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By Bruce G. Hallenbeck

ISBN-10: 0786433329

ISBN-13: 9780786433322

enjoyable and fright have lengthy been companions within the cinema, courting again to the silent movie period and progressing to the Scary Movie franchise and different contemporary releases. This advisor takes a entire examine the comedy-horror motion picture style, from the earliest stabs at melding horror and hilarity throughout the nascent days of silent movie, to its full-fledged improvement with The Bat in 1926, to the Abbott and Costello motion pictures pitting the comedy duo opposed to Frankenstein’s Monster, the mother and different common Studio monsters, carrying on with to such contemporary cult hits as Shaun of the Dead and Black Sheep. chosen brief motion pictures equivalent to Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie also are coated. pictures and promotional posters, interviews with actors and a filmography are included.

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