Top 100 Horror-Comedy

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An attempt to catalog all of this genre. Most I have seen of this cross-genre so far are listed here.

I will admit that I have a strong bias towards these films. I am attempting to view all movies that can be loosely categorized as such.

My selections run the gamut of what can be termed 'horror/comedy' in that some are more heavily horror with a decent amount (at least 20% or so) of humor, some overly campy horror, some extremely 'black' comedies (not Black comedies - those are usually HORRORible!), and others are full-on comedies which are merely horror-themed. Just be sure to read my reviews for each so you will know where these fit into this broad subcategory.

These are the best from those I have seen.

This IS a work in progress (I have a list of about another 150 or so I need to yet see) - I will eventually have the ultimate list of the top 100 horror-comedies listed here - keep checking back! I should be adding one or two a week dependent on how many I deem sufficiently good.

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Army of Darkness 1993,  R)
Evil Dead 2 1987,  R)
Freaks 1932,  Unrated)
An AMAZING film which needs to be viewed by all! On
many levels this is amazing! Now I get two South Park
references (Gooble-Gobble!, One of Us!). Real freaks
cast in this decent story of love and deception with
he members of a traveling circus. Here, watch it!
King of the Zombies 1941,  Unrated)
King of the Zombies
Holy crap this was awesome! An early horror comedy, maybe the first zombie-comedy (well, Ghost Breakers had one zombie in it, so I guess its a close call). Hilarious throughout - the character Jefferson Jackson was downright amazing in nearly every way. Timing was impeccable and the subject matter was right on. I would love to see this remade (and I already started casting - so far I have John Turatatino as Dr. Sangre and Renee Zellwegger as Barbara Winslow, but who could fill Mantan "Shit, if this is gonna be that kind of party, I'm gonna stick my dick in the mashed potatoes" Mooreland's shoes?), but anyone who has seen this knows it could never be remade without some major changes. Definitely a period piece (the subtle anti-German propaganda really isn't so subtle), but it still retains everything it was trying to do all these years later. Two military men crash land their plane on an island in the Caribbean. An Austrian doctor lives on a plantation where he has many servants. Later it is shown they are actually zombies as he works closely with an island priestess to control them. Definitely a buyer!
The Happiness of the Katakuris 2001,  R)
The Happiness of the Katakuris
The best horror-comedy-musical you will ever see! One of my favs for awhile now, had to re-watch for shits and grins. Watch to believe as horror besets this family in an idyllic countryside. Will have to look up more of Takashi Miike's works. Apparently this movie was based on a Korean one
Gui da gui (Close Encounters of the Spooky Kind)(Ghost Against Ghost) 1990,  R)
Mr. Vampire 1985,  PG-13)
Tremors 1990,  R)
Street Trash 1986,  Unrated)
Blood Sucking Freaks (Bloodsucking Freaks) 1978,  R)
Dead Alive (Braindead) 1993,  R)
Bad Taste 1989,  R)
Bad Taste
You know it. Peter Jackson's first. Outer-space aliens have invaded New Zealand for the express purpose of dining on human flesh. A crack government/military team (haha) is sent to investigate. They are soon in battle with the aliens in this hilarious gross-out scifi improvised delight. Don't expect LOTR, hell don't even expect Dead Alive - but this is still an absolutely wonderful film!
The Frighteners 1996,  R)
The Frighteners
I have no idea why it has taken me so long to to see this one, its like the total epitome of what I love! A hilarious horror-themed film directed by Peter Jackson who is responsible for two of my other all-time favs, Dead Alive and King Kong. This was laugh-out-loud funny with a rather sick story and a nice twist. A real life psychic uses his abilities to hustle clients but happens upon a terror killing from beyond the grave. Man I'm dumb for having put off watching this for so long.
Dellamorte Dellamore (Cemetery Man) (Demons '95) (Of Death, of Love) 1996,  R)
Silent Night, Deadly Night 1984,  R)
Silent Night, Deadly Night
A slasher about the effects of trauma and abuse inflicted upon a child. Witnessing his parents Christmas-time murder, the brothers are sent to an abusive orphanage. His angst comes alive one Christmas as he goes out punishing the "naughty" (who are surprisingly nude, much of the time).
