Top 10 comfort films
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'Young Frankenstein'( Twentieth Century Fox )
Why? Because this is the one horror film I can see without fear of nightmares, though Madeline Kahn's electrified monster hair can conjure some pretty scary thoughts.
This affectionate horror film parody, which features Gene Wilder at his best as the young Dr. Frankenstein, is charged by a current of wackiness that is as electric as it is captivating. It's classic Mel Brooks -- and, of course, Mel himself is a classic.
Scene bite: It's hard to choose, but let's go with the scene in which hunchback Igor hobbles down the stairs, then turns to Wilder's character, hands over his short cane and utters the words that would launch a thousand clones, "Walk this way." Or maybe Kahn's artful dodger and her infamous train station goodbye: A kiss? "Not on the lips." A touch? "The hair, the hair." An embrace? "Taffeta, darling. Wrinkles."