18 Horror comedy movies to watch this Halloween

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Halloween is almost here, and there are so many good horror movies still left to watch. For people who love horror and for people who like horror with a mix of comedy to soften the blow of terror, horror comedies are perfect to watch this Halloween.

Iconic movies like American Psycho or Jennifer’s Body, which introduced the audience to a new kind of black comedy, or movies like M3GAN or Ghostbusters incorporated science fiction in horror. Horror is now easy to watch because of this, as certain moments of light-hearted comedy or absurdist dialogues make it more pleasing to watch for non-horror fans, too.

Choosing and picking 18 horror comedy movies to watch this Halloween for everyone, check out this list, close the blinds of your room, and revel in the excellent combination of terror and comedy.

M3GAN (2022)

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When a man-made machine takes a life of its own and starts to act suspiciously, mayhem is about to happen. M3gan is a robot made as an emotional aid for a child and helps them out as a friend.

Starring Amie Donald, Allison Williams, and Jenna Davis, this horror comedy is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.

Duration: 1 hr 42 min

Genres: Science Fiction, Horror, Comedy

Jennifer’s Body (2009)

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Anita and Jennifer are polar opposites, but their friendship, made from playing together in the sandbox, still thrives. But one day, after a fire breaks out at the local pub, Jennifer starts to act differently, and Anita has the premonition that everything going wrong in their town is done by Jennifer.

Starring Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, and Chris Pratt, Jennifer’s Body is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.

Duration: 1 hr 42 min

Genres: Teen, Horror, Comedy

Haunted Mansion (2023)

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A mother and son are in for a horror adventure when they discover their new house is haunted by ghosts. They invite a priest, a psychic and a tour guide to help them get rid of the ghosts residing in the very house they want to start a business of bed and breakfast.

Starring Jared Leto, Rosario Dawson, and Owen Wilson, Haunted Mansion is a horror comedy that elicits plenty of chuckles throughout the movie. It’s available to watch on Disney+ +.

Duration: 2 hr 3 min

Genres: Family, Horror, Comedy, Fantasy

Shaun of the Dead (2004)

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The day for Shaun progressively turns for the worse when he suddenly finds out that a zombie apocalypse has broken out. He decides to seek help from his lazy roommate and sets out to save his loved ones in this time of chaos and insanity, leading to some of the funniest slapstick comedy scenes.

Starring Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright and Nick Frost, Shaun of the Dead is available to watch on Hulu, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.

Duration: 1 hr 39 min

Genres: Horror, Comedy, Zombie Apocalypse

Renfield (2023)

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Renfield has problems with his work environment. With him serving a boss who makes him do vile things like hunting for innocent victims and cleaning up after his boss’s violent outbursts, Renfield has finally had it. He wants to quit. But what he knows is it’s hard to quit a job when your boss is Count Dracula.

Starring Nicholas Hoult, Nicolas Cage, and Awkwafina, Renfield is a laugh riot. It’s available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.

Duration: 1 hr 33 min

Genres: Horror, Comedy, Fantasy

American Psycho (2000)

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A narcissistic Wall Street investment banker, Patrick Bateman is a perfect man on the surface. He takes care of himself, is competent in his work, and travels around the upper circle of society. He is like an observer who understands that everyone wears a mask, which also disgusts him. All his thoughts and irritation turn him into a serial killer who wants to get rid of people like this.

Starring Christian Bale, Jared Leto, and Willem Defoe, American Psycho is a dark comedy that will send chills down one’s back. It’s available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.

Duration: 1 hr 42 min

Genres: Dark Comedy, Thriller, Horror, Crime

Scream VI (2023)

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The Scream series is one of the best horror comedies to watch on Halloween. A masked killer in Scream VI stalks the city of New York, following the survivors of the Woodsboro serial killings. With some old faces and some new faces, the movie has so many inside jokes and sometimes makes fun of its own repetitive storyline.

Starring Courtney Cox, Jenna Ortega and Mellissa Barrera, Scream VI is available to watch on Apple TV and Paramount +.

Duration: 2 hr 2 min

Genres: Mystery, Horror, Comedy

Fright Night (2011)

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In the suburb Charley lives in, people start to mysteriously disappear suddenly, and coincidentally, it all starts after a man called Jerry moves into their neighborhood. Charley, convinced by his best friend Ed, decides to investigate himself about what exactly goes on behind his neighbor’s blacked-out windows.

Starring David Tennant, Colin Farrell, and Anton Yelchin, Fright Night is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.

