A specialized type of horror film in which the macabre and/or death are portrayed using a humorous, tongue-in-cheek approach. Often favoring shocking graphic violence over suspense, these films leave audiences laughing and grossed out at the same time. Originating with goofy "B"-Pictures like The Blob and The Old Dark House, these films heighten horror conventions to the point of absurdity and camp. Latter-day examples include Dead/Alive, Evil Dead 2, The Frighteners, The Fearless Vampire Killers. Another variation, the horror parody, including House, Young Frankenstein, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes and Fright Night, instead mock these conventions and formulas.