RANKED! Horror Comedies Paramount to Our Survival (Because Laughter)

Some have compared the revolutionary mixture of stupid comedy and in-your-face horror and gore to peanut butter and jelly. The potent marriage of these genres has offered audiences high-energy laughs and panic-inducing scares for decades. Introducing the dichotomy of funny and fright elevated horror to new heights almost immediately—some of the best horror films ever made are also comedies. Why does this work so well? Maybe it’s because mocking that which scares us is a cornerstone of everyday life. That said, comedies with supernatural or otherwise psychotic killers are paramount to our survival (there’s irony in that sentence somewhere). The following list ranks some of the funniest and/or most revolutionary horror comedies ever. Enjoy.

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