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The Absolute Best Horror-Comedy Of All Time, According To Reddit

What happens when a comedy and horror movie have a baby? A horror-comedy movie is born! Sure, both movie genres are great apart, but what makes this combination work is that it takes two emotions on the opposite ends of the spectrum — levity and terror — and molds them into a final product that's greater than the sum of its parts. The overdrive of both emotions creates a unique experience many movie fans crave, which is why this hybrid genre tends to do really well. Directors have been creating this type of movie for decades, but some films such as Sam Raimi's Evil Dead franchise, Gremlins (Joe Dante), and The Cabin in the Woods (Drew Goddard) are so good at combining these pieces that they became instant classics once they hit the big screen. 

The horror aficionados on Reddit created a thread to figure out, once and for all, which film is the bloody king of the horror-comedy mountain. There were many films from which to choose but only one came out on top.

Tucker and Dale vs. Evil takes the top spot among horror comedies

In the end, Eli Craig's 2010 movie Tucker and Dale vs Evil took the win as the best horror-comedy film of all time, as voted on by Reddit's horror community. Critics and audiences tend to agree — the flick enjoys an 85% critics score and an 84% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. The movie centers on hillbillies Tucker (Alan Tudyk) and Dale (Tyler Labine), who decide to go on a much-needed vacation to get Tucker's run-down cabin in the woods in good shape. Their R&R session doesn't last long, when they discover they've been pegged as murderous inbred villains by preppy city kids visiting the area as well.

After Tucker and Dale rescue Allison (Katrina Bowden), one of the women in the group, they realize all of her friends are dying around them in horrific ways. When it comes down to it, it's a hilarious story about two guys just wanting to drink and fish and relax for a while, but quickly realizing they aren't going to get it. It has no hidden meaning, it's just a straight-up good horror-comedy flick about hillbillies getting pre-judged as ax-wielding, chainsaw running killers. Edgar Wright's Shaun of the Dead came in as runner-up, with more than one redditor expressing shock and outrage that it did not emerge victorious.