There are a slew of horror comedy genres out there that people fall in love with, whether they're movies or television series, some that have really exploded in the last couple of years, and others that have become certified classics. One that has increased in popularity since its premiere is What We Do In The Shadows, a series that follows vampire roommates who live on Staten Island.
It's funny and well-acted, and it'll have you on your knees for days laughing at some of the jokes that come out of the actors' mouths. However, if you're like me and you've decided to stop watching all of the episodes and instead find something new to enjoy, look no further.
Santa Clarita Diet (Netflix)
Santa Clarita Diet is the first item on this list that features Drew Barrymore. This Netflix original series follows a seemingly normal couple who ends up becoming a zombie with a strange connection to ancient rituals - and their existence is turned upside down.
I will never forgive Netflix for canceling this program, because it was so funny. Like What We Do In The Shadows, this series was more like a parody, except it was of the zombie genre - and from the start, it was just so damn funny. Seriously, I'm so ecstatic that it ended the way it did. Could we get a Season 4, please?
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Wellington Paranormal (HBO Max)
This program, Wellington Paranormal, is a mockumentary series that follows two officers from the film it was inspired on, What We Do In The Shadows, as they investigate paranormal events, and have a terrible time doing it.
This series was a remake of the film What We Do In The Shadows, which was released in 2014, and it was released before the series that inspired the film. It's seriously hilarious. I've never laughed this much in a long time, but as a person who likes those spooky ghost investigation programs, this is one of the best.
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Shaun Of The Dead (Amazon Prime)
I love zombies, and I love them even more when they are funny. In Shaun of the Dead, we follow two blokes in England as a zombie outbreak begins, and their journey to try and save Shaun's girlfriend from her impending fate.
This funny horror comedy is so perfect. Like What We Do In The Shadows, there are plenty of horror elements without it being too scary, and it's so funny from the beginning until the end. I love Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, as they do some really great work together, and this film is proof of that.
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Ash Vs Evil Dead (Netflix)
Ash vs. Evil Dead is a horror comedy about one of the Evil Dead's creators. This episode, set in the Evil Dead universe, follows legendary character Ash Williams (played by Bruce Campbell) as it begins wreaking havoc.
The Evil Dead itself is a terrifying experience, but this program isnt like that. Mostly due to Bruce Campbell's incredible performance as the lead. He really shines in so many ways, and there are a lot of funny moments for those who like What We Do In The Shadows.
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Tucker & Dale Vs.Evil (Amazon Rental)
Another horror comedy is on the way. In Tucker & Dale vs. Evil, we follow two hillbillies who mean well but end up in a strange dilemma - they are mistaken for killers by some college students who dont know any better, causing their lives to be in jeopardy.
This one is certainly less gory, but if you like What We Do In The Shadows, there are plenty of funny moments that will make you laugh, and you cant help but fall in love with Tucker and Dale, played by Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine, who have some of the funnyst interactions on screen.
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The Cabin In The Woods (Amazon Rental)
The Cabin In The Woods is a fantastic horror film that is paired with some great comedy, much like What We Do In The Shadows. The film follows a group of young adults as they leave to a faraway cabin in the woods, but as they leave, they begin to notice strange things and end their journey as deadly.
The Cabin in the Woods is my favorite horror comedy because it is almost a commentary on horror films as a whole, because it really digs into the psychology of how horror movies affect the viewer and what is scary to someone. The cast is also terrific, too, with actors like Chris Hemsworth, Bradley Whitford, and others. I only wish a sequel would happen, although I doubt it will happen anytime soon.
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Miracle Workers (HBO Max)
Another fun comedy series that you should definitely check out: Miracle Workers This anthology series documents different works from Simon Rich, following different characters in new stories in each season as they all try to perform different kinds of miracles in situations where they seem impossible.
What We Do In The Shadows and Miracle Workers have one thing in common: the incredible dynamic between the main actors. They are so funny and truly carry this show no matter what timeline or story we are following. Also, Daniel Radcliffe as the star does some of his best acting I have ever seen. Steve Buscemi is also a smash hit.
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Flight Of The Conchords (HBO Max)
This program is hilarious. In Flight of the Conchords, we follow a real-life two-man band, called Flight of the Conchords, as they travel from New Zealand to the United States and to New York City, seeking fame and fortune.
Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie, who play fictional versions of themselves, are hilarious. This is another instance where the lead characters really draw you in, and you'll love the energy they have from the moment they step on the screen.
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Penny Dreadful (Showtime)
Penny Dreadful is a great Showtime series that is packed with frightening and frightening tales as our characters try to avoid dangerous creatures like vampires, demons, monsters, and even the personal demons you're battling on the inside.
What We Do In The Shadows is a mockumentary, but at its core are vampires, and fans of the program must have some interest in vampires in the first place to enjoy a show like this. Which is why I highly recommend checking out Penny Dreadful, as it not only has some great stories, but also some creepy creatures.
Penny Dreadful is now available on Showtime.
Reno 911!(HBO Max)
Reno 911! is a new comic book adaptation that fans should enjoy - all while using a humorous twist, mostly based on the show.
This program does not have any weird fantasy elements, but it is still a mockumentary, something that What We Do In The Shadows is very much like, and is so funny. Ive never been a big fan of cop shows, but I do enjoy a good copy - as you can see - so you'll certainly enjoy this one.
Reno 911 is now available on HBO Max (opens in a new tab)
There are so many great choices on this list, and Im sure that no matter what you end up seeing, you'll have a hell of a good time, mixed in with some great laughs and a whole lot of blood. What is your next binge?