If you’re the kind of person who watches scary movies and walks away wishing they were just a little bit more terrifying…it’s probably time for you to get into comedy horror films. I know that doesn’t sound like a real solution, but hear me out. Just as you’re comfortably cracking up at some silly little joke, a serial killer pops out of nowhere and murders one of your favorite characters. You weren’t expecting the scare, so it’s ten times worse than a normal one.
Here are 13 of the best comedy horror movies of all time, from the classics to the parodies they inspired. Whether you’re into jump-scares, gore, or zombies, there is truly something on here for everyone.
Beetlejuice invented funny-scary, and this is not up for debate. Also, young Alec Baldwin is the ghost hottie of all our dreams. That is all.
Scream is a campy cult classic. This iconic slasher has inspired tons of comedy horror films since. It’s packed with so many scary-movie tropes that you could notice something new every time you watch. (Did you catch that Nightmare on Elm Street music in the beginning of the trailer?)
Jennifer (Megan Fox) is a high school girl who gets possessed by a demon and starts to kill boys. I know that doesn’t sound very funny…but it is!
If there were an award for cutest zombie movie, Warm Bodies would win. It’s the hilarious but still pretty sweet story of a guy who becomes un-undead when he gets the hots for a human girl.
Ugh, don’t you hate when you accidentally summon a demonic force/goat because you weren’t hyped enough for Christmas?
Plot spoiler: Scary Movie is not ACTUALLY a scary movie. It’s a parody of scary movies. (Like Scream.) TBH, the spookiest thing about this series is that there are five of these movies.
If you’re ever in a bad mood, just think about the fact that we really live in a world where Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, and Bill Murray all appeared in a zombie movie with a plot line about a guy trying to track down the last Twinkie in America.
Shaun of the Dead
Shaun of the Dead is the comedy horror film that will make you think twice before saying you feel like “such a zombie” when you need another coffee around 3 p.m.
What We Do in the Shadows
If you feel that The Twilight Saga falsely glamorized vampires, you should probably watch What We Do in the Shadows. It’s a (fake) documentary about three blood-sucking roommates who live a surprisingly normal life together.
The Cabin in the Woods
There is actually a lot of debate around what genre to label The Cabin in the Woods. It’s definitely scary…but it’s also kind of funny and considered a deconstruction of the horror genre. Either way, it has Chris Hemsworth in it, so it’s worth a watch.
Basically, if Mean Girls were a horror movie, you’d get Tragedy Girls. It’s a slasher about two f*cked up girls with an obsession with murder and social media clout. Plus, they murder Josh Hutcherson, who you know you’ve been missing since Hunger Games.
This bloody Netflix film is one part ghost murder spree, two parts vicious satire of the vapid art world, featuring a sometimes naked Jake Gyllenhaal. When a dead madman’s scribblings are stolen from his apartment and sold as high art, his spirit gets revenge on…everyone? Anyways, someone gets their arm hacked off by a sculpture, so that’s the kind of movie you’re dealing with.
Gremlins is for sure the cutest option on this list. You know the story: a teen boy is given an adorable lil alien creature as a gift, as long as he can follow three simple rules: no bright lights, don’t get him wet, and never, ever feed him after midnight. You can guess how well that goes.
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