September 2, 2015

The Best of... Horror Comedies!

As nasty and terrifying as Horror movies are in general, they can also be a bit absurd to a point. When a movie comes along and decides to play on that absurdity for laughs, the results are often a thing of beauty... when done right, of course.

In their own way, Horror Comedies can be every bit as satisfying of a watch as standard Horror flicks are, and sometimes, even more so.

  • Not every movie on this list will be a straight-up laugh-fest. Some of them will be more along the lines of Black Comedy or Dark Humor, both of which are hilarious in their own way. 
  • There are probably about 20 more Horror Comedies that we absolutely love, that didn't make this list. Cutting them was not an easy thing to do. 
  • If you've never seen Black Sheep (2006), you're missing out on one of the funniest damn movies we've ever seen. See it ASAP.

If you're in the mood for a truly quality Horror Comedy, any of the movies in our Top Six will do you right. For our money, Black Sheep and What We Do in the Shadows are probably the funniest of them, but then again they all bring their own unique and humorous vision to the Horror Comedy Sub-Genre.

Top 6Army of DarknessBlack SheepBurbsShaun of the DeadWhat We Do in the ShadowsZombieland
Below are the rest of our 30 Best Horror Comedies, and of course, a few Honorable Mentions thrown in for good measure. Keep in mind that no "Best of" list is ever perfect, but merely a solid starting point for anyone looking to watch some great flicks. 

*Most of the links go to Amazon so that you can stream or grab yourself a copy of the movies; our review of the movie (when applicable); or in the case of some of the older & more obscure titles, IMDB, because they simply aren't available to stream or purchase.

American PsychoAn American Werewolf in LondonBubba Ho-TepCabin in the WoodsCemetery ManDead AliveDead Snow 2Evil Dead 2Fright NightFrightenersGhostbustersGremlinsKillerMonster SquadNight of the CometNight of the CreepsPeople Under the StairsRe-animatorReturn of the Living DeadScreamSlitherTremorsTucker and DaleYoung FrankensteinHonorableDrag Me to HellHatchetHouseboundKiller KlownsOne-Eyed MonsterTeeth


  1. Some good choices.... and we do enjoy the Chiodo Brothers film "Killer Klowns"...

  2. How the hell did zombieland make top 6 movie sucks won't make my top 50 double tap

    1. I totally agree. Not funny, not scary, this mivie is a waste.

  3. Haha..Black Sheep when the sheep drives the pickup off the cliff.

  4. What about Nightmare on Elm Street? I remember as the kid the back of the VHS box always described it as a black comedy, and in my eyes it kinda is

    1. The first Nightmare? Not a ceomedy at all. Now any of them from part 3 and on, I could see someone calling them comedy, but there's really nothing funny about the first one.

  5. How about these? =)

    -Bad Milo
    -Bad Taste
    -Basket Case series
    -Behind The Mask: The Rise Of Leslie Vernon
    -Blood Car
    -Bordello of Blood
    -Buck Wild
    -Club Dread
    -Cockneys VS Zombies
    -Critters series
    -Dance Of The Dead
    -Dead & Breakfast
    -Demon Knight
    -Detention Of The Dead
    -Evil Aliens
    -Evil Dead 2
    -Feast series
    -Fresh Meat
    -From Dusk Till Dawn
    -Idle Hands
    -Jack Snow: The Killer Snowman
    -Juan Of The Dead (Juan De Los Muertos)
    -Lesbian Vampire Killers
    -Lobos De Arga
    -Monster Man
    -Motel Hell
    -My Name Is Bruce
    -Piranha 3D
    -Piranha 3DD
    -Santa's Slay
    -Satan's Little Helper
    -Serial Mom
    -Student Bodies
    -The Cottage
    -The Green Butchers (De Grønne Slagtere)
    -The Revenant
    -The Tripper
    -The Voices
    -This Is The End
    -Very Bad Things
    -ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction

    Baron Von Marlon

    1. Great list, Baron.

      Some of those movies are great, but most aren;t "Best Ever" material. And some, like Piranha 3DD, aren't funny at all :)

      About 10 of those were in the mix originally.

    2. I think they all vary from just ok to very good.
      Funny you mention Piranha 3DD. First time I was really disappointed with but I liked it more the second time. Not to say it's great or anything, but I thought it was alright.
      And Hasselhoff was hilarious imo =D


    3. I'm sorry, but Piranha 3DD was fantastic. As I have said in another comment somewhere on this board, Hasselhoff totally made that movie. Honestly I thought he should be in more films like it. And I think that movie made money too.
      That last part where he was trying to save people in the pool and I think there was slow motion, I was literally laughing so hard I couldn't breath.

  6. Saturday the 14th, Pandemoneum, Troll, the Ghoulies series, Elves, Monster from the Closet, the Critters series, Cellar Dweller, Cameron's Closet, the Children, Toxic Avenger series, Class of Nuke Em High, Sgt Kabuki Man, and other movie directed by Lloyd Kaufman!

  7. Well, now I have to watch Night of the Comet 3 times this weekend, now that I got my copy with 3 diff commentary tracks....

    1. It's a great disc, and a very underrated movie.