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Every month, The State of Things hosts a conversation about a topic in film. Host Frank Stasio talks with Laura Boyes, film curator at the North Carolina Museum of Art, and Marsha Gordon, film professor at North Carolina State University. And we want to hear from you. Submit your choices by email or tweet us with #SOTMovies.

Movies On The Radio: Comic And Campy Horror Films

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Most horror movies are meant to be spooky and scary...but bad acting or cheap special effects can turn a terrifying tale into campy one. The classic example is “Evil Dead” or a B movie like “Plan 9 From Outer Space.”

Some films blend horror with humor, two genres that some would call opposites. “Shaun of the Dead” and “Young Frankenstein” are two well-known comedy-horror movies.

On the next Movies on the Radio, we want to know what your favorite campy or comic horror movie is. What film makes you laugh and scream? What horror film is so over-the-top that you can’t help but roll your eyes? What is your favorite scary movie that incorporates some humor or camp?

Film experts Marsha Gordon and Laura Boyes will dissect your picks. Submit yours by emailing us at or tweet at us with #SOTmovie for a chance to be on the the show.

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