Seven comedy-horror films to watch this Halloween if you’re not a fan of scary movies

Not everyone loves horror movies, but just because someone doesn’t enjoy jump scares and gore doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy Halloween.

Luckily, not all horror movies are spine tingling thrillers with crazed serial killers wearing masks, some have a humorous side and turn scary into funny.

So for everyone who hates scary but loves funny, we’ve put together a list of comedy-horror and Halloween themed movies for you to enjoy for a spook-free Halloween.

1. Dark Shadows (2012)

In 18th-century Maine, Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp) presides over the town of Collinsport. After breaking the heart of a witch named Angelique (Eva Green), he is turned into a vampire and buried alive.

Two centuries later, Barnabas escapes from his tomb and finds 1972 Collinsport to be a very different place and that his family is no longer what it use to be.

Where to watch: Netflix

2. Bedazzled (2000)

Brendan Fraser plays computer technician Elliot Richards, he is awkward, a little geeky and has no friends. After being ditched at a bar by his co-workers, he is enticed by the devilish charms of Elizabeth Hurley who offers him seven wishes in exchange for his soul.

Through a series of computer simulations, The Devil gives Elliot everything he asks for, however she manipulates them by one key aspect. Like the old saying goes – be careful what you wish for.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime

3. Little Evil (2017)

Gary Bloom (Adam Scott) marries Samantha, who has a 5-year-old son Lucas (Owen Atlas). Gary struggles to bond with his new stepson and notices unusual behaviour, which he discusses in his support group for stepdads.

Gary begins to suspect his new stepson may be the Antichrist and starts asking questions about Lucas’ biological father. Samantha reluctantly admits that years earlier, she was part of a cult and Lucas was conceived during a ritual.

Where to watch: Netflix

4. Little Shop of Horrors (1960)

A flower shop assistant Seymour (Rick Moranis) pines for co-worker Audrey (Ellen Greene). During a total eclipse, he discovers an unusual plant he names Audrey II, which feeds only on human flesh and blood.

The growing plant brings business back to the previously struggling store and Seymour realises he must come up with bodies for the increasingly bloodthirsty plant.

PS: It’s also a musical.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime

5. Shaun of the Dead (2004)

Shaun (Simon Pegg) a North London loser with a dull and easy existence is a disappointment to his friends, family and girlfriend Liz. Only his friend Ed, who is an even bigger loser, looks up to him.

When the town suddenly becomes overrun with zombies, Shaun must rise to the occasion to protect Liz and his family.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime

6. The Addams Family (1991)

When a man (Christopher Lloyd) claiming to be Fester, the missing brother of Gomez Addams (Raul Julia), arrives at the Addams home, the family is overjoyed.

However, Morticia (Anjelica Huston) suspects the man may be a fraud, since he cannot recall details of Fester’s life. The Addams family realises there is a plot to go after their family fortune after Fester and the family lawyer evict the Addams’ from their home.

Where to watch: Netflix

7. Ghost Town (2008)

After a near-death experience during a routine colonoscopy, people-hating dentist Bertrum Pincus (Ricky Gervais) discovers he can suddenly see and talk to the dead.

Constantly cornered by unhappy spirits who want him to help resolve their earthly problems he is convinced into helping the recently departed Frank Herlihy who tells him he’ll get the ghosts to leave him alone on the condition Pincus talks to Frank’s widow, Gwen.

Where to watch: Netflix

Happy Halloween

Candice Farrow

Fashion and lifestyle blogger from North East, England.

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