‘The Visit’, ‘Creep’, and Horror Comedy
(Contains spoilers for The Visit and Creep, a doi.) Historically, horror and comedy have been diametrically opposed. Stephen Colbert has said, “you can’t laugh and be afraid at the same time.” In the Harry Potter universe, the only way to destroy the fearmongering boggart is to lau... [Read More]
Jordan Peele Venturing Into Horror Movies, Announces Film ‘Get Out’
Life after Key & Peele doesn’t seem to have stopped Jordan Peele from moving forward. Earlier this week, reports were made that he will now begin working on a horror film entitled Get Out. For the upcoming project, Jordan will direct and produce the film centered around race with a horror... [Read More]
HBO kicking off the celebration of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” 40th anniversary with midnight screening
Dammit! Janet! It’s a rarity for a film to have such widespread influence on the landscape of American culture as The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Originally a box-office flop in 1975, the quintessential cult classic is celebrating its 40th anniversary this weekend. In honor of this landmark mov... [Read More]
Jordan Peele to Write and Direct Horror Film ‘Get Out’
Now that Key and Peele has ended its run on Comedy Central, Jordan Peele can finally focus on becoming something he’s always wanted to be: a horror movie director. According to Deadline, Peele is writing and directing an upcoming horror film called Get Out, which will follow “a young Afr... [Read More]
Watch the Trailer for ‘The Final Girls’ Featuring Malin Akerman, Alia Shawkat, Thomas Middleditch, and More
Here’s the latest trailer for The Final Girls, a horror comedy directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson that debuted at SXSW earlier this year. The film follows the daughter of a deceased ’80s horror movie star who “finds herself pulled into the world of her mom’s most famous movie.... [Read More]
Finally! Sideshow Bob Will Kill Bart Simpson This Halloween!
It took Sideshow Bob nearly three decades to accomplish but finally, he will get his chance to exact his revenge on Bart Simpson — and ultimately put an end to often trouble-making 10-year-old. Simpsons producers announced Saturday during the show’s ATX Festival panel in Austin, Texas th... [Read More]
What Horror and Comedy Have in Common
by Wen Powers A funny thing about Americans: every year, crowds flock to the theatre and spend millions of dollars for the chance to see pretty people die on screen. The horror genre is popular for the same reason that people spend hundreds of dollars to go to a theme park to ride roller coasters &m... [Read More]
Vinnie’s Vices: Copycatcalling (my night as Soshana Roberts)
For NJ based comedian Vinnie Vitale, the comedy lifestyle isn’t always pretty. Late nights, binge eating, excessive drinking; these are not healthy habits for a guy entering his 30s. On the path to success sometimes you’ve got to make a few sacrifices along the way. Join him each month a... [Read More]
Jordan Peele's Horror Movie Will Be About "the Fears of Being a Black Man Today"
by Megh Wright In last month's issue of Entertainment Weekly, Jordan Peele revealed that he was developing and potentially directing a horror film for Darko Entertainment. "That's a straight horror movie. I want to be essentially a thriller director," Peele said. "I'm a big fan of horror movies. Ros... [Read More]
Watch the Simpsons Meet a Bunch of Other Simpsons
by Megh Wright Here's a clip from last night's Treehouse of Horror Simpsons episode, which ended up including a lot more than just the Tracey Ullman Simpsons — turns out it had Simpsons inspired by everything from Adventure Time, Archer, and South Park to Lego, Despicable Me, and Triplets of B... [Read More]