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Story

Gene Wilder's Haunted Honeymoon attempts to re-create the charm of those horror spoofs from the 1940s like Hope and Crosby's My Favorite Brunette. Larry (Wilder) and Vickie (wife Gilda Radner) play radio stars who decide to spend their honeymoon in the spooky old manse where Larry grew up with his Aunt Kate (Dom DeLuise in drag). The setup is a good one and the mostly British supporting cast, including Brazil's Jonathan Pryce, are certainly game. Unfortunately, Wilder elicits more chills--and groans--than chuckles (the dialogue is particularly ghastly). In the end, the results come closer to the George Lucas-penned dud Radioland Murders than to Mel Brooks's brilliant Young Frankenstein (featuring Wilder as the good doctor himself). If the Wizard of Oz-type ending doesn't completely redeem it, Haunted Honeymoon is still entertaining enough and seems positively sophisticated compared to the spoofs of more recent vintage (now that's a scary thought!). --Kathleen C. Fennessy

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen

Cast

Gene WilderLarry Abbot
Gilda RadnerVickie Pearle
Dom DeLuiseAunt Kate
Jonathan PryceCharles
Bryan PringlePfister
Peter VaughanFrancis Abbot Sr.
Eve FerretSylvia
Paul L. SmithDr. Paul Abbot
Julann GriffinNora
Jim CarterMontego
Jo RossSusan
Roger Ashton-GriffithsFrancis Jr.

  • Genre: Comedy Movies
  • Theme(s): Satire/Parody/Comedy
  • Director: Gene Wilder
  • Producer: MGM/UA
  • Length: 82 mins
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJul 25, 1986
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG
    EuropePG
    AustraliaPG
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaAug 28, 2001
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