8 Hilarious Horror Comedies to Put You in the Mood for Halloween!


We love watching horror movies year-round, but some movie watchers don’t like to be disturbed beyond reason and still want to get in the Halloween spirit. Today, we wanted to share a list of our favorite horror comedies that will make you laugh and get you in the Halloween spirit at the same time!

*Some Lighter Fare*

-Young Frankenstein: Few things are better than Mel Brooks’ spoof on “Frankenstein.” With a quotable script, some very memorable scenes, & a ton of great performances, we look forward to watching this film every year because it puts us in the perfect mood for Halloween. (rated PG)

-Little Shop of Horrors: It’s hard for us to watch this movie & not sing along with its great music. It’s probably the funniest, most entertaining movie you may ever see about a man-eating plant. With a fantastic cast including Rick Moranis, Steve Martin, Bill Murray, John Candy, & Jim Belushi, how can you go wrong? (rated PG-13)

*Middle-Of-The-Road Scary*

-Shaun of the Dead: Edgar Wright’s “Shaun of the Dead” plays with expected horror movie tropes & stereotypes to create a witty, riotous, entertaining zombie flick that doesn’t shy away from blood, guts, & peril. We love this movie! (rated R)

-What We Do in the Shadows: We can remember taking a chance on this film at our local Reading Town Square cinema having no clue who Taika Waititi was several years ago. This mockumentary is a positively hilarious breath of fresh air in an over-saturated, stale genre. It provides a wonderful, satirical take on the vampire lore, full of blood, jokes, & deadpan humor. (rated R)

-The Cabin in the Woods: This is the ultimate dark comedy spoof for avid fans of horror. It offers dozens of homages of many wonderful horror franchises, while at the same time playing with their expected genre tropes. It also offers a narrative that tries to explain why those cliches exist & how the deaths of these characters are always for a greater good in a perfectly twisted way. (rated R)

*Full-Fledged Dark Horror Comedies*

-Evil Dead 2: This is more of a remake than a sequel. “Evil Dead 2” has grown in popularity over the years, making it one of the most beloved cult films of all time. It is even more loved than its horror-focused predecessor! This film blends over-the-top gore with slapstick humor, combined with the charming, witty line delivery of Bruce Campbell into one fun package full of demons out to swallow your soul. (rated R)

-Dead Alive: Before Peter Jackson made his name with “Lord of the Rings,” he was directing splatterhouse horror comedies like this. “Dead Alive” offers tons of quippy, sometimes cheesy dialogue, some low-brow humor, a lot of grotesque body horror, and a lawn mower used as a weapon in one of the bloodiest scenes of all time. Those with weak stomachs may want to avoid this one. (rated R)

-Black Sheep: When you think of “scary” animals, sheep are probably close to the bottom of the list with their mild demeanor & puffy white coats. As such, mutant flesh-eating sheep are perfect as this unexpected horror movie antagonist. This movie has a concept so wild, it’ll make you chuckle at the mere thought of it. (rated R)

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