Who doesn’t love a good horror movie? It’s a Friday night, and you’re cuddle up on the couch with a good cup of hot chocolate and your significant other trying to find that movie that both of you will enjoy. He loves horror, she loves comedy. There are a ton of choices! Let me take care of some of those choices, how about a horror movie that doesn’t take itself too seriously? Here are my four favorite horror comedy films as of March 23, 2015 that will make anyone who watches them pleasantly surprised.
Shaun of the Dead – 9.6/10
Arguably one of the best zombie movies to date. Shaun of the Dead delivers on all fronts. It isn’t the scariest movie available, but it provides with blood, gore and great laughs. Shaun (Simon Pegg) starts out the movie on the wrong foot. He messes up a date with his girlfriend, hates his job, and gets one of his roommates pissed at him for partying too late. As the day passes, strange events start taking place. People are trying to bite other people. In order to make right, Shaun sets out in order to save his friends, family and girlfriend. Definitely a must watch for people who like movies of any genre.
The Cabin in the Woods – 9.4/10
When having an opportunity to visit a distant relatives cabin in the woods, you may want to think again. This is not your typical horror movie. A group of friends goes to a cabin for a nice getaway, but strange events take place in this cabin. Strange events no one understands, but are they taking place because the cabin is haunted, or is there something else involved? Cabin in the woods has a fantastic plot line with a twist that one will remember for a very long time.
Tucker & Dale vs Evil – 9.2/10
Have you ever wondered what happens when two rednecks are on vacation in the woods, and there is a group of college students in those same woods who get spooked out of their mind because of a ghost story? Dale and Tucker are just minding their own business on vacation, fishing, when one of the college students suffers a seriously injury. Dale and Tucker try to help and their generosity is mistaken for malice. A very funny horror film that was an absolute pleasure to watch. This movie doesn’t take itself seriously, and neither should you. A low budget film that impresses with a great story and well developed characters.
Housebound – 8.8/10
This is probably the least known out of the four I mentioned. I didn’t even know it existed until it popped up in my Netflix feed. I decided to give it a shot and I was surprised with what I found. As you can tell from the name “Housebound” a young woman, Kylie, is on house arrest for committing a petty crime. Kylie doesn’t own a place of her own, so she is on house arrest at her mother’s house, a place she hasn’t been in years. There is more to this house than meets the eye. Strange events take place in this house. Kylie has been selfish for a very long time but in order to save herself and her family, she will have to finally learn how to be unselfish. A movie with great comedy and a good amount of scares is definitely worth a look next time you’re on Netflix.
Zombieland – 9.7/10
“One and done, I always say, I said that once” – Columbus (Jesse Eisenburg). I can almost guarantee that after you see this movie once, you will want to watch it again and again. There’s not many scares to this zombie thrill ride, but it sure is fun. I never really liked how some movies are classified as horror just because it has zombies in them, but since this is technically classified as a horror comedy film, it has to be on this list. An extremely funny movie about an unlikely duo just trying to survive in this new, zombie infested world. They come across a couple of sisters who turn this thrill ride upside down. This is always a movie I recommended to people who are in need of a good laugh. So if you’ve never seen this before, sit back in your recliner, grab some popcorn, and get ready for a fantastic zombie movie.
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