For us die hard horror freaks, regular comedies just don't seem to cut it. Personally, if a movie doesn't have any death, blood, or monsters it simply doesn't hold any interest, but it is always a nice change of pace to watch a movie that makes me laugh. Luckily, there is a whole sub genre of films to fill this need. Here are a few of our favorites:
10. Black Sheep
Genetically engineered sheep who eat human flesh - those words alone make it a must see. With a mix of humor and gore you will be entertained throughout. The special effects are top notch and the characters funny and endearing, New Zealand movies have become much more polished thanks to Peter Jackson.
9. Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead
No comedy/horror list would be complete without at least one Troma film. This movie will offend you to no end and have you rolling on the floor laughing at the same time. If you know anything about Troma and enjoy their films then you will love his movie.
8.Love At First Bite
Where to start - this film is a fun ride full of nostalgia and stereotypes and laughs. It's hard to argue with George Hamilton as a modern day Dracula and Richard Benjamin Van Helsing, so see it if you haven't already.
7. The Burbs
Tom Hanks and Bruce Dern team up for an hilarious ride into suburban hell. An original movie that will suck you in and leave you laughing and being apprehensive at the same time. A very underrated film by Joe Dante.
6. Evil Dead Series
Sam Raimi basically invented the modern comedy/horror template that most movies of the genre use today. Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2, and Army of Darkness have developed a cult following for good reason. Any true comedy/horror fan will have these in their collection.
5. Abbott and Costello Meet ...
The duo of Abbott & Costello met most all of the horror icons of the their time with all the laughs you could ask for. You will be hard pressed to find more laughs and fun out of a movie than one of their classic comedy/horrors.
4. Shaun of the Dead
Some sites, if not most, may rate this movie 1 or 2, and for good reason. It contains enough laughs to keep you laughing for the entire film. Shaun spoofs almost every zombie film stereotype there is with great aplomb.
3. Special Dead
OK - the humor may be low brow and childish at times but will leave you rolling on the floor none the less. It contains all the tongue in cheek humor and gore you could want from a comedy/horror movie. A must see !
2. Return of the Living Dead
A cult classic from Dan O'Bannon that has all the wit and satire anyone could want from a film of this genre. It pays homage to the classics while being original, which is rare for a movie of any type. Most all zombie movies after it owe a debt of gratitude to this great movie.
With an all-star cast and some of the most memorable one-liners in movie history there isn't much left to say. A movie that the whole family can and get scares AND laughs from.