History of horror-comedy films.

Timeline created by _Hannah
In Film
  • First trailer.

    Nils Granlund created a short promational film for the musical The Pleasure Seekers.
  • The Ghost Breaker

    Original film, remade in 1940.
  • Haunted Spooks.

    Haunted Spooks.
    Silent comedy film.
  • The Cat Creeps.

    The Cat Creeps.
    Crime/mystery film.
  • The Ghost Breakers

    The Ghost Breakers
    Remake of the 1914 film; The Ghost Breaker.
  • Trailers.

    Up until the 1950's, trailers were mostly created by National Screen Service and consisted of various key scenes from the film being advertised, often shown with large, descriptive text describing the story,
  • Scared Stiff.

    Scared Stiff.
    Musical comedy.
  • The Little Shop of Horrors.

    The Little Shop of Horrors.
    American comedy film.
  • Change.

    Textless, montage trailers and quick-editing became popular, largely due to the arrival of the "new Hollywood" and techniques that were becoming increasingly popular in television.
  • Kuehn

    Andrew J. Kuhen produced a trailer using stark, high contrast photography, fast paced editing and narration.
  • Kaleidoscope Films.

    Kuehn opened Kaleiscope films and became a major player in the trailer industry for the next 3 decades.
  • Please Don't Eat my Mother.

    Please Don't Eat my Mother.
    Exploitation film.
  • The Funhouse.

    The Funhouse.
    American horror.
  • Frankenhooker

    Frankenhooker
    American black comedy horror.
  • American Psycho.

    American Psycho.
    Cult thrilller.
  • Bob Harper.

    Bob Harper began his career as a messenger at Kaleidoscope before becoming a producer and quickly Vice-Chairman of Fox Filmed Entertainment and, in 2007, Chairman of Regency Entertainment.
  • The Vampires of Bloody Island.

    The Vampires of Bloody Island.
    British horror comedy.
  • The Cabin in the Woods.

    The Cabin in the Woods.
    American horror film.