25 Best Horror Comedy Movies Ever – Funniest Scary Movies – Good Housekeeping

25 Best Horror Comedy Movies Ever – Funniest Scary Movies – Good Housekeeping

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Look no further for the best scary (and funny!) movies of all time.
Whether you’re watching by yourself or with a group of people, it’s hard settling on the right film for a movie night. Some people like rom-coms, others like documentaries, and some are just straight-up picky about everything. While we’ve got recommendations for just about any kind of movie you’re in the mood for, those looking for laughs and scares can’t go wrong with this list of the best horror comedy movies of all time.
The horror comedy genre is typically a popular choice to watch on Halloween (or any time really!). You’ll be scared, but not so badly that you can’t sleep for weeks. At the same time, you also can’t help but laugh at the beloved cheesiness of many of these movie plot lines. Overall, it’s a win-win for everyone.
Below you’ll find our top picks, which include everything from classics like Scream, Ghostbusters and American Psycho to newer titles like Fresh (which came out in 2022), The Hunt or Ready or Not. So grab the popcorn or your movie candy of choice, sit back and get ready to laugh/scream.
In this award-winning film, wealthy New Yorker Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale) spends his days working as an investment banking executive and his nights embracing his psychopathic urges and violent desires.
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Twelve strangers wake up in the middle of nowhere with a single box of weapons and no recollection of how they got there. This satirical horror, which mocks modern day political parties, is an unexpected thriller full of twists and turns as the twelve fight to stay alive as they are hunted one by one. Expect to see many familiar faces, including Justin Hartley, Hilary Swank, Emma Roberts and Glenn Howerton.
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As a movie that spanned four additional films (Scream 5 just recently dropped in January), the impact and thrill of Scream cannot be matched. Written as a self-aware parody that recognizes the old clichés and predictable plot lines of horror movies, Scream follows teenager Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) as she fights off the mysterious killer Ghostface who has set her as his main target. With David Arquette and Courtney Cox in supporting roles, this movie keeps you on your toes the full 111 minutes.
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A new romance turns deadly for Noa (Daisy Edgar-Jones) when she realizes her new beau (Sebastian Stan) has some sinister secrets he’s been hiding from her.
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An innocent game of hide and seek turns deadly for newly married Grace (Samara Weaving) when she realizes she has to fight to stay alive while her new wealthy in-laws try to kill her. Pure comedic chaos is what this movie is all about.
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College student Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) meets up with three strangers (Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin) to travel back to his hometown and see if his parents survived the mad cow disease outbreak that mutated into “mad zombie disease.”
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After a run in with the law leads troubled young woman Kylie (Morgana O’Reilly) to be placed on house arrest, she’s sent to live at her mother’s house. Soon enough, Kylie realizes that her and her mother might not be alone.
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When recently deceased couple-turned-ghosts Adam (Alec Baldwin) and Barbara Maitland (Geena Davis) need help getting the new inhabitants of their old house to move out, they call on Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton), an over-the-top “bio-exorcist” from the netherworld to scare them away.
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A young woman (Taissa Farmiga) mourning the loss of her mother (Malin Åkerman), a former ’80s movie “scream queen,” is taken on a comical yet terrifying adventure as she is transported to one of her mom’s movies.
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This classic, starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson, centers around four quirky parapsychologists who start a ghost-hunting business in New York City. Follow these four eccentric and funny hunters as they fight off creepy ghosts and supernatural creatures that have plagued the city.
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“Get ready for the ride of your afterlife.” Realtors Jim (Eddie Murphy) and Sara Evers (Marsha Thomason) and their two children are taken on an adventure when they visit a haunted mansion under the guise that it’s going to be sold. Instead, they’re exposed to all kinds of supernatural creatures and one evil butler.
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Any movie with Seth Rogen, James Franco and Jonah Hill is bound to be hilarious, especially since they simply play exaggerated versions of themselves in this flick. Watch as six friends get trapped inside a house together when an earthquake destroys Los Angeles and they have to survive the impending apocalypse.
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Artificial humanoid Edward Scissorhands (Johnny Depp) is left to fend for himself when his creator dies. When he’s taken in by a suburban family, he soon falls in love with the daughter (Winona Ryder) and an adventure ensues.
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Salesman Shaun (Simon Pegg) and his best friend Ed (Nick Frost) must survive a zombie apocalypse that has overtaken London. What ensues is an action-packed thriller that’s both funny and frightening.
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Made as a parody of typical horror films, Young Frankenstein tells the story of Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (Gene Wilder) who inherits his grandfather’s castle estate in Transylvania only to soon begin recreating his grandfather’s experiments and creating his own monster (Peter Boyle).
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Inspired by the 2016 clown sightings, this mock-umentary follows a man in Naples, Florida, known as Wrinkles the Clown. For a small fee, Wrinkles will do anything from attending birthdays to scaring misbehaving kids.
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What happens when pre-teen Cole (Judah Lewis) finds out his babysitter Bee (Samara Weaving) is actually part of a demonic cult? You’ll have to watch The Babysitter and find out for yourself.
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Classic alert! Watch as newly engaged couple Janet (Susan Sarandon) and Brad Majors (Barry Bostwick) encounter some truly unique and terrifying characters after their car breaks down in the middle of nowhere.
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Millie Kessler (Kathryn Newton) survives high school by flying under the radar with her two best friends Nyla (Celeste O’Connor) and Josh (Misha Osherovich). But when an ancient curse ends up switching her body with the local serial killer known as the Blissfield Butcher (Vince Vaughn), Millie must find a way to reverse the curse, all while trying to keep her high school classmates alive.
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High schooler Needy (Amanda Seyfried) must stop her best friend cheerleader Jennifer (Megan Fox) from killing her male high school classmates after Jennifer becomes demonically possessed.
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College student Tree (Jessica Rothe) is forced to relive the day of her death over and over until she is able to figure out who exactly is murdering her and put a stop to it. Reviewers describe it perfectly as “Groundhog Day meets Scream,” but without the gore.
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What happens when the babysitter in the horror movie isn’t being harassed by some unknown assailant, but rather by the very person she is babysitting? Find out in this holiday season gore movie (yes, really!) that will leave you absolutely speechless.
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Cabin in the Woods embraces the stereotypical horror movie tropes in the best ways. A group of college kids retreat to a secluded cabin in the forest only to be greeted by zombies. But that’s not all — it’s what’s behind the zombie attacks and the horrifying events at the cabin that makes the story so intriguing.
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Recent graduate Raymond (Matthew Gray Gubler) moves back home to live with his parents after his job search proves unsuccessful. When the body of a young girl is suddenly discovered during some construction in his parents’ backyard, a spirit is awakened and is set on collecting the souls of everyone in town. Raymond, along with the help of former classmate Becca (Kat Dennings), must work to stop it.
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After 1760s vampire Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp) is released from imprisonment, he returns to his ancestral home only to find a group of quirky relatives living inside of it.
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