With the passage of time horror has intersected the comedy variety in a huge number of surprising ways. Cartoons like Scooby Doo as well as Casper the Friendly Ghost integrated comedy and horror elements in a way which was suitable for younger viewers, but grown-up also did not miss the fun! From primarily humorous pieces like Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein to more scary films like An American Werewolf in London and Brain dead, the horror/comedy combos have been successful. We bring 11 Funny Horror movies that have the perfect balance of horror and comedy.
This 1988 film was directed by Tim Burton and the movie proved to be both a critical as well as commercial achievement. The story revolves around a couple who dies suddenly and haunts their home. Betelgeuse (pronounced as ‘Beetlejuice’) is mustered up in an effort to panic away the new inhabitants of the couple’s residence for good. The couple almost immediately becomes conscious that Betelgeuse may be more of a problem than he is worth, and amusement results as they move between plans planned to throw out the living, and the provocative dead.
#2 Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
This Canadian horror film is more of a comedy than horror. The story revolves around a group of college kids who go to West Virginia for camping. Parallel story is about Tucker and Dale, backwoods hillbillies, who have recently bought a vacation home of their dreams (which is in the middle of nowhere). The story takes a hilarious turn when the college kids think that Tucker and Dale are murderers and the duo think that the kids are suicidal.
#3 Army of Darkness
The 3rd installment of The Evil Dead franchise is Army of Darkness. It has Bruce Campbell as Ash Williams, a brave man who is pulled out of his time. He later learns that if he has to return to his own time then he has to retrieve the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis. Like all other movies in the franchise, Ash has to face the most difficult task.
#4 Shaun of the Dead
One of the very popular funny horror movies, the movie revolves around the story of Shaun a person who is under pressure to discover route and spotlight in his life. The zombie catastrophe establishes to be just an additional barricade in the apparently never-ending trail from the continuous teenage years. His job and home develop into the maturity his girlfriend and stepdad frequently support. The movie has all the elements of horror, comedy and a nostalgic story with regard to growing up.
Each character of the movie is recognized by his/her hometown instead of their pre-zombie name. The rules of the post-apocalyptic reality are laid down by Columbus and he refers to them as “Zombieland”. His regulations vary from the realistic “Double tap” as well as “Always check the back seat” to the rather stupid “avoid strip clubs” in addition to “clean socks”.
#6 Behind The Mask: The Rise Of Leslie Vernon
The movie is directed in a documentary style. The plot is around Leslie Vernon who is preparing to join the ranks of slasher villains. His story is being documented Taylor Gentry, a journalist, and her two cameramen. While the movie will definitely give you chills, the humor has been incorporated quite well.
Slither is about a local car dealer who gets infected by an alien parasite. The story revolves around how he and his team of alien slugs kill other town people.
Ghostbusters is one of the funny horror movies that has more funny element than horror. The movies is about 4 friends and parapsychologists who capture ghosts with the help of their machine.
#9 Jennifer’s Body
A feminist horror film casting Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried and Juno. This movie will make you doubtful about it’s end. And the dialogue will make you laugh a little louder.
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