Review Of 10 Funny Halloween Movies

Review Of 10 Funny Halloween Movies

Oct 06
Review Of 10 Funny Halloween Movies

Halloween is the best time of year for fans of the horror film genre. However, while horror films and Halloween movies are scary they can also be quite a lot of fun and contain a great deal of humor to go along with those scares. If you are looking for Halloween movies that combine funny and scary in one, then get to know more about these 10 funny Halloween movies and give them a chance to make you jump and laugh at the same time.

Top 10 Halloween Jump And Laugh Movies

1. Slither (2006)

Oftentimes, physical and bawdy horror is also quite comedic in nature. No horror movie understands that intersection between scary and funny physicality than Slither from 2006. This movie tells a classic horror/sci-fi tale with a twist.

A strange light appears in the sky over a small town and comes crashing to Earth. People who see the light, of course, go to investigate and find a strange worm-like creature that slithers (clever, no?) up and infects the person investigating the object. And, in true horror-comedy fashion, the chaos ensues from there. Livestock begins to go missing, people become zombies or mutant creatures. The violence is so gross and funny and the lines so deadpan and hilarious that you will be grossed out and laugh constantly while watching Slither.

2. Ghostbusters (1984) & Ghostbusters 2 (1989)Ghostbusters car

Ghostbusters and its fun-filled sequel Ghostbusters 2 are comedies and scary movies all rolled into one. Playing on the general public’s playful skepticism of ghosts and the paranormal, these films focus on professors who researched the paranormal in their time at Columbia University until they are unceremoniously thrown out. They decide to form a group, known as the “Ghostbusters” to rid people of their paranormal entity problems. In so doing, they stumble and bumble into a major paranormal uprising and inter-dimensional battle.

3. Young Frankenstein (1974)

The story of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein has become so well-known that it is almost cliched. That is what makes Young Frankenstein so perfect. It features the late, great Mel Brooks at his best as Dr. Frankenstein whose grandfather was the Dr. Frankenstein of legends who robbed graves and tried to bring the dead back to life. He unwittingly stumbles across his grandfather’s journals and laboratories and creates his own monster. Combining silliness and a classic tale of horror, this movie is a true Halloween classic.

4. Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)

The 1980s are a treasure trove for horror-comedies and none is more ridiculous in its hilarity than Killer Klowns from Outer Space. This movie combines the fear of alien beings and the fear of clowns into one with an invading alien species that look like clowns and attack and kill their victims using classic clown gags and circus foods including popcorn that kills and cotton candy cocoons.

5. Gremlins (1984)

Gremlins is an anomaly in the horror world as it appeals to adults and children, it is funny and scary, and set over the Christmas season. A man who is an “inventor” of absolutely horrible gizmos and gadgets stumbles into a little Chinese trinkets shop. He buys a strange creature called a mogwai. The mogwai, aptly named Gizmo, is gifted to the man’s son. But there are rules for Gizmo’s care, rules that the man breaks and Gizmo spawns more mogwai which become evil monsters that begin to tear apart the town.

6. The Scream Movie Series (1996-2011)

The four films in the Scream film series are the most meta horror films of all time. All of the characters are savvy and up to date on film and horror lore. They know the “rules” of surviving a horror movie and they know how to make horror funny. Any and all of these movies provides great jump scares, brutal kills, and laughter.

7. Beetlejuice (1988)

Beetlejuice is by far and away one of Tim Burton’s best directorial triumphs. When a boring married couple dies in a freak accident, they find themselves trapped in their home forced to watch as the new family moves in and tears it apart. They have a book that guides them through the process of being a ghost but they decide to call on a rogue “cleaner” to get rid of the living residents of their home. He, of course, is insane and obsessed with the teen living in the house and the insanity ensues.

8. Zombieland (2009)

Zombieland is a film that explains, through the narration of the awkward nerdy gamer protagonist, how you can survive a zombie apocalypse. These practical and hilarious instructions along with the band of misfits he teams up with make this movie funnier than most. The cameo from Bill Murray as himself really pushes this movie over the edge as far as great comedy mixed with zombie gore and scares.

9. Shaun of the Dead (2004)

Another great zombie comedy hails from England in the form of Shaun of the Dead. This hilarious film features a clueless bloke and his roommate fumbling through the zombie apocalypse as they do not realize or understand what is happening even when zombies are literally staring them in the face. With hilarious scenes of deciding which records to throw at the zombies and which to spare and trying to figure out if dogs can look up, your belly will ache after watching this British gem.

10. Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

Rarely do you find a movie that is scary, funny, and a musical all at the same time. However, the Rocky Horror Picture Show is the movie to successfully integrate all three. With a standout performance by Tim Curry and a strong supporting cast including Susan Sarandon, this film was and continues to be the perfect funny Halloween movie to watch during the Halloween season.Pumpkin helloween

Now that you know a few of the funny horror movies that you can enjoy this year, grab a few and get started with your Halloween movie viewing.