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The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made

Updated October 21, 2020 53.7k votes 4.0k voters 120.5k views98 items

List RulesOnly 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
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    Shaun of the Dead

    Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg

    Released2004

    Directed byEdgar Wright

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    Zombieland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
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    Zombieland

    Emma Stone, Amber Heard

    Released2009

    Directed byRuben Fleischer

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    Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
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    Beetlejuice

    Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder

    Released1988

    Directed byTim Burton

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    Tucker & Dale vs. Evil is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
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    Tucker & Dale vs. Evil

    Alan Tudyk, Chelan Simmons

    Released2010

    Directed byEli Craig

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    The Cabin in the Woods is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
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    The Cabin in the Woods

    Chris Hemsworth, Sigourney Weaver

    Released2012

    Directed byDrew Goddard

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    Army of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
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    Army of Darkness

    Bridget Fonda, Bruce Campbell

    Released1992

    Directed bySam Raimi

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    Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
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    Ghostbusters

    Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver

    Released1984

    Directed byIvan Reitman

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    Evil Dead II is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
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    Evil Dead II

    Bruce Campbell, Kassie DePaiva

    Released1987

    Directed bySam Raimi

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  • 9
    Gremlins is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
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    Gremlins

    Steven Spielberg, Corey Feldman

    Released1984

    Directed byJoe Dante

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  • 10
    Young Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
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    Young Frankenstein

    Gene Hackman, Mel Brooks

    Released1974

    Directed byMel Brooks

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  • 11
    Tremors is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
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    Tremors

    Kevin Bacon, Reba McEntire

    Released1990

    Directed byRon Underwood

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    The Lost Boys is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
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    The Lost Boys

    Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman

    Released1987

    Directed byJoel Schumacher

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  • 13
    Scream is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
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    Scream

    Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan

    Released1996

    Directed byWes Craven

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    An American Werewolf in London is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
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    An American Werewolf in London

    Jenny Agutter, Frank Oz

    Released1981

    Directed byJohn Landis

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  • 15
    Little Shop of Horrors is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
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    Little Shop of Horrors

    Bill Murray, Steve Martin

    Released1986

    Directed byFrank Oz

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    The Return of the Living Dead is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
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    The Return of the Living Dead

    Clu Gulager, James Karen

    Released1985

    Directed byDan O'Bannon

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  • 17
    Idle Hands is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
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    Idle Hands

    Jessica Alba, Ricky Martin

    Released1999

    Directed byRodman Flender

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    Ghostbusters II is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
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    Ghostbusters II

    Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver

    Released1989

    Directed byIvan Reitman

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  • 19
    Child's Play is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
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    Child's Play

    Brad Dourif, Catherine Hicks

    Released1988

    Directed byTom Holland

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    Fright Night is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
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    Fright Night

    Colin Farrell, David Tennant

    Released2011

    Directed byCraig Gillespie

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    American Psycho is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
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    American Psycho

    Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe

    Released2000

    Directed byMary Harron

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    Warm Bodies is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
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    Warm Bodies

    Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich

    Released2013

    Directed byJonathan Levine

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    Slither is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
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    Slither

    Elizabeth Banks, Jenna Fischer

    Released2006

    Directed byJames Gunn

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    Scary Movie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
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    Scary Movie

    Carmen Electra, Anna Faris

    Released2000

    Directed byKeenen Ivory Wayans

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    Leprechaun is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies Ever Made
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    Leprechaun

    Jennifer Aniston, Warwick Davis

    Released1993

    Directed byMark Jones

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