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1st Aug '16 5:19:04 AM Kulsprutejojjo
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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' is primarily horror dominant in the earlier parts, but finds a balance between comedy and horror somewhere around the third part, and sticks with it. Each subplot can lean in either direction or MoodWhiplash between the two with little warning. The main exceptions are the final fights of each arc, which are rather universally horror dominated.
28th Jul '16 8:24:29 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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[[LightmareFuel A '''balanced''' work]] is perhaps the most subjective to qualify, because while it has equal amounts of horror and comedy, the viewer may be so sensitive to horror it seems scarier, or so ''de''sensitized to horror it seems funnier.

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[[LightmareFuel A '''balanced''' work]] '''[[LightmareFuel balanced]]''' work is perhaps the most subjective to qualify, because while it has equal amounts of horror and comedy, the viewer may be so sensitive to horror it seems scarier, or so ''de''sensitized to horror it seems funnier.



* ''Film/ChildsPlay'' has been all over the map with this. The first few films were mostly straight horror flicks, albeit with a killer with more personality than the usual masked madman, much like the below-mentioned ''A Nightmare on Elm Street'' series. ''Film/BrideOfChucky'' and ''Film/SeedOfChucky'', however, were comedy-dominant, while ''Film/CurseOfChucky'' returned to a horror focus.



* The ''Film/{{Hatchet}}'' series is a GenreThrowback to '80s slashers, turning all of the tropes of the genre up to their logical conclusion and playing many of them for laughs in the process. The actual killer, however, is played completely straight.



* The music of the Music/InsaneClownPosse can at times get downright chilling in its depiction of various horrors. Other times, however, their MonsterClown personas are PlayedForLaughs in songs filled with BloodyHilarious violence.



* ''Series/TalesFromTheCrypt'': Mostly the TV series and its [[Film/DemonKnight two]] [[Film/BordelloOfBlood theatrical]] movies, but the stories from Creator/ECComics upon which they are based count too.



* Any commercial featuring Advertising/TheBurgerKing.
* ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' is a ComicFantasy, but it turns out to run on LightmareFuel once Augustus Gloop falls into the chocolate river and faces the threat of being turned into fudge. Adaptations may go LighterAndSofter or DarkerAndEdgier with regards to the tone and look of the story and the fates and personalities of the characters (the darkest version is the [[Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory 2013 stage musical]], in which several characters [[UncertainDoom may or may not]] receive DeathByAdaptation and Willy Wonka is AmbiguouslyEvil), but it is always comedy-centric.
* ''Film/ClubDread'', Creator/BrokenLizard's parody of slasher movies by way of Music/JimmyBuffett.



* ''Film/{{Creepshow}}'', with its intentional pulp-comic style (a GenreThrowback to the Creator/ECComics of the '50s), has many comedic moments, but also manages to have some good horror. The scariest person in the film is played by Creator/LeslieNielsen, who manages to be both funny and scary at the same time.



* Each instalment of the ''[[Creator/ThisIsIt Don't Hug Me, I'm Scared]]'' series is mostly comedy with one scene of pure horror plus some mildly creepy imagery, with the exception of the last two, which are closer to the middle of the spectrum.
* ''Film/EightLeggedFreaks''

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* Each instalment installment of the ''[[Creator/ThisIsIt Don't Hug Me, I'm Scared]]'' series is mostly comedy with one scene of pure horror plus some mildly creepy imagery, with the exception of the last two, which are closer to the middle of the spectrum.
* ''Film/EightLeggedFreaks''''Literature/DanShambleZombiePI'' is a MonsterMash detective series that makes no secret about it being an excuse for humor.
* ''Film/EightLeggedFreaks'', an AffectionateParody of and GenreThrowback to the [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever giant insect movies]] of TheFifties.



* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}''

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* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}''''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'', both the [[Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}} original film]] and the [[Film/{{Ghostbusters 2016}} reboot]]. The ghosts are portrayed seriously and often have quite menacing appearances, with the original in particular based on Creator/DanAykroyd's actual research into the paranormal. The human characters, however, are all PlayedForLaughs.



* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', comedy dominant, but [[MoodWhiplash whiplashes]] so hard you can [[{{MoodWhiplash/Homestuck}} break your neck.]]



* ''Film/YoungFrankenstein''
* ''Film/{{Zombieland}}''
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', comedy dominant, but [[MoodWhiplash whiplashes]] so hard you can [[{{MoodWhiplash/Homestuck}} break your neck.]]
* ''Literature/DanShambleZombiePI'' is a MonsterMash detective series that makes no secret about it being an excuse for humor.
* ''Film/{{Creepshow}}'' with the intentional pulp-comic (like EC Comics of the 50s) style it has many comedic moments, but also manages to have some good horror. The scariest person in the film is played by Leslie Nielsen who manages to be both funny and scary at the same time.
* Any commercial featuring Advertising/TheBurgerKing.
* ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' is a ComicFantasy, but it turns out to run on LightmareFuel once Augustus Gloop falls into the chocolate river and faces the threat of being turned into fudge. Adaptations may go LighterAndSofter or DarkerAndEdgier with regards to the tone and look of the story and the fates and personalities of the characters (the darkest version is the [[Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory 2013 stage musical]], in which several characters [[UncertainDoom may or may not]] receive DeathByAdaptation and Willy Wonka is AmbiguouslyEvil), but it is always comedy-centric.

