Funny horror movies are horror comedies that work well by complementing horror genre with the comedy genre. The fun from the misadventures of the characters in a universe of horror with a funny point of view. There action comedy it creates laughs, and the more terrible and scary the story the more fun it works.
The horror and comedy, after all, they both revolve around scenes of tension and conflict: whether it’s a scary scene or a comic scene, scares and laughter identify a conflict that can be told in different ways. Comedy directors and actors are laughter makers. Horror directors cause screams, tension and fright. In a successful horror comedy, the director manages to do both.
It is therefore easy to understand that the horror comedy is one of the most difficult sub-genres to make, and requires enormous qualities. It is also one of the most popular sub-genres: audiences love the roller coaster of emotions provoked by a good horror comedy that is funny and scary at the same time. Horror comedy fans love to laugh and have fun in one scene to spend a few minutes later in horror and tension.
The Best Horror Comedies to Watch Absolutely
The Haunted House (1921)
It is a 1921 American silent horror comedy film starring Buster Keaton. It was written and directed by Keaton and Edward F. Cline. The film has a duration of 21 minutes.
Keaton plays a teller at a bank. Unbeknownst to her, the bank manager and his gang plan to break in and hide out in an old house that they have booby-trapped to make it look haunted. After an incident that afternoon Keaton, who has glued all the cash and himself, prevents the theft, however when the bank owner enters and sees Keaton equipped with a weapon, he assumes he was the one who tried to rob him.
The Cat and the Canary (1927)
It is a 1927 American silent horror film directed by German Expressionist directorPaul Leni. An adaptation of the same name black comedy by John Willard from 1922, the film stars Laura La Plante as Annabelle West, Forrest Stanley as Charlie Wilder and Creighton Hale as Paul Jones. The film belongs to the category of comedy horror films influenced by Broadway theater plays of the 1920s. Leni’s adaptation of Willard’s work was stirring expressionism and humour, a project for which Leni was positively recognized by critics. His directorial project made this film prominent in the category of “old dark house” films popular from the 1930s to 1950s. The film was among Universal’s first horror productions and is considered the foundation of the Universal school of horror.
On a ruined Hudson River estate, millionaire Cyrus West comes close to death. His greedy family comes around him like “cats around a canary”, driving him insane. West orders his last will and testament to be kept safe and not read until the 20th anniversary of his death. When the designated time rolls around, West’s legal representative, Roger Crosby (Tully Marshall), discovers that a second will has inexplicably appeared in the safe. If the terms of the first will are not met, the second will could be opened. The keeper of the West estate, Mammy Pleasant (Martha Mattox), attaches the second will to the ghost of Cyrus West, an idea which the dumbfounded Crosby rejects.
The exponents of Caligarisme, Expressionism in the extreme, believed that Leni had popularized the conventions of Expressionism, but the film was able to enter American theaters without the baggage of a movement that had spiraled out of control.
Old Dark House (1927)
It is a horror comedy directed by James Whale. Based on JB Priestley’s 1927 short story Benighted, the film features an ensemble cast including Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, Gloria Stuart, Charles Laughton, Lilian Bond, Ernest Thesiger, Raymond Massey and Eva Moore.
Philip Waverton, his wife Margaret and their friend Roger Penderel are lost while driving at night during a heavy rainstorm. They come across an old house in the Welsh countryside where they find refuge with Horace Femm and his sister Rebecca. Horace fears the storm could trap the visitors inside. He likewise warns them that their mute butler Morgan is a dangerous and problem drinker. As Rebecca walks Margaret to a bedroom to change clothes, he informs her of the Femm family, who Rebecca claims were evil.
Produced by Universal Pictures at Whale’s insistence after the conclusion of Frankenstein (1931) and during the advancement of The Invisible Man (1933). The Old Dark House did not match the commercial success of Whale’s other films. Considered a lost film, Whale’s colleague Curtis Harrington was eventually able to recover the film, restored by the George Eastman House. With the reassessment of Whale’s filmography, The Old Dark House has indeed amassed crucial recognition and is recognized as both a timeless cult classic and among the director’s most substantial works, regarded among the best horror movies of all times.
The Ghost Breakers (1940)
The Ghost Breakers is a 1940 American horror/mystery comedy film directed by George Marshall and starring Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard. It was written by screenwriter Walter DeLeon as the third screen variation of the 1909 play The Ghost Breaker by Paul Dickey and Charles W. Goddard.
