Graveyard Shift 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.

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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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Army of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder, Geena Davis Beetlejuice is a 1988 American comedy fantasy film directed by Tim Burton, produced by The Geffen Film Company and distributed by Warner Bros. The plot revolves around a recently deceased young ...more

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Zombieland is listed (or ranked) 4 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) 5 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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Evil Dead II is listed (or ranked) 6 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) 7 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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Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 8 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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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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An American Werewolf in London is listed (or ranked) 10 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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The Return of the Living Dead is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Ghostbusters II is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Mars Attacks! is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Scream is listed (or ranked) 14 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) 15 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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Gremlins is listed (or ranked) 16 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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American Psycho is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
Dbo878 added Reese Witherspoon, Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe American Psycho is a 2000 American psychological thriller comedy film co-written and directed by Mary Harron, based on Bret Easton Ellis's 1991 novel of the same name. It stars Christian Bale, ...more

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Scary Movie is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Idle Hands is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Fido is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
Carrie-Anne Moss, Billy Connolly, Alexia Fast Fido is a 2006 Canadian zombie comedy film directed by Andrew Currie and written by Robert Chomiak, Currie, and Dennis Heaton from an original story by Heaton. It was produced by Blake Corbet, ...more

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Re-Animator is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
MaggieHyjek added Barbara Crampton, Jeffrey Combs, David Gale Re-Animator is a 1985 American science fiction horror comedy film loosely based on the H. P. Lovecraft episodic novella "Herbert West–Reanimator." Directed by Stuart Gordon, it was the ...more

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Leprechaun is listed (or ranked) 22 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

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The Lost Boys is listed (or ranked) 23 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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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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Dark Shadows is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
Artie_Moon added Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Chloë Grace Moretz Dark Shadows is a 2012 American horror comedy film loosely based on the gothic television soap opera Dark Shadows that was broadcast between 1966 and 1971. The film was directed by Tim Burton ...more

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High Anxiety is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
Artie_Moon added Cloris Leachman, Madeline Kahn, Dick Van Patten High Anxiety is a 1977 comedy film produced and directed by Mel Brooks, who also plays the lead. This is Brooks' first film as a producer and first speaking lead role. Veteran Brooks ensemble ...more

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Anna and the Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
Ella Hunt, Malcolm Cumming, Mark Benton Anna and the Apocalypse is a 2017 British Christmas zombie musical film directed by John McPhail. When the zombie apocalypse hits the sleepy town of Little Haven at Christmas, teenager Anna ...more

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Dead Alive is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
Peter Jackson, Jed Brophy, Tim Balme This film is a 1992 New Zealand Zombie comedy gore film directed by Peter Jackson. Written by Jackson with his partner Fran Walsh and Stephen Sinclair, the film was a commercial failure at the ...more

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show is listed (or ranked) 29 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 British-American musical comedy horror film directed by Jim Sharman. The screenplay was written by Sharman and Richard O'Brien based on the 1973 musical ...more

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Little Shop of Horrors is listed (or ranked) 30 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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Leprechaun In the Hood is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
Ice-T, Coolio, Warwick Davis Leprechaun in the Hood also known as Leprechaun 5: In the Hood is a 2000 American comedy horror film directed by Rob Spera and the fifth entry in the Leprechaun series. It was released straight ...more

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Elvira: Mistress of the Dark is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
Cassandra Pierson added Cassandra Peterson, Jeff Conaway, Tress MacNeille Elvira, Mistress of the Dark is a 1988 comedy horror film directed by James Signorelli. Cassandra Peterson plays the role of horror hostess Elvira in her feature film debut. The screenplay was ...more

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The 'Burbs is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
ofSilverSpunLace added Tom Hanks, Carrie Fisher, Corey Feldman The 'Burbs is a 1989 American comedy film directed by Joe Dante starring Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher, Rick Ducommun, Corey Feldman, Wendy Schaal, and Henry Gibson. The film was written ...more

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John Dies at the End is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
but chickens double d added Paul Giamatti, Clancy Brown, Doug Jones This film is a 2012 American dark comedy horror film written and directed by Don Coscarelli, based on David Wong's novel of the same name. Principal photography began in October 2010, and by ...more

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Juan of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
CalliopeAnagnosti added Andrea Duro, Luis Alberto García, Blanca Rosa Blanco Juan of the Dead is a Spanish-Cuban comedy zombie film written and directed by Alejandro Brugués. in 2010. Coproduction by La Zanfoña Producciones, Producciones de la 5ta Avenida, ...more

