The 15 Best Comedy-Horror Movies of All Time

Sometimes, horror or comedy alone isn't enough. Some people don't want to be afraid or amused; they want to be both – and that's where comedy-horror comes in.

So, be prepared to smile, scream, laugh, and hide behind your sofa because, in this piece, we'll be taking you through the finest comedy-horror movies ever made.

Ghostbusters (1984, Directed by Ivan Reitman)

The movie is about three eccentric parapsychologists who start a business devoted to catching spooks in New York City – just before a spiritual event triggers an apocalypse.

The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971, Directed by Robert Fuest)

A true cult classic, The Abominable Dr. Phibes saw Vincent Price thriving in the titular role. It's a very stylish movie that juggles horror and comedy as well as any other in history.

Beetlejuice (1988, Directed by Tim Burton)

From the brilliantly weird mind of Tim Burton, Beetlejuice is a quintessentially Burton movie. It's about a recently deceased couple existing as ghosts in their former home.

Shaun of the Dead (2004, Directed by Edgar Wright)

It's a charming take on the zombie subgenre. It's teeming with witty satire and the odd fright. It's also full of likable – and mostly recognizable – British stars whose characters all invoke a reaction (whether it be laughter, sadness, or outright hatred).

Arachnophobia (1990, Directed by Frank Marshall)

Arachnophobia is like an alien invasion movie with a far more plausible – and therefore even more terrifying – twist. It's genuinely chilling and doesn't take a comedic turn until Goodman's exterminator character Delbert McClintock arrives.

Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965, Directed by Freddie Francis)

Although it leans more towards comedy than horror, this movie still provides a few minor chills on top of the laughs. The cast performs splendidly – no surprise, given how many horror veterans are in it – and the cinematography is gorgeous.

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