The film opens in 1940 Manhattan during a severe night storm. From a radio network study, broadcaster Larry Lawrence exposes the criminal activities of underworld boss Frenchy Duval. In her hotel suite, while listening to Lawrence on the radio, Mary Carter is joined by Mr. Parada, a sinister Cuban lawyer. He provides her with the deed of inheritance: a plantation and an estate in Cuba. Despite Parada’s objections, Mary chooses to take a ship trip there to check on the property.
The film managed to make audiences scream with laughter and fear and was hailed as one of the best ghost stories ever produced. The amalgam of farce and horror was very successful.
Hold That Ghost (1941)
Hold That Ghost is a 1941 horror comedy film starring Abbott and Costello, Joan Davis, Evelyn Ankers and Richard Carlson.
Gas station attendants Chuck Murray and Ferdie Jones want better jobs. They get jobs as waiters at Chez Glamour, an elite bar where Ted Lewis and The Andrews Sisters perform, but are quickly fired for causing a fight. Ferdie imagines having his own bar one day. Back at the gas station, gangster “Moose” Mattson takes his car to refuel and clean up. He drives away with Chuck and Ferdie caught inside the car when he is found by the authorities.
During the chase, Matson gets into a shootout with police and is eliminated. According to the gangster’s untraditional will, which mentions that whoever was with him when he died would acquire his estate, the boys inherit Mattson’s run-down pub, the Forrester’s Club. Mattson had also given a baffling insight into a secret stash of cash, specifying that he “kept the money in his head”.
Dead of Night (1945)
Dead of Night is a 1945 British black and white anthology comedy horror film, made by Ealing Studios. The specific sections were directed by Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden and Robert Hamer. The protagonists are Mervyn Johns, Googie Withers, Sally Ann Howes and Michael Redgrave. The film is remembered for the concluding story which includes Redgrave and a sinister ventriloquist’s dummy. Though it’s mostly in the horror category, the film has fun overtones.
Walter Craig arrives at a house in Kent, where he is greeted by his host Elliot Foley. Craig is a designer that Foley actually welcomed into his home to talk about some renovations. Entering the living room of the house, Craig informs Foley and his assembled visitors that, despite never knowing them, he has seen them all in a recurring dream. Craig has the ability to anticipate events in the house before they happen. Craig remembers that something terrible will happen next. Dr. van Straaten, a psychologist, tries to convince Craig that his concerns are unproven.
Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein (1948)
It is a 1948 American horror and comedy film directed by Charles Barton. The film includes Count Dracula (Bela Lugosi) who ended up partnered with Dr. Sandra Mornay (Lenore Aubert), as Dracula needs an “easy and flexible” brain to reactivate Frankenstein’s monster (Glenn Strange). Dracula discovers that the “perfect brain” comes from Wilbur Gray (Lou Costello) who is fascinated by Mornay in the operating room, despite the cautions of Lawrence Talbot (Lon Chaney Jr.).
The film was written and began to be made against the wishes of Abbott and Costello: Costello did not particularly like the script. The film was shot with problems: Abbott and Costello generally did not go to the set. Upon the film’s release, it was among the biggest films of the year and was well received by American West Coast critics, while being panned in the New York milieu.
Larry Talbot calls a train station in Florida, where Chick Young and Wilbur Gray work as baggage handlers. Talbot attempts to warn Wilbur of a delivery for “McDougal’s House of Horrors”. Before it completes, the moon rises and Talbot transforms into a monster, causing Wilbur to believe the calling is a trick. Chick and Wilbur deliver the dog crates after hours. They open the first one and discover Dracula’s coffin. As Chick leaves the space to retrieve the second dog crate, the coffin suddenly opens and Dracula slips out.
A crazy and dizzying film that keeps things moving at a dynamic and energetic pace, considered one of Abbott and Costello’s best. Mounted with great resourcefulness and experimentation, his comedy mechanism almost never fails, and he never seriously violates the tradition and clichés of the 3 famous monsters who are his villains.
A Bucket of Blood (1959)
A Bucket of Blood is a 1959 American comedy horror film directed by Roger Corman. It stars Dick Miller and was inducted into West Coast beatnik culture in the late 1950s. The film, produced on a $50,000 budget, was shot in 5 days and shares many low-budget cinematic styles typically associated with Corman’s work.
