What does Cocaine Bear mean for the future of Comedy Horror films?
Cassie Sarnicky | Writer
If you have not heard anything about the new movie Cocaine Bear, I am so excited to be the one to tell you about it. Cocaine bear is about, guess what... A bear that does cocaine and goes on a killing spree. The true story happened in December 1985. A large amount of cocaine was dumped into the woods by Andrew Thornton, a drug smuggler who died while jumping out of a plane due to a parachute malfunction.
Later, a bear was found dead surrounded by loads of cocaine. It was confirmed by an autopsy that the bear had indeed ingested some cocaine at the time of its death. The bear's final resting place is now in a mall in Kentucky. But most importantly, the bear is the star of this year's new best-picture front-runner Cocaine Bear.
The film is an exaggerated idea of the rampage the bear could have went on before its death.
It was a pleasant surprise for me to see the direction they went in with the new horror comedy route. They got ridiculous with the premise, which worked well. I was not expecting that going into the film. I just wanted it to entertain me, and it did precisely that.
Cocaine Bear is the new poster child for this brand of comedy where the title itself is begging people to talk and joke about it, and I am excited to see more of these types of films in the future.