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CaptainExplosion said:

You wouldn't think someone as funny as Jordan Peele could do movies so scary. XD

The element of subverting expectation in a scene beat is something horror and comedy have in common. So, in a way, comedy and horror are kind of siblings. Ari Aster (Hereditary and Midsommar) also came from a comedy background… though, dark comedy.

Even Hitchcock approached suspense and horror comedically.

They also have kind of a similar effect as comedy. While sitting in a very tense film and a creak during a very intense scene scares someone, or the lurking killer appears and terrifies the whole audience, the reaction from the crowd once the tension dissipates is often laughter.

Last edited by Jumpin - on 23 March 2023

I describe myself as a little dose of toxic masculinity.