The year is ending, and we’re starting our holiday season with a favorite – Halloween. You might think that this festival is all about dressing up and collecting candy from your neighbors, but did you ever think that it is also a time to get together with family? And while we don’t encourage family members spooking each other out, there’s room for a lot of activities that are Halloween-themed without a lot of blood and gore.
Yes, we’re talking about getting into the Halloween spirit with some light-hearted comedy to watch. We dug into the archives and found the best funny Halloween movies to watch this year, for you to enjoy the trip down memory lane. And as always, have a laughter-filled Halloween!
The good-natured town fool finds himself in the center of a devious conspiracy, and it's up to him to get to the bottom of it. Adam Sandler has a certain type of role that he shines in, and Hubie Halloween does not you disappointed.
The time is just on October 31st, when the town of Salem, Massachusetts is all geared up for the holidays when the shocking murder occurs, and Hubie must help solve it. The movie is the type that's ideal for the family to sit down, get pizza and enjoy with laughs throughout the duration.
Shaun of the Dead
Simon Pegg would be the first person anyone would cast in the role of Shaun, a deadbeat loser living in London. He lives life without purpose and doesn't want to be challenged to give a better shot. The only thing that works for him besides his job at the electronics store - is his girlfriend Liz, who, oddly enough, is the only person asking Shaun to do better.
When his town is now overrun with zombies, this is Shaun's time to prove that he can step up to the challenge. A tried-and-tested concept with a unique wit, Shaun of the Dead is a movie you won't expect to enjoy, but surprisingly well.
A childhood favorite of the 90s generation kids, 4. is the story of a young ghost named Casper, who haunts a mansion in Maine with his ghost uncles. One day, a famed ghost whisperer, James Harvey, comes into town to communicate with this group of ghosts, Casper unexpectedly falls in love with Harvey's young daughter Kat.
Things go for a toss during their short-lived relationship, with his mischievous uncles and their troublesome antics with the Harveys. Filled with charming animations and touching scenes, this movie will remain a Halloween classic for generations to come.
If one could take lessons on how to do exactly what you aren't supposed to do, Billy Peltzer is the right man for the job. Working as a gadget salesman, all he had to do was get a normal gift for his son. But he decides to get something special and finds his way to Chinatown. Even then, all he had to do was to follow the shopkeeper's instructions about the gift.
But as fate would have it, he messed it up, unleashing a pack of Gremlins to rampage across the city on Christmas Eve. There's no scene in the movie that feels exaggerated or out of place - it seamlessly blends throughout the duration.
The Haunted Mansion
Putting together Eddie Murphy, Wallace Shawn, and Terrence Stamp is a recipe for Halloween success. Jim Evers is such a workaholic, he even forgets that he has a family. Tired of hearing his family complain about him not being around, he decides to take them all away for a vacation.
But work doesn't remain too far behind, and the family makes a stop at a mansion that Jim has agreed to sell. But within the hour, they realize that they're not the only residents in The Haunted Mansion. Now it's up to them to break a curse while dealing with the various ghosts and their individual objectives.
Scary Movie has become a pop culture figure, with its hilarious American culture jokes mixed with crudity and grossness. It is scary, just how this movie can crack you up. Taking inspiration from movies like “Scream”, “The Matrix”, “I Know What You Did Last Summer” and turning them into spoofs.
Scary Movie has perfected the art of laughter without a need for complex storytelling. While it may not be child friendly, it’s a movie to watch with your social gang. With 90 minutes of almost mindless fun, you’ll get way more than you give for this movie.
Brought to you by the same studios that produced the box-office hit Nightmare Before Christmas. Corpse Bride is a Russian folktale set in the 19th century. Scared to mess up his wedding day, Victor runs away to the woods to practice his vows. And he accidentally ends up marrying the corpse, Emily who was murdered for eloping.
This movie is scary and wickedly funny, keeping you engrossed until the very end. You wouldn't want to blink even for a second while watching this stop-motion movie. That's what one can expect from any legendary Tim Burton movie. Keep the tissues handy.
