A misinterpretation of horror comedies is burned by the facts

Spend time on social media and you’ll be hit with a blizzard of bad takes on movies. People just can’t help but say absolutely insane comments on Twitter, coming up with the worst opinions you can imagine, but one from yesterday may have taken the crown for a while.

Joseph Mallozzi, showrunner/screenwriter for Stargate: SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, and Stargate: Universedecided to log on and post “horror comedies don’t work”:

Phew, my friend. Movie Twitter immediately sprang into action, listing countless fantasy horror comedies:

Many point to Sam Raimi diabolical death films as the best example of a perfect horror-comedy:

Some admit it’s hard to find the right balance, but if done right, the results are wonderful:

It is specified that the stargate franchise often mixes the two genres:

Others simply look through their noses in disgust:

The main bone of contention in this terrible take is that you can’t laugh while being scared. We don’t agree, even the most awkward Evil Dead 2 has some really scary moments mixed in between one-liners and slapstick. And then there is An American werewolf in Londonwhich is an objectively hilarious movie that nevertheless takes its thrills very seriously.

Like many in the thread, we’re tempted to keep citing examples, but we think the point has been made. After all that, we’re in the mood for something fun and spooky tonight. Maybe it’s time to pull out the sawed-off shotgun and hand-held chainsaw combo once more…