Get the shivers and the giggles with these Shudder comedy-horror films

Sorry About the Demon is a Shudder original that just began streaming on the horror platform. It’s a lot of fun, and if you are a fun of horror comedies, there are plenty more to choose from on Shudder.

One Cut of the Dead is one of those films that people don’t want to say too much about. It’s one of my favorite Shudder Originals of all time, and to say too much about it is to spoil it for those of you who haven’t watched it yet.

While a crew is actively filming a low-budget zombie movie, they suddenly find themselves being menaced by – you guessed it – zombies. But their determined director just keeps on filming, and, just when you think you have it all figured out, you discover you don’t. I watched this one with a huge smile on my face throughout, and I hope you will too.

Deadstream was one of my favorite horror movies of 2022. This Shudder Original was written, directed, produced and scored by Joseph Winter. And, by the way, he also stars as the main character, an idiotic internet personality named Shawn Ruddy. Shawn is trying to win back subscribers after doing something stupid enough to become a victim of today’s cancel culture.

Shudder

Deadstream – Courtesy Shudder

He decides to livestream himself exploring the haunted “Death Manor” all alone, and since this is a horror film, he finds out that the place actually is haunted. Deadstream does a magnificent job of mixing horror in with the laugh out loud comedy.

Let’s just get this out of the way: Slaxx is about a pair of possessed jeans. No, really! CCC is a super trendy clothing company that loudly proclaims their dedication to no GMOs or sweatshops, and promises sustainability. Their clothing is very sought-after and expensive, with their latest hot item being unisex jeans that somehow conform to the shape of the wearer.

To prepare for their highly touted launch, the store employees are basically locked down inside the store overnight to set things up. The problem happens when a single pair of the jeans starts killing the mostly annoying employees. If you think this all just sounds too stupid, just know that there is plenty of fun gore, and we do learn exactly why the pants have become so evil.

Vicious Fun tells the story of poor Joel, who has a huge crush on his female roommate Sarah. He follows Sarah’s boyfriend to a restaurant, and sees him leave the place with another woman. Joel, very drunk, ends up passing out in a supply closet. When he wakes up the next day, he ends up accidently attending a 12-step meeting for serial killers.

Shudder

Evan Marsh as Joel, Ari Millen as Bob-Vicious Fun_Photo Credit: Shudder

The other members assume Joel is also a killer, and to tell them otherwise would most likely end up in his own death, so Joel is forced to play along. He is eventually found out, of course, but aided by another of the attendees, he plots an escape. Vicious Fun is fast-paced, violent and lots of fun.

Josh Ruben (A Wounded Fawn) and Aya Cash are the main reasons why Scare Me works so well. Frustrated horror writer Fred (Ruben) rents a cabin in the Catskills to seclude himself and write his first novel. While there, he runs into successful horror writer Fanny (Cash), and the two end up hunkering down in Fred’s cabin during a storm that causes a power outage.

To keep themselves entertained, the two competitive personalities take turns telling their own horror tales. As the night goes on, the two get more and more into their stories, and the actors comedic skills keep us riveted. There is a nice, dark twist at the end of this funny tale, which really made me like it even more.

If you enjoy horror comedy films, give (at least) one of these a watch on Shudder. You’ll be glad you did!