Cannibal! The Musical (Alferd Packer: The Musical) 1996,  R)
Shaun of the Dead 2004,  R)
Shaun of the Dead
Anyone who would be interested in this I am sure has already seen it. A great humor-filled zombie film with many references to film (especially Romero's zombie trilogy), TV (now that I have seen Spaced many more of the jokes are clear), and even video games. To really enjoy this you need to have an interest in zombie films and appreciation for British humor.
Ren xia ren (The Dead and the Deadly) 1983,  Unrated)
The Return of the Living Dead 1985,  R)
Re-Animator 1985,  R)
Tremors 3 - Back to Perfection 2001,  PG)
Trick 'r Treat 2007,  R)
Trick 'r Treat
This is one of my favourite 2000s horror films. Ive been wanting to watch this for a few years now, but just got around to it recently. A few different stories overlap in this story about various people around a small town during their large Halloween celebration. Murders galore take place throughout the evening which keep you guessing as to who the culprit is. Many horror film traditions (punishment for a terrible act done decades earlier, a supernatural twist, etc) are sprinkled through this horrifying, yet comedic (read: campy) anthology (in a "22 Short Films About Springfield" sorta way). Very well written, this will become a classic.
The Cat and the Canary 1927,  Unrated)
The Cat and the Canary
An early horror-comedy that takes place in old mansion. Several people gather 20 years after a benefactor's death to hear the reading of the will to learn who will inherit the great fortune. People start dying; hilarity ensues.
The Ghost Breakers 1940,  Unrated)
The Ghost Breakers
A crime/suspense/comedy/romance/horror film starring Bob Hope. Hope's character thinks he kills someone, so he flees from the scene and ends up on a boat heading for Cuba along with his manservant. This manservant isn't as funny as the one in King of the Zombies, but as a whole the movie was really funny and had some parts that were sure to scare when it was released. Organized crime, a ghost, a zombie, a castle, slimy Caribbean characters, voodoo, and a pretty innocent lady inheritoress all play parts in this hilarious film. Probably the best Bob Hope film I have seen (no singing and dancing).
The Blob 1958,  PG)
The Blob
A sci-fi/horror with a lot of comedic elements. A teen couple are out late and see an asteroid hit the earth. When they investigate they find a strange acorn-like object and a local old man who has a small, strange substance on his hand. Later, when they visit the man at the doctor's office they see the same, now larger, substance consume the doctor so they attempt to warn the police. No one believes them, so they wake the whole town once they locate the substance which has now grown enormous. Very well-done, a buyer.
The Little Shop of Horrors 1960,  R)
The Little Shop of Horrors
Not to be confused with the terrible 80s musical by the same name. Jewish stereotypes abound in this comedy horror about a run-down flower shop. They have a special cross-bred plant that attracts a lot of customers. But the plant craves blood. So much better and with 1/100th budget of the later one everyone knows.
Night of the Living Dead 1968,  R)
Night of the Living Dead
Included on my horror-comedy list for the hilarious Michael J Nelson commentary version
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! 1978,  PG)
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!
Great humor (often in the Zucker brothers style; maybe the writers viewed The Kentucky Fried Movie). The name really gives you plot and the rest of the movie is filled with sight gags and other zaniness.
My Name Is Bruce 2007,  R)
My Name Is Bruce
Been waiting for this for quite some time , and it ended up being everything I expected it to be. Bruce Campbell is kidnapped and brought to a small town to battle a Chinaman-demon gone mad. If you know Mr Campbell's body of work, you will understand this. If not, its your loss.
Scary Movie 2000,  R)
Monsturd 2003,  R)
Pretty funny - good camp. Nothing highbrow here at
all, but it never tries to pretend its something its
not, so its a winner for me.
Head of the Family 1996,  R)
Head of the Family
A small-town con-man happens upon the terrible secret of the local family of wealthy deformed eccentrics. He attempts to blackmail the family only to discover the one family member who doesnt leave the home is a highly-intelligent gigantic head for whom his job of choice is medical torture. Very funny and stars Alexandra Quinn.
The Boogie Man Will Get You 1942,  Unrated)
The Boogie Man Will Get You
A rather funny horror film about a mad scientist and his loyal servants. In need of money, he sells his dilapidated home to a young lady on the condition that he can continue his experiments in the basement and the servants will remain to help around the place. Soon the new owner discovers a body and calls the sheriff. The sheriff has been wanting to rid the town of the scientist for quite some time jumps at the opportunity to arrest him, but after discussing the situation with the scientist the sheriff decides to invest in his experiments. The only problem is they need volunteers, and the last five have died. A really good screwball comedy with horror elements and Boris Karloff in a starring role.
