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The 10 Funniest Characters in Iconic Horror Films: A Hilarious Guide for 2023

The 10 Funniest Characters in Iconic Horror Films: A Hilarious Guide for 2023

We’re embarking on a thrilling quest to rank the most uproarious characters in horror history. Brace yourself, because when it comes to horror flicks, the laughter often outweighs the fear factor. Crafting a bone-chilling movie that genuinely sends shivers down our spines is no easy feat. Oftentimes, the eerie clown that was meant to make us cower ends up being the epitome of absurdity in the entire film.

But now, let’s dive into the heart of the matter: who reigns supreme as the funniest horror character of all time? Prepare for a wild ride, as we welcome intentionally hilarious characters and those who unintentionally tickle our funny bones. So whether they hail from masterpieces like Shaun of the Dead or lesser-known gems like Troll 2, all comedic characters find their place in this delightful journey.

We eagerly await your input! Share your personal favorite funny horror character. And if your ultimate pick isn’t listed yet, fear not, for you have the power to add it to the illustrious roster. Let the merriment commence!

(Please note: The inclusion of the Leprechaun has sparked heated debates among fans, making it the most polarizing character on our illustrious list.)

1. Ash Williams

Ash Williams
Ashley James “Ash” Williams is a beloved fictional character and the central figure in The Evil Dead franchise. Crafted by the talented Sam Raimi, Ash is brought to life by the incredible Bruce Campbell. He is the one character who graces every installment of the series, except for the remake.

In this thrilling franchise, Ash finds himself confronting his very own cherished ones, who have become possessed by the malevolent “deadites.” These sinister entities are the tormented souls of the deceased. The eerie encounters take place within the confines of a desolate cabin, creating an atmosphere of dread and suspense.

It is worth noting that Ash’s popularity and impact on audiences is undeniable. In fact, he was honored as the 24th Greatest Movie Character of All Time. Furthermore, Empire Magazine bestowed upon him the esteemed title of the Number #1 Greatest Horror Movie Character.

Played By: Bruce Campbell
Movies: The Evil Dead, Army of Darkness, Evil Dead II

2. Shaun

Shaun is a fictional character from the 2008 film Mad Money.

Played By: Finesse Mitchell
Shaun of the Dead

3. Ed

Ed is a fictional character from the 2004 film Shaun of the Dead.

Played By: Nick Frost
Shaun of the Dead

4. Peter Venkman

Peter Venkman
Peter Venkman, Ph.D., is a fictional character known for his role in the Ghostbusters franchise. He stars in both the Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II movies, as well as the animated series The Real Ghostbusters. Bill Murray brings him to life in the live-action films, while Lorenzo Music and Dave Coulier lend their voices to the character in the animated series. As the leader of the Ghostbusters, Peter is a parapsychologist.

Empire magazine recognized Peter Venkman in 2008 as one of The 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time. According to Nick de Semlyen from Empire, Peter is hailed as “the ultimate New York hero.” He is described as cynical, sarcastic, and secretly sweet-natured. Peter is known for his impulsive and spontaneous behavior, like twirling around in circles at a public concourse or declaring his undying love for a woman he just met. Among the many characters portrayed by Bill Murray, Peter Venkman stands out as the most popular.

Played By: Dave Coulier, Bill Murray
Movies: The Real Ghostbusters, Extreme Ghostbusters, Slimer! And the Real Ghostbusters

5. Tallahassee

Tallahassee is a fictional character in the 2009 comedy horror film Zombieland.

Played By: Woody Harrelson
Movies: Zombieland, Zombieland: Double Tap

6. Edgar and Alan Frog

Edgar and Alan Frog
Edgar Frog is a fictional character in the 1987 film The Lost Boys and its 2008 sequel, The Lost Boys: The Thirst.

Played By: Corey Feldman
Movies: The Lost Boys, Lost Boys: The Thirst, Lost Boys: The Tribe

7. Valentine McKee

Valentine McKee
Valentine McKee is a fictional character from the 1990 film Tremors.

Played By: Kevin Bacon

8. Shorty Meeks

Shorty Meeks
Shorty Meeks is a fictional character from Scary Movie series.

Played By: Marlon Wayans
Scary Movie, Scary Movie 2

9. Randy Meeks

Randy Meeks
Randy Meeks is a fictional character in the 1997 horror film Scream 2.

Played By: Jamie Kennedy
Scream 3, Scream 2, Scream

10. Stripe

Stripe is a fictional character from the 1984 horror comedy film Gremlins.

Played By: Frank Welker
Gremlins, Gremlins 2: The New Batch

Emma Isabella
Emma Isabella
Emma is a regular contributor to WhatsNewNetflix. She likes delving into the world of Netflix TV shows as well as studying films, especially comedies.


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