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The Funniest Characters From Your Favorite Horror Movies

Updated July 21, 2020 3.1k votes 326 voters 3.6k views28 items

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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
    200
    33

    Shaun

    Shaun of the Dead

    Played ByFinesse Mitchell

    Shaun is a fictional character from the 2008 film Mad Money.
  • 2
    Ed
    180
    30

    Ed

    Shaun of the Dead

    Played ByNick Frost

    Ed is a fictional character from the 2004 film Shaun of the Dead.
  • 3
    Beetlejuice
    182
    43

    Beetlejuice

    Beetlejuice

    Played ByMichael Keaton

    Beetlejuice is a fictional character from the 1988 film Beetlejuice.

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  • 4
    Tallahassee
    165
    35

    Tallahassee

    Zombieland, Zombieland: Double Tap

    Played ByWoody Harrelson

    Tallahassee is a fictional character in the 2009 comedy horror film Zombieland.
  • 5
    Ash Williams
    164
    35

    Ash Williams

    The Evil Dead, Army of Darkness

    Played ByBruce Campbell

    Ashley James "Ash" Williams is a fictional character and the protagonist/Exorcist of The Evil... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    Peter Venkman
    150
    35

    Peter Venkman

    The Real Ghostbusters, Extreme Ghostbusters

    Played ByDave Coulier, Bill Murray

    Peter Venkman, Ph.D. is a fictional character from the Ghostbusters franchise. He appears in... more on Wikipedia

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  • 7
    Tucker McGee
    70
    9

    Tucker McGee

    Tucker & Dale vs. Evil

    Played ByAlan Tudyk

  • 8
    Edgar and Alan Frog
    97
    31

    Edgar and Alan Frog

    The Lost Boys, Lost Boys: The Thirst

    Played ByCorey Feldman

    Edgar Frog is a fictional character from the 1987 film The Lost Boys and its 2008 sequel, The...
  • 9
    Dale Dobson
    64
    9

    Dale Dobson

    Tucker & Dale vs. Evil

    Played ByTyler Labine

  • 10
    Dwight 'Dewey' Riley
    105
    48

    Dwight 'Dewey' Riley

    Scream 3, Scream 4

    Played ByDavid Arquette

    Dwight "Dewey" Riley is the deputy sheriff in Woodsboro, the brother of Tatum Riley and friend...
  • 11
    Shorty Meeks
    112
    59

    Shorty Meeks

    Scary Movie, Scary Movie 2

    Played ByMarlon Wayans

    Shorty Meeks is a fictional character from Scary Movie series.
  • 12
    Rod Williams
    86
    40

    Rod Williams

    Get Out
  • 13
    Viago
    77
    36

    Viago

    What We Do in the Shadows

    Played ByTaika Waititi

    Viago is a fictional character from the 2014 film What We Do in the Shadows.
  • 14
    Stripe
    79
    40

    Stripe

    Gremlins, Gremlins 2: The New Batch

    Played ByFrank Welker

    Stripe is a fictional character from the 1984 horror comedy film Gremlins.
  • 15
    Valentine McKee
    45
    11

    Played ByKevin Bacon

    Valentine McKee is a fictional character from the 1990 film Tremors.
  • 16
    Vladislav
    65
    42

    Vladislav

    What We Do in the Shadows

    Played ByJemaine Clement

    Vladislav is a fictional character from the 2014 film What We Do in the Shadows.
  • 17
    Patrick Bateman
    47
    32

    Patrick Bateman

    American Psycho 2, American Psycho

    Played ByChristian Bale

    Patrick Bateman is a fictional character, the antihero and narrator of the novel American... more on Wikipedia

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  • 18
    Randy Meeks
    34
    24

    Randy Meeks

    Scream 3, Scream 2

    Played ByJamie Kennedy

    Randy Meeks is a fictional character in the 1997 horror film Scream 2.
  • 19
    The Leprechaun
    64
    66

    The Leprechaun

    Leprechaun 4: In Space, Leprechaun

    Played ByWarwick Davis

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

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  • 20
    Curt Vaughan
    53
    54

    Curt Vaughan

    The Cabin in the Woods

    Played ByChris Hemsworth

    Curt Vaughan is a fictional character from the 2011 horror film The Cabin in the Woods.
  • 21
     Gabe Wilson
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  • 22
    Chewie
    7
    4

    Chewie

    Friday the 13th (2009)

    Played ByAaron Yoo

  • 23
    Charley Brewster
    35
    44

    Charley Brewster

    Fright Night 2: New Blood, Fright Night

    Played ByWilliam Ragsdale

    Charley Brewster is a fictional character in the 2011 horror film Fright Night.
  • 24
    7
    10

    Amilyn

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    Played ByPaul Reubens

  • 25
    Ed Thompson
    20
    44

    Ed Thompson

    Fright Night, Fright Night

    Played ByChristopher Mintz-Plasse

    Evil Ed is a fictional character from the 1985 film Fright Night.