Throughout the years, there have been a number of excellent and amusing horror comedies. Take a look at a few of the best below.
Even if you’ve never heard of “funny circumstances” in a horror film before, it’s a fascinating concept to think about. Despite this, Horror and Comedy are two genres that work better together than one may expect. For years, there have been a number of comedic-heavy thrillers that have also included a lot of suspense and tension.
Every once and then, it’s wonderful to take a break from the heaviness of most Horror movies. In the face of danger, Horror Comedy provides enough lighthearted moments to assist people who are a little nervous. According to IMDB, the following are some of the best horror comedies to see.
1. The Lost Boys (7.3)
In the Horror subgenre, vampires are one of the most feared creatures, with many people tense at the thought of once-human, blood-sucking monsters stalking the night and preying on innocents. When a prospective vampire is lurking in your own home, the fright level goes up a notch. When a family moves to a small California town, that’s exactly what occurs in the novel The Lost Boys.
Vampire-phobic mother and her two sons find themselves on opposing extremes of the spectrum. Iconic 80s horror movie combines close-to-home thrills with plenty of comedy to create one of the most memorable films of the era.
2. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (7.4)
Cannibal: The Musical, Little Shop of Horrors, and the renowned Rocky Horror Picture Show are all examples of classics that combine Horror-Comedy with Musicals. Dr. Frank-n-eccentric Furter’s house serves as the backdrop for this new take on the Frankenstein legend. The Rocky Horror Picture Show, on the other hand, focuses on the creation of the ultimate symbol of passion and desire by the “good doctor,” whereas Frankenstein concentrated on the unintentional creation of a misunderstood monster.
Featuring engaging tunes and a stellar performance by Tim Curry, it’s an excellent twist on the classic horror narrative.
3. An American Werewolf In London (7.5)
When it comes to good Horror-Comedy, the most well-known elements of the genre are often flipped on their head. Vampires, ghosts, and other terrifying monsters have been converted into comical charlatans in a number of films. ‘The Vampire Diaries’ is one of the best examples.
As a result of a freak encounter with a lycanthrope, one man’s life is turned upside down in An American Werewolf in London. A howling monster attacks two pals as they travel through a British town. There is a mutual desire to be freed from this “new body,” but one companion is left to face with the consequences.
4. Army Of Darkness (7.5)
Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi continued his success in the Horror-Comedy genre with Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness. It’s time for Bruce Campbell to reprise his role as cynical Ash, with a time-traveling twist. It’s 1300 AD and the down-and-out Horror fighter is back in combat with the Deadites, this time for the Necronomicon.
Army of Darkness, like its predecessors, became a cult classic and is often regarded as the best Evil Dead film.
5. Dead Alive (7.5)
A lot of people are astonished to learn that Peter Jackson has made some of the most captivating fantasy films of all time, but the director has experimented with Horror-Comedy. Outside of the United States, Braindead, or Dead Alive as it’s called in the rest of the world, is an exceedingly gruesome and humorous take on the zombie genre.
Despite the fact that he’s finally found his partner, a monkey bites his mother at a local zoo and throws him off course. She dies and then re-emerges as a creature that is neither human nor animal. There are some very horrifying images in Dead Alive, but it also has a great deal of humor that fits perfectly in with the enduringly popular Evil Dead franchise.
6. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (7.5)
In the Horror genre, hillbillies have received a poor rap. Most people are a little apprehensive when they come across rural folk in severely wooded places because of movies like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Hills Have Eyes, and House of 1000 Corpses.
To highlight the lighter side of this Horror cliché in Tucker and Dale vs. Evil, this premise is turned on its head and cranked up to eleven. A group of college students on a fishing trip mistakenly believes Tucker and Dale are savage killers, so they invite them to their cabin for a relaxing weekend of fishing and drinking.
7. Zombieland (7.6)
Pop culture and the Horror genre were overrun by zombies in the 2000s, thanks to a long-lasting interest in the undead. A wide variety of zombie-themed offerings were presented to the public, some of which became instant classics or raked in enormous money at the box office. These flicks had a star-studded ensemble that traveled across post-apocalptic America in a funny manner.
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It’s Zombieland, a zany take on the zombie genre that features Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone and Jesse Eisenberg on a mission to find a safe haven, love, and Twinkies.
8. What We Do in the Shadows (7.7)
When it comes to the best Horror-Comedy, some of the most well-known and formidable creatures are turned on their head, making some of the most comical versions of themselves. In 2014, with the release of What We Do in the Shadows, vampires became the primary focus of this genre-bending concept. They are depicted in a human context, struggling to pay their rent, keep up with their tasks, and deal with the drudgery of everyday existence.
9. Evil Dead 2 (7.7)
It’s a tricky concoction to put together. A good balance between the two genres might be difficult because they are so distinct. While maintaining suspense and humor, it requires a great deal of skill from both actors and filmmakers. The finished result can be extremely distinctive and interesting if done correctly.
For many, Evil Dead 2 was a cult favorite because to Bruce Campbell’s superb portrayal and some over-the-top Horror-Action. This was many people’s first exposure to the horror genre, and it was a long cry from the “serious tone” of the original Evil Dead film.
10. Shaun Of The Dead (7.9)
For this 2004 take on the Zombie Apocalypse formula, director Edgar Wright and British comedy icon Simon Pegg teamed up. In a frantic attempt to get his life back on track and win back his ex, a down-on-his-luck everyman finds himself smack dab in the center of a zombie outbreak.
Edgar Wright would go on to direct Hot Fuzz and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, two of the greatest cult films of the modern era. Simon Pegg’s writing and acting (as the main lead) helped create a Horror-Comedy that became a cult classic almost immediately as a result of their collaboration. In fact, George A. Romero, one of the most influential Zombie-film makers of all time, gave the picture an enthusiastic endorsement.