Monday, October 25, 2010

Movie Delight Monday - Halloween Edition

Alas, only six more days remain until one of the most fun holidays ever - HALLOWEEN.

I was racking my brain trying to think of the best movie for today, but I didn't just want to go with the obvious, super-popular films.  Instead, I'm going to give y'all the horror/suspense films that are hilariously scary (ie:  freaky movies that contain great comic relief).  The Scream trilogy, for example, would be considered "hilariously scary" thanks to Matthew Lillard, Jamie Kennedy and Parker Posey. 

The following are movies that are freaky with some much-appreciated comic relief OR just ridiculously funny, with a bit of scary built in:

13 Ghosts
I first came to really appreciate Matthew Lillard in the first Scream. 
He's so funny I forgot to be scared - for a while, at least - during this movie. 
House on Haunted Hill
When it comes to remakes, obviously I'm partial to the originals.  Kris Kattan in this
version, however, is fabulous.  He plays paranoid better than anyone else I've ever seen.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Aside from the all of the other hilarity that goes on in this film, I have only two words: 
Paul Reubens.  The scene where he's slayed is HILARIOUS. 

American Psycho
You'd have to read the novel to fully understand how funny it is. 
 Bateman's thoughts, which cannot properly be portrayed on film, are so abnormal
 and funny that you almost feel sorry for him and can understand his need to kill people.
Everyone knows this is one of the best nonsensical "horror" movies ever made,
but I still love it.  Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward's constant bickering cracks me up.

What are some of the movies you find hilariously scary?


  1. Oooo! I have actually seen all of these movies!! Tremors is No matter how many times I watch that damn movie, I never get tired of it.

    Oh and I HEART Matthew Lillard. He is so awesome and his facial expressions crack me up.

    I actually really LOVE LOVE LOVE Zombie Land. It's newer, but I think its probably one of my favorite movies.

  2. I remember seeing Buffy when it first came out. Wasn't Luke Perry in that movie also? My favorite funny horror movie is Idle Hands with Devon Sawa and Seth Green. You have to check it out!!

  3. Oh I can't believe I forgot Idle Hands! That's a great one!

    I haven't seen Zombie Land yet, I need to check that one out....I'm actually surprised hubs hasn't made me watch it yet!

  4. Cabin Fever!!!! Cracks me up every time!


    Also, I love love love Parker Posey. She's my idol. :)

  5. I like all of these. 13 Ghosts scared the crap out of me when I first watched it, the way those ghosts moved...yikes.
    Buffy was great! I love Luke Perry in that.
    And Tremors was a fav of mine when I was little.
    Have you seen Shaun of the Dead?? You might like it.

  6. Ha! Just watched 13 Ghosts the other day. It's not too bad. It was scarier when it first came out, that's for sure.

    You know what's funnier than Tremors? The sequel. And the next two movies. And the TV series which ran for a half-season... :)