Here’s our list of top best Hollywood Horror Comedy movies:
Who says horror can’t have a sense of humour? Horror comedies that make you howl with fear and laughter in the same scene are the finest. We recommend watching these hilarious horror flicks with friends or family, but they’re also entertaining to watch alone — you won’t have to hide behind the sofa for this collection. There should be something here for everyone’s interests, from ’80s classics to more contemporary releases like Shaun of the Dead.
Army of Darkness (1992)
Baby, hail to the king. Although Evil Dead 2 is often regarded as one of horror’s funniest sequels, Ash’s third encounter with the villainous Deadites relies even more heavily on the slapstick, knocking its predecessor off this position. As Ash travels across time via the powers of the Necronomicon to Medieval England, it’s a chuckle fest from start to end that milks every moment for its sheer eye-rolling foolishness.
Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1992)
The larger comedy mashes up pratfalls, satire, and sight gags galore, presented through new supporting characters and Gremlin identities. There are far too many fantastic moments to name, but one to keep an eye out for (opens in new tab) is when a gremlin sprays acid in the face of another, who hastily grabs a Phantom of the Opera mask to conceal his damaged face. This is a fantastic horror-comedy because of their secretive glee mixed with inherent malice.
Tim Burton’s genre mashup dances through a slew of horrors while delivering a gloomy story. Despite the entrance of new occupants, Adam and Barbara Maitland are killed in a car accident, and their ghosts haunt their former home. Enter Beetlejuice, the world’s most powerful bio-exorcist. The film’s most amusing scenes see this insane demon, played by Michael Keaton in one of his most diverse roles, striving to initially avoid his obligations before unleashing a torrent of holy horrors on the new family. It’s not easy to be both scary and humorous, yet Beetlejuice manages to do both admirably.
While Scream may appear to be the pinnacle of self-referentiality, Ruben Fleischer’s self-aware comedy picks up the baton and dashes into a nearby terror field. Following a zombie apocalypse, Zombieland follows a group of charming folks on a fun road trip that includes more blood and humiliating put-downs than Carrie’s locker room shower. Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), Wichita (Emma Stone), and Little Rock (Jesse Eisenberg) meet up with Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), a high schooler on his way home to Ohio to see his parents (Abigail Breslin).