Top horror-comedies to look out for!

 

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Ever been scared of laughing too much? Nobody can be. Here’s a special film genre that blends horror and comedy into one hilariously terrifying experience. As it mixes the ends of two unexpected worlds, you may end up screaming with laughter. Here is a list of horror comedies you should look out for to experience this special genre to its fullest:

  • Zombieland (2009): In the post apocalyptic world, where partying with Bill Murray in his house is as natural as killing zombies sets an edge for this American zombie comedy film. Add this one to your list to be in treat for a hilariously terrifying experience.
    Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone.

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  • The Cabin in the Woods (2012): Another American horror comedy which includes monsters like Zombies, a werewolf, a unicorn, a merman and essentially a group of college students revolving around the events from an underground facility.
    Starring: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison.

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  • Scary Movie (2000): Being known for a parody of horror and mystery genres. It is followed by four more sequels and has proven to have a legacy in this special genre. From the writers of Epic Movie and Meet the Spartans comes a roller-coaster ride of unexpected horror twists and funny turns.
    Starring: Anna Faris, Regina Hall.

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  • Shaun of the Dead (2004): Another apocalyptic zombie uprising is Shaun of the Dead, a British horror-comedy movie. It successfully pokes fun at all zombie movies making you giggle, jump or cover your eyes at the same time.
    Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost.

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  • Ghostbusters (1984): Despite being hilarious, the scary scenes in this movie are not to be ignored too. There is a balance between the horror and the comedy. Bill Murray’s hilarious one-liners cut the tension and make the movie worth re-watching.
    Starring: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd.

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  • Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (2010): The Canadian Horror-comedy never fails to impress, it is an instant cult classic as it is so well written. Crowd pleaser at the Fantasy Film Fest in Berlin and many other film festivals. Do not miss watching Tucker and Dale being funny, gory with heart and delivering a gem of a movie.
    Starring: Tyler Labine, Alan Tudyk, Katrina Bowden.

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  • This is the End (2013): Take another one from Seth Rogen with James France and Jonah Hill facing an apocalypse while attending a party at James Franco’s house with many other celebrities. You love these actors; you’ll love the movie.
    Starring: James Franco, Jonah Hill, and Seth Rogen.

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  • A Haunted House (2013): A fan of paranormal activity? Watch it come to life in a hilarious take. This movie is a parody of the “found footage” genre much like Paranormal Activity and The Devil Inside. A sequel followed the next year.
    Starring: Marlon Wayans, Essence Atkins, Marlene Forte.

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Horror and comedy can be a complimentary combination, if taken in the right sense of humour. It’s just like Halloween in a way; Comical but with a touch of horror.

Who says women aren’t funny?!

Women in comedy

 

  1. Amy Schumer

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Amy is a stand-up comedian, writer, producer and actor. Not only does she write comedy sketches for TV shows, she has also written a film (Trainwreck). She has her very own sketch comedy Inside Amy Schumer that is becoming popular by the day. Apart from this, Schumer has also acted in a bunch of films; she also has a book coming out this year called ‘The girl with the lower back tattoo.’ Talk about multi-talented!

  1. Whitney Cummings

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Whitney Cummings began her career by starring on MTV’s prank show, Punk’d. Later she went on to create two multi-camera, live-audience sitcoms, Whitney and 2 Broke Girls, which were received well. The latter recently got renewed for 6th season. Cummings also took part in several stand-up comedy shows right from the beginning of her career.

  1. Mindy Kaling

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Not many know the fact that Kaling is actually just a stage name that the comic adopted. Her birth name is Vera Mindy Chokalingam! She is known for the sitcom The Mindy Project, which was not only created by her, but also saw her as the show’s main lead. At the age of 19, she worked as an intern on the show Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Kaling is also the author of two of New York Times Best Sellers.

  1. Grace Helbig

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Grace is an actress, producer and author and also is the creator and host of the YouTube channel it’sGrace as well as the podcast Not Too Deep with Grace Helbig. She authored two comedic handbooks, Millennials Grace’s Guide: The Art of Pretending to Be a Grown-up and Grace & Style: The Art of Pretending You Have It. She created and hosted the 2015 comedy/talk show on the E! television network, The Grace Helbig Show.

  1. Melissa McCarthy

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McCarthy first gained recognition for her role as Sookie St. James on the television series Gilmore Girls. Her talents were brought out to the public light by the show Mike & Molly. McCarthy achieved further success and fame for her breakthrough film role as Megan Price in the comedy film Bridesmaids. She has starred in other major films apart from this including Spy that came out this year. In 2016, Forbes named her the second highest-paid actress in the world earning $33 million.

  1. Lilly Singh

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Better known by her YouTube name, iisuperwomanii, Lilly is an Indo-Canadian YouTube personality, vlogger, comedian, actress and rapper. Since beginning her channel in October 2010, her videos have received over 1.4 billion views with over 9 million subscribers to her channel. She shot to fame for dressing up as her made-up parents Manjeet and Paramjeet, who also have their very own social media handles and fan following. She has received an MTV Fandom Award, a Streamy Award and two Teen Choice Awards to date in her career, and is coming out with her very own book.

  1. Wanda Sykes

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This voice artist was first recognized for her work as a writer on The Chris Rock Show, for which she won a Primetime Emmy Award in 1999. She has had a very successful career in film, voicing characters in films like Barnyard, Rio, Ice Age: Continental Drift and Ice Age: Collision Course (which also starred Lilly Singh). She was named one of the 25 funniest people in America by Entertainment Weekly.

  1. Kristen Wiig

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Kristen Wigg shot to fame thanks to her stint on SNL (Saturday Night Live). Much like McCarthy, she too broke into comedy with the help of the Los Angeles improv group, ‘The Groundlings.’ Wiig received seven consecutive Emmy Awards nominations and has been nominated for an Annie Award for Voice Acting in a Feature Production for her work on Despicable Me 2.

  1. Tina Fey

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This actress, comedian, writer and producer is best known for her work on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live. She also starred in 30 Rock and had character roles in major films like Mean Girls, Muppets Most Wanted and Sisters to name a few. Fey has received eight Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, five Screen Actors Guild Awards, and four Writers Guild of America Awards and was nominated for a Grammy Award for her autobiographical book Bossypants, which topped The New York Times Best Seller list for five weeks.

  1. Jenna Marbles

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Jenna Nicole Mourey, more commonly known as Jenna Marbles is an American YouTube personality, vlogger, comedian and actress. As of May 2016, her channel has over 16 million subscribers, making it the seventh most subscribed channel on YouTube and the top channel operated by a woman! The funny story behind her pseudonym is that Mr. Marbles was the name of her dog when her videos went viral. She also released a brand of dog toys called Kermie Worm & Mr. Marbles.