10 Ridiculously Fun ‘Horror’ Films For Halloween

Published 4 years ago by , Updated June 4th, 2014 at 10:10 am,

7. Gremlins

“With Mogwai, comes much responsibility.”

gremlins poster 10 Ridiculously Fun Horror Films For Halloween

Gremlins is a decidedly dark comedy that works both as a Halloween, and a somewhat sinister, Christmas film. Here is the synopsis:

A boy inadvertently breaks 3 important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.

Gremlins is one of the staples of camp comedy-horror, and an absolute must see if you are a fan of the genre. It really is genuinely touching at moments, as well as full of subtle, and not so subtle greater life lessons and messages. It also has a great cast of characters in the form of the Gremlins themselves. Stripe manages to be one of the great monster antagonists, without ever saying a word. In fact, that is one of the true triumphs of Gremlins; the film really demonstrates how much humor, emotion and story can be conveyed, without the use of language. Watch for the tendency in the film, and see how well the creators pull this off. Gremlins features one of the most adorable puppets ever to grace the silver screen, voiced by comedian Howie Mandel:

As well as one of the most comically tragic Christmas tales ever told:

Here is a little known fact about the film: The MPAA revised its rating system two months after the release of Gremlins due to complaints over some of the more violent portions of the picture. The more you know.

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  1. Young Frankenstein was a good film and so was Zombieland. The others were complete crap.

    As for the Rocky Horror Picture Show, yes, it wasn’t a brilliant film, but as far as musicals go, it was one that I didn’t find stupid and boring as hell. You want to talk about crappy films? How about Grease? Grease was awful and as most musicals go the songs were idiotic.

    I for one cannot understand the fascination with Grease, yet a film like Rocky Horror gets put through the wringer. Then again, most people are followers and will simply say how they don’t like something because it’s the in thing to do.

    I for one, think for myself, and I enjoyed the flick for what it was: A silly take on classic horror films. But let’s look at it this way, if the Rocky Horror Picture Show was so terrible, then why is it still discussed today?

    • The article is titled “10 Ridiculously Fun ‘Horror’ Films For Halloween.” Why the heck would you watch Grease on Halloween?!

      RHPS is a cult classic. It is beloved by fans. You’re not going to meet anyone here who hates it, (obviously, since it made the list).

      Plus, saying you hate musicals doesn’t make a good argument on why people should love *your* favorite musicals. It’s essentially admitting that you know nothing about the genre. It’s a wonder you don’t think Grease 2 is worse than Grease. Momma Mia was also hard to sit through. So was Across the Universe.

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  3. This is a great list! Thanks!