Top 5 Zombie Comedies That Will Have You Dying from Laughter

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Not only scary, but horribly funny.


Zombieland is an absolute hit among zombie horror comedies. The zombie virus has turned the inhabitants of the planet into bloodthirsty monsters.

So as not to become lunch for the brain-eaters, a humble guy nicknamed Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) has developed a set of survival rules that he strictly adheres to. On his journey, he meets the reckless Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), who is willing to risk everything for a Twinkie bar. At the grocery store, they are tricked by sisters Wichita (Emma Stone) and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin), but karma quickly catches up with the scammers. Soon the guys run into the sly girls again and almost lose their second ride. Despite their differences, the survivors decide to stick together and make it to the amusement park, where rumour has it there are no zombies.

Shaun of the Dead

Shaun of the Dead is a daring British comedy that became an instant classic when it came out. It successfully combines romance, buddy comedy and zombies. The film is unashamedly British in style, editing and unique humour, and that's exactly what earned it worldwide admiration and cult status.

For their first feature film project, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost decided to take the piss out of the zombie apocalypse genre, specifically George Romero's works. The protagonist is a 29-year-old loser named Shaun (Simon Pegg) who spends his days working a tedious job as an electronics store clerk and spends his weekends getting wasted in a shitty Winchester pub with his best friend Ed (Nick Frost).

When Shaun gets dumped by his girlfriend, little would have changed in his routine if it hadn't been for the zombie apocalypse that follows shortly after. Ignoring common sense and warnings on TV, the friends leave home and head to what they are convinced is the safest place in town, their favourite pub. But first, Shaun wants to save his mother and ex-girlfriend.

Cockneys vs. Zombies

The black comedy Cockneys vs Zombies thrusts ordinary retirees into the middle of a zombie apocalypse.

Most of the elderly don't understand what's going on, but the war veteran, Ray (Alan Ford), immediately knows what the score is and appoints himself the group leader. When a mob of zombies descend on the nursing home, the retirees, armed with kitchen utensils, fend off the intruders, but they know they won't stand much chance in the long run unless they get proper weapons. The hapless grandchildren, brothers Andy(Harry Treadaway) and Terry(Rasmus Hardiker), along with their sister Katy(Michelle Ryan), come to their rescue.

The youths missed the start of the apocalypse because they were robbing a bank.

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

In this one, you've got typical American teen comedy archetypes: three teenage losers who dream of going to a fabulous party and picking up lots and lots of girls.

Add zombies into the mix, and you've got Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse. Three high school sophomores and a strip club waitress are the only people that can stop the virus and save the high school from the zombie infestation. The problem is this unlikely group doesn't know where the party is at. To find out the address, the kids have to work hard and face up to their fears. And that's where their scouting skills come in handy.

Little Monsters

The Australian zombie comedy Little Monsters has innocent preschoolers and their charming teacher thrust into a battle against zombies.

Miss Caroline (Lupita Nyong'o) takes her kindergarten students on a field trip, only to have the zombie invasion turn a weekend outdoors into a fight for survival. To avoid traumatising the children's psyche, the teacher convinces them that what is happening is all part of a fun and harmless game.

In addition to saving the children from the bloodthirsty zombies, the woman also has to deal with two foul-mouthed losers: the absent-minded uncle of one of the children and the hysterical host of a children's show.