Comic-Horror Halloween movie recommendations
I’ll lump several in here in this post together. These should tell you if we have similar senses of humor when it comes to horror.
Idle Hands, 1999 featuring Devon Sawa, Seth Green and Jessica Alba. Boy’s hand become possesed and he must keep it busy to stop it from killing people. Great comic dialog in several parts.
8 Legged Freaks, 2002 A horror comedy a la radioactive waste meets natural creepy. Plus, the spiders make scuttly chittering sounds – hilarious! Stars David Arquette, Kari Wuhrer (rowr) and Scarlett Johansson.
Lake Placid, 1999 (Would appear that 1999 was a banner year for horror movies, hm?) A classic of horror comedy in the vein of all the big monster movies like Them. Giant aligator lives in lake and eats people. Bridget Fonda, Bill Pullman and Oliver Platt (whom I love in almost everything he’s done).
Arachnophobia, 1990 Saw this the first time at the drive in. Talk about shit scared – wind blew in the window and brushed my hair over my arm. It’s got it’s funny moments courtesy of John Goodman but also reminds me of Hitchcock. You see the bad thing coming and the suspense builds. Features Jeff Daniels, John Goodman, Julian Sands (mm, mm) and Harley Jane Kozak.
Black Sheep, 2006 from New Zealand. I can’t honestly say this was a great movie, or that I’d watch it again. But… violent sheep attacking the citizenry. Were-sheep, people! Were-sheep! How can you not watch that at least once? Zombie film level of gore.
There are a lot more that I’ll get chastised for leaving off, but I think a lot of folks have probably seen the ones I’m leaving off. Plus, since I really love this genre, this post would be really, really long.