Horror/Comedy, What film did it best.

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Best Horror/Comedy

  1. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

    2.4%
  2. An American Werewolf in London (1981)

    6.1%
  3. Army of Darkness (1993)

    6.1%
  4. Bad Taste (1987)

    4.9%
  5. Bride of Frankenstein (1933)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Bubba Ho-tep (2002)

    2.4%
  7. Cabin Fever (2002)

    2.4%
  8. Dead Alive (1992)

    3.7%
  9. Dellamorte Dellamore (1994)

    3.7%
  10. Evil Dead II (1987)

    7.3%
  11. The Howling (1981)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)

    2.4%
  13. Frighteners (1997)

    1.2%
  14. Invisible Man, The (1933)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  15. Re-Animator (1985)

    7.3%
  16. The Return of the Living Dead (1985)

    24.4%
  17. Shaun of the Dead (2004)

    13.4%
  18. Theatre of Blood (1973)

    4.9%
  19. Tremors (1990)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  20. Other (specify)

    7.3%
  1. Ash28M

    Ash28M Active Member

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    I know many horror fans are split on the idea of mixing horror with comedy. Some love it while some like to keep the two genre's separate. Saying that what film do you think did it best.
     
  2. RyanPC

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    This was a tough one, but in the end I had to go with The Return of the Living Dead.
     
  3. onebyone

    onebyone Guest

    Evil Dead 2, with Dead Alive as my second choice. I love almost all of the movies up there though. Horror/comedy pleases me.
     
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  4. SaviniFan

    SaviniFan I Have A Fetish

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    Return of the Living Dead. I prefer the subtle humor like that as opposed to the slapstick humor.
     
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    shaun of the dead, but bad taste and re-animator were close
     
  6. Cujo108

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    That's a fantastic list of films, so I'll have to narrow it down.

    Dead-Alive is the funniest film up there, but there's not as much true horror in it as there is comedy. The same can be said for Army of Darkness and Bubba Ho-Tep (which also has a good bit of drama thrown in). The combination of horror and slapstick in Evil Dead II is sort of sloppy IMO, and helps make it the weakest of the series for me. Then there's Return of the Living Dead, The Howling, and An American Werewolf in London, all of which are much more horror than they are comedy.

    The films up there that best strike an even balance between horror and comedy to me are Cabin Fever, Dellamorte Dellamore, The Frighteners, Re-Animator, and Tremors. In the end, I went with Soavi's masterpiece. The humor being as ironic and unique as it is actually helps to enhance the surreal mood of the entire film, and the horror elements are just as strong. It's a perfect match.
     
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    Return Of The Living Dead
     
  8. dwatts

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    Ooooooo - that's so mean. Here are the ones that work for me:

    An American Werewolf in London
    Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
    The Fearless Vampire Killers
    Frighteners
    The Return of the Living Dead
    Theatre of Blood
    Tremors

    Here are the ones that to one degree or another, don't work for me:

    Army of Darkness
    Bad Taste
    Bride of Frankenstein
    Invisible Man

    The others have hits and misses. The best? I went American Werewolf in London.
     
  9. allmessedup

    allmessedup It's beer time.

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    RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD is first, because like a previous poster said, I like its style of humor the most. SHAUN OF THE DEAD is a close second, though, because like RETURN, the movie isn't afraid to put the characters in real jeopardy.

    Some, like the EVIL DEAD films and the Peter Jackson films I consider to be more comedies with gore than I do actual horror films--I just see them sort of like I do a Monty Python film.
     
  10. Damed

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    I went with Shaun of the Dead. It managed to be laugh-out-loud funny without sacrificing any of the frightening seriousness of the zombie epidemic.
     
  11. maskull

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    Between Tremors, An American Werewolf, and Shaun of the Dead. Werewolf is one of my favourite movies, but I went with Shaun because it was the funniest one.
     
  12. Golgo13

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    Beetlejuice.
     
  13. MorallySound

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    Oh god, this is tough. I went with Shaun of the Dead. Suprisingly, I just watched it last night too. Sooo damn funny and scary at the same time. Dead Alive is definately in second.
     
  14. Mark Relford

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    It's a toss-up between ROTLD and American Werewolf. I'm not a big fan of the horror/comedy. Many go overboard with the comedy. Both of these movies have a nice balance. Can you say the same for ROTLD 2 or American Werewolf in Paris? :p
     
  15. Mortis

    Mortis GARBAGE DAY!

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    I can't vote because there are too many good choices.
     
  16. Ash28M

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    After 32 Votes

    1.The Return of the Living Dead (1985) 9
    2.Shaun of the Dead (2004) 7
    3.An American Werewolf in London (1981) 4
    3.Evil Dead II (1987) 4
    3.Re-Animator (1985) 4
    6.Bad Taste (1987) 2
    7.Dellamorte Dellamore (1994) 2
     
  17. Hellbilly

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    Fright Night for me, with AWIL coming in second.
     
  18. thrashard76

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    Shaun of the Dead (2004)
     
  19. Erick H.

    Erick H. Well-Known Member

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    I came close to voting for THEATRE OF BLOOD,but opted for another Vincent Price classic(in the "other" catagory),THE ABOMINABLE DOCTOR PHIBES.
     
  20. Almost went with Dead Alive...but when I saw Shaun Of The Dead onthe list I just HAD to vote for it. Out of all the movies on the list, Shaun has THEE best combo of laughs mixed with horror.
     

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