Top 50 Horror Comedy Movies to Watch

A killer night of movies with your favorite creeps

Blending adrenaline from scares with levity from laughs has offered us unique entertainment for decades. Together, they create hilariously absurd situations, often mocking our favorite scary flicks, which adds another layer of enjoyment to the genre. All that tension buildup is like riding your favorite roller coaster - exhilarating twists and amusing turns, conjuring emotions that keep you entertained. Do you also see dead people and think it’s funny? Let’s explore the top 50 and find out. 



The Blackening - 2023 (IMDB User Rating 6/10)

 The Blackening (2023) Official Trailer - Grace, Byers, Jermaine Fowler, Melvin Gregg, X Mayo

When a group of friends goes to a cabin in the woods for the weekend, things get murdery real fast, but not before someone's drugs kick in. Trapped in the cabin with the killer, these friends must rely on their black culture knowledge if they want to live. 

Everyone knows "The black person always dies first in a horror movie." But this cast turns that tired trope into a modern and hilarious horror. If you love modern slashers, you'll love this flick. 



Werewolves Within - 2021 (IMDB User Rating 6/10)

 Werewolves Within - Official Trailer | HD | IFC Films

A snowstorm traps the residents of a small town together at the local inn. The new forest ranger, Cecily, tries to keep everyone calm while investigating which of them may be the werewolf terrorizing the town. 

Based on the videogame of the same name, expect tension and suspense bound with eccentric character-driven comedy. You'll be howling with laughter if you love situational humor from tense, hairy situations. 



Day Shift - 2022 (IMDB User Rating 6.1/10)

Day Shift | Jamie Foxx, Dave Franco, and Snoop Dogg | Official Trailer | Netflix

Bud's daughter thinks he's a pool cleaner, but it's just a front for his vampire-hunting gig. Bud finds himself in increasingly dangerous and supernatural situations on a mission to clear the city of vampires. But tagging along is a nervous desk jockey assigned to keep Bud in line.

Day shift is action-packed, witty, and filled with dark humor. And if vampires are your jam, you're in for a bloody good time. 



Lisa Frankenstein - 2024 (IMDB User Rating 6.1/10)

LISA FRANKENSTEIN - Official Trailer [HD] - Only In Theaters February 9

Lisa is a misunderstood teenager with a dark past and a crush on a dead guy. When she accidentally wishes the Victorian corpse alive, they go on a murderous journey to bring him closer to life. 

Filled to the brim with '80s references, body parts, and teen drama, Lisa Frankenstein is a wonderfully weird horror-comedy for your movie arsenal. 



Dark Shadows - 2012 (IMDB User Rating 6.2/10)

Dark Shadows - Official Trailer #1 - Johnny Depp, Tim Burton Movie (2012) HD

Two hundred years ago, Barabas Collins broke the heart of Angelique, a witch who turned him into a vampire and buried him alive. Now it's 1972, and Barnabas is unearthed only to find his descendants and ancestral home ruins. 

Off-beat, dark, and silly, Tim Burton based this horror-com on a gothic soap opera. The supernatural elements and gothic horror balance out the fantastical comedic moments. 



Idle Hands - 1999 (IMDB User Rating 6.2/10)

 Idle Hands (1999) - Official Trailer

Anton is a teenage slacker whose right hand becomes possessed by a demon. After his demonic hand murders his two best buds, they return as joke-telling zombies. Anton tries to stop his evil hand before it ruins his chances with Molly, the girl next door.

Known for its humor, gore, and teenage angst, this flick blends possession and supernatural elements with comedy and satire. You’ll be dying to rewind this ‘90s classic time and again.



Get Duked! - 2019 (IMDB User Rating 6.2/10)

 Get Duked! - Official Redband Trailer | Prime Video

Four teenage boys set out on a camping trip in the Scottish Highlands. Barely into their adventure, wealthy aristocrats begin hunting them for sport.  

This horror comedy fan loves a British black satire. Get Duked! is less scary and more irreverent, thrilling, and ridiculous. 