Topper Returns 1941,  Unrated)
Topper Returns
Yet another horror-comedy-mystery that takes place in an old dark house with hidden passageways. A young woman returns from the Orient to see her father for the first time. She had been in boarding schools her whole life and brings a friend along for the visit. The first night they are there, the friend is killed in her room. The friend turns into a ghost and wants to know who killed her so she enlists the help of the person that gave them a ride to the hose earlier in the day, Cosmo Topper. When Topper is caught snooping around the hose, suspicion is cast upon him as the murderer. Lots of fun twists and turns and good dialogue.
Vampire Effect (Chin gei bin) (The Twins Effect) 2003,  R)
Vampire Effect (Chin gei bin) (The Twins Effect)
A surprisingly good Hong Kong vampire movie, despite the lack of hopping vampires! One bad vampire wants to kill all the vampire princes, but one of the princes wants to date a human and some other ridiculousness takes place. But, somehow, it works! It does help that Jackie Chan has a small role in this modern action-filled vampire tale.
Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff 2003,  Unrated)
Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff
Yet another horror-comedy-mystery, this time in a hotel. Bud Abbott's character, who plays a bellhop, is accused of murder. Sings keep pointing to him as the killer and he is fired from his job, but the investigators want to keep him in the hotel until it is solved, so they pay for him to stay as a guest as more body's keep piling up. Lou Costello's character keeps trying to convince the investigators that the bellhop couldn't have possible committed the murders because he is too stupid. Pretty funny, not necessarily better than any of their other works, but worth a watch.
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein 1948,  PG)
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
I'm not sure why this wasn't titled Abbott and Costello Meet Dracula because they have a lot more interaction with Dracula than they do with with Frankenstein('s monster). If you are familiar with this comedy duo, then you already know the type of humor and some of the routines that are found in this old horror-comedy. Really nice to see Bela Lugosi and Lon Chaney Jr reprising their most well-known roles in this spoof.
Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy 1955,  Unrated)
Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy
While it seemed as though their movies were diminishing in quality in their later years as a duo, this one has a lot of the freshness found in their earlier works. Once again paired with a classic Universal monster, the two are to be found in Egypt. They find a valuable ancient medallion and attempt to sell it to get plane tickets back home. Its much more valuable than they first realize and soon are pursued by different groups who want to retain it including a cult leader who revives the mummy. No rehashed routines that I noticed and this, despite being one of their last, could be a good place to start if you have yet to see any of theirs.
Jigoku kôshien (Battlefield Baseball) 2003,  Unrated)
Jigoku kôshien (Battlefield Baseball)
A zany comedy-horror-musical about a demonic high school baseball team that is legally allowed to kill on the field. The principal of a rival school decides to forfeit the season rather than facing these maniacs, but changes his mind when he spies an amazingly talented transfer student. Totally my kind of humor ? if you like Cannibal: The Musical or Happiness of the Katakuris, you will enjoy this film (which actually has very little baseball in it!).
Dead and Breakfast 2005,  R)
Dead and Breakfast
A newer zombie comedy that succeeds in its intent. Not as good as Shaun of the Dead, but on par with Fido. Brief appearances by David Carradine, Diedrich Bader, and Potia de Rossi also enhance this film for me. The 20-somethings-trapped-in-a-weird-small-own-without-working-cell-phones scenario is old hat, but that just adds to the cheesiness. The characters actually reacted as I would imagine people would. References to Evil Dead, Psycho, Dead Alive, Thriller (yes the MJ dance number!) and others can been seen throughout.
Young Frankenstein 1974,  PG)
An American Werewolf in London 1981,  R)
C.H.U.D. II - Bud the Chud 1989,  R)
C.H.U.D. II - Bud the Chud
A totally different style and mood from the first in the series. This takes place as the C.H.U.D. program is being shut down. A C.H.U.D. escapes and is found by a pair of high school A&P students. It gets reanimated and hilarity ensues. The military is searching for their missing property while the students hope to cash in on their discovery and a zombie outbreak begins. Damn good stuff, really captures what the 80s-early 90s comedy-horror films had going for them. I put this on par with Frankenhooker, Return of the Living Dead, or Night of the Creeps. Some GREAT dialogue here including a very cool anti-broccoli joke. Robert Vaughn and Bianca Jagger star in this. Cool stuff!
