There are a lot of movies out there that you can put under the category of a horror comedy and most filmgoers are no stranger to them. Movies like Evil Dead II and Dead Alive really paved the way for the future generation of horror comedies. Everyone loves these types of films whether they know it or not. Shaun of the Dead is a perfect example of this. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like that movie and that’s because it is exactly why we see movies in the first place. To have a good time. Not only is it their goal to show enough blood to make any horror hound happy but they also want to make you laugh. Here I have a little list of some great movies that do just that. Enjoy.
Directed by Jonathan King
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be eaten alive by sheep? Yea… neither had I until I saw this insane movie. Just the simple idea of being attack by sheep is hilarious in its self, so this movie had it pretty easy from the start. The best way to describe these sheep is comparing them to werewolves. Everyone knows what a werewolf is, it’s basically a human being who changes into a completely bat-shit insane version of a wolf and eats everything in it’s path. Basically the same thing here… just with sheep. Sounds ridiculous I know but bare with me on this one. You know me, my favorite thing in any movie is when they use practical effects and Black Sheep is no stranger to that. The weresheep look absolutely amazing and are full of pure rage. I don’t know how they did it but they made these sheep look so completely pissed off that it’s literally impossible not to laugh at these things as they come barreling towards people trying to eat them. Oh and did I mention that if you get bit by one of these rabid bastards you turn into one yourself?
Black Sheep is about an experiment in genetic engineering that happens to turn completely harmless sheep into blood-thirsty killers that terrorize people at a New Zealand farm. The best thing about this movie is that the filmmakers know exactly how ridiculous this sounds and they use it to their advantage. They do not take this seriously what-so-ever and instead make a movie that is pure enjoyment and is guaranteed to make you laugh. I’m just going to go out on a limb here and say that this is the best movie involving sheep ever made.
Directed by Jeremy Saulnier
This is a rare gem as far as horror comedies go. It’s fast paced and extremely well acted with a finale where no one is safe. I really loved this one because it’s a pretty hilarious idea. It’s about a quiet and lonely guy randomly comes across a Halloween party invitation that leads him straight into the hands of a group of people who are intent on murdering him for the sake of their art, turning this into a ridiculously funny blood bath. By far my favorite thing about this movie is the cast, they all do a wonderful job here and show some great chemistry. It’s such a funny movie because you got all these people in this creepy room dressed up in hilarious looking costumes with the intentions of killing this poor guy who made a medieval knight costume out of cardboard boxes. Murder Party proves that horror films can be both intelligent and horrific. It uses it’s sharp dialogue through most of the film making it laugh-out-loud funny with its assorted characters that you just cannot wait to kill each other. This is a pretty short film at 80 minutes so it really never has time to slow down or get boring. This is the perfect midnight movie and can only be watched with a room full of friends. An onslaught of sex scenes, ridiculous deaths, a couple of chainsaws and some shocking confessions have this movie keeping you on the edge all the way up until the end where no one can get out alive.
Directed by Andrew Currie
I love movies set in the 1950’s, there is just something about that time period that translates so well into film with the quirky dialog and awesome fedoras it’s hard to not enjoy seeing it on screen. Now throw some zombies in there and you get a film that works so perfectly and is an absolute blast to watch. This one isn’t the funniest of the three by any means but it is a fun and quirky movie that works for all audiences. It never get’s too dark and gory and it never quite gets you pissing yourself from laughter but it is a consistently fun movie with a very noir feel to it. It is set in a world where zombies have become domesticated where they play specific roles in society like delivering milk, carrying the mail, and even help around the house. That is such a funny premise and part of the reason why I really enjoy this movie because zombies are always these terrifying flesh eaters in movies, they aren’t supposed to be setting the kitchen table. Obviously they still want to eat people but they invented this collar that keeps them obedient so as long as the collar is working, you don’t have to worry about becoming man sushi to the zombies. Like I said, it isn’t the funniest or the goriest one on this list but it is most definitely a fun watch and a refreshing new take on the zombie genre.
That will do it for today guys, really hope you found some of these interesting enough to check them out for yourselves. Like I said before, the entire reason we watch movies is to be entertained and these three films are sure to do that. You got everything from rabid sheep to zombies so there should be something for everyone in this list. If you missed my other list of “Great Horror Movies You’ve Never Heard Of” check it out here:
As always, thanks for reading!