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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 or stupid 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 these top comedy horrors, but so are some of the best and most beloved movies of past decades.

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

Released: 2004

Directed by: Edgar Wright

Shaun of the Dead is a 2004 British horror comedy film directed by Edgar Wright. In a small flat on the outskirts of London, Shaun (Simon Pegg), a 30-something dull loser, must protect his ...more

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Zombieland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
Emma Stone, Amber Heard, Bill Murray

Released: 2009

Directed by: Ruben Fleischer

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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Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder, Geena Davis

Released: 1988

Directed by: Tim Burton

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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Army of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
Bridget Fonda, Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi

Released: 1992

Directed by: 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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Tucker & Dale vs. Ev... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
Alan Tudyk, Chelan Simmons, Katrina Bowden

Released: 2010

Directed by: Eli Craig

Tucker & Dave vs. Evil is a 2010 American comedy horror film directed by Eli Craig. Tucker (Alan Tudyk) and Dale (Tyler Labine), two hillbillies heading to their “fixer-upper” cabin for some ...more

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The Cabin in the Woods ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
Chris Hemsworth, Sigourney Weaver, Amy Acker

Released: 2012

Directed by: Drew Goddard

The Cabin in the Woods is a 2012 American horror comedy film directed by Drew Goddard in his directorial debut. Five college kids (Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, ...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

Released: 1987

Directed by: Sam Raimi

Evil Dead II is a 1987 American horror comedy film directed by Sam Raimi, a parody sequel to the 1981 film The Evil Dead. After Ash (Bruce Campbell) discovers an audiotape left by a college ...more

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Gremlins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
Steven Spielberg, Corey Feldman, Phoebe Cates

Released: 1984

Directed by: Joe Dante

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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Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

Released: 1984

Directed by: Ivan Reitman

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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Young Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
Gene Hackman, Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder

Released: 1974

Directed by: Mel Brooks

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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Scream is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
but chickens double d added Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan, Courteney Cox

Released: 1996

Directed by: Wes Craven

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) 12 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
Kevin Bacon, Reba McEntire, Fred Ward

Released: 1990

Directed by: Ron Underwood

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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An American Werewolf in ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
but chickens double d added Jenny Agutter, Frank Oz, Rik Mayall

Released: 1981

Directed by: John Landis

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 Lost Boys is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, Corey Haim

Released: 1987

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

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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Idle Hands is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
Jessica Alba, Ricky Martin, Vivica A. Fox

Released: 1999

Directed by: Rodman Flender

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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American Psycho is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
Dbo878 added Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe, Jared Leto

Released: 2000

Directed by: Mary Harron

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 Return of the Living... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
MikeButler added Clu Gulager, James Karen, Linnea Quigley

Released: 1985

Directed by: Dan O'Bannon

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) 18 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
but chickens double d added Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

Released: 1989

Directed by: Ivan Reitman

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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Leprechaun is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
Jennifer Aniston, Warwick Davis, Ken Olandt

Released: 1993

Directed by: Mark Jones

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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Little Shop of Horrors ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
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Released: 1986

Directed by: Frank Oz

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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Child's Play is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
but chickens double d added Brad Dourif, Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon

Released: 1988

Directed by: Tom Holland

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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Dead Alive is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
Peter Jackson, Jed Brophy, Tim Balme

Released: 1992

Directed by: Peter Jackson

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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Warm Bodies is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
CalliopeAnagnosti added Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Dave Franco

Released: 2013

Directed by: Jonathan Levine

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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Fright Night is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
Colin Farrell, David Tennant, Toni Collette

Released: 2011

Directed by: Craig Gillespie

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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Fido is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
Carrie-Anne Moss, Billy Connolly, Alexia Fast

Released: 2006

Directed by: Andrew Currie

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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