Thursday Movie Picks Halloween Edition: Horror Comedy

Hey, guys!
Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
We’re still all about the horror topics for October, so let’s talk about some horror comedy flicks!

#1 Evil Dead II/Army of Darkness

You have no idea how much I love this movie series. The first Evil Dead movie is mostly just horror not comedy but part 2 and 3 are amazing. You’ll be laughing so hard! Can we just take a moment to appreciate Bruce Campbell?

#2 Braindead aka Dead Alive

Did you ever wonder what Peter Jackson was doing before LOTR? This movie is something else. I swear, more people need to know it and love it!

#3 Ready or Not

This is a more recent pick and I actually saw it at the cinema. Ready or Not was just hell of a good time and Samara Weaving is brilliant in it!

What’s your favorite horror comedy? Let me know in the comments!

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11 thoughts on “Thursday Movie Picks Halloween Edition: Horror Comedy

  1. I’ve only seen Army of Darkness and at least humor was mixed in with the gore….but there was still gore and I’m not a fan of that which keeps me away from this type of film.

    With that said I reached back to pre-gore times for mine. Since the big studios didn’t bother much with horror, especially blended with comedy, during the Golden Age two of mine come from what at the time were considered lower rank companies Universal and RKO respectively (though not Poverty Row outfits like Monogram or PRC) with the high class Paramount being an exception. But the Bob Hope flick leans into the comedy more than frights which might explain them undertaking the picture.

    Hold That Ghost (1941)-Inheriting a mobster’s dilapidated country tavern rumored to contain hidden treasure through an odd set of circumstances Chuck Murray and Ferdie Jones (Abbott & Costello) find themselves trapped there on a dark and stormy night. Along with some other stranded travelers the boys live through a night of wacky shenanigans including a ghost, hidden doors and a couple of vanishing detectives while looking for the loot. One of A&C’s better films, you even get a couple of musical numbers by The Andrews Sisters.

    You’ll Find Out (1940)-Heiress Janis Bellacrest (Helen Parrish) books Kay Kyser (Kay Kyser) and his big band “The Kollege of Musical Knowledge” including singer Ginny Simms and Ish Kabibble to play her 21st birthday party at her country mansion. When an intense storm blows in the band finds themselves stuck along with Janis, her eccentric Aunt Margo (Alma Kruger) and trio of questionable “friends” professor Fenniger (Peter Lorre), Prince Soliano (Bela Lugosi) and Judge Mainwaring (Boris Karloff) as things go bump in the night. A trifle overlong but a chance to see three horror giants playing for laughs.

    The Ghost Breakers (1940)-Inheriting a distant relative’s supposedly haunted castle of an isolated island off the Cuban coast young Mary Carter (Paulette Goddard) decides to take possession despite a stranger’s (Anthony Quinn) warning to stay away. Setting sail Mary finds radio announcer Larry Lawrence (Bob Hope), on the lam because he thinks he’s bumped off a gangster’s henchman, stowed away in her trunk. Amid pratfalls and wisecracks Mary & Larry team up to get to the bottom of the voodoo magic, zombies and ghosts that curse the spooky estate.

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  2. Ah, these are great picks. Braindead remains one of the best horror comedies I had ever seen. The moment Zombie-baby arrived, I just completely lost it as I thought “no fucking way”. There were moments where I was thinking “this is wrong” but I couldn’t help but just laugh and laugh as I nearly lost my breath. I want Peter Jackson to return to make these kind of films again.

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