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The Best Comedy Horror Movies, Ranked  

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List Rules Vote for your personal favorite films, regardless of how popular or successful they were at the box office.

Funny horror movies! This is a list list of some of the best comedy horror movies ever made, or horror comedies. Either way is fine! Many of these films are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. This comedy horror movie list includes hilarious and gory films in the funny horror genre, meaning that each and every one of these is a movie with at least a little laughter and violence in it. Makes sense, right? Great!

Are you one of those people that doesn't like Evil Dead or The Cabin in the Woods? You know, one of those people. Then vote those things down to have your voice heard.

The films on this list range from the most famous comedy horror movies of all time to some lesser known ones that you should maybe watch—unless, of course, you're a total phony and are only pretending to like the best horror comedies. 

 

Plenty of well-known directors have been associated with Comedy horror films, including Peter Jackson and Roman Polanski.

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Shaun of the Dead is a 2004 British horror comedy film directed by Edgar Wright and written by Wright and Simon Pegg, and starring Pegg and Nick Frost. Pegg plays Shaun, a man attempting to get ...more

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Army of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comedy Horror Movies, Ranked
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Army of Darkness is a 1992 American dark fantasy action comedy film directed by Sam Raimi. It is the third installment of The Evil Dead franchise. The film was written by Sam Raimi and his ...more

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Evil Dead II is a 1987 American horror comedy film directed by Sam Raimi and a parody sequel to the 1981 film The Evil Dead. The film was written by Raimi and Scott Spiegel, produced by Robert ...more

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Zombieland is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comedy Horror Movies, Ranked
Emma Stone, Amber Heard, Bill Murray
Zombieland is a 2009 American zombie comedy film directed by Ruben Fleischer from a screenplay written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. The film stars Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma ...more

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Beetlejuice is a 1988 American fantasy-comedy-horror film directed by Tim Burton. The spirits of a deceased couple (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis) are harassed by an unbearable family that has ...more

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Ghostbusters is a 1984 American sci-fi-fantasy comedy film, directed and produced by Ivan Reitman and written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. The film stars Bill Murray, Aykroyd, and Ramis as ...more

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Katrina Bowden, Alan Tudyk, Chelan Simmons
"“The hillbillies from the store captured Alison!” Tucker and Dale, two hillbillies heading to their “fixer-upper” cabin for some relaxin’, discover they ain’t alone in them woods. They ...more

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Young Frankenstein is a 1974 American comedy film directed by Mel Brooks and starring Gene Wilder as the title character, a descendant of the infamous Dr. Victor Frankenstein. The supporting ...more

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An American Werewolf in London is a 1981 horror comedy film written and directed by John Landis, and starring David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, and Griffin Dunne. The film starts with two young ...more

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Scream is a 1996 American slasher film written by Kevin Williamson and directed by Wes Craven. The film stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Drew Barrymore, and David Arquette. Released on ...more

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Kevin Bacon, Reba McEntire, Fred Ward
Tremors is a 1990 American western monster film directed by Ron Underwood, written by Brent Maddock, S. S. Wilson and Underwood, and starring Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Finn Carter, Michael Gross, ...more

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Gremlins is a 1984 American horror comedy film directed by Joe Dante, released by Warner Bros. The film is about a young man who receives a strange creature called a mogwai as a pet, which then ...more

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Mars Attacks! is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comedy Horror Movies, Ranked
Natalie Portman, Jack Nicholson, Sarah Jessica Parker
Mars Attacks! is a 1996 American comic science fiction film directed by Tim Burton and written by Jonathan Gems. Based on the cult trading card series of the same name, the film features an ...more

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Death Becomes Her is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comedy Horror Movies, Ranked
Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, Goldie Hawn
This film is a 1992 American black comedy-fantasy film directed by Robert Zemeckis and scripted by David Koepp and Martin Donovan. Starring Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, Goldie Hawn and Isabella ...more

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This film is a 1992 New Zealand Zombie comedy gore film directed by Peter Jackson. Written by Jackson with his partner Fran Walsh and Stephen Sinclair, the film was a commercial failure at the ...more

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Scary Movie is a 2000 horror comedy spoof film directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans. It is an American dark comedy that heavily parodies the horror, slasher, and mystery genres. Several mid- and ...more

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This film is a 1985 American black comedy/zombie horror film written and directed by Dan O'Bannon and starring Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa and Linnea Quigley. The film tells the story of ...more

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Ghostbusters II is a 1989 American science fiction fantasy comedy film produced and directed by Ivan Reitman. It is the sequel to the 1984 film Ghostbusters and follows the further adventures of ...more

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Re-Animator is a 1985 American science fiction horror comedy film loosely based on the H. P. Lovecraft episodic novella "Herbert West–Reanimator." Directed by Stuart Gordon, it was the ...more

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comedy Horror Movies, Ranked
Ben Affleck, Hilary Swank, Donald Sutherland
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a 1992 American action/comedy horror film about a Valley girl cheerleader named Buffy who learns that it is her fate to hunt vampires. The film starred Kristy ...more

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This Is the End is a 2013 American disaster comedy film directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, and an adaptation of their 2007 short film Jay and Seth versus the Apocalypse. After a series of ...more

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Tales from the Crypt pre... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comedy Horror Movies, Ranked
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Demon Knight is a 1995 horror film directed by Ernest Dickerson, starring Billy Zane, William Sadler, and Jada Pinkett Smith. Brenda Bakke, CCH Pounder, Dick Miller, and Thomas Haden Church ...more

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Piercing is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comedy Horror Movies, Ranked
Christopher Abbott, Mia Wasikowska, Laia Costa
Piercing is a 2018 American horror comedy film directed by Nicolas Pesce, based on the novel by Ryū Murakami. A man (Christopher Abbott) kisses his wife and baby goodbye and seemingly heads away ...more

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The Lost Boys is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comedy Horror Movies, Ranked
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