Funny Horror Movies and Why We Love Them

No, you are not hallucinating. There’s a movie called Indeed cocaine bear release is planned for early 2023. Director Elizabeth Banks and demonstrates Ray Liotta (in the last big screenshot) and Keri Russell, which is about a large black carnivore who stumbles upon an abandoned cocaine warehouse, takes it all in, and becomes an unstoppable killing machine. Whether Leonardo DiCaprio had encountered this creature spirit, well, suffice it to say, only tattered clothes would remain. Although this sardonic nail-biter may seem odd, cocaine bear it is almost certain to draw a large crowd. It didn’t seem like the first time a horror thriller with a completely ridiculous concept scored big. In many cases, in fact, the uglier the story, the longer the checkout lines. It’s true that there’s a catharsis that comes with watching a horror movie, but that catharsis can be made even more satisfying when the movie goes overboard.

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The Exorcist is one of the scariest horror movies ever made. It is also one of the most successful films at the box office, grossing over $441 million. What attracted the audience to this terrifying story of a young girl possessed by the devil? This wasn’t your standard “things that go bump in the night” or “creepy monster” story. On the face of it, it was a little silly, but it had enough believability to scare people, making the experience akin to rollerblading at an amusement park. You are securely strapped in and have a strong rod coming down over your shoulders, so you know in your heart that you are safe from harm. But when you’re soaring 200 feet above the ground at over 100 miles per hour, there’s always the possibility that something could go wrong, and it makes you want to scream. He sees the phenomenal success of Hollywood The Exorcist and never one to miss an opportunity to capitalize on a successful idea, he began making horror films, some of which were straight-forward crazy stories. The Exorcist scams (as in 1974 outside the door and Antichrist) and others that make supernatural themes ridiculous and outlandish.

‘Deathbed: The Eating Bed:’ A real movie, a good title

One of the most ridiculous attempts was in 1977 Deathbed: eating bed, the touching story of a king-size bed possessed by an evil spirit that eats everyone who sleeps on it. Although it barely made it on its first release, it has since become a cult classic thanks to the world of DVD and Blu-ray, and was ranked #92 on Paste Magazine’s list of the 100 best “B movies” of all time. It’s an example of an idea that’s so absurd, yet oddly compelling enough to get people to follow. While no one can imagine being chewed to death by a mattress, there’s a certain fun thrill to watching the characters lay down to sleep and unsuspectingly wait for them to become a nighttime snack. Viewers may cringe as Levitz’s piece of furniture swallows his victims and regurgitate undigested body parts, then laugh at the absurdity of it all. Horrible to watch, but too stupid to be a real threat.

‘The Eyes of Laura Mars:’ Ridiculous premise, serious presentation

Another film that took the idea of ​​the supernatural and added an unimaginable twist was 1978. The eyes of Laura Marswith Faye Dunaway as a famous New York fashion photographer who, for reasons never revealed or resolved in the film, begins to witness the serial killer’s violent and bloody attacks firsthand. Audiences loved this film because it was another horror genre with a completely absurd story, but in this film, viewers experienced the gruesome murders from the killer’s point of view and became active participants in the chaos. Each time the mad killer sets out to kill, he takes Laura’s vision, shifting the film’s point of view from a third-person viewer to a first-person player. The eyes of Laura Mars took horror to another level. Spectators were no longer voyeurs, but participants. As Laura drives down the road and is suddenly assaulted by visions of another murder, but still tries to drive instead of doing the smart thing and stopping, the audience feels the thrill of being there. diversion while still managing to laugh at the absurdity of the case. It’s serial killing without the seriousness of the show.

