For every one good horror movie, there are at least 10 hilariously bad ones. Whether it's a character making an obviously foolish decision to explore suspicious sounds without any weapons or standing still when the killer is coming close – the comedy from those movies is purely unintentional. But when Hollywood makes a good movie that intentionally adds humor to horror, it deserves a closer look. This unique genre mash-up isn't easily pulled off, but these funny horror movies that manage to fit in both scares and laughs.
Tucker and Dale vs. Evil
This movie takes horror movie cliches and turns them on its head. College kids that are going in the woods will meet two creepy hillbillies who they assume through a lot of confusion and misunderstanding to be killers. Tucker and Dale are definitely hillbillies but they're not villainous – although they do end up in hilarious situations.
Another movie with college kids going in the woods. Because after all, what could go wrong when you're having a blast miles away from any known civilization with nobody to hear your screams? Like the previous movie, it deconstructs the genre in a way that saying even the slightest bit more would give away the movie. Need another reason to watch it? It also stars Chris Hemsworth.
What would you do if the zombie apocalypse happened? It's the end of the world and there's a slightly obsessive compulsive nerdy college kid who's managed to survive zombies by strictly following rules he has set up for himself. Tallahassee is just a guy who really, really likes killing zombies. Just because it's the end of the world, it doesn't mean you have to stop having fun.
Shaun of the Dead
Edgar Wright has given us several masterpieces. He has a unique style of portraying comedy on screen and Shaun of the Dead was one of the first movies to show his cinematic brilliance. A rom-com with zombies, Shaun's goal is to win back is girlfriend and there's no way he is going to let a couple of walking uncorpses get in his way.
There is no announced Get Out release date in India yet but the movie has already won many awards. An interracial couple goes to meet the girl's parents, but something is not quite right in the household. Comedian Jordan Peele's first directorial venture handles serious topics with clever comedy. There's no doubt that it's a horror movie, but it's going to make you crack up as much as it will make you want to cover your eyes.
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