8 Horror Movie Comedies Everyone Should Watch

If you want some laughs and horror check these movies out

Here are some of my favorite horror comedies I think you should watch, so if you fancy some gory horror and laughs, be sure to check these out.

Gremlins

Gremlins is quite a unique film that can be classified as both a Christmas movie and a monster movie. While some may debate its holiday status, I firmly believe that if Die Hard can be considered a Christmas movie, then Gremlins certainly qualifies. 

The film's comedic elements are cleverly woven into the story, providing laughs alongside the horror. Plus, the practical effects used to bring the mischievous gremlins to life add an extra layer of authenticity and charm. You can't help but laugh at those little bastards. [Gremlins on IMDB]

An American Werewolf in London

Directed by John Landis, this film excels in creating tension, delivering fantastic direction, and showcasing exceptional performances in its first act. As the film progresses, it transitions into dark comedy, blending humor with the horror elements. 

The humor in this film has a style that some may find too over-the-top or goofy. But for those who appreciate dark and twisted humor, An American Werewolf in London is a true gem. [An American Werewolf in London on IMDB]

Zombieland

Zombieland combines elements of horror, comedy, and survival.  The comedic elements are cleverly woven into the narrative, providing laughs alongside the zombie gore and offers a perfect balance of scares and laughs. It has a good sequel as well! [Zombieland on IMDB]

What We Do in the Shadows

What We Do in the Shadows is a mockumentary about dysfunctional family who happen to be vampires. This film is hilarious and the comedic elements are cleverly incorporated into the story, providing laughs alongside the horror. I only recently watched this movie and can't believe I had not seen it before. [What We Do in the Shadows on IMDB]

The Cabin in the Woods

This movie pays homage to classic horror films, taking familiar tropes and turning them on their head. It's a clever and self-aware take on the genre. It satirizes horror clich├ęs and uses humor to add an extra layer of enjoyment. The comedic timing is spot-on, and the jokes never feel forced either.

I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. It's a wild and entertaining ride from start to finish. The blend of horror, comedy, and satire is handled flawlessly, creating am awesome film. [The Cabin in the Woods on IMDB]

The Evil Dead Trilogy

Recognizing the mix of horror and comedy in the Evil Dead trilogy, it's no surprise that these films have become cult classics. While the first Evil Dead may not have been intentionally humorous, its low-budget production and hokey acting inadvertently added a layer of unintentional humor. 

The over-the-top nature of Evil Dead 2, on the other hand, was a deliberate choice by director Sam Raimi to create a self-aware and comedic tone. From Bruce Campbell's iconic performance as Ash to the blend of horror and slapstick comedy, it stands out as a true comedic horror gem.

But it's the trilogy as a whole that truly shines. The enjoyment and fun that comes from watching these films is unmatched. [The Evil Dead on IMDB] - [The Evil Dead 2 on IMDB] - [Army of Darkness on IMDB]

Shaun of the Dead

Shaun of the Dead is praised as the best zombie movies, and I couldn't agree more, but it is also one of the funniest horror movies too. This British film combines wit, romance, and the odd emotional moment as well.

Nick Frost and Simon Pegg's chemistry and comedic timing is great to witness and they bring a lot of charm to their roles. The supporting cast is also fantastic.

If you haven't seen Shaun of the Dead yet, I highly recommend giving it a watch. Trust me, you won't be disappointed! [Shaun of the Dead on IMDB]

Young Frankenstein

Young Frankenstein is a classic satire film that combines humor and horror in a brilliant way. Mel Brooks, the comedic genius behind this film, delivers a masterpiece that never fails to make me laugh. The attention to detail and clever satirization of Frankenstein films is what sets Young Frankenstein apart from other comedies. 

From the slapstick comedy to the memorable characters, this movie is an absolute joy to watch. [Young Frankenstein on IMDB]

Tucker and Dale vs Evil

Tucker and Dale vs Evil has cemented its status as a classic in the horror-comedy genre. The film ingeniously subverts the typical horror trope of menacing backwoods hillbillies by presenting its titular characters, Tucker and Dale, as lovable, misunderstood country folks who find themselves mistaken for murderous villains.

Their portrayal of two best friends who just want to fix up their vacation home while unwittingly getting caught up in a series of fatal misunderstandings with a group of college students is both heartwarming and hilarious. 

The film pays homage to classic horror films while simultaneously poking fun at their conventions. It walks a fine line between displaying gruesome deaths and maintaining a light-hearted tone and is a must watch if you want a horror movie that will also make you laugh a lot. [Tucker and Dale vs Evil on IMDB]

I have to give a shoutout to Deadstream too, doesn't quite make the top 8 but isn't too far off. Maybe I should have done a top 10?

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