16 Horror Comedies You Shouldn't Be Scared to See

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When you think of movie genres that go well together, you wouldn't neccessarily think that horror and humor would be two that mesh well. After all, one is all about freaking you out, and the other is meant to just be plain funny. But there have been many monster movies and slasher flicks that have somehow managed to be full of laughs as they are full of scares. 

So for all you horror buffs out there, here's a list of some of the best horror/comedies ever to grace the silver screen. Check it out!

  1. Tremors

    This classic film stars the ever great Kevin Bacon as a resident of a small isolated town in Nevada besieged by a group of subterranean monsters.

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  2. Black Sheep

    After a traumatizing childhood, Henry Oldfield returns to his family sheep farm in New Zealand to sell off his half of the estate to his brother, but stumbles into a horrifying hilarious mess with illegal genetic experimentation, unnatural man-animal relations and a huge herd of very angry, very hungry carnivorous sheep. You’ll never want to go to a petting zoo again.

  3. Grabbers

    A remote village located on an island near Ireland finds itself under assault by a horde of tentacled aliens monsters who feed on the blood of their victims. Luckily, it turns out the alien monsters can’t hold their liquor, so what do the local police do to fend off this menace? Throw a party at the pub!

  4. Slither

    Before creating the excellent Guardians of the Galaxy, director James Gunn created this weird movie about a parasitic, eternally hungry alien crash landing in South Carolina and . Starring Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks and Michael Rooker, Slither is a creepy horror film with just the right amount of dark humor thrown in among the gore.

  5. Severance

    A team-building retreat for a group of office workers takes a big of a dark turn in this German-British comedy-horror, as they find themselves being picked off one by one by a group of murderous mercenaries.

  6. An American Werewolf in London

    A British-American horror comedy from the early 80s, An American Werewolf in London is a great cult film about a backpacking trip in England that goes horribly awry for two young backpackers. 

  7. Bio Zombie

    A spoof of the classic Romero film Dawn of the Dead, this Hong Kong “zombie comedy” stars a group of misfits trying to escape a mall full of flesh-eating undead.

  8. The Frighteners

    After developing psychic powers following his wife’s murder, Frank Bannister uses his newfound abilities to befriend ghosts and run scam exorcisms. But Frank soon finds himself drawn into investigating a real-life serial killer, who appears to be able to attack both the living and the dead. Starring Michael J. Fox, this film is clever, colorful, and at times just the right amount of creepy.

  9. Zombieland

    So the bad news is, the zombie apocalypse has all but ended the world, but for four survivors searching for hope and junk food, the mayhem is just getting started. A must-see for anyone looking for suggestions on how to survive the hordes of undead - Rule One: Cardio!

  10. American Psycho

    One of Christian Bale’s most well known performances, American Psycho is full of dark humor and grim violence. This film focuses on the twisted tale of Patrick Batemen, a wealthy executive and his struggle to hide his descent into increasingly psychotic fantasies from his friends and associates. ​

  11. The Cabin in the Woods

    A satirical film produced by Joss Whedon, The Cabin in the Woods takes a jab at many of the tropes seen in classic slasher films and the more modern, gore-filled horror film of today. When five friends go for a vacation at a remote cabin, they are attacked by a malevolent force from beyond - but they soon realize that there’s something much more sinister lurking beneath the ground.

  12. Killer Klowns from Outer Space

    Probably the cause of many a case of Coulrophobia, this weird film from the late 80’s is pretty much exactly what its title implies. Alien clowns from outer space land near a California city, and launch an all out attack on the local populace using lethal popcorn guns, shadow puppets and face melting pies. Forget sleeping with this one.

  13. Braindead

    Known as Dead Alive in North America, this film by Peter Jackson is completely insane, chock full of gore and brilliant one liners, and is by far one of the most ridiculous zombie movies you’ll ever see. A socially awkward young man struggles to keep his recently zombiefied (and incredibly overbearing) mother contained in their family home, but as the body count rises, things get a little complicated.

  14. Dead Snow

    So this ridiculous film is about how a ski vacation for a bunch of students in Norway suddenly turns into a struggle for life and death against a horde of zombies. But not just any kind of zombies - we’re talking Nazi Zombies. Hilarity and violence ensues!

  15. Shaun of the Dead

    Shaun’s having a bit of a life crisis. His girlfriend just dumped him, he’s not getting very far with his job, he doesn’t have the best relationship with his parents and he still lives with his slob of a friend who plays video games all day. Fortunately, a zombie uprising has struck his home city, giving him the perfect opportunity to show his friends and family that he has things under control. Well, mostly.

  16. Evil Dead 2

    Now this is how you do a great horror comedy. Starring the ever amazing Bruce Campbell, Evil Dead 2 dives right into the madness from the first couple of minutes. When S-Mart worker Ash takes his girlfriend to the woods for a weekend away, he accidentally unleashes a horde of flesh-possessing demons hungry for his soul. With a chainsaw in one hand and a sawed-off shotgun in the other, can Ash survive the night? Probably, but only after some serious bloodshed.

    Got a favorite horror-comedy? Tell us in the comments below!