Enjoy these laugh out loud scream fests!
Many horror films use a few laughs to lighten the mood.
However, it takes some work to make an actual laugh out loud movie while still managing to stay true to the horror genre.
Below are five outstanding examples.
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Forced into hiding after their kidnapping plan goes awry, two rival siblings, David (Andy Serkis – The Lord of the Rings trilogy) and Peter (Reece Shearsmith – Shaun of the Dead), find themselves fighting for their sanity while they hole up in a secluded country cottage.
Weighed down by a hostage who refuses to stay quiet, or tied down, they are soon held captive by their own victim.
But everyone’s problems go from bad to worse when they come face-to-face with their psychotic axe-wielding neighbor – a demented farmer with a dark, nasty secret buried where you’d least expect.
Evil Dead II
Raimi takes every horror convention that exists and exaggerates it with mind-blowing special effects, crossed with mocking Three Stooges humor.
The plot alone is a genre cliché right out of any number of horror films. Several teens (including our hero, Ash, played by Bruce Campbell in a manic tour-de-force of physical comedy) visit a broken-down cottage in the woods–miles from civilization–find a copy of the Book of the Dead, and unleash supernatural powers that gut every character in sight. –Dave McCoy
Shaun of the Dead
British horror/comedy Shaun of the Dead is a scream in all senses of the word.
Brain-hungry zombies shamble through the streets of London, but all unambitious electronics salesman Shaun (Simon Pegg) cares about is his girlfriend Liz (Kate Ashfield), who just dumped him.
With the help of his slacker roommate Ed (Nick Frost), Shaun fights his way across town to rescue Liz, but the petty concerns of life keep getting in the way. –Bret Fetzer
Trick ‘r Treat
Nothing is what it seems when a suburban couple learns the dangers of blowing out a Jack-o-Lantern before midnight; four women cross paths with a costumed stalker at a local festival; a group of pranksters goes too far and discovers the horrifying truth buried in a local legend; and a cantankerous old hermit is visited by a strange trick-or-treater with a few bones to pick.
Costumes and candy, ghouls and goblins, monsters and mayhem…the tricks and treats of Halloween turn deadly as strange creatures of every variety–human and otherwise–try to survive the scariest night of the year.
If there’s been a zombie apocalypse and you’re road-tripping alone though the wasteland, you could do worse than run into Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), a bourbon-swilling bad-boy butt-kicker with a really cool car.
This is where the careful hero of Zombieland, a kid nicknamed Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), finds himself early in the film, and you can hardly blame him for hitching a ride with this swaggering Alpha Male.
Still, they have their hands full not only with gibbering zombies but also with two sisters (Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin) who will stop at nothing to reach a Disneyland-like amusement park in L.A. –Robert Horton