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House is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
George Wendt, Kay Lenz, Richard Moll House is a 1986 comedy horror film directed by Steve Miner and starring William Katt, George Wendt, Richard Moll and Kay Lenz. It was followed by three sequels: House II: The Second Story, House ...more

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Scary Movie 2 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
Anna Faris, Tim Curry, James Woods Scary Movie 2 is a 2001 American parody film and the second film of the Scary Movie franchise. Though part of the first Scary Movie '​s tagline read "...No sequel", this film's tagline ...more

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Troll is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Sonny Bono, Michael Moriarty Troll is a 1986 cult dark fantasy film directed by John Carl Buechler and produced by Charles Band of Empire Pictures, starring Noah Hathaway, Michael Moriarty, Shelley Hack, Jenny Beck, Sonny ...more

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What We Do in the Shadows is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
Jemaine Clement, Rhys Darby, Taika Waititi What We Do in the Shadows is a 2014 New Zealand mockumentary comedy horror film about a group of vampires who live together in Wellington. Directed and written by Taika Waititi and Jemaine ...more

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Slither is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
Elizabeth Banks, Jenna Fischer, Rob Zombie Slither is a 2006 American science fiction-comedy horror film written and directed by James Gunn in his directorial debut, and starring Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks, Gregg Henry, and Michael ...more

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The Little Shop of Horrors is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
but chickens double d added Jack Nicholson, Dick Miller, Mel Welles The Little Shop of Horrors is a 1960 American comedy horror film directed by Roger Corman. Written by Charles B. Griffith, the film is a farce about an inadequate florist's assistant who ...more

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Gremlins 2: The New Batch is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
Christopher Lee, Phoebe Cates, Howie Mandel Gremlins 2: The New Batch is a 1990 American horror comedy film, and the sequel to Gremlins. It was directed by Joe Dante. The story continues the adventures of the creature Gizmo, who spawns ...more

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Child's Play is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
but chickens double d added Brad Dourif, Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon Child's Play is a 1988 American horror film directed by Tom Holland, written by Tom Holland, Don Mancini, and John Lafia, and starring Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent, and Brad ...more

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Ice Cream Man is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
Clint Howard, Olivia Hussey, Sandahl Bergman Ice Cream Man is a 1995 horror comedy film which was produced and directed by Norman Apstein, a director of pornographic films under the pseudonym Paul Norman. It is Apstein's first and only ...more

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Scary Movie 3 is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
Pamela Anderson, Charlie Sheen, Jenny McCarthy Scary Movie 3 is a 2003 American science fiction horror comedy parody film, which parodies the horror, sci-fi, and mystery genres, directed by David Zucker. It is the third film of the Scary ...more

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The Gingerdead Man is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
Gary Busey, Robin Sydney, Larry Cedar Gingerdead Man is a 2005 horror-comedy film starring Gary Busey. It is followed by Gingerdead Man 2: Passion of the Crust and Gingerdead Man 3: Saturday Night Cleaver. The Gingerdead Man was ...more

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Attack of the Killer Tomatoes is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
Jack Riley, Eric Christmas, Stephen Peace Attack of the Killer Tomatoes is a 1978 comedy horror film directed, produced, edited, scored and co-written by John DeBello and starring David Miller. The film is a spoof of B movies. Made on a ...more

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Dead Snow is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
CalliopeAnagnosti added Ane Dahl Torp, Bjørn Sundquist, Vegar Hoel This film is a 2009 Norwegian zombie splatter film directed by Tommy Wirkola, starring Charlotte Frogner, Stig Frode Henriksen, Vegar Hoel, Jeppe Laursen, Evy Kasseth Røsten, Jenny ...more

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Fright Night is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
Colin Farrell, David Tennant, Toni Collette Fright Night is a 2011 American 3D comedy horror film directed by Craig Gillespie. A remake of Tom Holland's 1985 film of the same name, the film was adapted by Marti Noxon. The film premiered ...more

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Killer Klowns from Outer Space is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
Christopher Titus, John Vernon, Royal Dano Killer Klowns from Outer Space is a 1988 American science fiction horror comedy movie made by The Chiodo Brothers and starring Grant Cramer and Suzanne Snyder. It is the only Chiodo Brothers' ...more