Graveyard Shift The Funniest Horror Movies  

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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. 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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Army of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies
Army of Darkness 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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Shaun of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies
Shaun of the Dead 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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Evil Dead II is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies
Evil Dead II 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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Zombieland is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies
Zombieland 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
Tucker & Dale vs. Evil 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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The Cabin in the Woods is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies
The Cabin in the Woods 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) 7 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies
but chickens double d added An American Werewolf in London 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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Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies
Beetlejuice 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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Young Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies
Young Frankenstein 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 Return of the Living Dead is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies
MikeButler added The Return of the Living Dead Clu Gulager, James Karen, Linnea Quigley The Return of the Living Dead 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 ...more

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Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies
Ghostbusters 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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Ghostbusters II is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies
but chickens double d added Ghostbusters II 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
Artie_Moon added Mars Attacks! 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
but chickens double d added Scream 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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American Psycho is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies
Dbo878 added American Psycho 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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Fido is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies
Fido 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) 17 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies
MaggieHyjek added Re-Animator 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) 18 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies
Leprechaun 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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Idle Hands is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies
Idle Hands 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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High Anxiety is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies
Artie_Moon added High Anxiety 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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Dark Shadows is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies
Artie_Moon added Dark Shadows 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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Tremors is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies
Tremors 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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Dead Alive is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies
Dead Alive Peter Jackson, Jed Brophy, Tim Balme Braindead, released as Dead Alive in North America, is a 1992 New Zealand Zombie comedy gore film directed by Peter Jackson. Written by Jackson with his partner Fran Walsh and Stephen Sinclair, ...more

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Gremlins is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies
Gremlins 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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Leprechaun In the Hood is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies
Leprechaun In the Hood 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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Juan of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies
CalliopeAnagnosti added Juan of the Dead 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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Warm Bodies is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies
CalliopeAnagnosti added Warm Bodies 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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Troll is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies
Troll 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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The Lost Boys is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies
The Lost Boys 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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Ice Cream Man is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies
Ice Cream Man 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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The Gingerdead Man is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies
The Gingerdead Man 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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John Dies at the End is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies
but chickens double d added John Dies at the End Paul Giamatti, Clancy Brown, Doug Jones John Dies at the End 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, ...more

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House is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies
House 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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Elvira: Mistress of the Dark is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies
Cassandra Pierson added Elvira: Mistress of the Dark 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 Rocky Horror Picture Show is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies
but chickens double d added The Rocky Horror Picture Show 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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The Little Shop of Horrors is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies
but chickens double d added The Little Shop of Horrors 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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Little Shop of Horrors is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies
but chickens double d added Little Shop of Horrors 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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Attack of the Killer Tomatoes is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes 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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Slither is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies
Slither 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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Dr. Giggles is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies
Dr. Giggles Holly Marie Combs, Cliff DeYoung, Glenn Quinn Dr. Giggles is a 1992 horror film directed by Manny Coto, and starring Larry Drake as the titular antagonist and Holly Marie Combs as the protagonist. The film co-stars Cliff DeYoung and Glenn ...more

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Swamp Thing is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies
Swamp Thing Adrienne Barbeau, Louis Jourdan, Karen Price Swamp Thing is a 1982 American science fiction superhero film written and directed by Wes Craven, based on the DC Comics character of the same name created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson. It ...more

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Gremlins 2: The New Batch is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies
Gremlins 2: The New Batch 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 and written by Charles S. Haas, with creature designs by Rick Baker. It ...more

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Child's Play is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies
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Dead Snow is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies
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Jennifer's Body is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies
Jennifer’s Body Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Chris Pratt Jennifer's Body is a 2009 black comedy horror film written by Diablo Cody and directed by Karyn Kusama. The film stars Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Johnny Simmons, and Adam Brody. Fox portrays a ...more

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Fright Night is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies
Fright Night 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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The Dentist is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies
The Dentist Mark Ruffalo, Corbin Bernsen, Joanne Baron The Dentist is an 1996 American horror film directed by Brian Yuzna and written by Dennis Paoli, Stuart Gordon, and Charles Finch. It stars Corbin Bernsen, Linda Hoffman and Ken Foree. It was ...more

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Motel Hell is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies
Dismalhead added Motel Hell Rory Calhoun, Wolfman Jack, Paul Linke Motel Hell is a 1980 horror comedy film directed by Kevin Connor and starring Rory Calhoun as farmer, butcher, motel manager, and meat entrepreneur Vincent Smith. It is often seen as a satire of ...more

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Killer Klowns from Outer Space is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies
Killer Klowns from Outer Space 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

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Teeth is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Funniest Horror Movies
Teeth Jess Weixler, Josh Pais, Nathan Parsons Teeth is a 2007 black comedy horror film written and directed by Mitchell Lichtenstein about a teenage girl who has teeth in her vagina. It premiered January 19, 2007, at the 2007 Sundance Film ...more