The film is a dark comic satire about a somewhat dimwitted and impressionable young waiter who works in a café, known as a fine sculptor. He unintentionally kills his landlady’s cat and hides its body in the clay of a sculpture to hide the evidence. It ends up being a serial killer when forced to produce similar work.
A Bucket of Blood was the first of a trio of collaborations between Corman and Griffith in the entertaining horror category, which include The Little Shop of Horrors, which filmed on the same sets, and Creature from the Haunted Sea. The film is a satirizing not only Corman’s films, but also the world of abstract art in addition to low-budget 1950s teen films. The film was applauded in many circles as a candid and indiscriminate representation of the many elements of beatnik culture.
The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)
It is a 1960 American horror comedy film directed by Roger Corman. Written by Charles B. Griffith, the film is a farce about a florist who grows a plant that eats human blood.
Gravis Mushnick owns a flower and designer shop, run by himself and 2 staff members, sweet Audrey Fulquard and awkward Seymour Krelboined. Found on skid row, the rundown shop has little organization. Mushnick fires Seymour when he ruins a flower delivery for evil dentist Dr. Farb. Seymour informs him of a unique plant that he actually grew from seeds he obtained from a “Japanese Garden Enthusiast on Central Avenue.” Seymour confesses that he named the plant “Audrey Jr.”, which excites the real Audrey.
Jack Nicholson, describing the reaction to a screening of the film, said the audience laughed so hard you could barely hear the dialogue. The actor said that he had never had such a favorable reaction from the public before.
Among Corman’s gems, a crazy subject that was written in one evening. A successful film, with entertaining performances provided by the cast and excellent directing results from Corman while working under the self-imposed pressures of fast shooting and a budget plan.
The Raven (1963)
The Raven is a 1963 American gothic horror comedy film produced and directed byRoger Corman. The film stars Vincent Price, Peter Lorre and Boris Karloff as a trio of competing sorcerers. The supporting cast consists of Jack Nicholson as the son of Lorre’s character. It was the fifth in the so-called Corman-Poe cycle of 8 films which included adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe stories produced by Roger Corman and launched by American International Pictures. The film was written by Richard Matheson, based on Poe’s 1845 poem “The Raven”.
In the year 1506, the sorcerer Dr. Erasmus Craven grieves over the death of his wife Lenore of over 2 years, much to the discouragement of his daughter, Estelle. One night he is joined by a crow, which appears to be a transformed wizard, Dr. Bedlo. Together they concoct a potion that restores Bedlo to his old human self. Bedlo describes being transformed by the evil Doctor Scarabus in one fight, and both choose to see Scarabus, Bedlo for precise revenge and Craven to seek the ghost of his wife, which Bedlo apparently saw at Scarabus’ castle.
Young Frankenstein (1974)
Frankenstein Junior by Mel Brooks from 1974 is a timeless horror comedy with incredible actors reaching the top of their acting: Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Teri Garr, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle, Cloris Leachman, and Gene Hackman.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein is an American medical school doctor and engaged to Elizabeth. He ends up exasperated when someone brings up the subject of his grandfather Victor Frankenstein, the notorious mad researcher he does not wish to be associated with, and insists that his last name is different and it is “Fronkensteen”.
When a lawyer informs him that he has acquired his family’s estate in Transylvania after the death of his great-grandfather, Baron Beaufort von Frankenstein, Frederick takes a trip to Europe to examine the house. At the Transylvania train station, he is joined by a hunchbacked, bug-eyed servant named Igor, whose grandfather worked for Victor. There is also a beautiful woman, the young assistant Inga.
Brooks and Wilder’s Oscar-nominated humorous screenplay flawlessly parodies James Whale’s 1931 horror film Frankenstein. Brooks’ direction creates the feel of those timeless monster movies so well that you get the impression that this is a movie that really belongs to the classics like Dracula and The Wolfman. This is Brooks’ best and also craziest film, among the best horror parodies to see absolutely.
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
When you hear the name John Landis, you might think of his funny comedies from the 70s and 80s, such as Animal House, The Blues Brothers. For horror fans, Landis brings to mind another film: An American Werewolf in London, a cult horror film of the 80s that left its mark. The film is a mix of existential drama, horror and comedy.
Here what is really striking is the existential drama, the tragedy of a man forced to kill and transform himself into a monster against his will. But in addition to the dark side of the story there are many funny and grotesque scenes: the one in the porn cinema where he meets his undead friend who is decomposing more and more is worthy of a cinema anthology.
