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Ten Best Horror Comedies to Haunt You Over the Holidays

19 December 2011 12:16 AM, PST | | See recent Dread Central news »

The horror-comedy. Perhaps the most difficult sub-genre of film to perfect. Most attempts at horror-comedy don't come off well. Either they're too scary without enough comedy or (more frequently) mostly humor with not enough horror. A lot of times they just come across as trying too hard and cheesy. But every once in a while a movie gets it just right. And when that happens, audiences embrace and celebrate the brilliant and elusive successful horror-comedy.

That being said, in celebration of the upcoming release of Trent Haaga's Chop, we did our best to put together a list of 10 horror-comedies (in no particular order) that we feel are the most impressive efforts in the field. Wocka, wocka, wocka!

Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil (2011)

We've seen quite a few attempts at horror-comedy over the past few years, but recently none has been better than Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil. Starring Alan Tudyk »

- Doctor Gash

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Top 5: Most under-rated horror sequels

3 October 2011 10:02 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

We occasionally do lists here on Blogomatic3000, usually to coincide with the release of one film or another, but today is a little different. Here’s a top five inspired by the forthcoming Halloween festivities. Now, of course, I could have done a list of what I think are the greatest horror movies of all time – which would probably end up being the same-old list churned out by plenty of other websites this month. So instead I thought I’d take a look at the much derided of genre films – the sequel, and more importantly the Under-rated sequel, you know the one I mean, the part five, the part six, the totally uncalled for and unconnected to the series part three…

So here they are, in descending order, my Top 5 most under-rated horror sequels:

5) Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare

The sixth film in the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise »

- Phil

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Guest List Filling Out for Saturday Nightmares Horror & Sci-Fi Expo

1 April 2011 10:51 PM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

Up-and-coming convention Saturday Nightmares, which runs this June 3-5, 2011, in East Rutherford, NJ, has quite an impressive lineup. From a live screening of The Birds with star Tippi Hedren to a Martin screening with John Amplas to Barbara Steele introducing The Pit and the Pendulum, it has a little something for everyone.

And that's just the tip of the iceberg. Along with Tippi, John, and Barbara, guests over the weekend include the following: Bruce Dern, Sid Haig, Karen Black, Julian Sands, Doug Bradley, Lisa Marie, Ken Foree, David Emge, Gaylen Ross, Michael Gornick, Scott Reiniger, Beverly Randolph, Don Calfa, Jewel Shepard, Allan Trautman, Thom Mathews, Linnea Quigley, and many more. In addition, the lovely Ladies of The Evil Dead - Ellen Sandweiss, Theresa Tilly, and Betsy Baker - will be fielding questions following a screening of the film.

All the usual convention festivities will be taking place: Panel discussions, vendors room, »

- Uncle Creepy

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