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10 Modern Horror Comedies That Deserve More Love

Over the years, I’ve been pretty vocal about how much I adore horror comedies, and considering how challenging the world at large has been over the last few years, it’s truly my favorite subsection of the genre to disappear into as of late. There have been numerous brilliant humorous horror movies over the years, but I thought now would be the perfect time to celebrate 10 films from the modern landscape of genre cinema that have not only been largely under-appreciated by fans, but also do a killer job of finding new ways to merge the funnies with the frights.

Just a note before we begin: I purposefully left off films like Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon, What We Do in the Shadows, Cabin in the Woods, Zombieland, Tucker & Dale vs. Evil, The Frighteners and projects of that caliber, because I feel like some of those
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8 of the most original comedies so far this century

The era of the rom-com is over. For a long time, those dominated cinemas but as tastes changed, they died a quick death. Now, comedies struggle to find the same level of success those did (at least on a commercial level) and it’s rare we get one which is truly original.

However, there are those which do stand out as being something special and that’s what we’re taking a look at today. These comedies managed to do what often appears to be impossible nowadays; they delivered story and laughs which actually felt 100% original.

Even if they borrowed from other genres, they had a concept which was new and that alone is impressive. So, to take a look at the full list, simply click through the gallery below.

8. Brigsby Bear

Brigsby Bear revolves around the fan of a children’s TV show called Brigsby Bear’s Adventures. However,
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Carnage co-creator reacts to rumours of Woody Harrelson casting in Venom

Rumours have resurfaced regarding Woody Harrelson portraying Carnage in the upcoming Venom movie, and now the character’s co-creator has weighed in with his thoughts.

Not much is known about Tom Hardy’s Venom, and with just one trailer so far released fans are certainly keen to speculate about what might occur in the film starring the popular Spider-Man villain.

So rumours that Woody Harreslon might be playing Carnage in the film are certainly exciting, but what does co-creator of the character David Michelinie think about all this?

Well, when asked on Facebook about his opinion on the potential of a Woody Harrelson version of Carnage, Michelinie said:”Harrelson’s a good actor, and has a decent range. He’s played nutso characters in the past, but I guess we’ll have to wait until October to see just how far he can ramp it up. Fingers crossed.”

On paper,
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More rumours that Woody Harrelson is playing Carnage in Venom

Despite the release of a first teaser trailer and the fact that the movie is taking inspiration from the ‘Lethal Protector’ and ‘Planet of the Symbiotes’ comic book arcs, there’s been very little in the way of details on Sony’s Venom film, save for the occasional rumour.

One such rumour, from back in February, claims that Woody Harrelson is set to take on the role of Cletus Kasady, a.k.a. Carnage, in the movie. And now Bleeding Cool is seemingly confirming that report, claiming that they have been “told in a very confirm-y way that not only is Carnage to appear in the upcoming Venom movie but, yes, he will be played by Woody Harrelson.”

Now, this remains unconfirmed at present, but if there is any truth to the reports, it seems that Carnage will only make a fleeting appearance towards the end of the film as
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Woody Harrelson is Reportedly Playing Carnage in The Venom Movie

When Woody Harrelson was cast in Venom, there was speculation among fans that maybe he could end up playing Carnage in the film. Well, according to a new report from Bleeding Cool, he actually will be playing Carnage. The entertainment news site has been hit or miss with their movie scoop intel, so even though they say they can confirm it, we are going to treat it as a rumor for now.

However, if Woody Harrelson is playing Carnage that would be awesome! He is a great actor, who has played some wicked cool villains, and I'm sure he would do some great things with bringing the character to life on the big screen. 

I have no idea how exactly Carnage will be portrayed in the movie, but in the comics, he is a serial killer named Cletus Kasady who is infected by the alien symbiote. Carnage is one of Spider-Man's most murderous,
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Woody Harrelson Is Reportedly Playing Carnage In ‘Venom’

According to Bleeding Cool, Woody Harrelson is set to reunite with his Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer to play the character of Carnage in Venom. The movie is very much ‘in the cam’ and into post-production, but the outlet says that they have ‘been told in a very confirm-y way’ about Carnage’s appearance and Harrelson’s involvement.

The character, according to Marvel themselves, ‘was once a serial killer known as Cletus Kasady, and became Carnage after merging with the offspring of the alien symbiote called Venom during a prison breakout. The symbiote amplified his psychotic nature making him even less mentally stable than he had been previously, and therefore even more dangerous. An interesting note is that, unlike Venom, Carnage is a singular entity, referring to himself as “I” instead of “We”, because the symbiote has actually merged into Kasady’s bloodstream.’

Tom Hardy plays the title character of Venom in the Sony Pictures release,
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Promo image appears to offer first look at the symbiote in Venom

Having been absent from the teaser trailer, it seems we may now have our very first look at the titular symbiote from Sony’s upcoming Spider-Man spinoff Venom, thanks of all things to a promotional image for Brisk Iced Tea, which has made its way online via Tumblr.

