Monday, April 4, 2011

Day 13 "favorite horror comedy" of the 30 day horror challenge

All About Evil
Favorite horror comedy? This era of horror films peaked in the 80's when the teen comedy was at its peak also. It seemed like just about every horror film that came out between 1986 - 1988 was a horror comedy. Some films that come to mind instantly from this sub-genre is Evil Dead 2, The Return of the Living Dead, April Fool's Day, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3-5 and Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II, etc. Yet when horror dried up in the late 80's, so did the merger of horrror and comedy. Sure, we had horror films that had some humor in them, but it was never as equally balanced as it was in the 80's. So my pick is a welcomed return to this era of horror films. So without further hesitation, I give you........

All About Evil - Nerdy little librarian murders her possessive mother in a fit of rage after she wants her to sell her share of her deceased father's beloved theater. Accidentally recording the events and showing them to theater patrons, the audience is blown away by the realism of these short films. This sets her off on a murder spree in which she records the events and then showcases it as her newest short film only to become a cult sensation within the community.  

Promising feature length debut for director Joshua Grannell is an amusing valentine to the horror films of the 70's and the grindhouse type of theaters of yesteryear mixed with a very modern story. The pacing rarely ever lags as Joshua Grannell has token a cast of familiar faces from the past along with some of the edgier actors of today and has them partake in a lineup of some of the most delightfully demented death sequences in recent memory. The entire cast goes for the gusto. When the focus isn't on screen carnage, All About Evil features delicious black humor, very knowing insider references, surprisingly sincere moments showcasing the mother son bond and to top it off it gives an accurate portrayal of how horror fans can be misunderstood for simply being passionate about a genre they love. It gets to the heart of the horror fan mentality. All About Evil delivers the goods that horror fans have to come to expect such as gore and violence and nudity, but what really gives it that extra something is the fact that it gives viewers actual characters over typical stereotypes. All About Evil delivers the right balance of substance juxtaposed against elements of fluff and escapism entertainment.  

So which film would you have picked? take part, the rules are below, or you can check out the Facebook fan page and interact with everyone else that's taking part by visiting:!/pages/30-Day-Horror-Challenge-by-Big-Daddy-Horror-Reviews/198282733537709?sk=info

Or feel free to start your own blog posts on your site! (You can start on day one or you can feel free to join me on day we are currently at). Or just feel free to leave us a little comment so we know which film made the cut for you! The rules are simple, just pick your favorite horror film for each day! However, you can't pick the same horror film more then once. So once you pick say The Exorcist for your favorite horror film involving the powers of Hell, you can't repick it again for any other day what so ever including favorite horror film. And for once, I am opening up the comments section so that, yes, you can comment each day along with me on your favorite picks! So let's get to it! This is the 30 Day Horror Film Challenge!

Day 01 - A horror film that no one would expect you to love, but you do
Day 02 - The horror film that you relate most to
Day 03 - Your favorite slasher
Day 04 - Your favorite werewolf film
Day 05 - Your favorite monster movie
Day 06 - Your favorite vampire movie
Day 07 - Your favorite supernatural horror film
Day 08 - Your favorite anthology
Day 09 - Your favorite exploitation / grind house type film
Day 10 - Your favorite psychological horror film
Day 11 - Your favorite science fiction horror film
Day 12 - Your favorite horror film involving the occult
Day 13 - Your favorite horror comedy
Day 14 - Your favorite zombie film
Day 15 - Your favorite horror film involving serial killers
Day 16 - Your favorite childhood themed horror film
Day 17 - Your favorite horror film remake
Day 18 - Your favorite foreign horror film (outside of your country of origin) Day 19 - Your favorite horror film involving the powers of Hell or Satanism
Day 20 - Your favorite horror film involving a killer animal
Day 21 - Your favorite medical horror film
Day 22 - Your favorite horror themed TV show
Day 23 - Your favorite made for TV horror film
Day 24 - Horror film in which you prefer the edited version over the director's cut
Day 25 - A horror film that you used to hate, but now like
Day 26 - Your favorite horror film to watch as a child
Day 27 - Your favorite guilty pleasure
Day 28 - Your favorite horror film that no one's ever heard of
Day 29 - Your least favorite horror film of all time
Day 30 - Your favorite horror film of all time

1 comment:

Kate said...

I choose Dance of the Dead, which is also a fantastic zombie movie!