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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.
11th Jan '16 10:48:06 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* ''Film/AChineseGhostStory'' has some legitimately scary moments and some legitimately hilarious ones.

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* ''Film/AChineseGhostStory'' has some legitimately scary moments suspenseful and terrifying moments, and some legitimately hilarious ones.
11th Jan '16 10:46:33 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* ''Film/AChineseGhostStory'' has some legitimately scary moments and some legitimately hilarious ones.
10th Jan '16 4:40:16 AM jormis29
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* ''WebVideo/SexHouse'': It's from ''WebOriginal/TheOnion'', so it's to be expected.

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* ''WebVideo/SexHouse'': It's from ''WebOriginal/TheOnion'', ''Website/TheOnion'', so it's to be expected.
3rd Jan '16 11:15:32 AM nombretomado
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* ''SoulEater'': It starts out fairly light and FanService filled, but gets darker and darker as the story goes on. Despite that, it never gets really gory aside from [[OverdrawnAtTheBloodBank blood]] and even the more serious villains have occasional moments of levity.

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* ''SoulEater'': ''Manga/SoulEater'': It starts out fairly light and FanService filled, but gets darker and darker as the story goes on. Despite that, it never gets really gory aside from [[OverdrawnAtTheBloodBank blood]] and even the more serious villains have occasional moments of levity.
26th Dec '15 11:22:37 PM erforce
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* ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet'' began to progress into this as the series went on. [[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet1984 The first]] [[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet2FreddysRevenge two films]] are mostly straight horror films (well, okay, [[HomoeroticSubtext not so straight]] in the case of the second one) with only the occasional wisecracks from Freddy Krueger, [[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet3DreamWarriors the third]] had more of a balance between comedy and horror (but still focusing more on horror), and later films became more comedic as the series went on, to the point where the sixth film, ''Film/FreddysDeadTheFinalNightmare'' is essentially a somewhat gory cartoon. The seventh film, ''Film/WesCravensNewNightmare'', [[ShooOutTheClowns jettisoned the comedy elements]] and brought the focus back to horror, a focus that was shared by ''Film/FreddyVsJason'' and [[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet2010 the remake]].

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* ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet'' began to progress into this as the series went on. [[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet1984 The first]] [[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet2FreddysRevenge [[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreetPart2FreddysRevenge two films]] are mostly straight horror films (well, okay, [[HomoeroticSubtext not so straight]] in the case of the second one) with only the occasional wisecracks from Freddy Krueger, [[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet3DreamWarriors the third]] had more of a balance between comedy and horror (but still focusing more on horror), and later films became more comedic as the series went on, to the point where the sixth film, ''Film/FreddysDeadTheFinalNightmare'' is essentially a somewhat gory cartoon. The seventh film, ''Film/WesCravensNewNightmare'', [[ShooOutTheClowns jettisoned the comedy elements]] and brought the focus back to horror, a focus that was shared by ''Film/FreddyVsJason'' and [[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet2010 the remake]].
24th Dec '15 6:30:50 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* ''Series/DeadSet'': Most of the laughs come from the dark absurdity of the premise and the dialogue of the cast, many of whom are UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist types or TheDitz ({{Justified}} by the reality show setting). However, the main character is mostly serious, the premise is PlayedForDrama and once people start dying most of the laughs are in the form of {{Satire}}, BlackComedy and RefugeInAudacity (zombie Davina [=McCall=]!) rather than the witty dialogue and jokes.

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* ''Series/DeadSet'': Most of the laughs come from the dark absurdity of the premise and the dialogue of the cast, many of whom are UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist types or TheDitz ({{Justified}} by the reality show setting). However, the main character is mostly serious, the premise is PlayedForDrama and once people start dying most of the laughs are in the form of {{Satire}}, BlackComedy BlackComedy, and RefugeInAudacity (zombie Davina [=McCall=]!) rather than the witty dialogue and jokes.



** ''Film/Fridaythe13thPartVIJasonLives'' is very self aware of the franchise and has quite a few comedic breaks, but plays many parts much more serious than the rest of the series (especially parts focusing on Tommy), and due to the reduced gore, it relies more on pure suspense (and succeeding).

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** ''Film/Fridaythe13thPartVIJasonLives'' ''Film/FridayThe13thPartVIJasonLives'' is very self aware self-aware of the franchise and has quite a few comedic breaks, but plays many parts much more serious than the rest of the series (especially parts focusing on Tommy), and due to the reduced gore, it relies more on pure suspense (and succeeding).



