This can range from subtle jokes to liven up the flick (showing the moviegoers cute little dancing monkey just before their little monkey HEADS are ripped off - wait... not really subtle... nevermind) OR the humor can totally take over the flick MOCKING all the bits and pieces that Horror Flicks are bolted together with.
Some say that the first REAL Horromedy created was "The Evil Dead". Others say "The Evil Dead 2", while even OTHERS say Horromedies didn't truly emerge from it's mothers grotesque birth canal until "Evil Dead 3: The Army of Darkness". Either way you float it. I tend to see a pattern here. There are definitely other movies before the Evil Dead flicks that may fit under the realm of Horromedy, but I believe Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell, and the crew truly brought it to life and set it free unto the world.
To me, the Horromedy is THE BEST type of flick. Here is a list of some great Horromedies to check out.
- Evil Dead (1981) - You'll never look at an old cabin in the woods and the Necronomicon BOOK OF THE DEAD the same again. More horror than funny.
- Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (1987) - Uhhh, well, I guess you'll see it again. Basically the same plot as the first one. But BETTER. Both scary AND funny.
- Army of Darkness (1993) - My favorite of the three Evil Dead flicks. More funny than horror (TRUE Horromedy in all its glory). I believe this one shows that Bruce Campbell is indeed the Messiah Of Horromedy.
- Shaun of the Dead (2004) - GREATTTTT!!!!! A Zombie-Themed Romance Comedy. Brilliant.
- Idle Hands (1999) - A teenager's hand becomes POSSESSED and wackiness begins. Seth Green plays the friend (Robot Chicken foreverrrrr) and Jessica Alba is smoookin' HOT in this. Super HOT. Grrrrrowl.
- Young Frankenstein by Mel Brooks (1974) - Truly brilliant. There are so many great lines from the movie, I cannot even START to list them all out. Genius.
- Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) - Old Skool Horromedy. Good stuff.
- Gremlins (1984) - Gizmo is sooooo cute. I actually have a little stuffed Gizmo sitting on top of my t.v.
- Ghostbusters (1984) - The other movie and the cartoons ROCK as well.
- Beetlejuice (1988) - Funny as hell. Weird. But funny.
- The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) - Either it's scary because of it's sci-fi horror spoofy plot or it's scary because we had to watch Tim Curry strutting around in drag. Either way -- scary scary scary.
- Slither (2006) - Slimey, yet satisfing to the funny bone.
- The Host (2006) - South Korean film that is great in its balance of Godzilla Horror meets the awkwardness of Little Miss Sunshine.