7 Classic Comedy-Horror Films
- October 26, 2020
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I’m not a big fan of serious horror films. It’s too hard to turn off the lights at night after I’ve watched, so I gave up (the exception is Bela Lugosi in Dracula and the version with Louis Jourdan).
But I love what I call spooky-funny films that may or may not actually involve the supernatural. Here’s my list:
Both are excellent and there are enough differences between them that I love both. It’s the classic setup of relatives staying overnight in a spooky mansion in order to receive their inheritance.
- For a cartoon take on this theme, watch the season five episode of The Flintstones (1964) “A Haunted House is not a Home.”
- And yet another version has Abbott and Costello in Hold That Ghost (1941). (I guess it’s obvious that I like this sort of plot.)
- Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948). True monsters galore!
- The Bowery Boys in Spooks Run Wild (1941) was fun, though to be honest it’s been a long time since I’ve seen it. But for nostalgia purposes, it earned its place on the list.
- Another Bob Hope film with ghosts and zombies: The Ghost Breakers (1940). I saw this for the first time a few years ago and was startled by how easy it was for people to take a boat to Cuba.
I have more but they are more recent than the movies listed here. Of course there will be another list one of these spooky days…