The dark side of dark humor.


So this week we have been exploring one aspect of what makes British TV (and movies?–see Shallow Grave) so great: dark humor.

But dark humor is a fine line. Although I really enjoy dark humor, there is always a very definite tipping point for me when dark humor becomes DARK humor.

And a case in point is the new British movie Prevenge. Here’s the plot synopsis: “Pregnant woman becomes serial killer to revenge her dead boyfriend, and also because her unborn child is telling her to.” And here’s the trailer:

Yeah, it might be funny. It also might want to make me curl up and die because I just can’t watch that much violence. So what do you think? How much dark is TOO dark?

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