Graveyard Shift The Funniest Horror Movie Characters  

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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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88 13
Shaun is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Horror Movie Characters
Shaun of the Dead
2
80 12
Ed is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Horror Movie Characters
Shaun of the Dead
3
74 18
Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Horror Movie Characters
Beetlejuice
4
65 13
Peter Venkman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Horror Movie Characters
The Real Ghostbusters, Extreme Ghostbusters, Slimer! And the Real Ghostbusters
5
68 20
Ash Williams is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Horror Movie Characters
The Evil Dead, Army of Darkness, Evil Dead II
6
64 20
Tallahassee is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Horror Movie Characters
Zombieland
7
33 19
Edgar Frog is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Horror Movie Characters
The Lost Boys, Lost Boys: The Thirst, Lost Boys: The Tribe
8
32 21
Rod Williams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Horror Movie Characters
Rod Williams Get Out
9
25 16
Viago is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Horror Movie Characters
Viago What We Do in the Shadows
10
29 21
Stripe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Horror Movie Characters
Gremlins, Gremlins 2: The New Batch
11
36 30
Shorty Meeks is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Horror Movie Characters
Scary Movie, Scary Movie 2
12
35 29
The Leprechaun is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Horror Movie Characters
Leprechaun 4: In Space, Leprechaun, Leprechaun 2
13
32 26
Dwight 'Dewey' Riley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Horror Movie Characters
Dwight 'Dewey' Riley Scream 3, Scream 4, Scream
14
24 21
Bubba Ho-Tep is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Horror Movie Characters
Bubba Ho-Tep Bubba Ho-Tep
15
5 1
Jack is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Horror Movie Characters
crystalplumage707 added Jack An American Werewolf in London
16
5 3
Jack Torrance is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Horror Movie Characters
crystalplumage707 added Terror in the Aisles, The Shining
17
18 19
David Kessler is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Horror Movie Characters
An American Werewolf in London
18
7 6
Pennywise the Dancing Clown is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Horror Movie Characters
crystalplumage707 added It, It
19
4 3
Abraham Van Helsing is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Horror Movie Characters
crystalplumage707 added Abraham Van Helsing Bram Stoker's Dracula
20
3 2
Dr. Carl Hill is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Horror Movie Characters
crystalplumage707 added Dr. Carl Hill Re-Animator
21
6 6
Patrick Bateman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Horror Movie Characters
crystalplumage707 added American Psycho 2, American Psycho
22
18 21
Vladislav is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Horror Movie Characters
Vladislav What We Do in the Shadows
23
12 17
Gabe Wilson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Horror Movie Characters
24
20 28
Curt Vaughan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Horror Movie Characters
Curt Vaughan The Cabin in the Woods
25
12 23
Charley Brewster is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Horror Movie Characters
Charley Brewster Fright Night 2: New Blood, Fright Night, Fright Night