10 Horror Movies That Are Fun and Easy Watches

Are you searching for fun horror movies that aren't over the top? You're not alone. Recently a Redditor admitted, “I'm having a hard day today, and I want something fun. It doesn't have to be super dark or scary. It doesn't have to be funny.”

They continued, “Just a decent horror movie that makes you go, ‘yep, that was a horror movie, alright,' and provides some entertainment for the night. If you're unsure, I'll also take your favorite re-watchable horror movie suggestion, a favorite you watch once a year for Halloween.” Reddit responded to deliver this list of top-voted horror movies that are fun and easy to watch.

10. Freddy vs. Jason (2003)

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Freddy vs. Jason is a slasher crossover between the Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th horror film series. It follows a group of teens that Jason Voorhies (Ken Kirzinger) and Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) fight over to kill. It stars Monica Keena, Kelly Rowland, and Jason Ritter.

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9. Scream (1996)

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Scream is a slasher film that satirizes the clichés of the slasher genre. It follows Sydney Prescott (Neve Campbell), a high school girl stalked and terrorized by a mysterious killer wearing a mask known as Ghostface. It stars David Arquette, Courteney Cox, Matthew Lillard, Rose McGowan, Skeet Ulrich, and Jamie Kennedy.

8. Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)

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Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon is a black comedy slasher mockumentary paying homage to the horror-slasher genre. It follows a journalist (Angela Goethals) and her crew documenting an aspiring serial killer modeling himself according to slasher film conventions. It co-stars Nathan Baesel and Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger). 

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7. Villains (2019)

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Villains is a black comedy horror film following a duo of amateur criminals who attempt to break into a house after their car breaks down. However, they quickly realize they are in over their heads after discovering that the homeowners are harboring a dark secret. It stars Bill Skarsgård (Pennywise from It), Maika Monroe, Jeffrey Donovan, and Kyra Sedgwick.

6. Better Watch Out (2016)

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Better Watch Out is a psychological horror Christmas movie following a babysitter (Olivia DeJonge) who travels to the Lerner's home to babysit their 12-year-old son (Levi Miller) during the holidays. Soon intruders pose a danger, and it's up to her to defend herself and the boy. 

5. Happy Death Day (2017)

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Happy Death Day is a black comedy slasher movie following a college student (Jessica Rothe) who is murdered on her birthday. Suddenly she begins reliving the day repeatedly, setting out to find the killer and stop her death. It co-stars Israel Broussard.

4. Freaky (2020)

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Freaky is a comedy slasher putting a horror twist on the classic Freaky Friday. It follows a teenage girl (Kathryn Newton) who unintentionally switches bodies with a middle-aged male serial killer (Vince Vaughn). 

3. Ready or Not (2019)

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Ready or Not is a black comedy horror following a newlywed (Samara Weaving) being hunted by her spouse's wealthy Satan-worshipping family as part of a creepy wedding night ritual. It co-stars Mark O'Brien and Adam Brody. 

2. Tucker & Dale vs. Evil (2010)

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Tucker & Dale vs. Evil is a black comedy horror following a group of clueless college students and the duo of well-intentioned hillbillies they mistake for killers. It stars Tyler Labine, Alan Tudyk, and Katrina Bowden.

1. The Cabin in the Woods (2011)

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The Cabin in the Woods is a horror comedy following a group of college students retreating to a remote forest cabin. There they fall victim to various monsters while technicians manipulate the events from a secret underground facility. It stars Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, and Jesse Williams.

We hope you enjoyed this list of Reddit picks for fun horror movies that are easy to watch.

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