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Best Horror Comedy Movies of Our Time

When Comedy Isn't Pretty: Comedy Horror Films.

Comedy is not always intentional in horror movies, particularly with the b-movies. We're looking here at the movies that actually set out to be comedies with the intention to be a Horror Comedy movie. Listed here are the funniest live-action horror comedies, excluding animations (such as Monster House). They've made an impression on American pop culture, and some of these have the most memorable lines in movie history. Here are the 20 best and funniest horror comedy movies of all time:

1 - The Lost Boys (1987) Who can forget Corey Haim and the Frogg Brothers. They fight for "truth, justice and the American Way." "All right!" And they fight vampires, too.

2 - Shaun of the Dead (2004) Simon Pegg's clever spoof of the zombie films.

3 - Ghostbusters (1984) Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd in Ivan Reitman's immortal, funny film about ghost chasing.

4 - Army of Darkness (1992) Sam Raimi directs Bruce Campbell in the 3rd "Evil Dead" installment.

5 - Warm Bodies (2013) A zombie falls in love with a living girl.

6 - Little Shop of Horrors (1986) Musical horror comedy about a man-eating plant.

7 - The Frighteners (1996) starring Michael J. Fox

8 - Zombieland (2009) Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, and a Bill Murray cameo!

9 - Beetlejuice (1988) directed by Tim Burton. Michael Keaton is a ghost creature trying to scare aware the new home owners of a haunted house.

10 - Student Bodies (1981) The first real spoof of the slasher films of the 80s.

11 - The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966) stars the unforgettable comedian Don Knotts.

12 - Scary Movie (2000) and part 2 in 2001 were pretty good at spoofing a lot of horror movies.

13 - The Toxic Avenger (1984) A nerd is transformed into a creepy hero by toxic goo.

14 - Saturday the 14th (1981) an under-appreciated comedy starring Richard Benjamin

15 - Young Frankenstein (1974) a sci-fi horror comedy from Mel Brooks, starring Marty Feldman, Gene Wilder, and Madeline Kahn.

16 - Fright Night (1985) Stars Roddy McDowell. A teen discovers his next door neighbor is a vampire.

17 - Bad Taste (1987) Peter Jackson's first film.

18 - Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (1978) 'Nuff said.

19 - Once Bitten (1985) Jim Carrey's first big movie role. He is stalked by a female vampire.

20 - Monster Squad (1987) A group of kids get together to fight off the Universal Monsters who've just come back to life.

Honorable Mention goes to: I was a teenage zombie (1987), Return of the Living Dead (1985), The Little Vampire (2000), Night of the Creeps (1986), Bride of Re-animator (1990), and Please Don't Eat My Mother (1972).

Best title for a comedy horror movie: "Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead" (2006). Bad movie, not really funny, but a great title.

Best sci-fi/horror musical: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) the immortal film from Richard O'Brien doesn't really fall under comedy or horror, it's in a class of its own.

1 comment:

  1. These are great comedic horror movies, these are always good to watch when the heavy horror needs a break in our house. I have been reading The Things That Keep Us Up At Night by Victoria Sutton and she lists horror movies that are truly scary as they are likely to happen. Outbreaks, pandemics that sort of thing. A really great read, her site is reelbiohorror.com. She has a compelling story and I have found her insight really intriguing.