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Showing posts from 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 …