Over the years I watched many horror movies and one sub-genre I always were attracted to, was the Comedy Horror genre. Nothing is better than a horror movie which could make me laugh. Of course, serious horror movies are also great, but sometimes I need a breather. These 15 movies rank on top of my list and everyone of them has a special place in my heart because they made me laugh for an unique reason.
Tucker & Dale vs Evil (2010)
Imagine being a teenager who watched too much horror movies and in a trip to the mountains you come across two creepy hillbillies. Tucker & Dale are those hillbillies but in reality they aren’t, but circumstances make them look like they are. One error adds to another and a group of teenagers gets eliminated one by one and Tucker & Dale only try to save them. You will see lots of blood and gory moments and you will laugh really a lot. Think this is one of the best made movies in this genre and on my list.
Happy Death Day (2017)
Tree Gelbman (Jessica Rothe) should get an Oscar for this acting. Seriously, she alone makes Happy Death Day a joy to watch. She has to die everyday until she is able to find out who is killing her. In her journey to escape the never ending loop and saving her life and sanity, she has to relive the same day over and over again. This can get on your nerves and Tree isn’t the most easy going person of the world. She will react to her faith, and sometimes taking advantage of the situation. Through the movie, you can easily relate to her feelings and actions and it was such a success at the box office that they made a sequel of it named “Happy Death day to U2”.
At Zombieland the action and laughs start form the first minute. They come from different directions and are greatly supported by the four lead characters which are likable and want you to take to a tour through the Zombie Apocalypse. Horror isn’t so much to experience and the few moments there are you are expecting to come, but this movie is really enjoyable. As it stands now, Zombieland is the most successful Zombie based film in history. There will be a second sequel released 2019.
The Babysitter (2017)
It’s late night and you are looking for an easy digestible horror movie which will not really scare you, but prank Halloween in a funny way. Go with “The Babysitter”. In it you will find a funny story, some tension and a good amount of blood. It touches all the available clichés and it’s self-aware of it. Hot babysitter turns out to be part of a satanic cult that kills people as sacrifice. Cole was in love with her and one night he decides to stay up past bedtime. After that mistake he has to escape Bee’s and her friends attempts to silent him.
Scouts Guide to Zombie Apocalypse (2015)
A Zombie escapes from a laboratory facility and creates an outbreak. Three scouts and a stripper create a team to survive the apocalypse. This shouldn’t be funny or entertaining at all. Silly story with plot holes, shallow characters who just try to be comical, a hot chick trying to help scouts, and a genre which the makers want to ridicule. Somehow the movie to me was absolute entertaining and its brash jokes admittedly made me laugh. This is a juvenile showing in purest form, using primitive jokes, nudity and even random singing.
Warm Bodies (2013)
The whole fun comes from the story set-up and the related awkward scenes. It is more a romantic horror movie than a comedy horror, but its fresh approach to the Zombie theme and the subtle fun, throughout the film, make it worth watching. The creators tried to bring together a human being with a Zombie and this usually wouldn’t work out well because for a Zombie you are just food. When R (Nicholas Hoult) and Julie (Teressa Palmer) meet, it’s funny to watch them sorting things out, exchanging their stories (R’s is of more funny character).
Jennifer’s Body (2009)
Ahh okay. I watched Jennifer’s Body one time and thought it is worth being here because of Megan Fox. It was an entertaining horror movie, which had its moments and it is also sparingly funny. The fun moments came at odd times, maybe that’s why I can’t give it a 10 star fun factor, but alone for the story it is a look worth. Jennifer is a high school beauty queen who seduces boys…. to eat them. Well, there is more, Jennifer has a friend Needy and their friendship is tested when Needy finds out what is going on.
This was a monster movie made when giant gorillas, alligators, snakes, sharks and any other bug got attention during the decade. Tremors isn’t very gory and violent but the threat is real. Real wormlike creatures called Graboids are doing their damage to an isolated small town in Nevada (population of 16). What makes it funny is the interaction between the characters. We have two small town buddies (Val and Earl) who become heroes, a couple of survivalists, a hot woman, plus other townsfolk who try to escape the worms. It isn’t a parody, the characters are believable, they seek clever ways to escape and kill the worms and the worms are smart too. This is real enjoyable entertainment and became a cult movie for me in the 90’s. Probably I’ve watched it 8 times.
Scary Movie (2000)
A parody that makes mostly fun of “Scream” and “I know what you did last summer”. Other movies are also included like Shinning, Matrix, The Blair Witch Project, Halloween, etc. The Creators achieved to make a solid story and you will love the characters and the silly entertainment. The plot goes like this, a group of teenagers are targeted by a serial killer exactly one year after they ran over a man. This is one of the best modern spoofs made in recent history and other sequels got released too, but the first one was unique.
Well if Billy Peltzer (Zach Galligan) could adhere to three simple rules we would have been spared from the crazy, twisted and funny events happening in Kingston Falls. It is not solely intended to make you laugh, actually as a kid this scared me, it tries to balance between entertainment, scares and fun and achieves it to a great scale. When the evil gremlins come to life, they are dedicated so purely to enjoy the moment, that it’s a charm to watch them destroy things, kill people, and messing up with everything. The killings never become disturbing and bloody and are happening on a subtle way, which is frightening if you are a kid and watching your first scary movie.
With the success of the Gremlins we had the joy to get another similar attempt at creating small inhabitants that harm people. The Critters aren’t a rare species living on earth but small alien creatures which came to earth. From the time they land, the only thing they want to do is eating everything alive. The story isn’t deep. It’s actually silly along with the acting, but this low budget movie is enjoyable from the first scene until the end.
The Final Girls (2015)
This is a feel-good slasher. The actors are mostly known faces, and the movie is mainly a spoof to the 80’s slasher genre being a combination of Friday the 13th and Last Action Hero. It takes a group of characters and inserts them into a fictional 80s horror movie slasher, Camp Bloodbath. Once there they must try to not only return to the real world, but also survive the movie. It is fun and also brutal but don’t expect lots of gore and nudity.
Freaks of Nature (2015)
A peaceful community of humans, vampires and zombies and then aliens invade you and create havoc and a civil war. This isn’t a make sense movie. Freaks of Nature blends in horror/comedy/romance/drama with zombie/alien/vampire/human smashed-up and it works really well thanks to the strong performance and likable cast. Gore and blood haven’t been spared, so prepare to see moments in which they will get used in amass.
Troll 2 (1990)
Troll 2 was the first horror comedy which I watched. The creators didn’t want it to be funny. They ultimately tried to make the trolls looking creepy and put the best in it they could. What they achieved was a movie so bad that it was actually darn good. I mean, watch it for 10 minutes, the signs in the movie, the scenes, the actors, the script. This is a cult cinematic experience. Man, I’m inclined to watch it again right now.
Hope you found some horror comedy movies you didn’t have watched or my list acted as a refresher to movies you would like to watch again. You can comment right below and tell me what you think of my selections and I happily would like to hear your own movie suggestions in this genre.