Although fear and laughter may sound like an odd combination, the horror-comedy subgenre is one which has become hugely popular in recent times and this is because there are some fantastic films to choose from. Often, these films are best enjoyed by horror fans as they very cleverly play on the tropes and clichés that you find in the genre, and they often parody many of the classics. However, they can also be enjoyed by those that are unfamiliar with the horror genre and this can make for a good compromise. Here are 10 that are certainly worth checking out.
In celebration of Mel Brooks’ 93rd birthday and the smash hit Young Frankenstein (1974), here are ten of the most memorable horror comedies of all-time. Enjoy!
10. The Final Girls
It could be said that there are a few too many horror-comedy films that have been made in recent times, and this has somewhat flooded the subgenre with many poor films. However, The Final Girls is a terrific new entry which serves a reminder as to why this is such a great type of movie. Horror fans will be familiar with the title, which is a character type in the slasher subgenre where there is one girl left standing to fight the villain. The film centers on this idea, where a group of teens enter a cult classic slasher film, and they must survive with their knowledge of the subgenre. This awareness of being in a film allows for some great comedy, but there are also some fantastic characters too, such as Adam DeVine playing a typically over-the-top yet very funny young counselor at the summer camp (a classic horror setting).