The story tells of 2 young American boys, David (David Naughton) and Jack (Griffin Dunne), who travel through a bleak and inhospitable country of England whose inhabitants are hiding a secret when they are attacked by a monster on a moor. Jack dies, David is injured.
The undead Jack returns to meet his friend as a sort of voice of conscience asking David to kill himself to break the werewolf bloodline, something never seen in a horror film. What makes this film special is the very original and different scripts and the Oscar-winning special effects work of the legendary Rick Baker and his team.
Eating Raoul (1982)
Paul Bland works in a wine shop and his wife Mary is a nurse who is regularly groped by hospital patients. Paul is fired and the couple are left with little money and fear that they will never be able to realize their dream of opening a restaurant. Paul and Mary sleep in separate beds and despise sex. They reside in an apartment building that often hosts swinger parties, which they detest.
When a drunk swinger wanders into their house and attempts to rape Mary, Paul hits his head with a cast iron skillet, killing him. Believing that no one will miss him, they take his money and put his body in the garbage disposal. After eliminating another swinger in the same way, they recognize that they can generate income by eliminating swingers. A funny horror comedy related to sex and its perversions.
One of the horror movies from the 80s became a cult hit for younger audiences, directed by Joe Dante. Randall Peltzer goes to an antique shop in Chinatown, intending to find a Christmas present for his son Billy. Inside, Randall finds a small furry animal called a mogwai, which means devil in Cantonese.
The owner, Mr. Wing, refuses to sell the animal to Randall, but his nephew surreptitiously does so, warning Randall to keep in mind 3 crucial guidelines: Do not expose the mogwai to light, especially the sun, which will kill it ; do not let it come into contact with water and above all, never feed it after midnight.
When Billy’s young friend Pete inadvertently pours water on Gizmo, 5 more mogwai spawn from his back, a more aggressive variant commanded by Stripe, an animal with a tuft of fur on its head. Stripe arranges for Billy to feed his mates after midnight. A pure entertainment horror comedy without further reading levels that appeals to young audiences and that remains etched in the memory for its unbridled fun.
Re-Animator is a 1985 American horror comedy film loosely based on HP Lovecraft’s 1922 novel “Herbert West– Reanimator” and directed by Stuart Gordon, The film stars Jeffrey Combs as Herbert West, a medical trainee who has developed a reagent that can reanimate the bodies of the deceased.
At the Medical Institute of the University of Zurich in Switzerland, Herbert West brings his dead teacher, Dr. Hans Gruber, back to life. There are terrible side effects, however, as West says, the dose was too large. West travels to Miskatonic University in Arkham, Massachusetts to further his research studies as a medical trainee.
He rents a room from colleague Dan Cain and turns the basement of your house into his workshop. West shows Dan his resuscitation reagent by reviving Dan’s dead feline, Rufus. The feline acts ferociously that night. Dan’s girlfriend Megan Halsey, daughter of the dean of medical school, participates in this experiment and is frightened.
Re-Animator is the movie you need if you love the otherworldly weirdness of HP Lovecraft but thought sometimes the writer needed to take himself a little less seriously. Based on Lovecraft’s ‘Herbert West-Reanimator’, researcher Stuart Gordon’s mad dark comedy is a decidedly dark and insane journey, driven by the performance of Jeffrey Combs as the death-obsessed doctor.
Night of the Creeps (1986)
In 1959, aboard a spaceship, 2 aliens try to prevent a 3rd team member from starting an experiment. The third alien shoots a shipping container which crashes to Earth. Nearby, a boy sees a shooting star and investigates. While being attacked by an ax-wielding maniac, the boy discovers the fallen container, from which a small snail-like thing leaps out and enters his mouth.
Twenty-seven years later, in 1986, Chris Romero pines for a lost love, supported by his handicapped friend J.C. During pledge week at Corman University, Chris finds a woman, Cynthia Cronenberg, and quickly falls in love with her. To get his attention, he chooses to join a fraternity. Cynthia’s partner, who runs the Beta Epsilon fraternity, tasks them with taking a corpse from the university medical center and placing it on the stairs of a competing fraternity house.
