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11th Dec '16 10:45:32 PM WickedIcon
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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' is of the Horror Dominant type. Some lighthearted moments can be found between the MindRape, {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, CruelAndUnusualDeath(s), and TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.



* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': In the same vein as ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' except it has BreakTheCutie instead of MindRape. Furthermore, most of the comedic moments are in the first two episodes, while the rest are predominately horror-focused.



* ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'' starts out pretty campy and light-hearted sort of like your typical modern military shooter, of course most of that is swept under the rug halfway in the game.
9th Dec '16 1:17:57 AM OnTheHillside
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* ''Film/{{Tusk}}''. It's an intentionally ridiculous story based on an intentionally ridiculous premise, but that doesn't stop it from being genuinely creepy and body horror-tastic.



* ''Film/{{Tusk}}''
5th Dec '16 10:43:46 AM HBarnill
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* ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'' has a few entries landing here. Many of the films end up being [[{{Narm}} unintentional comedy]], but sometimes, it's meant to be funny.

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* ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'' has a few entries landing here. Many of the films end up being [[{{Narm}} unintentional comedy]], but sometimes, it's meant to be funny.here:
19th Oct '16 8:43:30 AM AHI-3000
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* ''Film/DeadSnow''

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* ''Film/DeadSnow''''Film/DeadSnow'': The first film relies more on traditional horror elements, while the sequel ''Film/DeadSnowRedVsDead'' cranks up the black comedy significantly.
8th Oct '16 4:31:22 PM DustSnitch
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* Each 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.

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* Each installment of the ''[[Creator/ThisIsIt Don't Hug Me, I'm Scared]]'' ''WebVideo/DontHugMeImScared'' 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.
5th Oct '16 3:15:31 PM fearlessnikki
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* ''Film/DrGiggles'' has a villain who is very cartoony and unleashes a HurricaneOfPuns whenever he makes a kill. Despite that, it's a straightforward slasher film.



* ''Franchise/{{Scream}}'' is practically the TropeCodifier for the horror-dominant variety.

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* ''Franchise/{{Scream}}'' is practically the TropeCodifier for the horror-dominant variety. The comedy comes from the characters lampshading the various horror tropes and being GenreSavvy. But the deaths are still gruesome and the comedy is pretty much [[ShooOutTheClowns shooed out]] in the third act.



* ''Film/PrideAndPrejudiceAndZombies'' is an AffectionateParody of the Jane Austen classic and so contains many funny re-workings of the original scenes - Darcy's first proposal and subsequent argument with Lizzie is now a kung-fu fight between them for example. But the horror elements are played pretty straight - as the zombies are still quite gruesome and becoming a ZombieInfectee is played for drama rather than comedy.



* The ''{{Series/Charmed}}'' episode 'Chick Flick' features psycho killers being released from {{Slasher Movie}}s to attack the sisters. The attempts to kill them are played entirely for comedy - as the sisters can't use their powers on the killers, forcing the {{Action Girl}}s to essentially behave like stereotypical {{Distressed Damsel}}s. Piper also has a moment of GenreBlindness.
--> "I get stalked by psycho killers and I hide in the [[{{Film/Psycho}} shower?]]"



* ''Film/DrGiggles''
28th Sep '16 9:59:39 AM Shadowgazer
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* ''Film/MurderParty'': is a film about a group of homicidal [[MadArtist MadArtists]] who despite being a bunch of insane idiots fancy themselves as criminal masterminds and pure horror material. By the second half of the movie, however the story becomes too twisted and surreal .
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.
zombies' asses.



* ''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.
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