Frankenhooker 1990,  R)
House II: The Second Story 1987,  PG-13)
House II: The Second Story
THIS IS GREAT! An alcoholic zombie, a pterodactyl,
and a cowboy. Continuing from the previous film a
Cheers star has a part in this film - John
Ratzenberger's best role by far!
Demons 2 - The Nightmare Returns 1987,  R)
Elvira, Mistress of the Dark 1988,  PG-13)
Elvira, Mistress of the Dark
I didnt know much about Elvira before this, but now I wonder why she isnt more popular. Really funny stuff. This movie is very dated and not really even an allegorical attack on the likes of the PMRC or the Moral Majority. She's hot and quick with clever improvisation (she was a Groundling).
Killer Klowns from Outer Space 1988,  PG-13)
Tremors 2: Aftershocks 1996,  PG-13)
Arsenic and Old Lace 1944,  Unrated)
Scary Movie 3 2003,  PG-13)
Scary Movie 2 2001,  R)
Black Sheep 2006,  R)
Fido 2007,  R)
Bubba Ho-Tep 2003,  R)
Club Dread 2004,  R)
House (Ding Dong, You're Dead) 1986,  R)
Slither 2006,  R)
Dracula - Dead and Loving It 1995,  PG-13)
Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man 1951,  Unrated)
Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man
With so many lost opportunities for humor, this was a real disappointment for me. Hell, the original Invisible Man had some more clever gags than were used here. The best was saved for last with Bud in the boxing ring and the invisible guy helping him win the bout. The script really seemed rushed.
The Old Dark House 1932,  Unrated)
The Old Dark House
Another of the "scary old house" type. Maybe my favorite of all I have seen, much better than The Bat Whispers and somewhat better than Cat and the Canary (if only because Dark Old House is a "talkie" - I would like to see the 1939 re-make of Cat... for a more balanced comparison between the story-lines). The humor in this one was much more well-polished than others I have seen and remained in a good balance between the creepiness of this story of travellers who seek shelter in this mansion to avoid the weather hazards. The characters are well-crafted and acted in this rather short film (which was the style at the time).
Blondie Has Servant Trouble 1940,  Unrated)
Blondie Has Servant Trouble
Another horror-comedy-mystery in an old spooky house. This is the same Blondie you know from the Sunday comics, except she wasn't as nice and shapely as the drawings (which, admittedly, is the main reason I read the comics when I was 6, 7, 8 years old!). Blondie wants to have servants like the neighbors do, but cannot afford them because Dagwood cannot get a raise. His boss says Dagwood can act as caretaker of an estate house which does have servants which get Blondie excited. When the Bumsteads arrive at the home, spooky things start to happen and they suspect they are being chased off. Goofy, light-hearted, but not without a fright or three. Spoiler - he actually gets a raise at the end!
Hold That Ghost (Oh, Charlie) 1941,  Unrated)
Hold That Ghost (Oh, Charlie)
The earliest Abbott and Costello horror-themed film. The pair are gas station attendants when they witness a high-ranking crime boss gunned down. Upon disclosure of the dead criminals will, he has bequeathed his worth to whomever was with him at his deathtime (that being the comedic duo). Others are attempting to get this wealth from the two slyly, and use spook tactics by creating the appearance of a newly inherited haunted hotel. Sometimes the jokes fell flat or were too obvious, so it wasn't on par with some of the later more enjoyable efforts. It did have some god routines that I hadn't seen repeated, so it is worth a watch if you enjoy them.
Spider Baby, or The Maddest Story Ever Told (Attack of the Liver Eaters) 1968,  Unrated)
Zombies on Broadway 1944,  Unrated)
Zombies on Broadway
A former gangster opens a legit night club which is Caribbean-themed. The promoters get the idea to sell the idea that there will be a real zombie featured at the club. When a powerful reporter learns of this he wants to scoop, but promises that if its a fake zombie he'll ruin the club. The owner threatens to kill the promoters unless they can find a real zombies, so they head down to the islands to buy one. They find a scientist (played by Bela Lugosi) who specializes in zombie research. A lot of good comedy which would have been improved if Abbot & Costello replaced this duo. I probably could have given this another full point if it included the comic-timing of A&C. Watch this in tandem with Ghost Breakers and King of the Zombies.