A year before his success with Monster Squad, writer/director Fred Dekker launched this really crazy genre mash-up. Extraterrestrial experiments, snails taking over your mind, climbing corpses. A heartfelt tribute to B-movies is a movie that takes all the most effective clichés of the common zombie movie, alien invasions and monsters of the 50s for an extremely bloody story. Night of the Creeps is one of the funniest horror films in its category.
Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)
Killer Klowns from Outer Space is a funny movie and 1988 American science fiction horror film written, directed and produced by the Chiodo brothers and starring Grant Cramer, Suzanne Snyder, John Allen Nelson and John Vernon.
Just outside the town of Crescent Cove, Mike Tobacco and his friend Debbie Stone see a strange object falling to Earth. Nearby, farmer Gene Green, thinking it is Halley’s Comet, ventures into the woods to discover the impact site. He comes across a large circus tent-like structure and he and his dog are captured by mystical clown-like aliens.
Mike and Debbie, entering the structure, find an intricate interior with unusual spaces and finally understand that it is a spaceship. They discover a gelatinous green encased in a cotton candy-like cocoon and are identified by a klown, who shoots popcorn at them from a bazooka-like weapon and then chases them along with another who uses a dog as a living balloon.
It is the only film composed and directed by the Chiodo brothers, who also developed the special effects and makeup. It tells of a group of evil extraterrestrials that look like clowns. The movie works well because it’s patently absurd but the filmmakers are totally dedicated to that absurdity. It’s not a scary horror film, it’s funny and manages to offer exceptionally innovative images based on the clown and the circus theme: he is the king of B movie from the 80s.
They Live (1988)
A biting sci-fi horror comedy and scathing critique of capitalist culture, it’s one of them movie you must see absolutely if you haven’t already. The comedy element is not the main aspect here, but there are several funny scenes. In They Live, one of best dystopian movies never made, the director John Carpenter shows us the occult power of the media.
Roddy Piper plays Nada, a drifter who discovers a pair of sunglasses that allow him to see the world as it is: run by monstrous zombies with subliminal messages that hypnotize people into bowing down to the god of money and being dominated by an alien species who wants world power. Among the various funny scenes one of the most famous fist fights of all time between Piper and Keith David.
Army of Darkness (1992)
Having actually been unintentionally transported to the Dark Ages, Ash Williams is captured by Lord Arthur’s boys, who think he is a spy for Duke Henry, with whom Arthur is at war. He is chained up, his rifle and chainsaw confiscated, and he is taken to Arthur’s castle. Ash is placed in a pit where he eliminates an undead and restores his weapons. After demanding the release of Henry and his men and openly dispatching a zombie Ash is commemorated as a hero. He becomes attracted to Sheila, the sister of one of Arthur’s fallen knights.
This is one of the funniest and most grotesque horror movies of all time. Bruce Campbell returns as Ash, the zombie hunter in the cabin in the woods, after Sam Raimi’s initial film, which was actually much scarier than this sequel. Here Ash’s antics are funny and the film is full of hilarious scenes. If the first in the series was one of scariest movies never made, with most of the film generating genuine terror, the sequel has rivers of blood and many spooky stop-motion scenes, but is primarily a horror comedy that is as fun as it is scary.
Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)
An elderly man at The Shady Rest Retirement Home in East Texas is named Sebastian Haff, however he claims to be Elvis Presley. He says that throughout the 1970s he grew tired of the demands of his popularity and was replaced by an Elvis impersonator named Sebastian Haff; states that it was Haff who died in 1977, while he lived in peaceful and happy privacy and made a living pretending to be himself. After an explosion damaged the documents that were the only proof that he is actually Elvis, he was unable to return to his old life. He falls into a coma after injuring himself at a concert.
A comedy that comes from Bruce Campbell’s thoughtful Elvis in a moving meditation on old age and the vagaries of popularity. Campbell’s Elvis is one of the King of Rock’s best performances yet. The film is appreciated for its extravagant audacity, its out of place humor, and is moving for the intensity of these 2 old men and their situation. When you cast horror-comedy veteran Bruce Campbell to play the aging King of Rock and Roll and veteran actor Ossie Davis to play JFK, who team up to take down a soul-sucking mummy, you know you could make a pretty absurd horror comedy. and different from anything already seen.
What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
The film is a 2014 New Zealand mockumentary written and directed by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi. The film stars Clement and Waititi, along with Jonathan Brugh, Ben Fransham, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Stu Rutherford and Jackie van Beek.
