Horror and Comedy have both been genres that stray very far from one another. In the last few years, many movies have starting appearing that combine the two, into a subgenre called comedy-horror. Two films in particular that use this subgenre are Zombieland and Shaun of the Dead. Zombieland is a film focusing on a young guy called Columbus who is in search for his family, and meets a few people along the way through the zombie apocalypse. Shaun of the Dead focuses on a middle-aged man called Shaun who lives a boring life and is now faced with the zombie apocalypse and losing his girlfriend. This essay will explore the similarities and differences between these two films.
The first film of this essay is Zombieland by Ruben Fleischer, this film focuses on the adventures of an awkward and quirky guy called Columbus as he tries to get back to his parents while surviving the zombie apocalypse.
The purpose of this film is the purpose that any big hollywood film has, which is to make money for the crew that created it, and to entertain viewers of the film. The audience of this film would most likely be people who are in their late teens and over. This is because of the nature of the film, it’s quite graphic and could be too much for people who are younger than this. There are several scenes in which zombies are seen eating people, and are also seen being shot, both of which are extremely graphic and could be found as quite disturbing.