Horror/Comedy, What film did it best.

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Best Horror/Comedy

  1. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

    2.4%
  2. An American Werewolf in London (1981)

    6.1%
  3. Army of Darkness (1993)

    6.1%
  4. Bad Taste (1987)

    4.9%
  5. Bride of Frankenstein (1933)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Bubba Ho-tep (2002)

    2.4%
  7. Cabin Fever (2002)

    2.4%
  8. Dead Alive (1992)

    3.7%
  9. Dellamorte Dellamore (1994)

    3.7%
  10. Evil Dead II (1987)

    7.3%
  11. The Howling (1981)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)

    2.4%
  13. Frighteners (1997)

    1.2%
  14. Invisible Man, The (1933)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  15. Re-Animator (1985)

    7.3%
  16. The Return of the Living Dead (1985)

    24.4%
  17. Shaun of the Dead (2004)

    13.4%
  18. Theatre of Blood (1973)

    4.9%
  19. Tremors (1990)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  20. Other (specify)

    7.3%
  1. Workshed

    Workshed a.k.a. Villyan Shit

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    Too many greats on the poll

    Tremors , Bride of Frankenstein , and so on. Geez. Had to go with Evil Dead II . I know it's an obvious choice, but damn if it doesn't still crack me up. And it has some nice scares--or "jumps." Plus, we get Action-Ash with his Chainsaw Hand!


    edit: cool poll, by the way
     
  2. baggio

    baggio Well-Known Member

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    Many great choices but..... I picked:Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

    Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein is on another level, its almost unfair to compare. Its an absolutely brilliant piece of cinema. Great acting , visual effects, music score, the sets,......

    Piece of trivia: It was Bela Lugosi's second appearance on screen as Dracula.

    And Lon Chaney Jr played Frankenstein during some of the later scenes ex: the laboratory action scene. (Glenn Strange injured his foot during filming)


    As for the rest of the movies listed I would go with .... its a tough one ...but I'll say The Return of the Living Dead
     
  3. bigdaddyhorse

    bigdaddyhorse Detroit Hi-on

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    Too many favorites for me up there as well. It could change day to day so I won't vote.
    Shout-outs go to Return of the Living Dead, Re-Animator, AWIL, EDII. Hell I love the whole list (post 1980, not a huge oldies fan).
    Put a gun to my dome and I'd probaby go ROTLD as it was the first I saw (post 1980) and just loved ever since. Barely edges out Re-Animator and EDII.
     
  4. b0nkers

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    deffo shaun of the dead. classic!
     
  5. The Chaostar

    The Chaostar Johnny Hallyday forever

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    Roman Polanski's The Fearless Vampire Killers. What else?
     
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  6. Kolpitz

    Kolpitz Purely and Simply Evil

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    I love just about every movie on here and in the end it was a toss-up between Braindead (Dead Alive) and Evil Dead II. I went with Braindead, though it was a tough choice. Good poll.
     
  7. KillerCannabis

    KillerCannabis Slow, Deep & Hard

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    How can Shaun Of The Dead possibly be ahead of Re-Animator? Combs is godhead. Re-Animator rules all!
     
  8. Mok

    Mok Family is Forever

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    Immediately when I saw this thread I thought of The Burbs. More on the comedy side, but one I've watched many, many times and still gives me a godd chuckle.
     
  9. DrHerbertWest

    DrHerbertWest For Your Health

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    The Burbs is an awesome movie. Feldman? Hanks? YES WAY!
     
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    Yeah, same here.
     
  11. Tawny

    Tawny You guys got sour balls?

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  12. sacateca

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    Army of Darkness, my favourite from the trilogy. But i would've voted for Texas Chainsaw Massacre II if it was included in the poll.

    Dellamorte Dellamore is a fantastic piece of cinema, but i don't really see it as being a horror-comedy, so that's why i wouldn't vote for it.

    And generally i don't care for comedies. Only a handful of those are ever well-made.
     
  13. Bobbywoodhogan

    Bobbywoodhogan Active Member

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    Army of Darkness and secondlt the Burbs
     
  14. Shokk

    Shokk Lord Of The Thighs

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    As with others,i enjoy the ones that the blending of horror and comedy are more subtle.So Return Of The Living Dead gets my vote,with American Werewolf In London a close second.
     
  15. patmcgahern

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    Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
    THE horror comedy!
    Behind that I'd put American Werewolf and The Vagrant
     
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    ROTLD for me. It has stayed funny and great for over 20 years. I dont know why but it almost pisses me off that Shaun of the Dead has more votes than alot of these classics. Maybe in a few years after it has shown staying power i could see it getting many votes.
     
  17. Shokk

    Shokk Lord Of The Thighs

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    The Vagrant is awesome...i can't believe it has not made its way to dvd yet! There must be some kinda film rights issue...and that pisses me off.Great flick.
     
  18. I'm thinking the same thing. What is it with Shaun of the Dead. Yeah it was good but it ain't no Re-Animator, Return of the Living Dead, or Evil Dead 2. I liked the film when I first saw it but I didn't find it groundbreaking, overly impressive, or even one of the better films of the genre that i've seen in the last five or so years. I'ts good but against the classics of the genre....oh people pleeeeease!:bs:
     
  19. Noto

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    I am extremely surprised that Evil Dead 2 isn't in first by at least a landslide. Shaun of the Dead certainly is far from the best. It is amusing and all, but I don't think it holds up nearly as well as Evil Dead 2 or even Re-Animator.
     
  20. Shokk

    Shokk Lord Of The Thighs

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    I found the slapstick in ED II annoying to say the least.I'm not a fan of the film in general so i'm biased.Re-Animator's comedy was much more dark and subtle and as far as Shaun goes some of the comedy worked...some fell pretty flat,at least for me.
     

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