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Horror/Comedies: A Growing Cult Phenomenon Of The Last 20 Years

October 21st, 2009 9:42am EDT
Fido
Over the last 20 years cinema has changed significantly with regards to the horror genre. Modern horror/comedies like "Zombieland" are able to thrive in theaters due to a fan base built by cult cinema.

During the late 1980s, jaded audiences grew tired of the standard monster movies and slasher flicks that were being done to death. As the era of Reagan conservatism came to a close, fans desensitized to the violence of horror films were looking for something to make blood and guts exciting again. Horror-philes had already whet their appetite for a different type of horror movie after se...
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Mark Wahlberg Fumes Over 'SNL' Skit

October 13th, 2008 4:00pm EDT
Mark Wahlberg
Hollywood actor Mark Wahlberg has been left unimpressed by a parody of him on comedy show Saturday Night Live, dismissing the sketch as "not funny".

The rapper-turned-actor, who once performed as Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, was portrayed by funnyman Andy Samberg in a segment called Barky Bark and the Donkey Bunch earlier this month.

During the skit, Samberg mocked Wahlberg by talking to a dog, a goat, a chicken and a donkey.

But Wahlberg failed to find the sketch humorous and insists the show's standards have fallen since its earliest episodes, when the series' line-up in...
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The 10 Greatest Cast Members Of 'Saturday Night Live'

April 7th, 2008 2:30pm EDT
Eddie Murphy
Live from New York, it's Saturday Night! These seven words have been shouted from Studio 8H of Rockefeller Center since Lorne Michaels created "Saturday Night Live" in 1975. The original name of the show was simply "Saturday Night" because at the time ABC had a show entitled "Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell."

Choosing 10 of the show's best cast members is not a task to be taken lightly. We looked at what qualities go into making a perfect cast member as opposed to just picking performers who went on to greater fame after they left the show (though sometimes this happened anyw...
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