View Full Version : greatest horror-comedy of all-time

Dark Lord
12-28-2001, 06:35 AM
Well...guess what...Young Frankenstein got my vote for this one! My favorite!

12-28-2001, 05:17 PM
Cool poll DL!

Guess what, I voted for An American Werewolf In London!
Young Frankenstein would have been my second choice though.
Way too many good flicks to choose from, btw.

I've never heard of "Ángel exterminador". What's it about?

Dark Lord
12-28-2001, 08:22 PM
Ángel exterminador is Luis Buñuel's 1962 masterpiece. Here's the plot;

a lavish dinner party, the guests find themselves mysteriously unable to leave the room... and over the next few days all the elaborate pretenses and facades that they've built up by virtue of their position in society collapse completely as they become reduced to living like animals...

This movie is a surreal satire, horror comedy tour de force! Still...I prefer Young Frankenstein!!!!!

Igor: It's times like this that I remember what my old dad used to say.
Dr. Friedrich von Frankenstein: What was that?
Igor: "What the hell are you doing in the bathroom all day and night? Why don't you get out of there and give someone else a chance?"

12-28-2001, 08:43 PM
Angel Exterminador sounds funny, never seen it though.

Young Frankenstein is hilarious.
My favorite character: Frau Blucher!

"Follow mee, pleeze." That one line always cracks me up. :D

12-28-2001, 09:03 PM
I voted "other." Count it as a vote for "Re-Animator."

I guess you could argue the merits of it as comedy/horror, but I think it fits in the same vein as the "Evil Dead" films. Kind of black-comedy/horror.

Good poll, as it were.

Mark Relford
12-29-2001, 12:45 AM
I voted for The Fearless Vampire Killers. Polanski and Jack MacGowran made great bumbling vampire slayers.
Dark Lord, where's Dracula: Dead and Loving it?;) Young Frankenstein was a brilliant film. I still need to get it on DVD.

12-29-2001, 05:38 AM
Either Young Frankenstein or Army Of Darkness...
.......................I'm not sure...
I love my AOD, but Young was SSSOOO funny!:p
.....................................I'll choose........umm...........?! "Other"!
Yes, that's it "other"....ooohhhh man!
....................I was sweatin' on this one.
.............................................Thanx for the loop hole.:D

12-30-2001, 09:09 PM
Arsenic and Old Lace. Easily among my top 5 favorites films.

10-05-2008, 10:58 AM
Evil Dead II masterpiece!

Harry Warden
10-05-2008, 12:16 PM
Theatre of Blood. Vincent Price was hilarious in this role. Honorable mentions to An American Werewolf in London and Beetlejuice.

10-05-2008, 01:27 PM
Where's Shaun of the Dead at??? I voted other for that !!

Conal Cochran
10-05-2008, 02:04 PM
For me the best is Fright Night. They don't make movies like this anymore....

10-05-2008, 02:07 PM
I laughed the hardest at: The Boogey Man (1980). It was more unintentionally funny than Blood Diner was intentionally shitty. But - was it unintentional? It was a laugh riot. And not in the way something like Troll 2 was.

10-05-2008, 02:16 PM
Would The Burbs fit in as a horror/comedy? Love the movie and its in need of a real SE not the one they gave us a while ago.


10-05-2008, 02:19 PM
I voted Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, followed closely by Young Frankenstein and Hold That Ghost.

10-05-2008, 02:59 PM
So many movies I fucking love are in that list, but I had to go with Gremlins.

10-05-2008, 03:18 PM
Nice thread revival. Never voted on this one.

Young Frankenstein by a long shot. I can't wait for the blu-ray release!

10-05-2008, 04:41 PM
I have to go with Bad Taste here. I still get more chuckles out of that one every time I see it than any of the others on the list. It's not that it's a better movie than Evil Dead II, Bad Taste is just more humorous.

10-05-2008, 05:05 PM
Wow, what an ancient thread! 7 years on I still have to stick with ARSENIC AND OLD LACE.

10-06-2008, 04:27 AM
Young Frankenstein.

10-06-2008, 04:30 AM
Two of these are fighting it out in my mind: Young Frankenstein and Dance of the Vampires..... hmmmmmm Maybe the latter....

10-06-2008, 04:34 AM
Other: Fright Night.

An American Werewolf in London comes a close (VERY VERY close) second, though.


10-06-2008, 04:36 AM
Voted for Braindead.
with Night of the Creeps, Evil Dead II, and Gremlins running close behind! : D

10-06-2008, 04:49 AM
For me it is easily Return of the Living Dead - I snuck and saw it as a young kid and laughed my ass off then and no matter how many times I see it I still laugh at the same stuff - great movie! There are other great movies on this list but Return of the Living Dead will always be my fave horror comedy

Mutilated Prey
10-06-2008, 04:52 AM
Evil Dead 2 for me, but ROTLD is a very close second.

10-06-2008, 10:01 PM
Have to go with Army of Darkness!

10-06-2008, 10:07 PM
EDII & Gremlins are my faves from this list. EDII has Bruce Campbell, and while Gremlins has Zach Galligan, I don't feel like he reached his comedic potential until Waxwork.

10-06-2008, 10:08 PM

10-07-2008, 02:12 AM
Beetlejuice gets my vote. No love for Death Becomes Her?

Uncle Jay
10-22-2008, 11:11 PM


10-22-2008, 11:32 PM
Young Frankenstein is my favorite. Also love Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein, Return of the Living Dead, and An American Werewolf in London.

10-23-2008, 12:07 AM
So many greats on there... I had to go with Evil Dead II. It's a great blend of total horror and well-played comedy.

10-23-2008, 12:28 AM
Other for Night of the Creeps, or maybe House, maybe Hatchet. Definitly among my favorite genres, looking forward to watching the new ones I got (Jack Brooks, Brutal Massacre) to see if there's new favorites waiting.

Return of the Living Dead wins from the ones listed, just barely edging out ED2 and American Werewolf.

10-23-2008, 12:29 AM
Evil Dead 2
Young Frankenstein
American Werewolf in London

I couldn't narrow this one down to just one.