See Also: Rumour: We won’t be seeing much of Venom in the Venom movie


As noted in the caption, Brisk Iced Tea has recently worked with Marvel Studios on Black Panther, and the eye appears to match up exactly with what we’ve seen from the promotional material, so signs appear to point towards this being genuine. If it is a fake, it’s a good one.

See Also: Rumour: Detailed Venom plot overview leaks online

Directed by Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland), Venom is set for release on October 5th 2018 and features a cast that includes Tom Hardy,
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Venom Movie Soundtrack Gets Black Panther Composer

Composer Ludwig Goransson is moving from one major comic book movie to another. Goransson recently composed the original score for Marvel's Black Panther, which isn't just the biggest hit of the year so far, but it's one of the biggest superhero movies ever. Now, Sony has tapped the Swedish composer to score the soundtrack for their upcoming Venom movie, which stars Tom Hardy in the titular role. Maybe a little bit of that Black Panther magic will rub off.

Venom will reunite Ludwig Goransson with director Ruben Fleischer, who directed Venom and is probably best known for his work on Zombieland. The two worked together previously on the 2011 comedy 30 Minutes or Less, which starred Jesse Eisenberg and Aziz Ansari. Goransson has also worked on movies like Death Wish and Central Intelligence, in addition to two previous collaborations with Black Panther director Ryan Coogler, scoring both Fruitvale Station and Creed.
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Rumour: Detailed Venom plot overview leaks online

Earlier this week a rumour surfaced claiming that the upcoming Venom movie from Sony Pictures would only briefly feature its titular symbiote, with the full Venom suit only making a fleeting appearance during the final battle as Tom Hardy’s Eddie Brock battles the main villain.

Well, Cbm has now posted a purported leak of the film’s plot, which corroborates this rumour, and will likely set off a few alarm bells for fans of the character. Now, if this is true, major spoilers follow – like an outline of the entire movie – so you have been warned…

According to the site, the film beings with Eddie being released from prison on early parole, where he reunites with his wife (Michelle Williams) and a daughter that doesn’t even recognise him. As a result, Eddie hits the drink and ends up passed out in the woods, where a space debris crash lands and the symbiote emerges,
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Rumor Has It That There Won't Be Much of Venom in the Upcoming Venom Movie

A new rumor has surfaced regarding Tom Hardy's upcoming Venom movie and if it proves to be true, fans probably won't be happy. According to Manabyte.com, Venom is reportedly hardly in the film.

I hope that's not the case! The first trailer that was released for the film saw a lot of backlash from fans. Not just because there was no Venom, but it just wasn't an interesting trailer. It looked like a trailer you might see for a generic thriller. This is all just a rumor at this point, but just in case...

The untested site reports that according to an alleged plot break down that’s being spread around, "the majority of the movie sees the symbiote manifest itself via veins on Brock’s arms, tendrils, additional arms, and a shield during a car chase. The plot spoilers match up with scenes in the teaser trailer exactly,
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Rumoured details on Spider-Man’s appearance in the Venom movie

Despite the fact that Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige has made it very clear that Sony’s Spider-Man spinoff movies will have no connection with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, rumours continue to persist that Sony sees things differently.

Over the past couple of months, we’ve heard reports that Spider-Man: Homecoming star Tom Holland will make a cameo in the Tom Hardy-headlined Venom movie, either as Spider-Man or Peter Parker, and now Screen Rant claims to have the inside scoop on his involvement.

According to the site, a scene was shot inside an Atlanta building doubling as the headquarters of the Life Foundation organisation, which saw Riz Ahmed’s character Carlton Drake leading a field trip of students, and that this is where Peter Parker could show up. That’s really all we have to go on, and it’s certainly far from confirmation that Tom Holland will be
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UK’s Thorpe Park to Open The Walking Dead Immersive Roller Coaster Ride

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If you love the ending of Zombieland and you share an equal affinity for The Walking Dead, then your dream might be about to come true, because the United Kingdom's Thorpe Park is opening a new roller coaster ride based on the living dead AMC series.

A centerpiece of Thorpe Park's "Year of The Walking Dead" events, The Walking Dead: The Ride is slated to open this spring. Featuring dark tunnels, an intense roller coaster, and hordes of walkers, the new ride is expected to open on Easter (April 1st).

According to The Independent (via Bloody Disgusting), The Walking Dead roller coaster will include a mixture of practical and digital effects designed to scare attendees. The main creator behind the ride, John Burton re-watched the entire Walking Dead series multiple times and studied the walker training videos for the show to ensure a wholly authentic experience for fans of the series.
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Severed Silence Brings a Romani Curse to the Screen: Early Details

Tagline: "The Exhumation of a Gypsy Curse." Directors Kathryn Michelle and Elizabeta Vidovic are developing a Romani thriller. To star Izabela Vidovic ("Homefront,") Maiara Walsh (Zombieland) and Adam Huss, this film involves a blood curse. As well, Mem Ferda is producing this feature. A concept poster has been released for the film and it can be found here. As well, early story details are available for this unique story of passion gone wrong. The long synopsis mentions Talitha's secret affair. She is discovered with Tamas, by Aishe. And, Tamas is accidentally killed, enraging Talitha. More violence ensues as scorned lover turns on scorned lover. Michelle and Vidovic have something to say about this project. They say of their characters and the story: "we wanted to stay true to life, in that all of our characters are faulty and have made some grave mistakes. In protecting themselves, our characters actually become their own prisoners.
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Rumour: Woody Harrelson playing Carnage in the Venom movie?