A pair of ‘Killers’: ‘Clowns’ and ‘Tomatoes’

However The eyes of Laura Mars is an example of a horror film with an impossible premise that still takes itself seriously, there’s another thriller subgenre that embraces the ridiculous and plays it to the bitter end. Writer-director in the same year John Debello left hysterically helpless Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, a horror parody about a group of round red vegetables (actually fruits) that roll around town and destroy the audience. Shown strictly for laughs, the film is a low-budget send-up from Alfred Hitchcock. Birds, but instead of seemingly innocent winged creatures that suddenly turn against the human race, it’s these delightful vinedressing cherubs who turn violent for no reason. In 1988, not to be outdone Nail brothers (Etienne, Charlesand Edward) is established Killer Clowns from Outer Space, an incredibly silly and entertaining camp B about grotesque alien clowns who land their spaceship in Watsonville, California and proceed to wreak havoc on the townspeople. Although it contains all the standard horror movie requirements – unsuspecting victims, gruesome deaths and teenagers saving the day, killer klows never takes himself seriously. Killer circus monsters shoot lasers that wrap victims in cotton candy, and clowns can only be killed if their big red noses are cut off, and these are just a few of the reasons the film has achieved cult status. It’s hard not to love a movie where a clown cuts off someone’s head, then explodes into a pile of confetti as his reward. Horror movies with comedic undertones are the perfect outlet for the audience as they allow the audience to revel in all the carnage, but without any of the guilt.

‘Rubber:’ The killer tire. Just a tire. It kills.

From Killer Tomatoes to Killer Clowns, 2010 writer-director Quentin Dupieux raises the bar of absurdity with Rubber, the story of a steel-belted radial who comes to life, discovers his psychokinetic powers, and starts blasting everything in his path. One of the strangest entries of its kind, Rubber is equal parts horror parody and horror homage. In the film’s opening sequence, a desert town police lieutenant (Stephen Spinel) emerges inexplicably from the trunk of a police car, then speaks directly to the camera, saying, “All great films, without exception, contain an important element of ‘no reason’.” From there, Rubber It becomes a kind of meta-experiment with “no reason”, a movie within a movie but with all the expected horror elements that fans love, including exploding heads and body parts strewn across the dusty landscape. Every time the wheel (called Roger for no reason) starts to vibrate, the audience knows something terrible is about to happen. And when a cute bunny or crow crosses Roger’s path and suddenly explodes, there’s a reaction of both disgust and laughter. wheel with Carrie– like powers? Does anyone really believe it? But somehow it works and the audience is on board with Roger, waiting to see who or what he will destroy next and what will be his fate in the end. It’s a safe movie to enjoy because no one is afraid of tires (unless they’re attached to a car and running towards you).

And finally… “Harmful”.

While the satire is inside Rubber not as clear as it is in it the killer tomato and killer clownsLess likely in 2021 smart, even if the illogical elements are in place. This James Wan The thriller begins as a nod The eyes of Laura Marswith the heroine of the film Madison (Annabelle Wallis) to see the serial murders through his eyes. But things come to a head when it turns out that Madison’s visions are actually the result of a long-dormant parasitic twin who has taken up residence in her own body and shares a brain. When the twin Gabriel wakes up, he is an angry man, determined to kill anyone who has interfered with his ability to control Annabelle since childhood. smart It has everything a hardcore horror fan could want – jump scares, extreme violence, and enough spilled plasma to fill a blood bank. But since the evil twin, Gabrielle, was able to control her sister’s body and make her do strange backwards convulsions, smart after over an hour of mayhem and pandemonium, it turns into an hour of comedy in its second half, giving the audience some much-needed laughs. Perhaps this was not director Wan’s intention to infuse smart with comedy elements, but it’s those ridiculous moments that make the audience love the movie more. It’s okay to enjoy a movie about a teratoma gone wild because it’s something no one watching the movie will worry about.

It’s this subtle blend of scary and funny that draws audiences to the horror genre, and the more ridiculous the situation, the better. There’s a part of us that craves the fear, the adrenaline rush we get when we see monsters jump out from under the bed or knife-wielding maniacs emerge from the back seats of cars. But we also want to know it’s all fiction so we can sleep at night, so if there’s a chance for a laugh or two, it makes things a lot easier. As a writer and comedian Roy Blount Jr. once said, “Think of horror movies: there’s a fine line between horror and humor.” Horror fans love to walk that line, balancing precariously on danger but taking comfort in knowing they won’t fall.

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