With Halloween only a few weeks away, it’s time to get in the spooky spirit, and what better way to embrace the ghostly holiday than with a movie binge!
So, gather your friends and family, plop yourself into a couch, and enjoy the show — but wait, you still have to choose a film fit for everyone. Every time someone asks the dreaded question, “What should we watch tonight?” it turns into a lengthy debate that by the time you all agree on something, it’s too late.
How about a movie that has you hysterically laughing one minute then screaming in terror the next? Horror comedy films have it all — happy-go-lucky moments and gore, with loads of laughable moments in between. The next time you’re struggling to settle on something to watch, consider one of these horror comedies on this list.
This 1970s Japanese horror-comedy has amassed a cult following, and is now considered a cult classic. Though it wasn’t a fan favorite at the time of release, it is now a part of several “Best Horror Movies of All Time” lists, including one from Rotten Tomatoes.
The film’s synopsis is as follows: “To avoid spending time with her father and his creepy new lover, Gorgeous visits her aunt’s remote mansion. With six of her closest friends, Gorgeous arrives at the estate, where supernatural events occur immediately. A severed head takes flight, household appliances come to life, and a portrait of a cat seems to contain an evil spirit.”
Wes Craven’s deconstruction of the horror genre with Scream is beyond perfect. Plus, the additional humor from Matthew Lillard is such a bonus.
If you haven’t seen this film, it’s a must! The story follows the small town of Woodsboro, where a killer is on the loose. “Suddenly, nobody is safe, as the psychopath stalks victims, taunts them with trivia questions, then rips them to bloody shreds. It could be anybody…”
As of Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, you can rent Scream for $1.99 or purchase it for $7.99 on Amazon Prime Video.
Shaun of the Dead is, by far, one of the greatest horror-comedy movies of all time. You will be laughing out loud at some parts, and cringing in disgust at others. It has the perfect balance of hilarity and horror.
The film follows Shaun, a middle-aged washout with a dull, uneventful presence. When he’s not working… Brinkwire short summary.