These six films that celebrate the psychotic are also so funny. One of the genres that has came out of the horror world is the sometimes dreaded and sometimes loved spoof movie. A horror-comedy comes in all forms but these six films to help you bring a little crazy into your Saturday are film that embrace the psycho killer in away that is just too damn funny to be scary.
1. Student Bodies (1981)
A killer named the Breather terrorizes students at a high school. Whenever the killer finds students having sex, he kills them. He has some intense issues with which to deal. He likes to breathe heavily, and he likes to make prank calls while talking through a rubber chicken. Directed by Mickey Rose and Michael Ritchie this considered “modern original” horror comedy was not the first attempt but it’s one that intentionally focused on spoofing the slasher blood drenched movie. It stars Kristen Riter, Joe Flood, Joe Talarowski, Matthew Goldsby and Jerry Belson.
2. Motel Hell (1980)
“Motel Hell” was a year before “Student Bodies” but even as a parody the film focused on the gory effects of traditional horror films. The film was so exaggerative with over-the-top acting and cheap effects combined with hilarious premise that it is just too funny to take serious. Farmer Vincent kidnaps unsuspecting travellers and is burying them in his garden. Unfortunately for his victims, they are not dead. He feeds his victims to prepare them for his roadside stand. His motto is: It takes all kinds of critters...to make Farmer Vincents fritters. Directed by Kevin Connor and stars Rory Calhoun, Nina Axelrod, Paul Linke and Nancy Parsons.
3. “Scary Movie” (2000)
“Scary Movie” is probably the most successful horror comedy to ever get made. It has come to define what a horror comedy should be in the 21st century. Directed by Kennan Ivory Wayans and starring Anna Faris, Regina Hall, Shawn Wayans, Shannon Elizabeth, Jon Abrahams and Marlon Wayans. A group of teenagers including Cindy Campbell and Bobby Prinze, accidentally hit a man when driving, and dispose of the body, but now they are being stalked by a very recognisable masked killer. The victim count increases, whilst Cindy must survive the carnage that has she has seen in so many films before.
4. Return To Horror High (1987)
Directed by Bill Froehlich and starring Richard Brestoff, Maureen McCormick, George Clooney, Panchito Gómez and Vince Edwards. A few years ago, a mysterious serial-killer caused panic on Crippen High School. The killer was never caught. A movie company, Cosmic Pictures, has decided to make a feature movie about these events - on location, at the now abandoned school. Since members of cast and crew disappear without a trace, it seems as if history is repeating itself...
5. Severance (2006)
A team-building weekend in the mountains of Eastern Europe goes horribly wrong for the sales division of the multi-national weapons company Palisade Defence when they become the victims of a group of crazed killers who will stop at nothing to see them dead. Directed by Christopher Smith and starring Danny Dyer, Laura Harris and Tim McInnerny.
6. Pervert (2005)
Directed by Jonathan Yudis and starring Mary Carey, Sean Andrews and Darrell Sandeen. A word. What is the pervert? Sex freak, deranged degenerate, disturbed diabolical psychotic subversive embracer of things both erotic and erratic. What is to pervert? The twist of an object, phrase or ideal in such a way it was never intended or even imagined. Who is the pervert? Why, that's another story altogether... A young man comes to spend the summer at the remote desert ranch of his father in hopes of repairing their estranged relationship only to find that he's become a psychotic madman. But who is responsible for the bizarre murders James has uncovered? Hezekiah pins the blame on his son, and after a series of unexplainable incidents, James begins to doubt his own suspicions. Little does he know that the real killer lurks just under his nose!