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The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made  

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List Rules Only funny films in any horror genre

There’s nothing better than a ridiculous comedy horror movie. Whether it’s for a date night or just a timekiller, the funniest horror films offer viewers high energy laughs and scares - seemingly opposite ends of the emotive spectrum. What are the funniest horror films of all time? Some of the greatest horror movies ever made fall squarely into the horror comedy genre. Others on this list blend funny lines so seamlessly that they barely seem like "comedies" at all, but just well-made movies with excellent screenplays, acting, direction, and scares, or zombies. Some of the most ridiculous and unbelievable films are comedy horrors, but so are some of the best and most beloved movies ever.

This list discusses the funniest horror movies and some classic horror movies that include: Shaun of the Dead, Cabin in the Woods, Zombieland, Beetlejuice, and Ghostbusters. Vote for the hilarious horror films that made you laugh hardest, and please add any that we missed. And if you're in the mood for a fun horror movie on Netflix, you already know we've got you covered!

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Shaun of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg, Bill Nighy
Shaun of the Dead is a 2004 British horror comedy film directed by Edgar Wright and written by Wright and Simon Pegg, and starring Pegg and Nick Frost. Pegg plays Shaun, a man attempting to get ...more
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Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder, Geena Davis
Beetlejuice is a 1988 American fantasy-comedy-horror film directed by Tim Burton. The spirits of a deceased couple (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis) are harassed by an unbearable family that has ...more
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Zombieland is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
Emma Stone, Amber Heard, Bill Murray
Zombieland is a 2009 American zombie comedy film directed by Ruben Fleischer from a screenplay written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. The film stars Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma ...more
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Tucker & Dale vs. Evil is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
Katrina Bowden, Alan Tudyk, Chelan Simmons
"“The hillbillies from the store captured Alison!” Tucker and Dale, two hillbillies heading to their “fixer-upper” cabin for some relaxin’, discover they ain’t alone in them woods. They ...more
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Army of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
Bridget Fonda, Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi
Army of Darkness is a 1992 American dark fantasy action comedy film directed by Sam Raimi. It is the third installment of The Evil Dead franchise. The film was written by Sam Raimi and his ...more
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Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd
Ghostbusters is a 1984 American sci-fi-fantasy comedy film, directed and produced by Ivan Reitman and written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. The film stars Bill Murray, Aykroyd, and Ramis as ...more
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Evil Dead II is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
Bruce Campbell, Kassie DePaiva, Ted Raimi
Evil Dead II is a 1987 American horror comedy film directed by Sam Raimi and a parody sequel to the 1981 film The Evil Dead. The film was written by Raimi and Scott Spiegel, produced by Robert ...more
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Young Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
Gene Hackman, Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder
Young Frankenstein is a 1974 American comedy film directed by Mel Brooks and starring Gene Wilder as the title character, a descendant of the infamous Dr. Victor Frankenstein. The supporting ...more
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The Cabin in the Woods is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
Chris Hemsworth, Sigourney Weaver, Amy Acker
The Cabin in the Woods is a 2012 American horror comedy film directed by Drew Goddard in his directorial debut, produced by Joss Whedon, and written by Whedon and Goddard. The film stars Kristen ...more
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Gremlins is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
Steven Spielberg, Corey Feldman, Phoebe Cates
Gremlins is a 1984 American horror comedy film directed by Joe Dante, released by Warner Bros. The film is about a young man who receives a strange creature called a mogwai as a pet, which then ...more
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An American Werewolf in London is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
but chickens double d added Jenny Agutter, Frank Oz, Rik Mayall
An American Werewolf in London is a 1981 horror comedy film written and directed by John Landis, and starring David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, and Griffin Dunne. The film starts with two young ...more
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Scary Movie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
Carmen Electra, Anna Faris, Shannon Elizabeth
Scary Movie is a 2000 horror comedy spoof film directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans. It is an American dark comedy that heavily parodies the horror, slasher, and mystery genres. Several mid- and ...more
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Ghostbusters II is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
but chickens double d added Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd
Ghostbusters II is a 1989 American science fiction fantasy comedy film produced and directed by Ivan Reitman. It is the sequel to the 1984 film Ghostbusters and follows the further adventures of ...more
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The Return of the Living Dead is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
MikeButler added Clu Gulager, James Karen, Linnea Quigley
This film is a 1985 American black comedy/zombie horror film written and directed by Dan O'Bannon and starring Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa and Linnea Quigley. The film tells the story of ...more
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Scream is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
but chickens double d added Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan, Courteney Cox
Scream is a 1996 American slasher film written by Kevin Williamson and directed by Wes Craven. The film stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Drew Barrymore, and David Arquette. Released on ...more
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Tremors is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
Kevin Bacon, Reba McEntire, Fred Ward
Tremors is a 1990 American western monster film directed by Ron Underwood, written by Brent Maddock, S. S. Wilson and Underwood, and starring Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Finn Carter, Michael Gross, ...more
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Mars Attacks! is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
Artie_Moon added Natalie Portman, Jack Nicholson, Sarah Jessica Parker
Mars Attacks! is a 1996 American comic science fiction film directed by Tim Burton and written by Jonathan Gems. Based on the cult trading card series of the same name, the film features an ...more
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Idle Hands is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
Jessica Alba, Ricky Martin, Vivica A. Fox
Idle Hands is a 1999 horror comedy film directed by Rodman Flender, written by Terri Hughes and Ron Milbauer, and starring Devon Sawa, Seth Green, Elden Henson, Jessica Alba, and Vivica A. Fox. ...more
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The Lost Boys is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, Corey Haim
The Lost Boys is a 1987 American teen horror film starring Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, Corey Feldman, Dianne Wiest, Edward Herrmann, Alex Winter, Jamison Newlander, ...more
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Scary Movie 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
Anna Faris, Tim Curry, James Woods
Scary Movie 2 is a 2001 American horror comedy film directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans, and the second film in the Scary Movie franchise. Four teens are tricked by their professor into visiting a ...more
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Little Shop of Horrors is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
but chickens double d added Bill Murray, Steve Martin, John Candy
Little Shop of Horrors is a 1986 American rock musical horror comedy film directed by Frank Oz. It is a film adaptation of the off-Broadway musical comedy of the same name by composer Alan ...more
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American Psycho is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
Dbo878 added Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe, Jared Leto
American Psycho is a 2000 American neo-noir satirical psychological horror film directed by Mary Harron, based on the 1991 novel by Bret Easton Ellis. Wealthy New York City investment banking ...more
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The Rocky Horror Picture Show is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
but chickens double d added Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry, Meat Loaf
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 musical horror comedy film directed by Jim Sharman, based on the 1973 musical stage play by Richard O'Brien. A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an ...more
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Warm Bodies is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
CalliopeAnagnosti added Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Dave Franco
Warm Bodies is a 2013 drama horror romance film written by Jonathan Levine and Isaac Marion and directed by Jonathan Levine.
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Leprechaun is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
Jennifer Aniston, Warwick Davis, Ken Olandt
Leprechaun is a 1993 cult American horror comedy film written and directed by Mark Jones. It stars Warwick Davis in the title role and Jennifer Aniston in her film debut. The film was shot in ...more