Top 37 movies of horror-comedy

by rosepetrov | created - 14 Jan 2020 | updated - 06 Jan 2021 | Public

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1. Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

66 Metascore

The next great psycho horror slasher has given a documentary crew exclusive access to his life as he plans his reign of terror over the sleepy town of Glen Echo.

Director: Scott Glosserman | Stars: Nathan Baesel, Angela Goethals, Zelda Rubinstein, Robert Englund

Votes: 23,793 | Gross: $0.07M

2. Hatchet (2006)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

57 Metascore

When a group of tourists in a New Orleans haunted swamp tour find themselves stranded in the wilderness, their evening of fun and spooks turns into a horrific nightmare.

Director: Adam Green | Stars: Kane Hodder, Joel David Moore, Deon Richmond, Amara Zaragoza

Votes: 31,007 | Gross: $0.16M

3. Hatchet II (2010)

R | 85 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

49 Metascore

Marybeth escapes the clutches of the bayou-butcher Victor Crowley and returns to the swamp with an army of hunters and gunmen, determined to end Crowley's reign of horror once and for all.

Director: Adam Green | Stars: Danielle Harris, Kane Hodder, Tony Todd, Parry Shen

Votes: 13,693 | Gross: $0.06M

4. Hatchet III (2013)

R | 81 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

25 Metascore

A search and recovery team heads into the haunted swamp to pick up the pieces, and Marybeth learns the secret to ending the voodoo curse that has left Victor Crowley haunting and terrorizing Honey Island Swamp for decades.

Director: BJ McDonnell | Stars: Danielle Harris, Kane Hodder, Zach Galligan, Caroline Williams

Votes: 9,355

5. Victor Crowley (2017)

Not Rated | 83 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

Ten years after the events of the original movie, Victor Crowley is mistakenly resurrected and proceeds to kill once more.

Director: Adam Green | Stars: Parry Shen, Kane Hodder, Laura Ortiz, Dave Sheridan

Votes: 5,872

6. Clue (1985)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

39 Metascore

Six guests are anonymously invited to a strange mansion for dinner, but after their host is killed, they must cooperate with the staff to identify the murderer as the bodies pile up.

Director: Jonathan Lynn | Stars: Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd

Votes: 94,742 | Gross: $14.64M

7. A Haunted House (2013)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

20 Metascore

Malcolm and Kisha move into their dream home, then learn that a demon also resides there. When Kisha becomes possessed, Malcolm--determined to keep his sex life on track--turns to a priest, a psychic, and a ghostbusting team for help.

Director: Michael Tiddes | Stars: Marlon Wayans, Essence Atkins, Marlene Forte, David Koechner

Votes: 46,518 | Gross: $40.04M

8. A Haunted House 2 (2014)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

17 Metascore

Having exorcised the demons of his ex, Malcolm is starting fresh with his new girlfriend and her two children. After moving into their dream home, however, Malcolm is once again plagued by bizarre paranormal events.

Director: Michael Tiddes | Stars: Marlon Wayans, Jaime Pressly, Cedric the Entertainer, Essence Atkins

Votes: 21,561 | Gross: $17.33M

9. Scary Movie (2000)

R | 88 min | Comedy

48 Metascore

A year after disposing of the body of a man they accidentally killed, a group of dumb teenagers are stalked by a bumbling serial killer.

Director: Keenen Ivory Wayans | Stars: Anna Faris, Jon Abrahams, Marlon Wayans, Carmen Electra

Votes: 255,214 | Gross: $157.02M

10. Scary Movie 2 (2001)

R | 83 min | Comedy

29 Metascore

Four teens are tricked by Professor Oldman (Tim Curry) into visiting a haunted house for a school project.

Director: Keenen Ivory Wayans | Stars: Anna Faris, Marlon Wayans, Antony Acker, Mark Barrett

Votes: 159,707 | Gross: $71.31M

11. Scary Movie 3 (2003)

PG-13 | 84 min | Comedy

49 Metascore

Cindy must investigate mysterious crop circles and video tapes, and help the President in preventing an alien invasion.

