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Best horror comedies to watch - List hai toh hit hai
Nikhil Kumar
Nov 23, 2021
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The horror genre is designed to shock, scare or startle its audiences. But add a bit of comedy into the narrative,it attracts a wider demographic. Have you gotten tired watching serious horror films with those scary background scores and nail-biting twists and turns? Then it's time to watch them with a touch of comedy in it. Yes, today’s list hai toh hit hai is all about striking a perfect balance between horror and humor. 

This is the End

A 2013 American apocalyptic comedy film that has an ensemble star cast of James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Michael Cera and Emma Watson. The movie revolves around the cast who play fictionalised versions of themselves as they are trapped in a house when a series of events around the world sets off the apocalypse. They must team up together to survive the end of the world. It has a balanced mix of horror and comedy that other films of this genre fail to deliver.

OTTplay Rating - 6.4

Available - Netflix, Disney + Hotstar, Amazon Prime Video, Sony Liv, Mubi

Go Goa Gone

The first Indian Zombie movie that was released in 2013, starring Saif Ali Khan, Kunal Khemu, Vir Das, Puja Gupta, and Anand Tiwari. The story is about a group of friends who visit an unknown island while in Goa for a joyous rave party, but next morning find themselves amidst infested zombies. The film was appreciated for its editing and introducing zombies to Indian cinema. The success of the film has greenlit a sequel, set to be released in 2023.

OTTplay Rating - 6.8

Available - Zee5, Eros Now, Jio, iTunes, Google Play, YouTube, Airtel Xstream

Zombieland

Zombieland is a 2009 American zombie comedy movie that follows a nerdy college student, in a post-apocalyptic world, who tags along with three strangers enroute to a refuge - free from zombies. The movie stars Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin in the lead. Zombieland was a critically acclaimed and commercially successful film grossing more than $60.8million in a fortnight of its release.

OTTplay Rating - 7.9

Available - Exclusively on Netflix

Stree

It is a 2018 Indian comedy horror film that stars Shraddha Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao in the lead along with Pankaj Tripathi, Aparshakti Khurana, and Abhishek Banerjee in supporting roles. The story is based in a small town called Chanderi, which is possessed by an evil spirit named ‘Stree’, who abducts men at night. Vicky and his friends set out to find the truth behind this mystery.

OTTplay Rating - 8.0

Available - Netflix, Disney + Hotstar, Jio, iTunes, Google Play

Bhoothnath

Bhootnath is a Hindi horror comedy film released in 2008, written and directed by Vivek Sharma. The movie stars Amitabh Bachchan, Juhi Chawla, Aman Siddiqui, Priyanshu Chatterjee, and Rajpal Yadav in lead roles and Shah Rukh Khan in a cameo appearance. The story is about a young couple along with their son Banku who shift to a new house named ‘Nath Villa’ are welcomed by an unfriendly ghost of the previous owner who wants to drive them out. However, Banku befriends the ghost and helps him attain his final journey.

OTTplay Rating - 6.6

Available - Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, Google Play, YouTube, Sony Liv, Vi

Bhooter Bhobishyot

Directed by Anik Datta, this Bengali horror comedy released in 2012 to immense critical acclaim. The film, featuring an ensemble cast that includes names like Parambrata Chatterjee, Sabyasachi Chakrabarty and Swastika Chatterjee, revolves around a motley group of ghosts from different decades who find themselves in existential crisis when promoters eye to demolish the deserted mansion they occupy and turn it into a shopping complex. 

We at OTTplay have rated it an 8.6 and you can watch it on Disney + Hotstar and Hoichoi

Well thats the List hai toh hit hain theme special for today, I shall be back again tomorrow with a brand new theme, until then its your host Nikhil signing out .

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