8 Comedy Films You Should Die Before You See

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The Hottie And The Nottie From Howard The Duck to Scary Movie 5, few genres are as soul-suckingly awful as comedies gone wrong, but that€™s no guarantee that Hollywood will stop making them, especially if they prove popular. Though A Haunted House was dismissed by critics (€œIt€™s like watching a snuff film,€ commented The Austin Chronicle, €œonly it€™s the audience who€™s dying inside€), it made $60 million on a $2.5 million production budget, so a year later audiences were treated to more of the same. As the saying goes, Hollywood was just giving the audience what it wants, so if you€™ve ever wondered aloud how such films could exist, don€™t restrict you ire to the filmmakers. This is by no means a recent phenomenon. In 1985, Leonard Maltin gave his shortest ever review when discussing another bungled comedy: €œTransylvania 6-5000 stank. I€™m Leonard Maltin, Entertainment Tonight.€ The picture not only made its money back, it also boosted the careers of Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis, even though most critics sided with Maltin. To follow, you will find 8 of the all-time worst offenders, movies as joyless and laugh-free as a hunting trip with Dick Cheney, whose very existence will cause you to shake your head and lose your faith in humanity.

Ian Watson is the author of 'Midnight Movie Madness', a 600+ page guide to "bad" movies from 'Reefer Madness' to 'Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead.'