Funny / Splatterhouse

Despite being a 'horror-themed game, Splatterhouse is still hilarious at times.

Splatterhouse: Wanpaku Graffiti
  • There's many funny moments in this game, but one of the funniest is the Thriller parody. Rick wanders through a graveyard until he comes by a dance floor, where he finds a vampire (wearing Jacko's trademark red jacket) who is summoning zombies that dance alongside him before attacking Rick.
  • Another one is the Alien parody that doubles as a callback to the first boss of the first game. Rick finds a girl lying on an operating table, but when he approaches, her stomach bursts open and dozens of spiders come out. When Rick's killed them all, the girl wakes up with her wounds sealed and walks away as if nothing had happened.

Splatterhouse (1988)
  • The Turbographix version had to have its religious imagery removed due to "legal reasons" turning the inverted cross fight in a (completely out of place) church into a Blue Face of doom in a generic hallway... Thing is, the end-boss scene is still intact, religious chime and all, except now there's just strangely floating candles. To make matters even more silly, Jennifer's scream at the end of the chime is missing, so panicky section of the music just comes straight out of nowhere. It's rather random and kind of hilarious.
  • The 6th level's premise. Why? It's called "The Womb" and is very fleshy, imply that you're exploring a house's vaginal regions.
  • While the final boss' design can me Nightmare Fuel for some, others have given "Hell Chaos" a rather silly name. If you guessed "Captain Mozzarella", you're right. Explanation 

Splatterhouse 2
  • The boss intro to the first level has an amusing Black Comedy vibe to it.In case you're wondering... 
  • Apparently Mueller (and maybe West) is horrible at naming their creations:
    • The first boss is called Bellyache. Granted it's a fat, bloated version of a Boreworm that resembles a stomach, but Bellyache is a very silly name for such an abomination.
    • The second boss is called Big Head, which is a big head fused with the wall.
    • The Heavyheads are replaced by an Alien-inspired monster called.... "Screaming Mimi".
    • The leader of the Blood Puppets (which is actually a pretty creepy name) is a blob of flesh named.... Balloon Head.
  • The hand enemies return... except now they're female and have long nails.
  • Once you kill enough Blood Puppets in the 3rd fight, 4 of them will fall down, only to act like they've been chainsawed and die. Balloon Head, a Pyschic blob of flesh, will then suddenly burst through the walls, but will do nothing until you kill it. Killing it paints the screen red with blood.
  • There's an optional, harder path in the game where you can fall into a chamber full with regenerating zombies. That's not the funny part, the funny part is what you find if you complete said route: One of the zombies just casually mopping the floor. They may be undead, but at least they try to keep their rotting hell hole tidy. You can even kill the him if you feel like it.
  • Mueller actually gets a boss fight of his own unlike West, where he is extremly fast and constantly throws beakers and monsters at you, you'd think he'd be very annoying, but he dies after only one hit, and he doesn't attack you that often and his attacks are easy to dodge. The boss music just ends the second you hit him.
  • There's a very easy-to-miss oar weapon hidden on the docks in front of the mansion. It's hard to spot and grab because it's hidden by fog and you're being chased by that squid demon, but hitting a Heavyhead with it causes it to cartoonishly fly off about a hundred feet into the background and hit the water with a splash.
  • The American/Europian Cover needs to be seen to be believed.
    • Ad is also rather funny, full of horrible puns, radical words, and "Zealous Zombie Zonking".
    • Bellyache in the Japanese cover looks like he's zoning out with a goofy smile.

Splatterhouse 3
  • Rick's reaction to reaching and completing a X-Stage, is a confused "......", obviously completely baffled how he even ended up there in the first place.
  • Mindless Beast Jennifer 2010 can either be hilarious or horrifying depending on who you ask.
  • The third boss (A teddy bear with a weird flesh monster inside) is actually pretty silly when you think about it.

Splatterhouse (2010 Remake)
  • The Terror Mask has a habit of being delightfully Ax-Crazy:
    "Hey, wanna see what your spine looks like?"
    "His insides should be on the outside!"
    "He's going to feel that in the morning... if he has a morning!"
    "Any last words—TOO LATE!"
    "I wanna see what's inside!"
    "Would it kill you to kill something?"
    "Let me put like this... *beat* I'm just getting warmed up!"
    "I say good day, sir!"
  • Around the end of Phase 2, the Terror Mask starts trolling Rick by acting like Jennifer.
    Terror Mask: "Riiiiiiick, save me!" (gasps) Did you hear that, Rick? I believe Jen is in fuckin' trouble! Let's go.
    Rick: Fuck. Will you just shut the fuck up!?
    • And later:
    Terror Mask: "No, Dr. West. No!" You hear that? That's Jen screaming for help. Get moving, lover-boy!
    Rick: Seriously. Stop.
    Terror Mask: "What are you doing? Ooh, Dr. West! It's so biiiiiiiig!"
    Rick: Do you EVER stop talking?
    • Also the scene where they confront the doll at the end of the level.
  • The Terror Mask lampshading the game's level of violence at one point of the Meat Factory level.note 
    Terror Mask: "See, that's the kind of shit that got us an M-rating."
  • The Terror Mask upon seeing Biggy Man:
    (Rick points the shotgun at the Biggy Man)
    Terror Mask: "Wait, wait, wait! — I know this guy! ...yeah, we are screwed."
  • In a Flashback to when Rick and Jen are heading to West Manor, Jen explains that she was chosen specifically by West to do the interview. Rick takes a moment to study his girlfriend's well-shaped rear.
    Rick: "Yeah, I wonder why."
  • West gives a Hannibal Lecture to Rick about the philosophy of the situation and how he will not stop until his plans are enacted. Rick's reply to this was simple:
    Rick: "Yeah? Well fuck you!"
    Dr. West: "No Rick, FUCK YOU!"
  • Rick is all hyped up after catching and returning back a giant meteor — but the Mask is totally unimpressed.
    Rick: "I just caught a fuckin' meteor!"
    Terror Mask: "Yeah, yeah, whatever."
  • In the Meat Factory level, Rick gets on an elevator and the mask tells him "Any floor'll do, fuck it", so Rick smashes the control panel, making the elevator start. When you step onto the elevator, it turns out that it actually has music. To top it off, the music is the theme of Jennifer from the first game.
  • This exchange:
    Rick: Oh, Jesus! This world's coming apart at the seams!
    Mask: Well, if the good Lord Jesus is planning on coming back, he's got about 20 minutes.
  • Cut dialogue reveals that Rick is afraid of clowns. The Terror Mask, being the Terror Mask, has fun with this.
    Mask: {Chuckling the whole time.} Big Bad Rick-o! [...] Got himself a new body that can punch holes through steel plate! [...] Fights monsters! Takes on evil older than time. [...] But what's the one thing he's really scared of? [...] Fucking Clowns! Ha! I can't believe I am riding shotgun with some wiener who's afraid of clowns! {Stops chuckling.} Woohoo! Wouldna seen that one coming! So, what else keep you hiding under the covers at night Tiger?
  • At the start of Phase Three, Rick jumps into a portal and finds himself in an abandoned junkyard. One of the piled-up trucks found there has an advertisement on its side promoting Cthulhu: The Musical.
    • What makes that even funnier is that it actually exists. It doesn't have the same title, but still.