Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
This is the End
there are quite a few of these out there. some purists hate them because it diminishes the genre, not me, i love me some lolz with my horror films. ok off the top of my head in no particular order my favorite horror comedies.
House 1 and 2
An American Werewolf in London
Cabin in The Woods
Abbot & Costello Meet Frankenstein
Evil Dead 2
Return of The Living Dead
Shaun Of the Dead
Do the Texas Chainsaw Massacre remakes count?
ah, I kid the movie industry.
Texas Chainsaw 2 is kinda a comedy, but its so fucking gory that its way too far in the horror category to legitimately call it a comedy. i dont even count the remakes as movies. the less they are discussed the better.
oh here is another good one.
Killer Klowns From Outer Space. and how can i forget Arbitrary's favorite ,Night of The Creeps
Not sure if they count but I laugh my ass of at
Dead and breakfast
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I've found myself laughing a number of times during the 'Final destination' movies.
Hong Kong has a number of horror comedies many of which are hilarious, provided you enjoy this type of humor.
We Are Going To Eat You
Chinese Ghost Story
Come to mind
Killer Clowns From Outer Space is fairly goofy for a horror.
edit: As Chuk suggested but I totally passed right over. Anyway good goofy horror.
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there is a really low budget one called Student Bodies from the early 80s which is so corny you actually laugh at some of the jokes. 30 years later i still sometimes end a phone call by saying click(if you have seen the film you get it). anyway. trashy film but funny and also scary at times.
The disappearing lipstick always cracked me up in this one.
Cant believe no one mentioned the Feast Series.
They are god awful but I find it fun to watch.
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C.H.U.D and C.H.U.D 2
"Sorry I tried to spit roast your mom."
Tucker and Dale was very impressive. I have watched it several times.
Slither is pretty fun.
Jersey Shore Shark Attack (putting it in here anyway)
Cabin in the Woods
Eight Legged Freaks
More recently released are Hell Baby, which had its moments, and Haunted House (Scary Movie quality)
If you can find a DVD copy, I recommend The Willies. I used to rent it frequently as a teen and recently watched it for the first time in 20 years.
Riki Lindhome from the comedy singer duo Garfunkel and Oates. If you like 'em really skinny you'll appreciate it.
How are you guys forgetting Tremors? First one is a god-damn classic. Others are pretty bad, but I watched them all anyway since the first one was awesome.
Tucker & dale vs. evil
Its been a few decades, but does gremlins count as horror?
Ummm Scary Movie 1 ??? The others were pretty shitty but the first one was by far one of the funniest comedies I have ever watched. How the hell did this get this far without even a mention??
AoD is way too silly though, isnt it?
and as for the scary movie films, they arent funny or scary so, no they do not count.
There was this movie with a bunch of comedians playing straight and serious- they where in a office/secret HQ type thing and they where all secret agents that where told to kill each other- had some twist- was fun though- so I guess it was a survival horror type thing.. forgot what it was called but it had the bald guy from daily show in it.
watching creepshow2 atm on netflix.
Which brings up a whole set of anthologies.
Tales from the crypt, creepshow, tales from the hood, twilight zone movie. and more I am totally forgetting.
obviously horror comedy is broad at times. Gremlins, army of darkness. probably can even call Trollhunter. which is fantastic. It hugs the line of dark fantasy, ala pans labyrinth, dont be afraid of the dark etc. but also comedy.
xadion, google says that is operation:endgame.
Still though, weird fuckin' cast. Zach Galifianakis as the retired agent maintenance man creeper guy especially.
i think cabin in the woods definately counts. it's very tongue in cheek, but there's definately a good chunk of horror to it. if shaun of the dead is going to count then cabin in the woods does as well. Tucker and Dale vs Evil... i'm on the fence about it... it's horror, but only from one perspective. the problem is that they show you both perspectives which nullifies the horror side of things. i'd argue that it counts, but i wouldn't argue very strongly.
movies that i don't think count as "horror comedy" are movies like ghoulies and maximum overdrive. Just because people spend an entire viewing of "the room" laughing doesn't make it a comedy. laughably bad is different than comedy.
I watched The Cabin in the Woods last night and definitely found it to be more of a fantasy/comedy than a horror.
Slither was also fairly funny.
Just to nitpick some points made so far, specifically joot's post:
I'd say something like Tucker & Dale is a straight up Horror Comedy. Whichever way you look it's either a comedy horror movie or a horror comedy movie, but either way it's as pure as this genre can get. It's a movie squarely planted in the middle.
Cabin in the Woods on the other hand I would call a funny deconstruction of horror, not strictly "horror comedy". It's a horror movie that is funny, but not a horror comedy.
This thread throws a very wide net that is basically "horror movies that are funny" and both movies fit in there, but to me they are pretty clearly different types of movies.
im trying to rein it in some by not allowing trash like the scary movies. there is another good one called, John Dies At The End. thogh thats probably more scifi comedy.
What of the old Critters movies? I always found them more funny than scary. I saw the Gremlins as Comedy horror and Critters as horror comedy.
Trollhunter is most definitely a horror comedy. Lead actor is one of the biggest satirical comedy stars in Norway, old school guy. However, I think quite a few of the comedic references in the movie are impossible to see unless you are from Norway. I laughed a lot when I saw it.
What about the Korean horror comedy "The Host"? It was great, and you know how the monster looks like 5 minutes into the movie. I think they are planning a sequel.
Bubba Ho Tep, also. Totally forgot about that. Fuckin Campbell.
nah, it means she appreciates a classic.
Watched Big Ass Spider. Stars the mind-reading cop guy from Heroes. It's a pretty SyFyish movie, only it wasn't horrible (CGI was, but hey). Sidekick Jose was great and led to many a chuckle.
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Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn - In his house at R'lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming
"That is not dead which can Eternal lie, and with strange Eons even death may die" - H. P. Lovecraft
look at all these owls!
I feel like I may have posted this already but can't find it so... I finally got around to watching The Cabin in The Woods. Not at all what I was expecting. What a great flick.
The film is old(2006) so I guess I can excuse it for being outdated and that not helping it much on the being scary department, but oh my God, there are some gems there, specially when major plot details start being revealed (spoiler tags coming...)
Oh and to contribute something else besides Cinderella, Sheitan was pretty funny too.
Man, I need to watch Big Ass Spider now. Sidekick Jose looks awesome.
Were there titties?
No nudies but bouncing bikini boobies and some gratuitous thong/ass shots
Comedy Horror does sound more appropriate for an official genre, but I always preferred the term Traumady, or Traumadies. If people are dying and I am laughing, then it's a traumady. Of course that definition puts a lot of traditional horror movies into this category for me, because I am sick in the head like that.
holy shit, somebody other than me loves this movie.
House 1 and 2 has guest stars from Cheers, they are awesome for that alone.
after watching that video i was shocked that its on dvd. back in the day i could never even find on vhs. i wonder if wise guys is on dvd
both house and house 2 are on netflix instant.
did love them as a kid. so imaginative.
also "we are never going to get a movie like this again." really? we just had cabin in the woods. Tucker and dale. Trick R' Treat. john dies at the end, etc...
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i think she meant that you will never get a movie like that that uses humor, practical effects, dodgy language, sexual innuendo, 80s retro, scary scenes and still being aimed at as a kid's film. and honestly she is right. there are lots of films made in the 70s and 80s that will simply never be made again now because they would be insanely inappropriate and creepy. 3 examples, pretty baby, little darlings and blazing saddles.
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