My favorite horror comedy is the 2009 film Jenniferâ€™s Body. The film tells the story of a nerdy high school girl named Needy, played by Amanda Seyfried, who goes out one night with her popular best friend Jennifer, played by Megan Fox. They then meet a band from the city and they end up luring Jennifer into their van after the bar theyâ€™re in gets set on fire. This worries Needy. When Needy returns home, Jennifer shows up all bloody and acting very different. Eventually, the bodies of some of the guys in the girlsâ€™ high school start piling up, and Needy suspects itâ€™s Jennifer. Needy then sets out to discover what happened to Jennifer that night and why sheâ€™s committing these murders. Can she save her classmates as well as her best friend?
A lot of the time when I read peopleâ€™s thoughts on Jenniferâ€™s Body, itâ€™s fairly negative. I personally love the movie. It has a nice â€˜80s horror storyline and feel to it, and it has the humor of writer Diablo Cody, most famous for being the writer of Juno. The film isnâ€™t scary, but it has some of the right horror elements, and throw in the fun, witty dialogue, and fun characters, and you have a fun horror comedy. The film has many great one-liners that I still quote while watching the movie, and theyâ€™re all pretty humorous. The acting by Amanda Seyfried was solid, honestly Iâ€™d like to a role that Amanda canâ€™t do. One of the most impressive things about it for me though was Megan Fox. She actually didnâ€™t do that bad of a job here, and she didnâ€™t looks as fake physically here either. However some may argue that Megan basically played herself, which could very well be true. Jenniferâ€™s Body is one under looked horror comedy that just does not get the credit it deserves for being a dark comedic gorefest.
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