Guest Post: Debbie Fletcher

Horror Movies – Not Just Killing Sprees!

When you think of a horror film, you think of movies such as ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ and ‘The Shining’, but horror movies can have their funny sides too. Just because they’re filled with all kinds of brutal attacks and scary-looking creatures lurking behind every corner doesn’t mean that one of them can’t run into a wall now and again, does it?

Horror-comedies are the perfect film to watch around Halloween, which, as it happens, turns out to be just around the corner. Rather than running around your local area wearing a bed sheet with eye holes cut out, or dressed as a witch going out in search of various treats from the neighbours or playing tricks on them if they refuse, settle down in front of a horror-comedy to get into the spirit. There is a list of some of the best of all time over  but here are two that will have you crying with laughter and hiding your eyes behind a cushion moments later


Shaun of the Dead (2004)
If a zombie being beaten to death with a cricket bat and old records is your kind of thing, then you have to watch Shaun of the Dead. Starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost you’re guaranteed laughter already, but when zombies start roaming the streets, biting innocent bystanders and turning them into zombies too which can only mean one thing – hide in the pub!

In the middle of the mini-apocalypse that grips the town, Shaun (Simon Pegg) tries to win his girlfriend back with varying degrees of success, but could this apocalypse bring them back together?


The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
Five friends going for a short break in a remote cabin in the woods – what could possibly go wrong? It sounds like the obvious plot for a horror film, but the group are being watched at all times by a series of cameras located around the cabin.

The cellar door, as they often do in horror films, flies open for no reason and the group eventually decide to go and investigate. What they find is a series of antiques – or so they think – and a book, that when read awakens a number of zombies…


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