Great list! I remember seeing Saturday the 14th when it hit the theaters. I was enjoying Richard Benjamin movies thanks to Love At First Bite (much better than Dracula Dead and Loving it). I still crack up when the Dracula bat flies in to the ghetto apartment where the starving family mistakes him for a “black chicken” and tries to catch and cook him! Great stuff! Anyway, I saw Saturday The 14th on the strength of Love… and his performance in a short lived TV series called Quark! Quark was a Sci-Fi spoof that was fantastic! I stopped watching Richard Benjamin after seeing Saturday the 14th.
“Those who make horror movies may face the greatest challenge. They know what goes into the engineering of a scary sequence, and they have a good idea what’s coming around that corner.”
In regards to the film makers, they will never have a problem with me not being scared with any type of horror movie, but they should begin to worry about their regular customers who watch these films often. If the suspense gives away too much, or there is too much gore, or the movie just isn’t scary, then they will lose many customers. Yes, the fact that life experiences and previous horror movies makes you less prone to get scared is true, but there are no ways to stop life from occurring. So it is up to them, to continue to be creative in the way they present these terrible films.
This article brings Robert Louis Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde under the lens of disability studies by exploring the role disability plays in the creation of Mr. Hyde as a villain. Utilizing both historical and current understandings of disability, this article discusses how Mr. Hyde's social and cultural disconformities are reliant upon the understanding of Hyde as "deformed." "What Makes Mr. Hyde So Scary" contends that what makes Mr. Hyde so frightening to other characters, and perhaps to readers as well, is not inherent evil, but disability itself.
I’ve got to admit that when it comes to scary movies I am the biggest woos that there can be. I only watch a scary movie, either when I am dragged in to one, see by accident and get engaged from the begging or when I have heard it is very good or it won a prize, besides that I avoid them at all costs. I have seen some of the movies mentioned in by the horror movie experts, such as: The Shining and Halloween, Piranha 3D. Besides those I have seen other, including The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Ghost Ship, Shutter Island, The Rite and The Orphanage, which was rated as the scariest movie of 2009. But to all of these I must admit that I didn’t find most of these films to be scary, but instead thrilling. Of these films the one that I got the most scared in was in The Exorcism of Emily Rose, majorly because I do believe that can happen, and also because it has the intriguing quote at the begging “based on a true story,” besides from this movie the other movie that I remember that gave me trouble sleeping was Halloween, but this case was different, the first time I saw this movie I was about ten years old, and I simply got terrified by this story of a madman killing people, but not long ago I was able see once again a part of this movie, and I came to the realization that it is not at all scary, but instead senseless and lacking cinematography and a plot. My nightmares of this movie ended at that moment. this experience repeated itself once again when I watched some other summer hit Hollywood films, such a Piranha 3D, which I found only to be thrilling and engaging, but seriously lacking a plot and good actors.
Some really funny spoofs on Horror movies mostly from the 90s and 2000s. The Wayans brothers wrote and directed the first two films. The first movie is the best of the series followed by number three. The two main recurring actors of the series are Anna Faris and Regina Hall as Cindy Campbell and Brenda Meeks.
More of a satire than a spoof, but it still pokes fun at all the cliches of the Horror genre that we love so well. Cabin even tries to offer up a reason why all those cliches exist in the first place. There hasn’t been a movie that is so self aware of being a Horror film since Scream. Cabin is a really funny and bloody horror movie, most genre fans love this one so don’t miss it while it’s in the Theatre.
Carry On is a series of low budget British comedies made from 1958- 1992. Carry on Screaming was one of the best in the series. Mostly a parody of the Hammer Horror films, Carry on Screaming also spoofs some of the Universal and other well known Horror films of the 50s and 60s like House of Wax.
The scariest movie I’ve ever seen is “I Am Legend” even though most people don’t view it as a horror movie. Of course gore and nerve racking music are usually the factors that make people at the edge of their seat, but I find the most realistic movies the scariest –I just can’t stand horror movies!
The Fearless Vampire Killers, or Pardon Me But Your Teeth Are In My Neck is a spoof on Hammer Horror Vampire films . The sets and costumes look like an authentic Hammer movie but the Vampires aren’t so serious or scary. The lovely Sharon Tate and Roman Polanski star in it. Polanski directed Fearless Vampire Killers the year before filming Rosemary’s Baby.
Dracula Dead and Loving It is directed by funnyman Mel Brooks. Again, this movie was spoofing Hammer Horror Vampire movies, but also Bram Stoker’s Dracula from 1992. after Young Frankenstein, this the funniest movie in this list, but Leslie Neilson is always funny. Renfield is hilarious eating all the bugs he can get his hands on.
When I went to see Cabin in the Woods recently, I loved the parts of the movie that made fun of the cliches of Horror films. I started to think of all the other great Satires or Spoofs on Horror, and wanted to watch a few again. There have been some really good ones and some really, really bad ones. The Horror genre is perfect for spoofing, considering that most of our favorite movies are pretty cheesy to begin with. I love a good comedy, so if I can watch a good Comedy and a Horror at the same time, it makes for a really fun movie. Now, I made this list up containing only Spoofs, Parodies, or Satires of Horror movies. So… you won’t find any just straight horror comedies or zombie comedies like Shawn of the Dead on the list, the films had to be making fun of the genre itself.
I am not a great fan of horror movies; however, I remember being mind blown from watching the Ju-On: Grudge 2. The plot of the movie was very intricate and hard to understand. Firstly the audience was invited to watch five different stories, but later on throughout the movie the audience would realise that (if they are smart enough) all of these stories link together, and become one story. The most important factor of a horror movie is definitely the tension of the thrill and the surprise with the advent of the dead. Thus, frightening is necessary for a successful horror movie.