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!
- 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 character to ...more
- Shaun is a fictional character from the 2008 film Mad Money.
- Ed is a fictional character from the 2004 film Shaun of the Dead.
- 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 Ghostbusters. In ...more
- Tallahassee is a fictional character in the 2009 comedy horror film Zombieland.
- Beetlejuice is a fictional character from the 1988 film Beetlejuice.
- Valentine McKee is a fictional character from the 1990 film Tremors.
- Edgar Frog is a fictional character from the 1987 film The Lost Boys and its 2008 sequel, The Lost Boys:The Thirst.
- 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 pursuing a ...more
- Viago is a fictional character from the 2014 film What We Do in the Shadows.
- Stripe is a fictional character from the 1984 horror comedy film Gremlins.
- Shorty Meeks is a fictional character from Scary Movie series.
- Randy Meeks is a fictional character in the 1997 horror film Scream 2.
- Vladislav is a fictional character from the 2014 film What We Do in the Shadows.
- 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 banker ...more
- Curt Vaughan is a fictional character from the 2011 horror film The Cabin in the Woods.
- The Leprechaun is a fictional character from the Leprechaun film series.
- Gabe Wilson is a fictional character from the 2019 movie Us.
- Charley Brewster is a fictional character in the 2011 horror film Fright Night.
- Jack MacReady is a fictional character from the 2006 film Slither.