B-Horror Comedies I LoveMeh
I love horror comedies. I like em gorey, I like em cheesy and yeah I also like em with some great 80's production values. That said I wanted to share films that are funny, gorey and abso-friggin-lutely hilarious. Admittedly all tastes differ but if you like b-movies, like gore, and like REASONABLE production values I have the list for you. I am not putting these in any order. They are all hilarious in their own right and no one movie is of more importance to me then the next. I own em all and have watched them all many many times.
Dead Heat: Deat heat is one of my favorite zombie comedies and it stars one of my favorite b-movie actors, Treat Williams. Second only behind the mighty Bruce Campbell. Dead Heat has a bunch of actors in it but the only one that matters is Treat Willams. Its your typical buddy cop flick with action, comedy and awesomeness only this one throws in lots of gore and zombies baby! Lots of zombies!
While investigating some frightening crimes that lead a pharmaceutical company, officers Roger Mortis and his partner Doug Bigelow pay a visit to Dante Laboratories. What they find shocks them and changes the course of their lives -- a high-tech "resurrection room" that has been churning out a weird band of recycled and indestructible criminals, and which eventually transforms Mortis into the undead! Of course Treat has a run in with the pharam-ceutically-awesome transformation and turns into a Zombie Cop and yes kids he brings the pain. Great flick.. all B-Movie.. all awesome! ( Dead Heat Trailer )
Stink of Flesh: This puppy is an indie movie and its wrong in all kinds of different ways. Well written, well directed and shot on what appears to be a 45cent budget its still one of my favorite indie horror comedies. It has a scene in the end of the movie that is so wrong and so funny its worth the price of the dvd alone.
Wandering the zombie wasteland, Matool (Kurly Tlapoyawa) survives by his wits and animal instinct, often employing his trusty hammer and gigantic nails to fend off the hordes of undead. But when he is kidnapped by a mysterious couple, Matool must rely on an entirely different weapon in his arsenal to survive. Written and directed by Scott Phillips (screenwriter of the cult classic 'Drive'), 'The Stink Of Flesh' is a no-holds-barred splatterfest featuring non-stop action, buckets of gore and awesome digital effects by Emmy award winning artist Steve Fong. Watch the trailer
Deep Rising: Deep Rising is a movie I picked up for about 3 dollars in the discount bin many years ago. The box was beaten and battered and I only bought it because the cover looked cool. It is the movie that has defined my love for Treat Williams and also one film I am begging for a sequel to. Its funny, its gorey beyond all belief and it touts great production values and some of the funniest characters ever put on film. Throw into that a no-nonsense team of mercenaries and a monster that is set on having everyone for lunch and well you have a hit.
On the maiden voyage of the luxury liner Argonautica, pickpocket Trillian (Famke Janssen) is caught stealing jewels and locked up. After the ship's communication system is infected with a virus, the ship collides with a massive underwater object. When John Finnegan (Treat Williams) and others board the Argonautica, they are surrounded by death. Survivors Trillian, builder Simon Canton (Anthony Heald), and others talk of sea monsters, but Hanover (Wes Studi) doesn't believe them -- until the fanged, squid-like creature (designed by Rob Bottin) extends its huge tentacles and makes its presence known to all. ( watch the trailer )
Man with the Screaming Brain: Last but certainly not least comes a Bruce Campbell movie that is a gem. Man with the Screaming Brain is a SciFi special. Its budget is cheap, but not as cheap as Stink of Flesh. The acting is hacky, the story is about as awol as it gets and it stars Bruce Campbell. What does this all mean? It means its a friggin awesome movie. Its campy, its gorey, its ridiculous and yes its funny. No fan of Bruce should have missed on seeing this movie.
"Man with the Screaming Brain" is a story of greed, betrayal and revenge in the former Eastern European block. William Cole, wealthy industrialist, goes looking for a tax shelter in the wrong part of the world and winds up the guinea pig for a mad scientist, having his brain merged with that of Yegor, a former KGD operative. The two couldn't be more different, but they share one thing - both were killed by the same woman. William and Yegor form an unlikely partnership to track down their common nemesis. ( Watch the trailer )
I could have gone on alot further and listed alot more movies but for now I think this is a good taste of my tastes when it comes to horror comedies that are not quite so mainstream. Have you seen them? Did you like them? Whats in your collection others should be checking out. Have your say in ye comments.