Monday, March 10, 2014

Wanna Play Hide and Clap?

The "Wanna Play Hide and Clap?" scene from The Conjuring (2013) has elicited screams and gasps from millions of people.  But this scene is nothing new to fans of classic comedy.
The Conjuring (2013)

An eerie clapping thoroughly frightened Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy as they visited a graveyard in Habeas Corpus (1928).

Hands emerge suddenly out of the darkness in many spooky house comedies.  Here is an example from Abbott and Costello's Hold that Ghost (1941).

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