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* ''Film/YoungFrankenstein''
''Film/YoungFrankenstein'', Creator/MelBrooks' parody of Franchise/UniversalHorror.
* ''Film/{{Zombieland}}''
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', comedy dominant, but [[MoodWhiplash whiplashes]] so hard you can [[{{MoodWhiplash/Homestuck}} break your neck.]]
* ''Literature/DanShambleZombiePI'' is a MonsterMash detective series that makes no secret about it
''Film/{{Zombieland}}''. Even the zombies are mostly PlayedForLaughs, the focus being an excuse for humor.
* ''Film/{{Creepshow}}'' with
less on the intentional pulp-comic (like EC Comics horror of the 50s) style it has many comedic moments, but also manages to have some good horror. The scariest person in ZombieApocalypse and more on the film is played by Leslie Nielsen who manages to be both funny protagonists' displays of badassery and scary at one-liners as they kick the same time.
* Any commercial featuring Advertising/TheBurgerKing.
* ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' is a ComicFantasy, but it turns out to run on LightmareFuel once Augustus Gloop falls into the chocolate river and faces the threat of being turned into fudge. Adaptations may go LighterAndSofter or DarkerAndEdgier with regards to the tone and look of the story and the fates and personalities of the characters (the darkest version is the [[Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory 2013 stage musical]], in which several characters [[UncertainDoom may or may not]] receive DeathByAdaptation and Willy Wonka is AmbiguouslyEvil), but it is always comedy-centric.
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* ''Film/ChildsPlay''
* ''Film/ClubDread''



* ''Film/{{Hatchet}}''



* ''Series/TalesFromTheCrypt'': Mostly the TV series and it's [[Film/DemonKnight two]] [[Film/BordelloOfBlood theatrical]] movies, but the stories from ECComics upon which they are based counts too.
27th Jul '16 6:48:48 AM ading
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* Each instalment of the ''[[Creator/ThisIsIt Don't Hug Me, I'm Scared]]'' series is mostly pure comedy with one scene of pure horror, with the exception of the fifth, which is closer to the middle of the spectrum.

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* Each instalment of the ''[[Creator/ThisIsIt Don't Hug Me, I'm Scared]]'' series is mostly pure comedy with one scene of pure horror, horror plus some mildly creepy imagery, with the exception of the fifth, last two, which is are closer to the middle of the spectrum.
25th Jun '16 11:22:40 PM DrWillHatch63
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* ''Film/TheFinalGirls'', being a PG-13 homage to 1980s slasher movies, can't become quite as scary or gory as the genre it is parodying by design, so it instead reliss on poking fun of various slasher tropes and the DeliberateValuesDissonance of 2010a teens interacting with 1980s teens. It also spends more time focusing on grief and the sadness of the death of one of the characters than the average slasher movie, making this more of a dramady than a pure comedy.

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* ''Film/TheFinalGirls'', being a PG-13 homage to 1980s slasher movies, can't become quite as scary or gory as the genre it is parodying by design, so it instead reliss relies on poking fun of various slasher tropes and the DeliberateValuesDissonance of 2010a 2010s teens interacting with 1980s teens. It also spends more time focusing on grief and the sadness of the death of one of the characters than the average slasher movie, making this more of a dramady than a pure comedy.
25th Jun '16 11:20:11 PM DrWillHatch63
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* ''Film/TheFinalGirls'', being a PG-13 homage to 1980s slasher movies, can't become quite as scary or gory as the genre it is parodying by design, so it instead reliss on poking fun of various slasher tropes and the DeliberateValuesDissonance of 2010a teens interacting with 1980s teens. It also spends more time focusing on grief and the sadness of the death of one of the characters than the average slasher movie, making this more of a dramady than a pure comedy.
19th Jun '16 1:00:57 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* ''Film/TheABCsOfDeath''
12th Jun '16 3:41:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''[[TreehouseOfHorror The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror]]'' are [[CanonDiscontinuity non-canon]] BlackComedy episodes with 3 segments each, usually parodying horror films. However, some segments can be [[NightmareFuel genuinely scary.]]

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* ''[[TreehouseOfHorror ''[[WesternAnimation/TreehouseOfHorror The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror]]'' are [[CanonDiscontinuity non-canon]] BlackComedy episodes with 3 segments each, usually parodying horror films. However, some segments can be [[NightmareFuel genuinely scary.]]
20th May '16 6:43:48 AM erforce
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* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''

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* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}''
26th Mar '16 7:46:57 PM Willbyr
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* ''LightNovel/KoreWaZombieDesuKa?''. Heavily on the comedy side.

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* ''LightNovel/KoreWaZombieDesuKa?''.''LightNovel/IsThisAZombie''. Heavily on the comedy side.
14th Mar '16 7:53:26 PM FekketCantenel
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* ''Literature/EdenGreen'' contains body horror and mass death, as well as moments of self-effacing [[DeadpanSnarker Deadpan Snark]] from the title character.
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