We’re ranking the funniest characters in horror history. In the grand scheme of things, there are probably way more funny horror movies than there are legitimately scary ones. It's hard to make a truly terrifying horror movie, and more often than not, that horrifying clown the director thought would make us shield our eyes turns out to be one of the dumbest characters in the film.
But who are the funniest horror characters ever? Both intentionally and *unintentionally* hilarious characters count, so funny characters from great horror films, like Shaun of the Dead, and not-so-great horror films, like Troll 2, should be included. Which horror character do you think is the funniest?
Vote up your favorite funny horror characters. And if your favorite characters aren't on the list yet, add them!
Played By: Finesse MitchellShaun is a fictional character from the 2008 film Mad Money.
Played By: Nick FrostEd is a fictional character from the 2004 film Shaun of the Dead.
Played By: Michael KeatonBeetlejuice is a fictional character from the 1988 film Beetlejuice.
Played By: Woody HarrelsonTallahassee is a fictional character in the 2009 comedy horror film Zombieland.
Played By: Bruce CampbellAshley James "Ash" Williams is a fictional character and the protagonist/Exorcist of The Evil... more on Wikipedia
Played By: Dave Coulier, Bill MurrayPeter Venkman, Ph.D. is a fictional character from the Ghostbusters franchise. He appears in... more on Wikipedia
Tucker McGeeTucker & Dale vs. Evil
Played By: Alan Tudyk
Played By: Corey FeldmanEdgar Frog is a fictional character from the 1987 film The Lost Boys and its 2008 sequel, The...
Dale DobsonTucker & Dale vs. Evil
Played By: Tyler Labine
Dwight 'Dewey' RileyScream 3, Scream 4
Played By: David ArquetteDwight "Dewey" Riley is the deputy sheriff in Woodsboro, the brother of Tatum Riley and friend...
Played By: Marlon WayansShorty Meeks is a fictional character from Scary Movie series.
Rod WilliamsGet Out
ViagoWhat We Do in the Shadows
Played By: Taika WaititiViago is a fictional character from the 2014 film What We Do in the Shadows.
Played By: Frank WelkerStripe is a fictional character from the 1984 horror comedy film Gremlins.
Played By: Kevin BaconValentine McKee is a fictional character from the 1990 film Tremors.
VladislavWhat We Do in the Shadows
Played By: Jemaine ClementVladislav is a fictional character from the 2014 film What We Do in the Shadows.
Played By: Christian BalePatrick Bateman is a fictional character, the antihero and narrator of the novel American... more on Wikipedia
Played By: Jamie KennedyRandy Meeks is a fictional character in the 1997 horror film Scream 2.
Played By: Warwick DavisThe Leprechaun is a fictional character from the Leprechaun film series.
Curt VaughanThe Cabin in the Woods
Played By: Chris HemsworthCurt Vaughan is a fictional character from the 2011 horror film The Cabin in the Woods.
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ChewieFriday the 13th (2009)
Played By: Aaron Yoo
Charley BrewsterFright Night 2: New Blood, Fright Night
Played By: William RagsdaleCharley Brewster is a fictional character in the 2011 horror film Fright Night.
AmilynBuffy the Vampire Slayer
Played By: Paul Reubens
Played By: Christopher Mintz-PlasseEvil Ed is a fictional character from the 1985 film Fright Night.