin series.

Would love to hear what your faves are!

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