Frankenhooker - 1990 (IMDB User Rating 6.2/10)

Frankenhooker (1990) ORIGINAL TRAILER [HD 1080p]

A deranged doctor is on a mission to rebuild his dead girlfriend. To get the right parts, he murders sex workers in increasingly hilarious ways. 

Popular for its dark, twisted humor and grisly over-the-top gore, this bizarre film is a hilarious must-watch. 



Bodies Bodies Bodies - 2022 (IMDB User Rating 6.2/10)

Bodies Bodies Bodies | Official Trailer 2 HD | A24

Did someone say hurricane party? This toxic gen-z group did. Locking themselves in a mansion during the storm, they party until they discover a killer is among them. 

Amidst its many nods to slasher tropes, this flick is absurd and extremely funny. Are you ready to play Bodies Bodies Bodies? 



Scream 4 - 2011 (IMDB User Rating 6.2/10)

'SCREAM 4' Trailer

It's been ten years since the first Ghostface stab, and Sidney Prescott wrote a book about it. Back in Woodsboro for her book tour, you've guessed it - there's been another Ghostface killing spree. The whole team is back together for a killer time!

The Scream franchise reinvented the genre by making fun of everyone's favorite horror flicks. While this fourth installment is the only classified horror-comedy in the franchise, all six are worth a binge for their stabs, meta, satire, wit, and excellent parody. 



Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse - 2015 (IMDB User Rating 6.3/10)

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse Official Trailer #1 (2015) - Tye Sheridan Movie HD

A group of teenage Boy Scouts find themselves battling zombies with their scouting skills to save their family and friends. With the help of a random cocktail waitress, Denise, these boys step up their game and take on the apocalypse.

Traditional zombie horror blended with teenage hijinx. Expect over-the-top gore, slapstick, wit, and, of course, zombies. 



Psycho Goreman - 2020 (IMDB User Rating 6.3/10)

PG: Psycho Goreman Trailer #1 (2021) | Movieclips Indie

Mimi and Luke are two goofy kids who accidentally resurrect an ancient alien overlord named Psycho Goreman (PG). Mimi controls the magical amulet, giving her power over PG. These goofballs make all his battle decisions when intergalactic assassins hunt PG down. 

Campy, hilarious, dark, and gorey, this movie nods to classic ‘80s horror like many of our favorite scary flicks. But with inappropriate conversations and situational comedy, this movie is definitely not for kids. 



Deathgasm -  2015 (IMDB User Rating 6.3/10)

Deathgasm - Official Trailer

When a couple of teenage metalheads accidentally summon The Blind One, demonic forces unleash terror upon their small town. 

More of a gory comedy, Deathgasm combines your love of metal and its many subgenres with exaggerated bloody details—a cult favorite among horror and comedy fans alike. Check out the Evil Dead movies or Braindead for similar hil-scare-ious moments. 



John Dies at the End - 2012 (IMDB User Rating 6.3/10)

 John Dies at the End (2011) Movie Trailer

John and Dave are into the new drug Soy Sauce, and the side effects are no joke. Or are they? Join these two idiots as they go on a supernatural journey, triggering a horrific Earth invasion. 

This movie uses bizarre situations and surreal elements to create hilarious dark conditions. If you like unconventional comedy, this comedy horror is the one for you. 



Freaky - 2020 (IMDB User Rating 6.3/10)

FREAKY - Official Trailer (HD)

Timid Millie spends her days just trying to get through high school. When the infamous Butcher stabs her with a magical knife, they swap bodies, turning Millie into the perfect disguise. There are only twenty-four hours to switch back, but Millie hasn't been herself lately.

Blending the supernatural with slasher gore, Freaky is funny, witty, and disturbing. 



Deadstream - 2022 (IMDB User Rating 6.4/10)

Deadstream - Official Trailer (2022) Joseph Winter, Melanie Stone, Jason K. Wixom

Shawn is a demonized internet personality who starts live-streaming his stupid ideas to regain a following. When he decides to spend the night in the scariest and most haunted cabin ever, he accidentally unleashes a malevolent spirit - coming to you live from Death Manor. 

Supernatural meets Blair Witch, giving this film an aspect of realism mixed with jump scares and a fun-to-laugh-at idiot.



