Film #30 of Hoop-Tober 4.0
6 Films From 6 Directors (Carpenter, Raimi, Whale, Browning, Craven or Holland): Film #4 of 6 (Directed by Wes Craven)
Really loses a step when switching between horror and comedy, as the comedy mostly works but the horror really doesn’t. I laughed a bunch throughout, even though they were mostly small chuckles rather than belly laughs, but any attempt at serious horror seems out of the reach of the screenwriters. Craven has shown he can manage those switches effortlessly (as he did a year later with Scream), so the blame falls to the script.
It’s not a bad script, however. As I said, it’s funny, and gives the comedians in the film chances to…