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Monday, October 18, 2010

Haunted Honeymoon (1986) - Gene Wilder


Haunted Honeymoon is a comedic look at those Vincent Price era Haunted House pictures of the late 50's. Directed by and starring Gene Wilder, this romp around the horror genre feels more like a Mel Brooks picture than any original piece. However, Wilder does pretty well with it. Gilda Radner and Dom Deluise do their best to put over some really hilarious scenes. Of course the film is not scary in any way, shape, or form. It is just a satire that meanders around the scene taking landmarks from here and there. It is quite charming. 

This movie is set in the 1930's. It's lead by Larry Abbot (Wilder) and Vicky Pearle (Radner), two comedy radio stars in New York that just happen to be engaged. Decide to be married at Larry's childhood mansion. They also have to get some light electro-shock therapy done as well. You see, Larry suffers from panic attacks electro-shock therapy is the only solution. Why not right? Well, It turns out that the childhood mansion is really creepy and castle-like. The fun really begins when Vicky gets to meet Larry's really strange and bizarre family. Enter Dom Deluise for the win.

This movie has everything from Mel Brooks-ian Musical Numbers to Hilarious and over-the-top Werewolves. If you are looking for something to put on for the kids (or for some guests that don't like scary movies). This movie is just what you are looking for. Explore this movie if you love Mel Brooks. You know, Blazing Saddles, Space Balls, Young Frankenstein. Also if you like movies like The House on Haunted Hill and The Haunting. 

I know that one of you is a werewolf.




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  • The movie was a box office bomb, only lasting a week in theaters 
  • Dom Deluise won a Razzie for his performance in this movie 
  • This was Gilda Radner's last film before dying of ovarian cancer in 1989

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