Feb 17, 2017

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Horror-Comedy Movies You Need to See

evil dead 2 photoHorror-comedy might sound like an oxymoron, but there are people out there who really like this hybrid genre. For a hard-core horror purist, a touch of comedy might not be appropriate, while on the other hand, comedy lovers cannot stand to see the gore which is inevitable in horror-comedies. However, if you’re open to the fusion of seemingly oppositional values and genres, chances are you’ll fall in love with horror comedy. Willing to take a chance with funny gore? Here is our list of 10 cult horror comedies you should see! 


ghostbustersGhostbusters (1984) – This movie was directed by Ivan Reitman and, although it’s more a comedy than a horror, it does have some horrifying scenes and rather scary villains.

Cabin in the Woods (2012) – Directed by Drew Goddard this movie shows how a plot twist can be both horrific and hilarious at the same time.

Scream (1996) – Wes Craven’s masterpiece, Scream is one of those films you simply have to see (at least once) whether you like comedies, horrors or horror comedies. It’s entertaining, disturbing, intellectual and frightening; probably one of the best movies of the ’90s.

Evil Dead 2 (1987) – If you want to make a horror sequel, this is the perfect example how you should do it. Sam Raimi and his collaborators decided to “remake” their own movie, but in a low-budget, horror-flick way. In fact, I’m not sure which one is better executed, The Evil Dead or Evil Dead II. And if you’re a comic book buff, check this out: evil-dead-2-beyond-dead-by-dawn-1 Evil Dead fans love it!

Beetlejuice (1988) – It’s one of those movies that depict ghosts as perfectly reasonable, whereas people are totally crazy. Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice is a dark comedy or a fantasy/horror movie with a strange humor.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) – Very funny, incredibly performed, sexy and with terrific r’n’r music, The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a musical that plays with horrific elements and gore.

The Lost Boys (1987) – You’ll want to be a vampire after watching it; it’s a teenage version of Peter Pan. You don’t grow old, you don’t die, and you just enjoy your life to the fullest… and drink some blood too. Directed by Joel Schumaher, The Lost Boys is a movie performed by excellent young ’80s stars.

an american werewolf in londonAn American Werewolf in London (1981) – If you’re a fan of werewolves, this is one of those movies you simply must see. With an incredible human-to-werewolf transformation scene (especially for the 1980s!), this horror comedy is full of gore and dark humor.

Re-Animator (1985) – There’s too much of everything in this movie directed by Stuart Gordon: too much nudity, too much blood, too much gore and too much fun. If you think you’ll be able to handle it, just go ahead and see this hilarious horror.

Shaun of the Dead (2004) – This is extremely brutal movie, but so full of gags that will make you laugh so hard. It’s not only a horror comedy; Shaun of the Dead is also a social parody, drama and tragedy. Basically, it’s an ingenious blend of almost every genre you could think of.

I’m sure you have seen at least three movies I’ve listed here; simply, they are classics. If you’re ready and willing to take your chance with the rest of the list, be prepared for lots of fun and laughs.