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10 Horror Comedies You Seriously Need to Watch

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Laughter and terror are both instinctual reactions in the human brain, and when you put the two together you have something truly special. Horror comedies have a long tradition, dating back to 1920’s Haunted Spooks. If you’re looking to laugh in between screams, here are ten must-see flicks.

10. Dead Alive

Peter Jackson made blood-splattered horror comedies before he went Hollywood with The Lord of the Rings movies, and Dead Alive may be his crowning moment. This flick delivers everything you want from a horror comedy in megadoses.


9. Young Frankenstein

Mel Brooks’s brilliant 1974 parody features unforgettable performances from Gene Wilder and Marty Feldman as mad doctor and deformed servant, respectively. Like all Mel Brooks movies, this is eminently quotable and rewards multiple viewings.


8. Little Shop Of Horrors

The 1986 remake of the Roger Corman cheapie took the source material and transformed it into a ridiculous musical about a total nerd who grows a man-eating plant and uses it to win fame, fortune and the heart of the girl he loves.


7. The Ghost Breakers

Bob Hope shines in this 1940 feature as a crime reporter who travels to Havana with a young woman who’s inherited a spooky mansion there. The racial gags are pretty cringeworthy in hindsight, but the performances are strong and the dialogue is sharp as a tack.


6. Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil

This quirky Canadian horror film pits a pair of backwoods brothers against a crew of vacationing college students, but as the body count rises due to a litany of ridiculous accidents it just gets funnier. This is the rare horror comedy that has real heart to it.


5. Bubba Ho-Tep

Bruce Campbell made his bones in Evil Dead, but for our money his best horror comedy role is in 2002’s Bubba Ho-Tep, where he plays an aged Elvis Presley hiding out in a nursing home. When an Egyptian mummy rises from the grave, the King needs to deliver one last hit to put it away.


4. Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein

One of the most popular comedy duos of all time started a string of movies where they rubbed shoulders with Universal movie monsters in 1948, and Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein is an all-time great. With Bela Lugosi as Dracula and Lon Chaney Jr. as the Wolfman, how could it not be?


3. Ghostbusters

One of the most iconic movies of the 1980s, Ghostbusters pits a quartet of spook-blasting scientists against a New York City full of paranormal activity. Career-making performances by Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd are just the cherry on top of the sundae.


2. Spider Baby

This 1968 cult classic is one of the most gleefully deranged movies of all time, a twisted mixture of Grey Gardens and Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Lon Chaney stars as the caretaker of three inbred children who meet their city folk relatives for the first time and all hell breaks loose.


1. Shaun Of The Dead

The first installment in Edgar Wright’s Three Flavors Cornetto trilogy took the zombie genre and put a uniquely British spin on it, with a working-class slacker trying to get his life in order amidst a plague of the walking dead. It’s gory, funny and one of a kind.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at IFC.com

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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It’s the final countdown to Christmas and thanks to IFC’s movie marathon all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can revel in classic ’80s films AND find inspiration for your last-minute gifts. Here are our recommendations, if you need a head start:

Musical Instrument

Great analog entertainment substitute when you refuse to give your kid the Nintendo Switch they’ve been drooling over.

Breakfast In Bed

Any significant other or child would appreciate these Uncle Buck-approved flapjacks. Just make sure you’re not stuck on clean up duty.

Cocktail Supplies

You’ll need them to get through the holidays.

Dance Lessons

So you can learn to shake-shake-shake (unless you know ghosts willing to lend a hand).

Comfy Clothes

With all the holiday meals, there may be some…embigenning.



Get even more great inspiration all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC, and remember…