Horror comedies are the absolute best. Whether the laughs are intentional, as in Club Dread, or unintentional, like Silent Night, Deadly Night, the combination of hacked up body parts and a gaggle of giggles go together like buttered popcorn and ice cold soda.
Take for instance 1986′s Blood Hook, which tells the tale of a demented old bastard who eagerly murders fishermen with a giant fishhook. Bloody scenes of gruesome death are offset by campy antics that border on slapstick. It’s no wonder that both the director and composer of the movie would later work on Mystery Science Theater 3000.
If you haven’t seen this wondrous piece of cinema yet, I highly recommend it. Not because it’s particularly good, or well-acted or original in any way, but simply because it’s funnier than anything Adam Sandler has put out in recent years.
For today’s Kill of the Week, I present death by fishhook from the horror-comedy classic, Blood Hook.
I love how after realizing he’s lost his ear, the drunken frat boy leaps from the boat in girlie man fashion, then discovers he can’t swim. Fantastic.