Return to Horror High 1987,  R)
Return to Horror High
A decent horror comedy. An over-the-top slasher flick parody. Filming a slasher movie in an abandoned high-school where murders occurred, the crew starts to disappear. The set-up is obviously there for various parodies from a variety of genres. The back-and-forth between fiction and reality, past and present was well done also. Pretty funny, worth a watch. George Clooney was the fist to die.
Microwave Massacre 1983,  Unrated)
Microwave Massacre
A not terrible horror/comedy with a total of three
locations for the whole film! About as good as Big
Meat Eater. The best set of breasts I have ever seen!
Big Meat Eater 1982,  R)
Big Meat Eater
Musical, comedy, sci-fi, horror - none done too well.
Very off-the-wall and kinda amusing, but nothing to
seek out.
Vampires in Havana 1987,  Unrated)
Brain Damage 1995,  R)
Brain Damage
Splatstick, not as good as Evil Dead II or Dead Alive, but in the same realm as Dellamorte Dellamore or RE-Animator
Bride of the Monster 1955,  Unrated)
Bride of the Monster
we have Bela Lugosi playing a mad scientist in this Ed Wood production. He's trying to make super-strength slaves and he has an octopus. This one has more sense than the notorious Plan 9, but still with all the ineptness which I don't believe was deliberate. These traits of absolute horribleness actually help to boost this above many of this genre during this period.
Swamp Thing 1982,  PG)
Swamp Thing
A Wes Craven flick that I actually liked. You have to
watch this through the right eyes (if you like The Lost Skeleton
of Cadavra, Monsturd, or Cannibal! The Musical) then
you would really like this. Cannot believe its rated
PG, though. Violence, cursing, boobs, etc. And
Adrienne Barbeau's boobs at that! Now I understand
what Capt. Murphy was talking about...
Undead Or Alive: A Zombedy 2007,  R)
Undead Or Alive: A Zombedy
A decent entry in the zombie-comedy-Western
subsubgenre with Brian Posehn (Mr Show, "Metal By
Numbers")and Matt Besser (UCB). Cool idea, but not
done well enough (and too cheaply).
Piranha 1978,  R)
An investigator is searching for two missing persons in a mountain community and happens upon an abandoned military research facility. She drains the pond on the site and is immediately attacked by someone living on the facility who babbles about ?letting them out? after he is subdued. Later he informs them she let genetically-modified into the river and the fish start their rampage. Another of the popular animals attacking sub genre films from this era, this one has enough funny moments as well as terrifying moments to call itself a horror-comedy.
Fright Night 1985,  R)
Fright Night
I liked this a lot more than I thought I would - vampire story about a boy who thinks his neighbor is a vampire.
Warlock 1991,  R)
A fish-outta-water horror! Genuinely funny at times
(reminded me a bit of The Visitors) and good
scripting - a horror movie where the characters didnt
make me want to kill them.
Dolls 1987,  R)
I liked this one. Creepy and funny. Not without heart.
Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things 1972,  PG)
Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things
A pretty decent zombies-on-island flick. Very low
budget, but maintained my attention throughout. Much
much better than most zombie flicks - on par with
Zombie Holocaust and Hell of the Living Dead. A
surprising amount of humor for a horror film from
this era.
Hard Rock Zombies 1985,  R)
Hard Rock Zombies
A glam metal band is killed by a family in a small
town who turns out to be Hitler, Eva Braun (who looks
pretty hot despite being an old lady) and a variety
of freaks. The band is resurrected as zombies and
they turn Hitler and the rest into zombies and Hitler
parties with the band onstage and then everyone in
the town is a zombie except for two people and those
two gas the zombies. I must say Hitler picked a very
multicultural town to settle in and with whom he
seemed very comfortable.
A Bucket of Blood 1959,  Unrated)
Dracula's Daughter 1936,  Unrated)
Dracula's Daughter
The direct sequel to Dracula which starts immediately after the original with Dr Van Helsing being arrested for murder. Starts out very comical and changes its tone after about 15 minutes in, but it never loses its more light-hearted approach. A rather explicit lesbian theme persists with the daughter seeking psychological help for her desires. I actually like this one a bit more than the original.