Severance - 2006 (IMDB User Rating 6.4/10)

Severance 2006 Trailer HD | Danny Dyer | Tim McInnerny

While at an office team-building retreat in the remote Hungary mountains, this group of coworkers becomes the target of mysterious, murderous strangers. Forget trust falls and water coolers. These coworkers' darkest secrets are about to emerge as they struggle to stay alive. 

If you love British humor, you will love this one. Hilariously awkward office dynamics, intense violence, and survival make this movie a must-see. 



The Babysitter - 2017 (IMDB User Rating 6.4/10)

THE BABYSITTER Trailer (2017) Netflix

When Cole discovers his cool, sexy babysitter, Bee, is part of a murderous satanic cult, his heart is crushed. But not for long - he must survive the night as Bee and her satan-worshiping friends try to hunt him down. 

Black comedy, buckets of blood, and home invasion - you'll want to stay up past your bedtime with this outrageous slasher. 



Renfield - 2023 (IMDB User Rating 6.4/10)

Renfield | Official Trailer

Renfield is Dracula's familiar, granting him immortality and special abilities when he eats bugs. But after ninety years of bringing his boss busloads of innocents and taking abuse, Renfield grows weary and seeks a change. 

Absurd, frightening, and witty, this fang-tastic horror-com is one to sink your teeth into. You'll be giggling to yourself for days. 



Vicious Fun - 2020 (IMDB User Rating 6.5/10)

Vicious Fun - Official Trailer [HD] | A Shudder Original

Joel is a horror film critic who gets in over his head after attending a support group for serial killers. He tries to blend in, but who can tell what will happen with this unpredictable group? 

Classic slasher and gory fun - this horror-com plays on bizarre and absurd danger that you won't help but laugh at. 



Arachnophobia (IMDB User Rating 6.5/10)

Arachnophobia (1990) Theatrical Trailer

When a Venezuelan spider makes its way back to the States, all hell breaks loose. Nobody likes creepy crawlers, so get ready for hilarious reactions to exaggerated horror.

If you're into situational comedy and creature features, this movie is the laughable terror for you. 



The Final Girls - 2015 (IMDB User Rating 6.5/10)

The Final Girls Official Trailer 1 (2015) - Nina Dobrev, Adam Devine Movie HD

In the 1980s, Max's mom starred in a slasher film called Camp Bloodbath. After her mother dies, Max and her friends go to a screening and are transported into the world of Camp Bloodbath. Relying on their knowledge of slasher tropes, these friends try to find a way back to reality. 

If you love campy horror and immersive storytelling, this movie is for you. The Final Girls takes a satirical approach to grief and horror, combining meta-humor with classic slasher jump scares. 



Totally Killer (IMDB User Rating 6.5/10)

Totally Killer | Official Trailer

Decades after a horrifying string of teen girl murders, the killer returns. If you think you've seen this one before, wait until Jaime travels back in time after encountering the dangerous killer. Now it's 1987, and it's up to Jaime to team up with her teenage mother to try and stop the murders before they ever happen.

Totally Killer is a hilarious whodunit with epic ‘80 nostalgia. Think classic slasher mixed with "Back to the Future." It's totally fun and totally scary.



The Hunt - 2020 (IMDB User Rating 6.5/10)

The Hunt - Official Trailer [HD]

Twelve strangers wake up outside, gagged, and with no memory of how they got there. They quickly discover they are being hunted for sport by the wealthy elite, and nothing is as it seems. However, Crystal is about to turn things upside down as she fights back, refusing to fall into their ridiculous and elaborate traps. 

The Hunt has sharp, satirical humor, witty banter, and absurd remarks. Add violent, badass women to the mix, and you've got a comical and irreverent horror.



Happy Death Day - 2017 (IMDB User Rating 6.6/10)

Happy Death Day Trailer #1 (2017) | Movieclips Trailers

Tree is a college student having a horrible birthday. Hungover, she does the walk of shame from one annoying encounter to the next until a masked killer murders her. Too bad she wakes up and has to relive it over and over again. Tree gets rightfully and hilariously annoyed as she tries to stop her recurring nightmare.

