Horror movie or comedy? Why not both?

The Purge: Election Year was my first hilarious horror movie, and sadly, it was the most I have ever laughed in a theater. After that amazing experience, I binged watched all of the classics. All the terrible acting, low levels of production and convoluted plots are a great mix-up. Here are some of the treasures I have found in my discoveries.

From the terrible title card straight out of Windows Movie Maker to the infamously terrible computer-generated birds, Birdemic feels like it was directed by a drunk film student in low-end high school. There was a rumor that most of the actors were the crew members, and I don’t doubt it. All of the actors mirror the line delivery of Hayden Christensen from Star Wars: Episode II. The mere $10,000 budget really shows. The movie looks like it was recorded on a VHS tape, and that the camera was held by a toddler. I know that this film sounded like it was just plain bad, but the truth is that it was hilarious. The highlight of the film is, without a doubt, the coat hanger fight scene. Picture this: actors flailing around coat hangers at nothing. Now add a cheap, crudely animated gif of an eagle on top of these actors, a repeating sound file of a seagull squawking (if you can call it squawking), and throw it on a disk that has written on it with crayon “Birdemic.” You don’t need to know the plot. It doesn’t matter.

Good ol’ Nicolas Cage is the star of our next film. Cage is an amazing actor. He has the ability to make any movie great with his presence, and he somehow still has a career no matter how many terrible movies he has been in. The Wicker Man is one of his best, worst movies. In terms of a hilarious horror movie, this is the king. It has it all: scenes that make no sense, a mixture of overacting and terrible acting and pointless jump scares. In case you didn’t know, this movie contains the infamous scene in which Cage delivers the classic line “Not the bees” in his typical Cage acting.

Some people call M. Night Shyamalan a genius, and I agree. Most people say that his best movie is The Sixth Sense; however, I say it is The Happening. I can’t tell if the movie is a comedy or a horror movie, and I never want to know the truth. The premise of the film is that plants are mad at the human race, and they are killing off all of the mean humans by controlling their minds. The plants take control of a person’s mind and cause them to commit suicide in the most pointless but creative ways possible, like starting up an incredibly slow tractor and laying down in front of it. And let’s not forget the amazing performance of Mark Wahlberg and his one-emotion act. Excluding Wahlberg, the cast is one of the memorable parts of the film. The antagonist is played by the plants and the wind. Yes, the movie is that weird.

There are too many hilarious horror movies to even count, and I couldn’t get to all of them, but here are some honorable mentions:

Jason X is about the famous serial killer, Jason Voorhees, in space. Instead of using  the iconic machete, he uses a sleeping bag with a person inside for his first kill. What else do I have to tell you?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyophYBP_w4 A scene directly from Trolls 2 everybody.