"Scary" Horror Comedies?

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  1. Hellbilly

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    The first one that comes to mind is Fright Night (though one could argue if Fright Night is a true Horror Comedy), followed by The Fearless Vampire Killers. Evil Dead II is not really scary but still disturbing and unsettling enough.
    The Lost Boys has a few genuine tense moments, but I never thought it was really scary.

    What are some Horror Comedies you think are actually scary?
     
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    I would say An American Werewolf in London would fall into that catergory
     
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    I saw a really good one last summer called Creep with Mark Duplass. I've also seen posters for it under the title Peachfuzz, so not sure which one they're going with. Should hopefully be getting released later this year from Blumhouse / Radius TWC.

    Duplass is really terrific in it. He has you laughing one moment, then genuinely creeped out the next.
     
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    I would say ARACHNOPHOBIA was pretty damn intense towards the end.
     
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    Dead Snow 2 and Tucker and Dale vs. Evil might fit the bill.
     
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    Two horror comedies have truly managed to make me both laugh and hide behind the pillow; Dead End (2003) and Severance.
     
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    I think your missing the point the topic is SCARY horror comedy. Is that even possible though it's like cutting your finger and giggling.
     
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    When I think of horror comedies shit like Shaun of the Dead and Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers come to mind. Not a huge fan of that stuff. American Werewolf in London and Evil Dead 2 I guess are in the next level closer to horror, not even sure I'd want to categorize them with that poop. I enjoyed The Cottage and April Fools Day.
     
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    Great picks! Both of these are very funny films where the humor is never at the expense of the horror.

    Another good one would be The Innkeepers.
     
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    Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS. No, I don't consider it a horror comedy per se, but there are moments of high camp that you can't help but chuckle at. And then there are some truly uncomfortable torture scenes, not to mention a startling moment near the end involving Ilsa's favourite test subject.
     
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    Re-animator has some good scares and some good jokes.
     
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    Ginger Snaps has clever, funny dialogue with great gore and an intense ending.
     
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    Good Examples

    I would say The Return of the Living Dead, An American Werewolf in London for the win

    Re-animator
    Fright Night
    Evil Dead 2
    are good choices also

    I was never a big Lost Boys fan its okay
     
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    TCM 2.

    I also always get a few laughs out of the original TCM as well but I don't think they were intentional by the filmmakers; Jim Siedow poking Sally during the truck ride and Grandpa trying to hit Sally in the noggin are two such cases.
     
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    Night of the Creeps (1986)

    Feast (2006)

    Slither (2006)

    Cemetery Man (1994)

    Gremlins (1984)

    Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988) (if you are scared of clowns, yes)

    Monster Squad (1987) (for the younger crowd it's scary)

    Return of the Living Dead (1985)

    Creepshow (1982)

    Creepshow 2 (1987)

    Night of the Demons (1988)

    Tremors (1990)
     
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    Seems like everything being recommended is stuff already seen a million times.
     
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    Watched both 'Home Sweet Hell' with Patrick Wilson and 'The Voices' with Ryan Reynolds this weekend, while both could fit the horror comedy genre, both were absolutely dreadful and abysmal.
     
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    The Hazing blends both pretty well, but the dvd is hard to find anymore and horrible non-anamorphic quality. Can't find any info on the UK dvd titled "Dead Scared", but a back cover pic on ebay says it is anamorphic (but missing all the extras from the R1). Can't find a review to verify this. Fun flick though, recommended.
     
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    You be surprised on what most people have and have not seen. Yes, it's difficult to find new movies in this specific "genre". So, you got any horror "comedies" that aren't that well known? Please share.


    Here's a some more I forgot about.

    Dead & Breakfast (2004)

    Doghouse (2009)

    Blood Diner (1987)

    Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead (2014)

    Housebound (2014)

    Waxwork (1988)

    Decoys (2004)

    And I wouldn't call these "scary" & they don't exactly fit Hellbilly's initial post, but they are horror themed. You know, for the more kid friendly in mind.

    Hysterical (1982)

    Pandemonium (1982)


    The Hazing. Yes I was gonna post that. Good choice.
     
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    The German DVD was also 16x9. I didn't check but it might be OOP as well.
     

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