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The Funniest Characters From Your Favorite Horror Movies 

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Updated November 27, 2019 1.8k votes 254 voters 2.5k views 25 items

List Rules Movies only

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!

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Shaun is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Characters From Your Favorite Horror Movies
Shaun of the Dead

Played By: Finesse Mitchell

Shaun is a fictional character from the 2008 film Mad Money.
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Ed is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Characters From Your Favorite Horror Movies
Shaun of the Dead

Played By: Nick Frost

Ed is a fictional character from the 2004 film Shaun of the Dead.
3
Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Characters From Your Favorite Horror Movies
Beetlejuice Beetlejuice

Played By: Michael Keaton

Beetlejuice is a fictional character from the 1988 film Beetlejuice.

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Tallahassee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Characters From Your Favorite Horror Movies
Zombieland, Zombieland: Double Tap

Played By: Woody Harrelson

Tallahassee is a fictional character in the 2009 comedy horror film Zombieland.
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Peter Venkman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Characters From Your Favorite Horror Movies
The Real Ghostbusters, Extreme Ghostbusters, Slimer! And the Real Ghostbusters

Played By: Dave Coulier, Bill Murray

Peter Venkman, Ph.D. is a fictional character from the Ghostbusters franchise. He appears in the films Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II and in the animated television series The Real ...more
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Ash Williams is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Characters From Your Favorite Horror Movies
The Evil Dead, Army of Darkness, Evil Dead II

Played By: Bruce Campbell

Ashley James "Ash" Williams is a fictional character and the protagonist/Exorcist of The Evil Dead franchise. Created by Sam Raimi, he is portrayed by Bruce Campbell and is the only ...more

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Tucker McGee is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Characters From Your Favorite Horror Movies
Tucker McGee Tucker & Dale vs. Evil

Played By: Alan Tudyk

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Edgar Frog is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Characters From Your Favorite Horror Movies
The Lost Boys, Lost Boys: The Thirst, Lost Boys: The Tribe

Played By: Corey Feldman

Edgar Frog is a fictional character from the 1987 film The Lost Boys and its 2008 sequel, The Lost Boys:The Thirst.
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Dale Dobson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Characters From Your Favorite Horror Movies
Dale Dobson Tucker & Dale vs. Evil

Played By: Tyler Labine

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Viago is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Characters From Your Favorite Horror Movies
Viago What We Do in the Shadows

Played By: Taika Waititi

Viago is a fictional character from the 2014 film What We Do in the Shadows.
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Rod Williams is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Characters From Your Favorite Horror Movies
Rod Williams Get Out
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Stripe is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Characters From Your Favorite Horror Movies
Gremlins, Gremlins 2: The New Batch

Played By: Frank Welker

Stripe is a fictional character from the 1984 horror comedy film Gremlins.
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Dwight 'Dewey' Riley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Characters From Your Favorite Horror Movies
Dwight 'Dewey' Riley Scream 3, Scream 4, Scream

Played By: David Arquette

Dwight "Dewey" Riley is the deputy sheriff in Woodsboro, the brother of Tatum Riley and friend of Sidney Prescott. After a series of murders occur he helps lead the investigation while ...more
14
Shorty Meeks is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Characters From Your Favorite Horror Movies
Scary Movie, Scary Movie 2

Played By: Marlon Wayans

Shorty Meeks is a fictional character from Scary Movie series.
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Valentine McKee is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Characters From Your Favorite Horror Movies
Tremors

Played By: Kevin Bacon

Valentine McKee is a fictional character from the 1990 film Tremors.
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Vladislav is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Characters From Your Favorite Horror Movies
Vladislav What We Do in the Shadows

Played By: Jemaine Clement

Vladislav is a fictional character from the 2014 film What We Do in the Shadows.
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Patrick Bateman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Characters From Your Favorite Horror Movies
crystalplumage707 added American Psycho 2, American Psycho

Played By: Christian Bale

Patrick Bateman is a fictional character, the antihero and narrator of the novel American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis, and its film adaptation. He is a high-achieving Wall Street investment ...more

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The Leprechaun is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Characters From Your Favorite Horror Movies
Leprechaun 4: In Space, Leprechaun, Leprechaun 2

Played By: Warwick Davis

The Leprechaun is a fictional character from the Leprechaun film series.

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Randy Meeks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Characters From Your Favorite Horror Movies
Scream 3, Scream 2, Scream

Played By: Jamie Kennedy

Randy Meeks is a fictional character in the 1997 horror film Scream 2.
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Charley Brewster is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Characters From Your Favorite Horror Movies
Charley Brewster Fright Night 2: New Blood, Fright Night, Fright Night

Played By: William Ragsdale

Charley Brewster is a fictional character in the 2011 horror film Fright Night.
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Curt Vaughan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Characters From Your Favorite Horror Movies
Curt Vaughan The Cabin in the Woods

Played By: Chris Hemsworth

Curt Vaughan is a fictional character from the 2011 horror film The Cabin in the Woods.
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Gabe Wilson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Characters From Your Favorite Horror Movies
Us
Gabe Wilson is a fictional character from the 2019 movie Us.
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Joshua Waits is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Characters From Your Favorite Horror Movies
Joshua Waits Troll 2

Played By: Michael Stephenson

Independent for his age, Joshua is willing to question authority and act out, much to the disapproval of his father. The smallest of the Waits clan was hit the hardest by his grandfather’s ...more
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Ed Thompson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Characters From Your Favorite Horror Movies
Fright Night, Fright Night

Played By: Christopher Mintz-Plasse

Evil Ed is a fictional character from the 1985 film Fright Night.
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Arnold is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Characters From Your Favorite Horror Movies
Arnold Troll 2