10 Horror Comedies to Watch This Halloween 

Oct 21, 2023, 02:55 PM IST

10 Horror Comedies to Watch This Halloween 

Kshitij Rawat

With Halloween just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to indulge in a unique blend of spine-tingling scares and hearty laughter. Horror comedies have a special place in the hearts of horror enthusiasts and comedy lovers alike. Here are the 10 best horror comedies ever made to get you in the Halloween spirit! 

Beetlejuice (1988) 

Tim Burton’s darkly whimsical comedy about a ghostly couple trying to scare away the living from their home is a cult classic. 

Shaun of the Dead (2004) 

A British comedy that hilariously combines a zombie apocalypse with mundane life problems. 

Ghostbusters (1984) 

This paranormal comedy follows a group of scientists who battle supernatural creatures in New York City. 

The Cabin in the Woods (2012) 

A clever, meta take on the horror genre that combines humour with a unique twist on the classic cabin-in-the-woods scenario. 

Young Frankenstein (1974) 

Mel Brooks’ comedic masterpiece that parodies classic Universal horror films. 

What We Do in the Shadows (2014) 

A mockumentary-style film following the lives of four vampire roommates in New Zealand. Hilarity ensues. 

Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (2010) 

A hillbilly horror comedy that flips the “killer rednecks” trope on its head, resulting in a series of absurd misunderstandings. 

The Frighteners (1996) 

Directed by Peter Jackson, this film blends horror and comedy with a paranormal investigator who can communicate with ghosts. 

Zombieland (2009) 

A road trip comedy set in a post-apocalyptic world infested with zombies, starring Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harrelson. 

An American Werewolf in London (1981) 

John Landis’ film about a backpacker who becomes a werewolf, mixing humour with impressive practical effects.  