When supernatural beings or serial killers grace the silver screen, horror fanatics flock to theatres to get spooked. Over the years, scary films have become some of the biggest cult classics in cinema. But while original spine-tingling movies like “The Exorcist” and “Carrie” have generated millions at the box office, so have horror-comedies risen to take a bite out of the market.
While most horror-comedies share the same hallmarks — jump scares, murderous villains, lots of blood — as their bone-chilling counterparts, they balance the gore with enough comedic satire that’ll make any scaredy-cat moviegoer yearn for more.
If you don’t believe us, scroll below to find the top 20 highest-grossing horror-comedy movies worldwide.