Billy Hader Talks About His Scary-Good Comedy-Slasher With Judd Apatow

Ever since Abbott and Costello met Frankenstein, comedy and horror have been going together like so much hilarious peanut butter and terrifying chocolate (“A Farewell To Arms?” Raimi, you genius!).  As such, Bill Hader’s upcoming slasher-comedy House Of Joel sounds right up our haunted alley…though it might feature a different ghoulish name when it comes out. “Well, I’m not sure it’s called House of Joel anymore. I don’t know what’s happening with it exactly. Judd, me, and [”Human Giant” director] Jason Woliner are gonna meet in L.A. soon to figure out what the next steps are. It’s a funny, funny script and it’s Judd’s take on a slasher movie. It’s been a long gestating project, but i think it’s worth it because it just keeps getting better,” Hader explained to Indie Wire. Yeah, Apatow’s stoners have been having it too sweet, what with their good times and babies out of wedlock and so on. Let’s see how they’ll do lost in the forest primeval with a supernatural serial killer cutting them down.

In case that’s not enough to get you tearing at your flesh in the throes of an unfathomable madness, the plot description sounds pretty bomb too. “I play a guy who finds out that his girlfriend was basically a Laurie Strode-type from Halloween. She’s been hiding the fact that 15 years ago she survived this horrible night and the way I find this out is that I inadvertently take her back to her home town as a surprise and reawaken all the evil. It’s kind of about getting over your girlfriend’s past kinda thing. It’s sort of like having to deal with, ‘You did what!?,'” Heder said. We would also accept a full-length Vincent Price biopic. Or both! Right after the Stefon movie.

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