Plan 9 from Outer Space 1959,  Unrated)
Saturday the 14th 1981,  PG)
Saturday the 14th
A Dracula wannabe (played by George Bluth) and his wife discover an old run-down house they have been searching for for ages. The house has a special book in it that cannot be removed from the premises. When they attempt to buy the adode, they learn it is no longer for sale. It was recently inherited by a young family who attempt to fix it up, but run across all sorts of strange things (such as monsters, which the house is full of). The family attribute the perceived oddities to a lack of curtains or owls. The Exterminator, Van Helsing, had the best lines. The final battle between he and George Bluth was amazing! definitely more a comedy than a horror, you should enjoy this if you enjoy spoofs like Dracula: Dead and Loving It, the Scary Movie series, Repossessed, etc.
Drag Me to Hell 2009,  PG-13)
Drag Me to Hell
My expectations werent especially high for this Sam Raimi film, as I havent much cared for anything he's done post Army of Darkness. But I was pleasantly surprised and entertained throughout the film. It was well-written (my biggest pet-peeve with horror films are people reacting unbelievably to strange/scary circumstances) and edited so the story kept moving forward even during the slower parts. A loan officer gets a Gypsy woman angry, so she gets cursed. The humor you may have loved is present here, though not in the amount I would liked to have seen. Really good up to and including the ending (though kinda obvious, so I deducted a ½ point from my initial scoring).
Dead Snow (Død snø) 2009,  Unrated)
Dead Snow (Død snø)
Now this one I have been anticipating for quite some time. I was contemplating making a Nazi-Zombie marathon (Shock Waves, Zombie Lake, Oasis of the Zombies, Night of the Zombies, Horrors of War, and The Outpost ? if anyone knows of any I am missing, please inform ? well Hard Rock Zombies could count), but decided to watch it on its own as I am always looking for a good horror-comedy. The comedy was minimal, but well-placed ? it didnt take you out of horror of it all, and it actually added a degree of reality. Dead or not, there were some seriously poorly trained soldiers ? letting a couple of Nancy-boys work them over like this. Now we just need Worst Case Scenario and Iron Sky to be released!
Tremors 4 - The Legend Begins 2004,  PG-13)
Beware! The Blob (Son of the Blob) 1972,  PG)
Beware! The Blob (Son of the Blob)
More of a comedy than a horror in this continuation from the original. A miner returns from the arctic with a small amount of the blob that he found while digging. He wife takes out of the fridge and it soon consumes the couple. Like before, it continues to get larger with ever animal and human it consumes. A few dirty hippies were eaten, but not nearly enough. Some parts could be very scary if filmed with horror in mind, but it was timed alike a comedy pretty much all the way through. Enough laughs to recommend this one.
Night of the Ghouls 1959,  Unrated)
Night of the Ghouls
There is a reason Ed Wood is so well-known, and there is more to it than just the notorious Michael Medved review. His movies may be horrible, but there is a charm to them that is not found in others of this era, style and quality. Cops are investigating an isolated house after the report of ghosts. An Aleister Crowley-like character lives in the house and spooky and funny things happen. Intentionally funny, these were meant to illicit laughter. (Incidentally, due to financial problems, this film was not completed until 1982, years after Wood's death.)
Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon 2006,  R)
Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
Ha! A pretty funny horror/mockumentary. A rabid self-promoting wannabe psycho-killer hires a documentary film crew to follow him around as he plans and deconstructs what it means to fill this role in society. Several of the more popular horror series are mocked as well as general horror (particularly slasher) conventions. Unique idea that was executed rather well. Sure the plot is a bit far-fetched and there are plot holes, but the genre they are lampooning suffers from this as a whole.
Evil Toons 1992,  R)
Evil Toons
Not sure the reason behind the pluralization as there was only one ?toon? and he wasnt present nearly enough, but this was made up for with a liberal dose of (actual) boobs (including Monique Gabrielle!) for no real reason. David Carradine also demonstrates the method of his demise. The Necronomicon is delivered to a mansion which is being house-sat by 4 hot (but VERY eighties-looking) college girls. They page through it and release a demon who can change its physical appearance and it causes all sorts of problems (ever see a cartoon rape a live-action chick?). Lots of great moments in this horror-comedy. Pair it with Nightmare Sisters.
Mad Monster Party 1967,  G)
Mad Monster Party
A stop-motion animation spoof of horror films done by the same people as did the [i]Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer[/i] TV special thats shown every year. A young nerdy (very Jewish?) America receives an invitation to his uncle's castle. His uncle is Dr Frankenstein (played by Karloff who most famously played the Frankenstein's monster) who has also invited a number of other classic Universal monsters to an affair to announce his retirement and name an heir. Some great humor that you be hard-pressed to find in a production aimed at children, specifically the tongue-in-cheek misogynist lines and actions. Also, the ending was great!
