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5 Horror Comedies That’ll Have You Laughing One Second And Crying The Next

Two genres that go hand-in-hand like peanut butter and jelly, horror comedies have become a staple for any film fan that wants to be slightly scared, but also have a good time with it. That said, here are five horror comedies that’ll have you laughing and crying…

Tucker and Dale vs. Evil

five horror comedies that'll have you laughing and crying

Featuring the staples of any good horror film in regards to blood, guts, scares, and nudity, Tucker and Dale vs. Evil adds the comedy elements of a hilarious misunderstanding, the witty banter between its two stars, and a runtime that feels short enough it’ll leave you wanting more. Deciding on a vacation to relax and switch off from their lives, the two hillbilly-looking characters are mistaken for chainsaw-wielding serial killers by a group of college students, and things only get worse from there. Definitely one of the horror comedies that’ll have you laughing and crying.

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Willy’s Wonderland

five horror comedies that'll have you laughing and crying

One of the more recent films of Nicolas Cage’s filmography, it’s both an indie film and part of his Hollywood renaissance, rather than one of his straight-to-DVD paychecks of previous years. A horror comedy with the main character not speaking a single word of dialogue sounds like a tall order, but it works. With Cage’s characteristically zany and over-the-top performance in full flow here, we see exactly what happens when a badass Cage is used as a sacrifice to some serial killer haunted animatronic creatures.


five horror comedies that'll have you laughing and crying

Whilst the sequel didn’t quite live up to the quality of its predecessor, the original Zombieland is more than an enjoyable romp into the horror-comedy genre, with its fair share of zombies spattered throughout. Following Jesse Eisenberg, as he makes his way across the US with the aim of getting back to his parents, he narrates and tells the audience his rules for surviving the zombie apocalypse, usually highlighted with a scream from him as another zombie tries to eat him.

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five horror comedies that'll have you laughing and crying

Perhaps the most harrowing and disturbing of the films listed here, this one definitely leans more toward the horror, than the comedy side of things. The premise itself is so bad it’s funny, but the execution and the implications of the last scene are more than a little scary to think about. Following Justin Long’s protagonist as he travels to interview a viral Youtuber, before ending up at an old man’s house hoping to salvage his trip and have some interesting stories to report on. Safe to say, this is one of the horror comedies that’ll have you laughing and crying.

Evil Dead 2

Far more slapstick and full of famous one-liners than the original, Evil Dead 2 raises the stakes over the first with an increased budget, better story, and equally scary monsters. The second of the three films in the Evil Dead franchise, watching this you’ll be treated to another film with Ash Williams fighting his way through hordes of monsters whilst in a cabin in the woods.

There are more than quite a few decent horror comedies, and there are even more absolutely terrible ones, but what would you have added to this list of horror comedies that’ll have you laughing and crying?

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Written by Luke Addison

Luke Addison is a writer for Fandomwire. He's an avid consumer of all things movie, TV, comics and gaming, especially Marvel.

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