The Horror Comedy Ratio

There's been a surprising amount of horror comedies over the years, most of them bad... real bad. Student Bodies (1981) claimed to be the first horror comedy, but Abbot and Costello were doing it in the 1940's, and Young Frankenstein was released in '74. I think the calculations amount to approximately nine awful horror comedies for every good horror comedy released. Let's test our hypothesis.
I submit to you Young Frankenstein, an undeniably good horror comedy. Accordingly, we have nine bad ones: Love at First Bite, Saturday the 14th, Haunted Honeymoon, Transylvania 6-5000, Little Shop of Horrors (1986 version), Vamp, Student Bodies, Once Bitten, and National Lampoon's Class Reunion.

Next, I give you Shaun of the Dead, a good horror comedy. The nine crap horror comedies are as follows:Bordello of Blood, Scary Movie 2, Scary Movie 3 (I'm being generous not classifying the first one as bad), Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, My Best Friend is a Vampire, Dracula: Dead and Loving It, Repossessed, Club Dread, and Bride of Chucky.

Of course, I'm being completely facetious, because the 1:9 ratio could be used for basically any genre. But it was fun anyway!


  1. AnonymousJune 20, 2008


    Thanks for the visit and your blog is pretty darn good really. I know what you say about the "5" people who read it feeling. I use Goolgle Analytics and I average about 80 hit s day, I guess that is good, but few people comment. I am the same way to be honest. I often go to too many sites when I surf that I do not have time or energy to leave a comment even when I love what I see.

    I am trying to spend some time now to tell people I like what they are doing. i know the feeling of working hard and it seems no one notices.

    I redid the mp3 player on my Jimmy Page and it is easier to sue and download from.

    I did see this Student Body movie a long time ago on cable one night... a few nights actually... and thought it was sort of funny really in a way.

    Your banner with Barbara eden look better since you strengthened the font.

    Good work.


  2. Again, thanks for the comment. I guess I shouldn't make too much of the number of visitors. After all, the enjoyment I get just putting this together is its own reward (for reasons I don't quite understand at the moment).

    Student Bodies is one of those movies I seem to remember loving a long time ago, but upon rewatching it recently, discovered it was really quite bad. Really bad.

  3. Horse-head bookends? Have you made your horse-head bookends yet? A movie that allows the shop teacher to get killed by a horse-head bookend, well let's just say that movie leaves a lot to be desired.

  4. Well said.