"There is a long tradition of films that mix horror and comedy, going at least all the way back to the Harold Lloyd film Haunted Spooks (1920). Sometimes it works (An American Werewolf in London, Shaun of the Dead), but quite often it doesn’t (Dracula: Dead and Loving It, Evil Toons). The reason so many films that attempt to mix the two genres fail is due to the fact that there is a very delicate balance that must be struck between them, otherwise one will simply overshadow the other. If the film is too focused on the comedy, it won’t be scary. If it’s too scary, the audience may not find themselves laughing as much as they would have otherwise. Very few films manage to successfully strike this balance, but the ones that do often pay great dividends for both horror fanatics and fans of comedy. The films I’ll be looking at today manage to hit that sweet spot that exists right in the middle of both genres, and are funny and frightening in equal measure."