The film tells the story of 3 vampires – Viago (Taika Waititi), Deacon (Jonathan Brugh) and Vladislav (Jemaine Clement) – who live together, quarrel and seek new targets. The tale remains focused on the ordinary parts of life as a vampire. Instead of focusing on the thrilling facets of vampire movies, we see our main characters reevaluate what it means to live for life , seek out and find long lost love, and get caught up on all the latest tech fads.
There are some really disgusting and worrying minutes but it’s a film ready to overturn the clichés of a vampire. Smarter, fresher and funnier than a contemporary vampire movie, the movie is a lot of fun, defined the best comedy of 2014 by the English critics.
Cabin in the Woods (2014)
The Cabin in the Woods is a 2012 American comedy horror film directed by Drew Goddard in his directorial pitch, produced by Joss Whedon and written by Whedon and Goddard. The cast consists of Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams, Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford.
In an underground laboratory, engineers Gary Sitterson and Steve Hadley talk about preparing for a magical ritual, after a similar operation in Stockholm ended in failure. College students Dana Polk, Jules Louden, Curt Vaughan, Holden McCrea and Marty Mikalski are spending their weekend at Curt’s cousin’s cabin in the forest. From the lab, Sitterson and Hadley run the cabin and control students by intoxicating them with mind-altering drugs that have effects such as nullifying logical thinking and increasing sex drive. The laboratory departments bet on what kind of monster will attack the boys and on the causes of the failures of operations around the world.
Drew Goddard and also Joss Whedon created this film by playing with the deconstructions of the horror and comedy genres. The film masterfully ridicules the rough-and-tumble nature of horror movies and how horrors are randomly selected instead of having any kind of idea behind them. It’s a funny, unusual and scary film at the same time, and it’s like a puzzle for horror fans to solve. Horror becomes the playground for something totally new, with a clever parody of scary movies and folklore, with a strange cinephile taste.
The Final Girls (2015)
Max Cartwright waits as his actress mom, Amanda, auditions for a film. When she returns, Amanda laments that she will simply be called the scream queen Nancy in the 1986 slasher film Camp Bloodbath, a cult classic. On the ride home, the two get into a car accident and Amanda dies. 3 years later, on the anniversary of his mother’s death, Max is studying with his friends Gertie and Chris.
Gertie’s half-brother Duncan, a horror movie fanatic, persuades Max to go to a double screening of Camp Bloodbath 1 and 2. At the screening, Max discovers Vicki, Chris’ possessive ex-girlfriend and her ex-boyfriend. During the screening, the cinema hall catches fire. To reach safety, Max punches a hole in the screen and goes through it with friends. Max, Chris, Gertie, Duncan and Vicki find themselves in the woods: the group discovers they are in a time loop and have somehow been transported into the film.
A heartfelt dramatization of the mother-daughter bond using a fun slasher horror style. Cutting-edge, funny and even touching, this film finds a new language in the indie horror category, taking us directly into the world of the best 80s teen slasher films. The killings are merciless, the laughs are plentiful, and the little dramatic snippets work too, making The Last Women a must-see horror comedy.
The Love Witch (2016)
Elaine, a gorgeous young witch, is driving to Arcata, California, a town where witchcraft is accepted, to start a new life after the death of her husband Jerry. Maybe Elaine could have killed him. When there, he rents a Victorian house owned by Elaine’s teacher, Barbara, and furnished by her interior decorator, Trish Manning.
In an attempt to befriend the girl, Trish takes Elaine to a teahouse, where she meets her husband Richard, who quickly falls in love with Elaine. Wanting to find a new lover, Elaine performs a ritual to discover one and meets Wayne, a literature teacher at the college. The two travel to Wayne’s house, where she makes him consume a concoction that includes hallucinogens.
When the two make love, Wayne ends up possessive, which makes Elaine anxious. He dies the next day, and Elaine buries his body with an amulet against witchcraft that contains his urine. She decides the next man she will try to seduce will be Richard because he is married and cannot be possessive.
Anna Biller’s The Love Witch differs from any other recent horror comedy. The film leans heavily on its wonderful 60s-style cinematography, which has the power to recall Dario Argento’s films in some scenes. There is a beauty of the look that Anna Biller has built in all its technicolor splendor that immediately casts a spell on you. The Love Witch takes care of being both dark and light, it is a movie about a witch with some really wonderful and ironic lines thanks to the perfect actress for the story, Samantha Robinson.