To me, humor and horror are just two sides of the same emotion, so the best “horror” movies have to have a healthy dose of funny. Those that are just scary without moments of release feel empty, hence why modern gore-filled torture porn are mostly garbage… Here’s my personal top Halloweeny movies (since if I said “horror” people would get mad):
9. The Frighteners
8. Little Shop of Horrors
7. Cabin in the Woods
6. Evil Dead 2
4. American Werewolf in London
3. The Shining
note: Nightmare before Christmas and Gremlins are Christmas movies in my family.
In this new special episode of Laughing Historically, we are joined by special guest Maven of the Eventide to tell the tragic story of Bram Stoker and how he created Dracula from shady gypsy tales and historic party-animal Vlad The Impaler.
It may be a little Halloweeny as we intended to release it weeks ago, but thanks to Hurricane Sandy taking my internet and power away, here it is. Its still fresh, I swear!
- Geek Crash Course - it’s Horror Month!
- Onion Talks - The Onion spoofs TED talks!
- Office Batman - need we say more?
Plus news you can use about Daily Candy and Wolf Blitzer. We also herald the return of the “What’s in Your Bag?” segment!
ITS ALIVE! ALIVE!I I dare you all to play “spot the reference.” I think I packed nods to horror movies in every spot possible…The Blip Blog
The Director’s Cut of Little Shop of Horrors finally restores the original musical’s ending to the film where everyone dies brutally. It had to be remade into a happy ending after test audiences loved the movie, but extremely hated director Frank Oz’s 50’s horror movie homage that featured the beloved main characters basically committing suicide and everyone in the world dying. I’m sure it would be very different now. and the special effects and puppetry still hold up.