Beetlejuice is a supernatural comedy about the spirit of a dead couple trying to scare away the family with their teenage daughter who moved into their home. If there's anyone who can perfectly combine comedy and the macabre is the genius, Tim Burton.
He is known for his gothic fantasy and horror-style movies, and Beetlejuice shows an interesting vision of the afterlife. You cannot miss the performance of the outstanding Michael Keaton as Beetlejuice. A role that bought him great success and fame. This Academy Award-winning movie keeps you engaged and entertained throughout the film.
Little Shop of Horrors
A remake of the movie by the same name, Little Shop of Horrors is a 1960's musical horror-comedy. The story follows a nerdy florist who wishes to turn around the fortunes of his failing floral business and love life. A desperate purchase of a blood-thirsty plant from a local Chinese street turns his life around, and not exactly for the best.
He must find him his next human meal. Every cast member gives an outstanding performance. You cannot miss Steve Martins as Dentist Orin Scrivello impressing the audience with his exceptional acting skills, and Ellen Green singing with her angelic voice.
Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
This film follows two lifelong friends, Tucker and Dale, who are on a vacation to their mountain cabin. Their trip takes a U-turn when a few American college kids who have watched too many horror movies mistake them for murderers.
Tyler Lavine delivers a flawless comedic performance and Alan Tudyk's acting makes you wish he was a friend to you would have. The timing of each dialogue is impeccable. Tucker & Dale vs. Evil is a movie that will keep you laughing all the way till the end. For this holiday season, this movie is a must-watch.
Freaky is not your average horror movie with a serial killer. This film's storyline is bound to keep you glued. The movie follows Millie Kessler, a high school student, and her run-in with the town's famous serial killer. His mystical dagger accidentally swaps their bodies and they've less than 24 hours before the changes become irreversible.
A killer story, pun-intended, that will have you laughing throughout while being on your edge till the end. Will they stay trapped in each other's bodies? Is this Millie's new fate? The life of a middle-aged serial killer? Give this movie a watch to find out.
The Addams Family
The Addams Family is a strange family, to say the least. They're the kind of people you instinctually shy away from, because of how creepy it feels around them. And they do a good job of keeping it that way. But now that Halloween is around the corner, they are getting their house ready for their even creepier relatives.
But Margaux Needler, a TV personality of sorts, realizes that the Addams family's home stands in the way of him making himself a fortune selling all the homes in the neighborhood. When this threatens to derail their creepy existence, the family must work to keep things under wraps like a mummy.
A Halloween party? Or a Murder? Murder Party is a hilarious-horror story of a man who gets a random invitation to a Halloween party, only to find out after reaching, that it's a party for his murder by a bunch of crazy art students. Every scene will make you wonder, "If only he didn't pick up the invitation letter!
This whole mess could've been avoided." This suspenseful, comical 90's style horror movie leaves you gasping for your breath throughout. Invite a bunch of your friends, to watch Murder Party for a time to remember.
This Is the End
If you're a fan of Seth Rogen or James Franco, this movie is for you. This Is the End hosts power-packed, close-to-real performances of Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, James Franco, and others that leave you laughing on the floor. This is the story of six celebrities whose fun evening turns into a disaster when all friends at the party get stuck inside James Franco's house as the world outside goes through apocalyptic events.
The movie's plot keeps you cheering for the protagonists throughout as they fight for their survival. We would recommend you give this movie a watch.
This 1990 horror movie features a doctor with his family moving to a new town to witness a series of unexplainable deaths of the locals. As they dig deeper into this, they find out that the spiders are responsible for it. Dr. James Artherton must overcome his fear of spiders to save his family and town from this deadly attack.
This movie has a great cast, a plot to scare you, and solid humor. This thrilling movie till the very end keeps you entertained and glued to your seat. Arachnophobia delivers exactly what it promises - a great horror movie.