Duration: 1 hr 46 min

Genres: Comedy, Horror

Bodies Bodies Bodies (2022)

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Fake friendships between the rich trust fund babies and influencers take a darker turn when a group of them get stuck in a storm and decide to play Bodies, Bodies, Bodies, a game to find out who is the serial killer. The game causes the emotions to run high and some vile secrets spill out, trying to one-up each other until one of them is found dead.

Starring Pete Davidson, Amandla Sandberg, and Maria Bakalova, Bodies Bodies Bodies is available to watch on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.

Duration: 1 hr 35 min

Genres: Horror, Comedy

Goosebumps (2015)

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The monsters of R. L. Stine’s Goosebumps series are some of the creepiest and scariest out there, but what if they come out from their world of books to our world? In Goosebumps, Zach accidentally sets free a bunch of monsters from the manuscripts of R. L. Stine, where they were previously imprisoned.

Starring Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, and Odeya Rush, this fantastical horror is a must-watch on Halloween. It’s available to watch on Amazon Prime Video and Aha.

Duration: 1 hr 43 min

Genres: Comedy, Horror, Fantasy

Freaky (2020)

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Millie is an average high schooler dreading school and the bullies within it who endeavor to make her life difficult. But it’s only the beginning, when she is stalked by the local serial killer called The Butcher, and somehow they end up exchanging bodies.

Starring Kathryn Newton, Vince Vaughn, and Celeste O’Connor, Freaky is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.

Duration: 1 hr 42 min

Genres: Horror, Comedy, Thriller

Ghostbusters (1984)

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One of the most iconic horror comedies to watch is Ghostbusters. Scientists Peter, Ray, and Egon are fired for using unethical experimentation on students at the University. Out of a job, the scientists decide to use their knowledge of the paranormal to capture ghosts who are terrorizing people in exchange for a price.

Starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Harold Ramis, Ghostbusters is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.

Duration: 1 hr 45 min

Genres: Comedy, Horror, Science Fiction

Ready or Not (2019)

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Grace is just about to become part of an old wealthy family called Le Domas, but there’s just one thing she is asked to do before they officially accept her. She has to play a game and survive without being found until dawn. Unusual and creeped out, Grace is still set to do her part and be accepted, but as soon as the game starts, she realizes something more sinister is about to take place in the name of the game.

Starring Samara Weaving, Andie MacDowell, and Adam Brody, this horror comedy is a must-watch on Halloween. Available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.

Duration: 1 hr 35 min

Genres: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Zombieland (2009)

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Columbus is driving back to his hometown in order to find his parents amidst the zombie apocalypse. He is a shy, awkward man who is cautious and has many survival rules. But an encounter with a trigger-happy Texan and a pair of con women sisters makes his journey far bumpier than he imagined.

Starring Emma Stone, Jesse Eisenberg, and Woody Harrelson, Zombieland is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.

Duration: 1 hr 28 min

Genres: Comedy, Horror, Zombie Apocalypse, Action

Totally Killer (2023)

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A teen time travel horror comedy, Total Killer, takes place in Vernon, a small town. Jamie Hughes, a teenager in Vernon, is suddenly roped in on a mysterious mission when she discovers that a serial killer called ‘Sweet Sixteen’ is back to kill again.

Starring Kiernan Shipka, Olivia Holt, and Julie Bowen, Totally Killed is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.

Duration: 1 hr 46 min

Genres: Comedy, Horror

What We Do In The Shadows (2014)

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Taika Waititi’s movies often incorporate the two elements of horror and comedy seamlessly. What We Do In The Shadows is a story of three vampire buddies and roommates who, after years of surviving Earth and its changing culture, find themselves at wit’s end with new technology and cost of living.

Starring Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement, and Johnny Brugh, What We Do In The Shadows is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.

Duration: 1 hr 26 min

Genres: Horror, Comedy, Vampire

The Babysitter (2017)

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Cole adores his babysitter, Bee. But a night of curious excursions reveals the devil behind the beautiful face of his babysitter. Scared and terrified, Cole is now a target of Bee and her band of fellow killers who will remove anyone from the way just to keep their identity hidden.

Starring Judah Lewis, Samara Weaving, and Robbie Amell, The Babysitter is a bloody horror comedy available to watch on Netflix.

Duration: 1 hr 25 min

Genres: Comedy, Horror

The Dead Don’t Die (2019)

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The people of Centerville find themselves in a bit of a pickle when they find out that their small town is having a zombie virus outbreak. Police officers Cliff and Ronnie are on the case of figuring out how and why this is happening while clumsily dealing with the chaos it causes in their town.

Starring Bill Murray, Adam Driver, and Tilda Swinton, The Dead Don’t Die is a horror comedy one shouldn’t miss with an excellent cast of characters. It’s available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.

Duration: 1 hr 43 min

Genres: Horror, Comedy, Zombie Apocalypse