East Side Kids - Spooks Run Wild 1941,  Unrated)
East Side Kids - Spooks Run Wild
The first East Side Kids comedy, and the first with Bela Lugosi. Reportedly, this was made to capitalize on the success of the Abbott and Costello horror-comedy, Ghosts on the Loose (which would make a great double-bill). The gang gets sent to the country in order to spend time camping, but soon get themselves in trouble. While taking a short-cut through a cemetery, the groundskeeper shoots one of the gang. They seek help at the closest residence which happens to inhabited by someone they believe to be of the undead. They think he has turned their injured friend into one too. Of the three horror-comedies I have seen by these folks (this, Ghosts on the Run and Boys of the City), this was my 2nd favorite (if mostly for seeing Lugosi as a ?vampire? in near perfect form).
Ghosts on the Loose 1943,  Unrated)
Ghosts on the Loose
A comedy-horror feature starring the East Side Kids along with
Bela Lugosi. The gang attempts to clean up their friend's new house before he moves in on his wedding night, and they discover the identity of the neighbors who were trying to scare off the new owner. An example of horror-comedy from the heyday; not one of the stand-outs, but worth a watch. Copy I viewed was in serious need of remastering, but was probably the film I have seen with this group.
Bloodsucking Pharaohs in Pittsburgh 1991,  R)
Bloodsucking Pharaohs in Pittsburgh
A wacky whodunnit cop drama. Ultra gory with Naked Gun-type humor. Troma fans should watch this to see how to make a movie like this actually good.
Hide and Creep 2004,  R)
Hide and Creep
A very funny low-budget zombie comedy which was obviously made by people who were having fun and enjoy the genre. Taking place in rural Alabama, a UFO crash lands spreading a disease that turns people into zombies. There are a few divergent stories which all tie together and each one is great in its own way. If you dont mind a total B movie, and horror and comedy are a great mix for you, check this one out. One of the best post Shaun of the Dead zombedies (along with Black Sheep, Fido, and Dead and Breakfast).
The Gorilla 1939,  Unrated)
The Gorilla
Bela Lugosi stars as a creepy butler in this old dark house horror/comedy featuring a mad monkey and a Three Stooges wanna-be trio (the Ritz Brothers). The scares are mostly light-hearted as the tale twists and turns while we learn of who the killer is and who the different folk that keep arriving throughout the night fit into the mystery. Could have been better with the actual Three Stooges or even re-written for a duo like Abbott & Costello, but its still surely recommended for fans of those comedy groups and their ilk
Hey ... Stop Stabbing Me! 2003,  Unrated)
Hey ... Stop Stabbing Me!
A very low-budget comedy-horror film about a recent college graduate. With nowhere to stay as soon as he graduates, he moves in with a group of strangers advertising for a roommate. He starts asking questions about the whereabouts of the previous roomies and uncovers a serial killer in his midst. Digital video, but done well enough to enjoy and good comedy (the soundtrack is rather annoying, though).
Haunted Spooks 1920,  G)
Haunted Spooks
An early horror-comedy with Harold Lloyd ("he wants to get married, he has no other faults"). Full of all the gags, antics, and twists in the writing you come to expect from his shorts (the suicide attempts were the best!). An innocent young woman of 16 (who "never, well, maybe only once or twice"), played by the lovely Mildred Davis, stands to inherit the estate of her late uncle provided she and her husband remain in the house for one year. But she has none, "ex or expected." The lawyer handling the estate happens upon the depressed Lloyd (as he has just "lost another of the only girls he's ever loved") and takes him to marry the young woman. Another of family members will inherit the estate if the new couple do not remain in the home for a year, so the other group of family members attempt to give the appearance that house is haunted. Made at a time when frightened-Black-folk weren't controversial, they sure added their share of laughs! Maybe not the best of his works, but of course its still good. And true to fashion, everything works out for the still shy couple.