Happy Death Day is a dark comedy slasher packed with suspense and hilariously absurd situations. It's a Groundhog Day nightmare.



Death Becomes Her - 1992 (IMDB User Rating 6.6/10)

Death Becomes Her (1992) Official Trailer - Meryl Streep, Goldie Hawn Movie HD

When Helen loses Earnest to her best friend, Madeline, she’s committed to the psych ward. Years later, Helen surfaces, looking younger and more fabulous than ever. Madeline becomes envious before discovering that Helen has taken a mysterious drug that gives her eternal youth. Soon, they both realize there's a catch to remaining young and beautiful.

Now a warning: macabre physical comedy makes this classic a must-see! If you like zom-coms, you’ll love Madeline and Helen as they battle each other instead of the world. 



Attack the Block - 2011 (IMDB User Rating 6.7/10)

ATTACK THE BLOCK - Official Restricted Trailer

When vicious aliens invade South London, Moses and his street crew fight back to defend their neighborhood—they're the toughest crew around. 

From the Directors of Shaun of the Dead, tune in for a hilarious blend of horror genres and jump scares. 



Turbo Kid - 2015 (IMDB User Rating 6.7/10)

TURBO KID - Official Release Trailer [HD]

A scavenger known as The Kid survives the apocalyptic wasteland by finding relics of the past. One day, he meets a mysterious girl named Apple and the legendary hero Turbo Rider. Together, they battle the tyrannical warlord Zeus on an epic quest.

Known for its '80s pop culture references and over-the-top action, Turbo Kid is hilariously violent.



Housebound (IMDB User Rating 6.7/10)

Housebound Official Trailer 1 (2014) - Comedy Thriller HD

While on house arrest for petty crimes, Kylie’s childhood home reveals its haunted nature. She teams up with an eccentric security guard to take on the evil spirits, only to discover dark secrets lurking in the corners. 

Psychological suspense and paranormal activity make for a horrific time, while slapstick and sarcasm leave you laughing along the way.  



Warm Bodies (IMDB User Rating 6.8/10)

Warm Bodies Official Trailer #1 (2013) - Zombie Movie HD

In a world devastated by the zombie apocalypse, R, a zombie with no memory of his past life, saves Julie, a human. As their unlikely bond grows, R begins to change, defying the expectations of his kind. This unique blend of romance and horror is a refreshing take on the relationship between the living and the undead. 

This zombie horror masquerades as a rom-com, creating an untraditional blend of fight and fun—a rom-zom. Horror serves as the backdrop to this whimsical tale of what it means to be human. 



The Burbs - 1989 (IMDB User Rating 6.8/10)

The 'Burbs (1989) - Official Trailer

Welcome to Mayfield Place. Ray is your average suburban guy who becomes suspicious of his strange new neighbors, the Klopeks. With the rest of the neighborhood, Ray gets caught up in comedic misadventures trying to expose the Klopek's sinister activities. Are you paranoid about who lives next door? You should be. 

More mystery than horror, The Burb's psychological suspense set with comic misadventures creates an air of playful dark humor. 



Serial Mom - 1994 (IMDB User Rating 6.8/10)

Serial Mom (1994) - Official Trailer (HD)

Beverly is the perfect mother and housewife who leads a double life as a serial killer. Targeting those rude to her, she goes to great lengths to cover up her crimes and still gets dinner on the table by six. Can Beverly convince her children the only cereal she knows is for breakfast? Let's find out!

Not a traditional horror, this hilarious movie is dark and satirically outrageous. Check out this irreverent film where cheer and violence crossover. 



Ready or Not - 2019 (IMDB User Rating 6.9/10)

READY OR NOT | Red Band Trailer [HD] FOX Searchlight

It's the happiest day of Grace's life: she's married the man of her dreams! But on the wedding night, his wealthy and dysfunctional family asks her to play a game of hide-and-seek. It's not long before Grace realizes the game is their sadistic attempt to hunt her down before dawn. 

Thrilling and bound with terror, this sinister film is packed with comedic family dynamics and a hilarious dark undertone. 



