Trailer Into REaction: Porno (2019) | Official Trailer

I recently discovered the trailer for Porno, and it’s looks to be pretty good. Typically horror-comedies lean too far one way or the other, ending up neither fish nor fowl.

For instance, I enjoy An American Werewolf In London (1981) but a lot of the humor falls flat. In fact, if it weren’t for the remarkable special effects in that movie it wouldn’t nearly be as memorable as it is.

Transformation scene from “An American Werewolf in London”

In fact, if we’re looking purely from the perspective of that nexus between horror and comedy, I think Tucker & Dale Versus Evil – which I mention in my reaction video – works far better because’s it’s more self-aware of what it actually is, as opposed to An American Werewolf In London, which is more on the serious side, so when the comedic aspects come into play they feel a bit out of place.

Though conversely you can have a movie lean too heavily in the other direction, which I think as being the case with Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990), which eschewed it’s more horror-adjacent origins to become something more akin to a social satire.

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