comedy

Satires are a delicate beast. They have to walk a fine line between capturing the original story and lampooning their subject with well crafted humor that is pertinent to the source. Sadly, in the realm of horror comedies, this fine art was mostly thrown to the wayside a long time ago.

I'll be upfront and honest here; I've never seen the source material that "Vampires Suck" has sunk it's teeth into. I don't have any intentions to watch the "Twilight" films any time soon, either, so there is a chance that some of the humor here is completely lost on me.

Richard Gale's thoroughly entertaining short film "The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon" is one of the funniest horror spoofs I've seen all year, and that includes the Christmas-oriented gore masterpiece "Treevenge." Presented as a trailer for an upcoming nine hour feature-length motion picture, this insane 10-minute classic is very similar to the absurdist comedy stylings of The Kids in the Hall, Mr. Show, and The Upright Citizens Brigade. Since I don't want to spoil a single frame of this fantastic short for anyone who's yet to experience its greatness, I'll refrain from giving anything away. It's worth mentioning, however, that this clip isn't safe for work.