Director: David Zucker | Stars: Anna Faris, Charlie Sheen, Regina Hall, Pamela Anderson

Votes: 146,055 | Gross: $110.00M

12. Scary Movie 4 (2006)

PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy

40 Metascore

Cindy finds out the house she lives in is haunted by a little boy and goes on a quest to find out who killed him and why. Also, Alien "Tr-iPods" are invading the world and she has to uncover the secret in order to stop them.

Director: David Zucker | Stars: Anna Faris, Regina Hall, Craig Bierko, Bill Pullman

Votes: 120,310 | Gross: $90.71M

13. Ready or Not (I) (2019)

R | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

64 Metascore

A bride's wedding night takes a sinister turn when her eccentric new in-laws force her to take part in a terrifying game.

Directors: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett | Stars: Samara Weaving, Adam Brody, Mark O'Brien, Henry Czerny

Votes: 141,478 | Gross: $28.71M

14. The Lost Boys (1987)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Horror

63 Metascore

After moving to a new town, two brothers discover that the area is a haven for vampires.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Dianne Wiest, Barnard Hughes

Votes: 138,838 | Gross: $32.22M

15. What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Horror

76 Metascore

Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are vampires who are struggling with the mundane aspects of modern life, like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs, and overcoming flatmate conflicts.

Directors: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi | Stars: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Jonny Brugh

Votes: 178,490 | Gross: $3.33M

16. What We Do in the Shadows (2019– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

A look into the daily (or rather, nightly) lives of four vampires, who've lived together for over 100 years, on Staten Island.

Stars: Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou, Harvey Guillén

Votes: 65,707

17. Dawn of the Dead (2004)

R | 101 min | Action, Horror

59 Metascore

A nurse, a policeman, a young married couple, a salesman and other survivors of a worldwide plague that is producing aggressive, flesh-eating zombies, take refuge in a mega Midwestern shopping mall.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Mekhi Phifer, Jake Weber

Votes: 252,096 | Gross: $59.02M

18. Housebound (2014)

Not Rated | 107 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

76 Metascore

A young woman is forced to return to her childhood home after being placed under house arrest, where she suspects that something evil may be lurking.

Director: Gerard Johnstone | Stars: Morgana O'Reilly, Rima Te Wiata, Glen-Paul Waru, Ross Harper

Votes: 34,300

19. Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Horror

65 Metascore

Affable hillbillies Tucker and Dale are on vacation at their dilapidated mountain cabin when they are mistaken for murderers by a group of preppy college students.

Director: Eli Craig | Stars: Tyler Labine, Alan Tudyk, Katrina Bowden, Jesse Moss

Votes: 176,588 | Gross: $0.22M

20. The Cottage (2008)

Unrated | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

A tough, cute woman is kidnapped for ransom and brought to a rural English cottage. David and two morons have way more to worry about than her crime boss stepdad, his two Asian killers and her.

Director: Paul Andrew Williams | Stars: Andy Serkis, Reece Shearsmith, Jennifer Ellison, Steven O'Donnell

Votes: 12,479

21. Young Frankenstein (1974)

PG | 106 min | Comedy

80 Metascore

An American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that his grandfather was not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body.

Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle

Votes: 155,821 | Gross: $86.30M

22. The Cabin in the Woods (2011)

R | 95 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

72 Metascore

Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin, where they get more than they bargained for, discovering the truth behind the cabin in the woods.

Director: Drew Goddard | Stars: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz

Votes: 407,805 | Gross: $42.07M

23. Severance (2006)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Horror

62 Metascore

During a team-building retreat in the mountains a group of sales representatives are hunted down one by one.

Director: Christopher Smith | Stars: Danny Dyer, Laura Harris, Tim McInnerny, Toby Stephens

Votes: 38,783 | Gross: $0.14M

24. Shaun of the Dead (2004)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Horror

76 Metascore

The uneventful, aimless lives of a London electronics salesman and his layabout roommate are disrupted by the zombie apocalypse.

Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis

Votes: 546,884 | Gross: $13.54M

25. Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015)

R | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

32 Metascore

Three scouts, on the eve of their last camp-out, discover the true meaning of friendship when they attempt to save their town from a zombie outbreak.

