10 Flicks: Awesome Horror Comedies

September 27, 2010 at 11:13 am

10 Flicks: Awesome Horror Comedies

A few weeks ago, I was right in the middle of a debate at work. The argument began when myself and a friend expressed our excitement for Hatchet 2.

A few people who had seen the first Hatchet disagreed.  Essentially, the conflict could be summed up with one question:

Are movies like Hatchet any good?

In order to answer that question, Team Hatchet came up with a list of Horror Comedies and the cult following they have achieved.

Admittedly, horror comedies are only for certain audiences who appreciate them.  Happily, I’m one of them.

Here are the 10 of the best:

Evil Dead

Bruce Campbell.  You can’t talk about horror comedies without mentioning Ash and his adventures in the Evil Dead trilogy.

10 Flicks: Awesome Horror Comedies

Evil Dead 2

Sam Raimi is awesome.  That is all.

10 Flicks: Awesome Horror Comedies

Arachnophobia

Spiders literally paralyze me with fear.  Once a year, I make a trip to the zoo just to dare myself to look into the Black Widow cage.  I regret it every time.

This movie scared me more than any other movie I can think of except THIS

Critters

Second only to Gremlins as my favorite ‘Little Monster’ movie.

Tremors

I’m not a fan of the follow up films but this one has stuck with me over the years.

Slither

“What kind of thing wants you to eat it!”  I laughed out loud several times during this flick.

Hatchet

The movie that started the debate.  By no means is it the greatest horror movie of all time but it’s definitely among the best tributes to horror.  Director Adam Green is a massive fan and his knowledge of the genre bleeds through this instant fan favorite.

Zombieland

A new addition to my horror comedy collection but a welcome one as well.

Gremlins

The first movie I thought of.  One of the classics.

Shaun Of The Dead

Easily my favorite movie on this list.  Changed the way I’ll look at movies forever.