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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Romcoms, mysteramas, dramcoms, and horredies


So you've heard of romcoms, right? Romantic comedies. A funny movie about love and relationships. Well a "romcom" is a portmanteau - or a blend of two or more words into one new word (i.e. smoke + fog = smog). And it's really the only movie genre portmanteau in existence. Until now...

Now, there are 3 more genre-crossing movie categories: mysteramas, dramcoms, and horredies. And here are some examples of each:

  • Mysteramas: Ides of March, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • Dramcoms: Sunshine Cleaning, Patch Adams, Raising Arizona
  • Horredies: Zombieland, Tucker & Dale vs Evil, Shaun of the Dead

Can you think of any others?

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