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“Brain Damage” (1988): Social Commentary Served With Gore, Laughs, & A Brain-eating Monster

Writer/director Frank Henenlotter’s Brain Damage (1988) is a thoughtful and powerful exploration of the dangers of drug addiction. It also happens to be a gory horror-comedy featuring a singing, dancing, phallus-shaped, brain-eating monster. A young man awakens one day to find a strange creature somewhat attached to his body. The monster provides him with hits […]

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“Welcome to Willits” (Nevermore Film Festival 2017): Aliens, Campers, & Pot Farmers Make for a Well-balanced Horror Comedy

Striking the right balance of tone and genres in a horror comedy can be a tricky proposition. Writer Tim Ryan and director Trevor Ryan manage to pull this off with their alien-thriller-comedy splatterfest Welcome to Willits (Nevermore Film Festival 2017). The film, which played at the Nevermore Film Festival in Durham, North Carolina on the […]

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“She Kills”: Indie Grindhouse Homage Thrusts Itself Onto Home Video

Indie horror-comedy She Kills has gotten lots of positive buzz on the festival circuit. It hit iTunes, Amazon Video, and Vimeo in the fall of 2016, and now SRS Cinema is getting ready to release it to home video (DVD, cable, and VOD) on April 11, 2017. Check out the trailer for writer/director Ron Bonk‘s homage to 1970s drive-in […]

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“HoliDead”: Crowdfunding Campaign Launches for Croatian Spring Breakers Vs. Zombies Film

If you ever wanted to help fund a Croatian Spring Breakers vs. Zombies horror/comedy, now is your chance. Croatian filmmakers Dario Lonjak and Velimir Grgic have kicked off their crowdfunding campaign for the independent, zombedy HoliDead. Lonjak and Grgic have co-written the script, with Lonjak slated to direct and Grgic acting as producer. The “elevator pitch” is that it essentially […]

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“Night of Something Strange” (2016): Spreads Its Bodily-Fluid-Spewing Sickness on Blu-Ray and DVD

After generating quite a bit of buzz on the festival circuit, the award-winning horror comedy Night of Something Strange is now available on Blu-Ray and DVD. Here is your chance to catch this seriously sick, twisted, and hilarious movie in all its bodily-fluid-spewing glory.   Here is the synopsis: The film follows five teenage friends […]

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“I Survived a Zombie Holocaust” (2015): Cheekiness and Charm Abound in New Zealand Horror Comedy

Since Peter Jackson’s early films, along with efforts from other filmmakers such as those behind Black Sheep (2006), New Zealand has had a solid track record with producing horror comedies that worked in both aspects of this subgenre, which is not an easy feat. The past year or so has seen releases that pleased both crowds and […]