Notice that the ancient version of the theatrical masks of tragedy and comedy (see the Roman mosaic) did not portray simple frowning and smiling faces--as though the contrast were as simple as "sad versus happy."
No, the original form of these masks showed a grisly grimace for comedy, and for tragedy: a face not of anguished loss but of awesome shock and horror! These are much more complex character commentaries, not simple mono-emotions.
Further, tragedy and comedy are not two strictly separate kinds of story, but two psychological principles which mix together--which is exactly what happens in The Can Opener.
The philosophical nature of horror is not just to scare people for thrills, but to shock them into a full realization of some truth that we all sense but have not directly faced, perhaps because it is uncomfortable....
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