When your house is invaded by paranormal creatures, what do you do? Why, move, of course, which is exactly what Marlon Wayans does in A Haunted House 2, out now on Blu-ray and DVD. Unfortunately for him, and his new family and friends -- including Gabriel Iglesias, above -- that doesn't solve his supernatural problems, as shown in a series of funny, raunchy and possibly scary scenes that lead to an unexpected conclusion.
Movies that dare to mix frightfulness and foolishness are a rare breed. They don't always work, but when they successfully walk the tightrope between hilarity and horror, the results are worth a second (and third, and fourth and...) look. We've gathered a handful of recent clips that made us laugh in that uncomfortable manner unique to horror movies, where you don't know if the next twist will hit your funny bone -- or crack you over the head.
Warm Bodies (2013)
Meet R (Nicholas Hoult), the unlikely "hero." The first four minutes establish the movie's wry, offbeat tone. Based on a graphic novel by Isaac Marion and adapted for the screen and directed by Jonathan Levine, this is an unexpectedly openhearted and very winning horror comedy.
Ah, if only all schoolteachers were like Mr. Rzykrushi! As voiced by Martin Landau, he's a marvelously commanding, still fierce-looking instructor who casts a hilarious spell on his students when talking about lightning.
Tucker & Dale vs. Evil (2010)
This scene comes early in the movie, as Tucker (Alan Tudyk) encourages Dale (Tyler Labine) to approach a pretty girl (Katrina Bowden) at a gas station, only to give a mistaken -- and very funny -- impression to the group of strangers. Watch that sickle, dude!
Jesse Eisenberg has just met up with Woody Harrelson, who lets the younger man know exactly what their relationship will be, in this bloody zombie comedy.
Here's the self-mocking trailer for an an early effort by director James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy), in which he provided a very adult view of the creature feature.