Man this is tough. I almost always like to have a little camp in my horror. Certain movies like Phantasm I do love because there ain't really anything funny about it. Same thing goes for a movie like Suspiria or the Thing.
The original NOES actually has some funny dialogue, and a few pretty campy moments with Freddy even if it the most serious of the franchise. The tongue through the phone scene is one that comes to mind. NOES and Scream are pretty much my two favorite franchises and I love the humor that comes from both, especially Scream 1 and 4.
My two favorite Horror movies to come out since Scream are probably Grindhouse and Cabin in the Woods, and both of those have plenty of humor.
Something about being able to laugh and be scared takes Horror to a new level. I've got to be in the mood to watch something real serious like Paranormal Activity. 95 percent of the time I'm trying to watch a scary movie that balances humor and seriousness. Even something like Halloween which is mostly serious, has a lot of fun moments and also Pleasence provides a few laughs in my opinion.
You brought up Day of the Dead, and that movie is just completely kick ass and serious, but at the same time you do have a little comedy with Frankenstein's character. You also have a Zombie saluting which Romero definitely intended to be dark and comedic. You also have the protagonists characters providing a tad bit of comedic relief throughout the movie. That movie is completely serious, and even though Rhodes is terrifying, he is so kick ass he makes me smile. Then, his death at the end made me laugh a little bit to just because it was so satisfying/awesome. Certain movies might not be funny, but they are SO kick ass they almost makes you laugh a little bit. That is all I need right there.
Movies like The Burbs, Gremlins, Pirahna I just love. I would rather have something like the Burbs, then something completely serious almost any day.
Last edited by PrinceofDarkness (2012-08-12 11:29:10)