Everybody loves a good horror film, but even better than a run-of-the-mill scary movie is one that includes lots of comedic moments. The following list of hilarious horror films will have you shaking in fear one minute, and laughing your head off the very next. Grab the bowl of popcorn and get ready for a night of fear and fun, all wrapped up into one.
6. An American Werewolf in London
This classic horror/comedy film stars two young American guys named Jack (Griffin Dunne) and David (David Naughton) who head to England on a backpacking vacation. After Jack is attacked in the woods late one night and David ends up in the hospital, David discovers that he is now a werewolf and will transform when the next full moon occurs. The film has become a cult classic amongst many horror film fans.
A movie from lauded Hollywood director Tim Burton, Beetlejuice focuses on a young deceased couple. Adam (Alec Baldwin) and his wife Barbara (Geena Davis) are driving home one night, when their car crashes through a bridge. Upon returning home, the discover that they are in fact dead. When an obnoxious new family moves into the residence, the couple takes it upon themselves to scare the new inhabitants away.
4. Killer Klowns from Outer Space
When the rural community of Crescent Cove is suddenly invaded by aliens resembling circus clowns, several bizarre run ins with the locals result in executions that shock the small town. Unfortunately, because the klowns use seemingly benign methods of killing their victims, the townspeople don’t realize they are in danger until it is too late. From cotton candy guns to killer balloon animals, the juxtaposition of sheer insanity and carnival staples is sure to have you laughing and screaming at the same time.
3. Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death
The cannibalistic women living in the Avocado Jungle concern U.S. politicians. Shannon Tweed plays the role of Margo Hunt, a woman recruited to move into the jungle and convince the cannibals to make a move to Miami. A hilarious cast of characters will keep you laughing as you watch the horrific story unfold.
2. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
This horror film preceded the eventual T.V. series of the same name. Buffy (Kristy Swanson) plays a cheerleader at Los Angeles’ Hemery High School. One day she discovers that she is The Slayer, and it is her job to takeout vampires. Mixing scary killing scenes with romantic encounters, Buffy the Vampire Slayer is sure to keep you guessing until the credits roll.
1. Psycho Beach Party
Based on the off-Broadway play of the same name, Psycho Beach Party follows the story of Florence “Chicklet” Forrest (Lauren Ambrose), who begins blacking out without explanation. Chicklet begins to fear that she may be to blame for a recent series of deaths in her town. Her multiple personalities cause hilarious drama in her small town, as everyone hunts for the killer responsible for the mass murders.