A few days ago a rumour surfaced claiming to offer details on Carnage’s role in Sony’s upcoming Venom solo movie, with the report claiming that the character of Cletus Kasady would make a fleeting appearance towards the end of the film.

According to That Hashtag Show, Eddie Brock will find himself in San Quentin prison, where he’s introduced to Kasady and we see a portion of the symbiote making its way towards the serial killer before the screen cuts to black, setting up Carnage for an appearance in the sequel.

Well the site is now claiming that Kasady will be played by director Ruben Fleischer’s Zombieland co-star Woody Harrelson, who was announced as cast in the movie back in December, and was not seen once during all of the set photos that emerged during production.

See Also: The Flickering Myth Reaction to the Venom teaser trailer
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A Gypsy's Curse threatens in Severed Silence, Produced by Mem Ferda

Severed Silence, written by Kathryn Michelle (Criminal Minds) and Elizabeta Vidovic (May I Die), who also both direct, tells the story of a family’s desperate battle to survive a forbidden gypsy curse, released as a result of an unimaginable betrayal.

The film is produced by Mem Ferda and stars Izabela Vidovic (Wonder, The Fosters) Maiara Walsh (The Last Ship, Zombieland) and Adam Huss (Power).


A young Talitha sneaks away from her Romani engagement celebrations to meet with Tamas, her best friends husband. While experiencing a
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A ‘Teddy Bear’ Gets Revenge In Joe Dante-produced Dark Comedy

Endless Media announced ahead of Efm that Michael Bonvillain, the cinematographer behind numerous hit feature film and TV series such as Cloverfield, Zombieland and “Lost,” will direct the darkly comedic horror feature Teddy Bears Are For Lovers, Bloody Disgusting learned. The film, set during a campus-wide Valentine’s Day party, follows college playboy Collin and his current head-over-heels girlfriend Sarah […]
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Spider-Man 3 star Thomas Haden Church has praised Topher Grace’s Venom

Thomas Haden Church, one of the stars of Spider-Man 3, has defended Topher Grace’s portrayal of Venom.

Venom is making the headlines recently with Tom Hardy set to star as the fan-favourite villain, and a first teaser trailer recently arriving online.

Fans are hoping Hardy’s portrayal is more to their liking than that of Grace’s who once gave a much criticised performance as the character back in 2007.

Church, who played Sandman in the final film of the Spider-Man trilogy, is a fan of Grace’s performance, however, defending him in a recent interview with JoBlo:

“The studio felt like they had me, they had Franco’s story continuing, and they were like, we need one more that’s more of a millennial,” Church revealed. “And that’s how Venom and Topher Grace came into the picture. And by the way, I thought Topher was great in the
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Huge ‘Venom’ Rumor Pegs Woody Harrelson as Carnage!

Huge ‘Venom’ Rumor Pegs Woody Harrelson as Carnage!
Ever since Riz Ahmed was cast in Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer‘s Venom, it’s been speculated that he will be playing Cletus Kasady, also known as the vicious Carnage. Ahmed was then spotted on set as Dr. Carlton Drake, a Life Foundation employee who was able to surmise that the Venom symbiote contained five more “seeds” (Agony, Lasher, Riot, Phage, and Scream), and subsequently extracts them. Sure, […]
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Rumored details on Carnage’s role in the Venom movie

Rumored details on Carnage’s role in the Venom movie
From the moment that Sony first announced it would be launching a shared Spider-Man spinoff universe with a Venom movie, it’s been rumored from several sources that Tom Hardy’s Eddie Brock will find himself doing battle with Cletus Kasady, a.k.a. Carnage.

So far, there’s been no confirmation on this front; we’ve heard nothing about casting for Carnage, and there wasn’t any hint on the character in the first teaser trailer (but hey, we didn’t get to see Venom either, so…)

Well, if a new rumor from
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The Flickering Myth Reaction to the Venom teaser trailer

The Flickering Myth writing team share their thoughts on the first teaser trailer for Venom

As Sony pushes full steam ahead with its plans for a shared Spider-Man universe (sans Spider-Man, apparently), the studio give us our very first glimpse of the launch title this week with the arrival of a teaser trailer for Venom, which is being directed by Zombieland helmer Ruben Fleischer and stars Tom Hardy in the lead role as Eddie Brock. Here’s what the writing team at Flickering Myth made of it…

Chris Cooper: Really underwhelmed. I fully expect Hardy to bring it, and I wonder if they’re holding back for after Infinity War. But that was average.

Ben Robins: There’s practically nothing to react to without a decent look at the symbiote or Venom himself. Style wise it looks nice and dark, and Hardy seems better than Topher Grace (like
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