A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from October 17, 2015
Thrilledy (thriller + comedy)

A “thrilledy” (thriller + comedy) is a play or film that’s part thriller, part comedy. “Retiring to my couch to watch a thrilledy (thriller/comedy) called ‘Shallow Grave’” was cited in print in 2005. The 2015 television series Scream Queens helped popularize the “thrilledy” genre.


Eh?
June 16, 2005
To lift the mood...
Posted by Anna Felicity at 6:06 PM
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Well I opened an account and now I am “officially saving”! I then had a grilled cheese sandwich and a rootbeer, and called it a day, retiring to my couch to watch a thrilledy (thriller/comedy) called “Shallow Grave”....and it was ‘interesting’!

I am Mike. Here me roar.
shit Hollywood films
by mikeyboy @ 04 May. 2006 – 03:46:32 pm
My break at home has allowed me to catch up on a few recent movies, courtesy of Rupert Murdoch. So, cinematicity:

Hollywood Homicide: Is it a thriller? Is it a comedy? No, it’s a thrilledy, and not a very good one.

AudioCircle
gitarretyp
Re: Snakes on a Plane?
« Reply #6 on: 20 Aug 2006, 10:11 pm »
I saw the movie last night. It was much better than i expected. It was still a B movie through and through, but it was purposefully funny and accidentally funny in many places. It’s the first thrilledy i’ve seen. I’d highly recommend catching it in a crowded theater.

Juxtapositiously
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 06, 2007
Thrilledy Is Copyright Protected, So Don’t Even Think About It
(...)
So yeah, I’m playing a leading role in a thriller/comedy, or a thrilledy as I like to call it. Neil asked me if I’d done any acting while we were working together a few weeks ago, and then he started churning out script ideas. I don’t think I was originally supposed to be such a druggie, but I guess once he got to know me a little better....

Twitter
Cody Gohs
‏@babzkatt
Scream 4..#thrilledy = thrill and comedy
10:36 PM - 23 Apr 2011

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NoCleverSig
‏@nocleversig
@ladydeadlock The Cabin in the Woods. Telling @C0bwebb it’s sort of a come-thriller? Thrilledy???
9:24 PM - 27 Apr 2012

Entertainment Tonight Online
Why ‘Scream Queens’ Is To Die For: 7 Answers to the Internet’s Most Popular Questions!
by Leanne Aguilera 11:05 AM PDT, July 01, 2015
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1. Is it funny or scary?
We cannot stress this enough: It’s the perfect blend of both—it’s a thrilledy! (FYI, we’re totally getting a copyright on that new TV term.)

The Torch (Valparaiso University)
‘Thrilledy’ executes dark comedy
Emily Doherty
Posted: Saturday, October 17, 2015 3:17 pm | Updated: 3:24 pm, Sat Oct 17, 2015.
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Set in the 1970s, “Feathers and Teeth” playwright Charise Castro Smith integrates fear with comedy, family turmoil and psychological drama. She brilliantly refers to her work as a “thrilledy,” which is a portmanteau of “thriller” and “comedy.”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityMusic/Dance/Theatre/Film • Saturday, October 17, 2015 • Permalink