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Benign Violation Theory

'Horror' = Comedy + Latex

Alf LaMont | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Alf LaMont

Over the weekend I visited a haunted house. The whole experience was great fun. See that? I said it was "FUN." In fact, all signs point to everyone having a great time, giggling and laughing between screams and squeals, which got me to thinking.

Understanding Unintentional Comedy

Peter McGraw and Joel Warner | Posted 11.17.2012 | Comedy
Peter McGraw and Joel Warner

While watching Roman Polanski's The Pianist, chances are we aren't expecting to find humor, much less to laugh. Take, for instance, the scene in which the German SS throw a disabled man out a window to his death.