* ''Film/JennifersBody'' combines a demon-possession plot with Creator/DiabloCody's wiseass dialogue and a [[RockMeAsmodeus devil-worshipping]] Music/{{emo}} band.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' is of the Horror Dominant type. Some lighthearted moments can be found between the MindRape, {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, CruelAndUnusualDeath(s) and TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.
* ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet'', mainly as the series went on. [[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet1984 The first]] is mostly a straight horror film, while the [[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet3DreamWarriors third]] had more balance between comedy and horror (but still focusing more on horror) but became more comedy as the series went on, to the point where ''Film/FreddysDeadTheFinalNightmare'' is essentially a somewhat gory cartoon. [[Film/WesCravensNewNightmare The seventh]] is, again, completely horror.

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* ''Film/JennifersBody'' combines a demon-possession plot with Creator/DiabloCody's wiseass dialogue dialogue, and a [[RockMeAsmodeus devil-worshipping]] Music/{{emo}} band.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' is of the Horror Dominant type. Some lighthearted moments can be found between the MindRape, {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, CruelAndUnusualDeath(s) CruelAndUnusualDeath(s), and TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.
* ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet'', mainly ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet'' began to progress into this as the series went on. [[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet1984 The first]] is [[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet2FreddysRevenge two films]] are mostly a straight horror film, while films (well, okay, [[HomoeroticSubtext not so straight]] in the case of the second one) with only the occasional wisecracks from Freddy Krueger, [[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet3DreamWarriors the third]] had more of a balance between comedy and horror (but still focusing more on horror) but horror), and later films became more comedy comedic as the series went on, to the point where the sixth film, ''Film/FreddysDeadTheFinalNightmare'' is essentially a somewhat gory cartoon. [[Film/WesCravensNewNightmare The seventh]] is, again, completely horror.seventh film, ''Film/WesCravensNewNightmare'', [[ShooOutTheClowns jettisoned the comedy elements]] and brought the focus back to horror, a focus that was shared by ''Film/FreddyVsJason'' and [[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet2010 the remake]].



* ''Film/{{Krampus}}'' is about a DysfunctionalFamily celebrating Christmas who get besieged by the titular Krampus and his minions. The main characters are textbook {{Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist}}s (particularly Howard and Linda, who bear more than a passing resemblance to Burt and Heather Gummer from ''Tremors''), and while the very real threat that the monsters pose is played straight, the fact that said monsters are demonic versions of old-fashioned toys (like Jacks-in-the-box and teddy bears) and Christmas iconography (like gingerbread men and elves) makes it hard to not smile at the sight of them wreaking havoc. The bloodless deaths and PG-13 rating help.



* ''Film/{{Slither}}''

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* ''Film/{{Slither}}''''Film/{{Slither}}'', a film about alien brain-slugs turning a bunch of small-town bumpkins into zombies. The graphic gore and visual effects come packaged with jokes about marriage, the characters, and the infection.



* ''Film/{{Krampus}}'' walks this line by using horrifyingly cute demons of destruction. Like a jack-in-the box towards the beginning, among other things. The bloodless deaths and PG-13 rating help.
23rd Dec '15 8:53:33 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow''. Fitting, since it's a parody of B-movies (they even lampshade it in the opening tune). It's remembered more for its sexual innuendoes and homoeroticism than for the horror elements.
20th Dec '15 10:34:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Gremlins}}''. There are some comedic moments scattered throughout, but it mostly plays the premise straight. Notably, this is toned down from the original conceit, which was a lot darker in tone and contained several very gruesome deaths[[note]]For example, Gizmo would turn from cute Mogwai into a vicious Gremlin and Billy's mother is murdered by the Gremlins, who throw her head at Billy down a flight of stairs[[/note]], with the Gremlins being far more violently evil than their 'cause general disruption' attitude in the movie.



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* ''Film/{{Gremlins}}''. This is mostly the result of [[LighterAndSofter making the movie lighter in tone]] from the original conceit, which was a straight-up horror with body parts flying everywhere and the Gremlins being even ''more'' psychotically murderous. The [[Film/Gremlins2TheNewBatch second movie]] went even further and made the comedy dominant to the point of SelfParody.

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* ''Film/{{Gremlins}}''. This ''Film/Gremlins2TheNewBatch'' is mostly far more comedic than the result of [[LighterAndSofter making the movie lighter in tone]] from the original conceit, which was a straight-up horror first movie, even opening with body parts flying everywhere and the Gremlins being even ''more'' psychotically murderous. The [[Film/Gremlins2TheNewBatch second movie]] went even further and made the comedy dominant to the point a cartoon intro. It's more an AffectionateParody of SelfParody.monster movies, [[SelfParody including of its own predecessor]].



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