Fright Night - 1985 (IMDB User Rating 7.1/10)

FRIGHT NIGHT [1985] - Official Trailer (HD) | Now on 4K Ultra HD

Charlie discovers his new neighbor Jerry is a vampire, but nobody believes him! Without his friends and family, he's left to rely on a washed-up vampire hunter named Peter. This whacky pair tries to stop Jerry before he feasts on the entire neighborhood. 

Supernatural with classic vampire tropes, this horror-comedy is riddled with witty conversations and amusing circumstances. For a modern take, check out the 2011 remake of this hilarious classic. 



Tremors - 1990 (IMDB User Rating 7.1/10)

Tremors Official Trailer #1 - (1990) HD

In a small desert town, giant underground Graboids start bursting through the ground, snatching people as prey. Val and Earl lead the town as they try to outsmart the violent creatures. 

Tremors balances action and suspense with entertaining comedic situations. On the lighthearted side, this horror is a comedic relief. 



The Frighteners - 1996 (IMDB User Rating 7.1/10)

The Frighteners Official Trailer #1 - Michael J. Fox Movie (1996) HD

Frank sees dead people and uses his gift to con people. But what starts as a ghostbusting adventure soon becomes a supernatural mystery involving a malevolent force. 

Despite this flick's spooky premise, the quirky ghosts and silly situations make for a good laugh. Enjoy the absurd supernatural slapstick and dark humor about the afterlife. 



The Menu - 2022 (IMDB User Rating 7.2/10)

THE MENU | Official Trailer | Searchlight Pictures

An exclusive restaurant with a celebrity chef serves lavish, bizarre meals on a remote island where the obnoxious elite gather, but there's a sinister surprise. 

This black comedy satire is filled with suspense and psychological horror. If you like to steer away from traditional jump scares and gratuitous gore, this flick will make you think, laugh, and a little queasy. 



Gremlins - 1984 (IMDB User Rating 7.3/10)

Gremlins (1984) Official Trailer #1 - Horror Comedy

Billy gets a Mogwai named Gizmo as a pet for Christmas, but he doesn't follow the rules for taking care of it. When Gizmo starts to multiply into mischievous and destructive gremlins, they wreak havoc on the town and Billy's family.

Full of jump scares, tension, and comedic gremlin antics, this classic horror-comedy fits into two seasons. From cute to silly to terrorizing, Gremlins is an all-time  Halloween and Christmas favorite. 



Evil Dead 3: Army of Darkness - 1992 (IMDB User Rating 7.4/10)

Army of Darkness Official Trailer #1 - Bruce Campbell Movie (1992) HD

When Ash is transported back to medieval times, he finds himself amid a battle between the living and the undead. He needs the Book of the Dead to get home, but when he finds it, he accidentally unleashes an army of Deadites.

Evil Dead fans run deep for this film's classic horror of the undead, supernatural elements, and hilarious tone throughout action-packed sequences. Grab your chainsaw; it's going to be a wild ride. 



Beetlejuice - 1988 (IMDB User Rating 7.5/10)

Beetlejuice | 4K Trailer | Warner Bros. Entertainment

Barbra and Adam die in an accident, becoming ghosts that haunt their former home. When a new family moves in and starts making changes, they ask a boisterous spirit named Beetlejuice to scare the new family away. But things just get more chaotic the more Beetlejuice interferes. 

This 80’s cult classic uses spooky, supernatural characters in whimsical and comedic situations. Press play for a dose of Tim Burton’s dark, off-beat flare.



Zombieland - 2009 (IMDB User Rating 7.5/10)

Zombieland Official Trailer #1

Columbus and a band of survivors embark on a road trip across Zombieland to the rumored safe haven in Los Angeles. Facing endless zombies and dangerous challenges, this group forms a hilarious and strong family bond. 

Calling all zombie fans for suspenseful gore-tastic scenes that create hysterical moments. This classic climbed the pop-culture ladder, reaching fans across the comedy-horror genre. 



Dead Alive (“Braindead”) - 1992 (IMDB User Rating 7.5/10)

Dead Alive (1992) Official Trailer #1 - Peter Jackson Movie

Lionel lives with his overbearing mother. After she gets bitten by a Sumatran rat monkey while spying on him, she slowly turns into a zombie. To keep her under control, he locks her in the basement, but her repeated escapes unleash a zombie outbreak.

