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Comedy-horror Films

A Chronological History, 1914-2008

Bruce G. Hallenbeck (author)

ISBN: 9780786433322

Publication Date: May 2009

Format: Hardback

Fun and fright have long been partners in the cinema, dating back to the silent film era and progressing to the Scary Movie franchise and other releases. This guide takes a comprehensive look at the comedy-horror movie genre from the earliest stabs at melding horror and hilarity during the nascent days of silent film.
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Fun and fright have long been partners in the cinema, dating back to the silent film era and progressing to the Scary Movie franchise and other recent releases. This guide takes a comprehensive look at the comedy-horror movie genre, from the earliest stabs at melding horror and hilarity during the nascent days of silent film, to its full-fledged development with "The Bat" in 1926, to the Abbott and Costello films pitting the comedy duo against Frankenstein's "Monster", the "Mummy" and other Universal Studio monsters, continuing to such recent cult hits as "Shaun of the Dead" and "Black Sheep". Selected short films such as Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie" are also covered. Photos and promotional posters, interviews with actors and a filmography are included in this title.
Illustrations 43 photographs, filmography
Pages 255
Date Published 30 May 2009
Publisher McFarland
Subject/s Film: styles & genres  
Bruce G. Hallenbeck is a film director and contributing writer for such publications as Monsters of the Northwoods, The Fearmakers, The Sleaze Merchants and Dead Zones. His films include Vampyre, Fangs and London After Midnight. He works at the New York State Library in Albany.

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