Headless Horseman 1922,  Unrated)
Headless Horseman
A rather great interpretation of this Irving-classic. Will Rogers stars as Ichabod Crane in this short movie which was actually filmed around Tarrytown, NY! Rogers' horseman-skills certainly came in handy for the conclusion. It is very true to the short-story with all the comedy intact (much better than the Burton-version from the 90s)
Night of the Creeps 1986,  R)
Night of the Creeps
Back in the 50s some aliens are attempting to stop another alien escaping with a metal cylinder. The cylinder ends up being ejected from their ship, lands on earth, and is dicovered by a frat boy on a date. (His date ends up being killed with an axe by a escaped mental patient that same night.) In present-time, some frat pledges are challenged with stealing a corpse from the med center, but it re-animates before they can get it anywhere. The corpse ends up being the frat boy from the 50s who was infected by the alien slug from the found cylinder. Alien slugs spread from the corpse once it escapes the med center turning people into violent walking corpses (including the axe-murder for decades prior). As expected, people run, hide, fight, and try to figure a way to defeat them. Great, believable dialoge, especially between the two male leads (which is so rare in these type of movies). Aspects of 80s teen romance comedy and zombie, slasher, and alien invasion horror in this mix-genre winner. In some respects this could be seen as a direct tribute to 50s flicks, especially Plan 9 (which is shown playing in a scene). Genre nerds will love the host of references to the most well-known horror directors active in the 80s. Also for the nerds, comedy-horror regular Dick Miller (The Burbs, Bucket of Blood, Gremlins, Demon Knight, Piranah, Little Shop of Horrors, I could go on...) makes an appearance in this. The alternative ending was far superior and played up the sci-fi aspects a bit more.
Trollhunter 2011,  PG-13)
The second Norwegian film I've ever seen. The other being Dead Snow (a humorous take on the Nazi-zombie sub-sub-genre). Trollhunter a found-film mockumentary. A small film crew of college students track down an eccentric man who is rumored to know trolls exist in the mountains of northern Norway. Initially reluctant, the man, Finn, agrees to filmed doing what he does because he is not happy with his government pay. He is the lone troll hunter in the secretive government agency Troll Security Service. The students join Finn on his adventures which become progressively more frightening even losing one of the crew due to the fact trolls can smell Christians. This movie really hit the mark intertwining traditional literature with the filming style of Cannibal Holocaust or Blair Witch project.
Juan of the Dead 2012,  Unrated)
Juan of the Dead
A comedy about Cuban society told as a horror film. Not preachy, but the subtle and non-so-subtle jabs at modern-day Cuban society are frequent. The film was obviously heavily influenced by the movie from where it got its somewhat uninspired name, but in no way copying. In fact, it is a rather unique story; Juan is a capitalist and figures a way to make money off the zombie problem. The pacing is somewhat uneven and the emotional scenes were flat, but the comedy was gold and the zombies were great. The only other Cuban film I have ever seen is Vampires in Havana, which also can be considered a horror-comedy. This was probably my favorite horror film of 2011 (This isn't saying much. 2011 brought us a remake of The Thing as well as further adding to the following series: Paranormal Activity; Scream; Hostel; Hellraiser; and Final Destination.)
Waxworks 1926,  Unrated)
A sort of anthology in which a series of stories are told about those featured in the wax museum including Ivan the Terrible and Jack the Ripper. Fantastical for the most part, it delves into horror when Jack comes to life. Not as enjoyable as the contemporary The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari or Golem.
Tucker & Dale vs Evil 2011,  R)
Retardead 2008,  Unrated)
So what we have here is a follow-up (not really a sequel) to the supremely awesome Monsturd. Once again the film takes place in Butte County and the same evil doctor (Dr Stern) is back at again. This time he's not creating a poop monster, but grossly improving the mental capabilities of the town's mental defectives with a serum he developed. Sounds like the good doctor has turned his life around and is using genius to improve the lives of the locals, right? Well unfortunately his serum quickly turns the retards into brain-hungry zombies. Very goofy and over-the-top campiness, but that is to be expected. Not as good as Monsturd. but still worth a watch, especially for the previews/fake commercials at the beginning of the film.
The Gruesome Twosome 1967,  Unrated)
The Gruesome Twosome
When some college-age girls go missing, their friends start to investigate when the police aren't much help. The focus appears to be on an address which leads the investigators to a home occupied by and elderly lady and her mentally-challenged son. The lady runs a wig business and it is learned her son kills and scalps young ladies to help his mom's business. Pretty funny with good gore. Watch with 2000 Maniacs, Wizard of Gore, and Blood Feast.

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    CHILIcheeseDONUTSwithTUNAonTOP posted 4 years ago

    This list is fucking awesome, doncha think?