Director: Christopher Landon | Stars: Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller, Joey Morgan, Sarah Dumont

Votes: 50,409 | Gross: $3.64M

26. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical

65 Metascore

A newly-engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must seek shelter at the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-n-Furter.

Director: Jim Sharman | Stars: Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Richard O'Brien

Votes: 147,979 | Gross: $139.88M

27. Murder by Death (1976)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

62 Metascore

Five famous literary detective characters and their sidekicks are invited to a bizarre mansion to solve an even stranger mystery.

Director: Robert Moore | Stars: Peter Falk, Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Eileen Brennan

Votes: 37,400

28. Little Monsters (2019)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

59 Metascore

A washed-up musician teams up with a teacher and a kids show personality to protect young children from a sudden outbreak of zombies.

Director: Abe Forsythe | Stars: Lupita Nyong'o, Alexander England, Josh Gad, Kat Stewart

Votes: 16,886

29. Zombieland: Double Tap (2019)

R | 99 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

55 Metascore

Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita, and Little Rock move to the American heartland as they face off against evolved zombies, fellow survivors, and the growing pains of the snarky makeshift family.

Director: Ruben Fleischer | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin

Votes: 172,923 | Gross: $73.12M

30. Zombieland (2009)

R | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

73 Metascore

A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, a gun-toting bruiser in search of the last Twinkie and a pair of sisters striving to get to an amusement park join forces in a trek across a zombie-filled America.

Director: Ruben Fleischer | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, Abigail Breslin

Votes: 562,118 | Gross: $75.59M

31. Happy Death Day (2017)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

58 Metascore

A college student must relive the day of her murder over and over again, in a loop that will end only when she discovers her killer's identity.

Director: Christopher Landon | Stars: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, Charles Aitken

Votes: 136,228 | Gross: $55.68M

32. Happy Death Day 2U (2019)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

57 Metascore

Tree Gelbman discovers that dying over and over was surprisingly easier than the dangers that lie ahead.

Director: Christopher Landon | Stars: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Phi Vu, Suraj Sharma

Votes: 71,571 | Gross: $28.05M

33. The Babysitter (I) (2017)

TV-MA | 85 min | Comedy, Horror

When Cole stays up past his bedtime, he discovers that his hot baby sitter belongs to a satanic cult that will stop at nothing to keep him quiet.

Director: McG | Stars: Judah Lewis, Samara Weaving, Robbie Amell, Hana Mae Lee

Votes: 89,260

34. The Babysitter: Killer Queen (2020)

TV-MA | 101 min | Comedy, Horror

22 Metascore

Two years after Cole survived a satanic blood cult, he's living another nightmare: high school. And the demons from his past? Still making his life hell.

Director: McG | Stars: Judah Lewis, Samara Weaving, Jenna Ortega, Emily Alyn Lind

Votes: 37,680

35. The Hunt (II) (2020)

R | 90 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

50 Metascore

Twelve strangers wake up in a clearing. They don't know where they are, or how they got there. They don't know they've been chosen - for a very specific purpose - The Hunt.

Director: Craig Zobel | Stars: Betty Gilpin, Hilary Swank, Ike Barinholtz, Wayne Duvall

Votes: 106,291

36. Vampires Suck (2010)

PG-13 | 82 min | Comedy, Horror

18 Metascore

A spoof of vampire-themed movies. Teenager, Becca finds herself torn between 2 boys. As she and her friends wrestle with a number of different dramas, everything comes to a head at their prom.

Directors: Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer | Stars: Jenn Proske, Matt Lanter, Diedrich Bader, Chris Riggi

Votes: 48,715 | Gross: $36.66M

37. Trick 'r Treat (2007)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Horror

Five interwoven stories that occur on Halloween: An everyday high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer; a college virgin might have just met the guy for her; a group of teenagers pull a mean prank; a woman who loathes the night has to contend with her holiday-obsessed husband; and a mean old man meets his match with a demonic, supernatural trick-or-treater.

Director: Michael Dougherty | Stars: Anna Paquin, Brian Cox, Dylan Baker, Rochelle Aytes

Votes: 90,471



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