Right now, in the current stressful scenario, too much of leisure time has been imposed upon us. Most of us have all the time to pursue a hobby, read the book that’s been collecting dust or even try that interesting recipe. And for those film buffs, who can’t make it to the theatres for an obvious reason, what better time than now to catch up on some good films. Well, horror may not be everybody’s cup of tea, but you mix horror with some comedy and then it’s not such a bad idea, is it?
Here are seven films from the horror-comedy genre that you can enjoy and make the most of this ‘quarantime’.
1. Petromax (Tamil)
This 2019 Tamil film joined the tried-and-tested horror-comedy genre in Kollywood last year. Barring a few scenes, there is hardly any horror in Petromax, but the comedy is quite good. Starring Tamannah Bhatia, Yogi Babu and Kaali Venkat, Petromax is directed by Rohin Venkatasan. Give it a shot for some good chuckles.
2. Stree (Hindi)
Funny, scary, well-paced and genuinely entertaining, that’s Stree for you. This 2018 release directed by Amar Kaushik stars Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor in the lead. The former once again woos audiences with his fabulous acting, while sidekicks Aparshakti Khurana and Abhishek Banerjee also deliver superbly. This horror-comedy is a balanced concoction of shrills and laughs.
3. Shh (Kannada)
Shh is a Kannada suspense thriller that was a commercial success in the 90s. Directed by Upendra Rao, the screenplay and storyline are well-paced and gripping, and so is the music score by Sadhu Kokila. The lead pair Kumar Govind and Megha as well as the supporting cast of Kashinath, Suresh Heblikar, Bank Janardhan deliver applause-worthy performances.
4. Prema Katha Chitram (Telugu)
Four friends have completely given up hope due to their failures and decide to commit suicide. But, what happens when a ghost possesses one of them and disrupts their plans? 2013-release horror-comedy Prema Katha Chitram takes you on funny-scary joyride with Sudheer Babu and Nanditha in the lead roles.
5. Anando Brahma (Telugu)
The 2017-release Anando Brahmo opened to positive reviews. Starring Taapsee Pannu, Srinivas Reddy and Vennela Kishore in the lead, the script is this movie’s real hero. Although there is nothing extraordinary about the film, director Mahi V Raghav cleverly plays with the screenplay and keeps it entertaining. This horror-comedy surely gets a thumbs-up from us.
6. Bhool Bhulaiyaa (Hindi)
A remake of the 1993 Malayalam film titled Manichitrathazhu, Bhool Bhulaiyaa stars Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan and Shiny Ahuja in the lead. Marked with great performances by the leads and the entire supporting cast, this 2007-release is an ultimate entertainer. This Priyadarshan directorial is a must-watch.
7. Go Goa Gone (Hindi)
Go Goa Gone is not exactly a horror-comedy but more a zombie apocalypse comedy that released in 2013. It opened to mixed reviews, but is quite an entertainer given the storyline and performances. Directed by Raj and D.K., this Saif Ali Khan, Kunal Khemu and Vir Das starrer can be quite a viewer’s delight.