Wanna watch something scary for movie night, but pure horrors like The Conjuring and The Exorcist are not exactly your cup of tea? Tell you what – there is an alternative to that, and it might be right up your alley: horror comedies. That’s right, strange as it may sound, horror and comedy when paired together actually make for a pretty enjoyable watch – you get the element of horror you wanted, and you aren’t scared out of your wits to the point you cannot enjoy the movie watching experience either. And so we have curated a list of funny horror movies that we think are just right for you easily scared folks.
Director: Wes Craven
Release Date: December 20th, 1996
Remember that hooded person who wears a sad looking funny little skull mask we’ve all seen somewhere? Yeah, that’s actually Ghostface from Scream, a 1996 horror comedy directed by Wes Craven, and a horror comedy that should definitely be on our watchlist. The ensemble of the movie features names like Drew Barrymore and Courtney Cox, and the plot of the movie revolves around a group of friends teaming up to solve the mystery behind a sequence of murders that happen in the fictional town of Woodsboro, California.
Director: July 7th, 2000
Release Date: Keenen Ivory Wayans
Scary Movie does one thing exactly right: it definitely lives up to its name. The movie is about a group of friends who are trapped inside parodies of popular scary movies in which a stalker tries to kill them off one by one, as a price for killing a man by accident a year earlier. Directed by Keenen Wayans, this movie is an absolutely hilarious watch, and doesn’t just end with one movie as it is the first movie in a saga of five movies.
Happy Death Day
Director: Christopher Landon
Release Date: October 12th, 2017 (Brazil), October 13th, 2017 (United States)
Termed “Groundhog Day meets Scream” by film critics, Happy Death Day is exactly that: a girl is trapped in a time loop in which she is chased by a masked killer and her day starts all over again each time she is killed – she is on a mission to find the killer in an attempt to get out of the time loop. The movie is directed by Christopher Landon, and stars Jessica Rothe and Israel Broussard in the lead roles.
Scooby-Doo: The Movie
Director: June 8th, 2002
Release Date: Raja Gosnell
You can never go wrong with Scooby-Doo, and this movie proves it. The crew: Shaggy, Fred, Daphne, Velma, and their beloved furry pal Scooby-Doo, have gotten back together after two years following a brutal split-up, and go on an adventure to Spooky Island to investigate a series of strange events.
Director: Ivan Reitman
Release Date: June 7th, 1984
“Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!” is probably one of the most popular movie catchphrases of all time, and it is so for a reason: Ivan Reitman’s 1984 supernatural comedy Ghostbusters is considered a classic both as a horror movie, and a movie, period. It is about a team of scientists that turn to hunting for and “busting” ghosts that lurk in the city of New York, after they lose their jobs. The cast includes Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd, and the movie will definitely make buying a ghostbusters costume for Halloween a priority on your to-do list.
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