Also known as Braindead, this film has over-the-top gore blended with slapstick. If you're into exaggerated violence for comedic effect, this horror-comedy is for you!



Tucker and Dale vs Evil (IMDB User Rating 7.5/10)

Tucker & Dale vs. Evil (2011) Official HD Trailer

Tucker and Dale are two well-meaning hillbillies who are mistaken for murderous psychopaths by a group of college students camping in the woods. 

While there are many suspenseful and gory moments, the film uses horror tropes to turn this genre on its head for a unique sort of double feature. This film is an excellent mockery of gore, successfully creating a comical narrative. 



One Cut of the Dead - 2017 (IMDB User Rating 7.6/10)

One Cut of the Dead - Official Trailer [HD] | A Shudder Exclusive

A low-budget film crew is shooting a zombie movie in an abandoned warehouse when the actual zombie outbreak ensues. 

This movie is a clever and unique Japanese horror-comedy that is more than your typical zombie flick. Packed with suspense, comedy, and blood, you’ll have no idea what happens next—trust me. 



What We Do in the Shadows - 2014 (IMDB User Rating 7.6/10)

What We Do in the Shadows - Official Trailer

Vampire roommates navigate the everyday struggles of modern life while showing the newest member of the undead perks of his new life. 

Mockumentary style, What We Do in the Shadows uses witty, sharp humor through vampire tropes. Horror serves more as a backdrop to these amusing, comedic supernatural beings. 



Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (IMDB User Rating 7.7/10)

Evil Dead 2: Dead By Dawn (1987) Trailer #1 | Movieclips Classic

After reading from the Book of the Dead, Ash becomes trapped in a cabin with demonic forces. He is left to battle supernatural horrors and possessed friends at the same. Evil Dead has never been funnier. 

Evil Dead 2 is known for its slapstick-style comedy, enhanced by its innovative camera work and special effects. This fan favorite is supernatural and super funny. 



Ghostbusters - 1984 (IMDB User Rating 7.8/10)

Ghostbusters (1984) Trailer #1 | Movieclips Classic Trailers

A group of eccentric scientists capture and contain supernatural spirits with their killer high-tech gadgets. But when they encounter an evil force from another dimension, they must stop it before it unleashes on the world. 

"Who you gonna call?” Ghostbusters is more of a supernatural comedy - paranormal activity is the undertone of the ensuing hilarity. 



Murder Camp - 2022 (IMDB User Rating 7.9/10)

Horror Short Film “Murder Camp” | Alter

When two serial killers make the mistake of attacking the same summer camp on the same night, their friendship and identities are challenged. 

If you're looking for a quick laugh, this short film only has a fifteen-minute run time, leaving you dying for more. Easily one of the funniest comedy horrors out there. With a bit of blood, of course. 



Shaun of the Dead (IMDB User Rating 7.9/10)

Shaun of the Dead Official Trailer #1 - Simon Pegg Movie (2004) HD

Shaun and his idiot best friend are oblivious to the ongoing zombie apocalypse until it walks into their house. Amid his relationship issues with Liz and a rather dull life, Shaun must brave the outbreak to protect his family and prove he can rise to the occasion. 

Best. Zom-Com. Ever. Shaun of the Dead blends the traditional zombie horror with all kinds of humor. This movie got the gore and humor balance just right. Grab your peanuts or popcorn, and enjoy the ride. 



Young Frankenstein - 1974 (IMDB User Rating 8/10)

Young Frankenstein (1974) Original Trailer [FHD]

Frederick Frankenstein inherited his grandfather’s estate in Transylvania. But no matter how many attempts he makes to distance himself from the family legacy, he eventually becomes intrigued by reanimating the dead. 

Mel Brooks doesn't disappoint with this classic parody of the horror film Frankenstein. Brooks pays affectionate homage to the 1930s classic while reanimating a bit himself. Clever, witty, and spoofy, Young Frankenstein is the #1 horror comedy. 

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