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7 Horror Comedies To Watch, If You Loved The Trailer For ‘Phone Booth’

Salva Mubarak
Senior Features Writer

The trailer for the highly-anticipated horror comedy starring Katrina Kaif, Siddhant Chaturvedi, and Ishaan Khatter just dropped and it’s just as wacky as their joined Koffee With Karan appearance this season promised. Phone Booth, directed by Mirzapur director Gurmmeet Singh, follows two guys and a ghost who partner together to start a unique business where they catch ghosts and help them achieve moksha (liberation from Earthly cycles of life and death). While the business seems to take off and the trio become popular ghostbusters, things go south pretty dramatically.

With tonnes of popular movie callbacks and cheeky self-refrencing jokes, the trailer promises that the movie will be a riot. While you wait for the movie to release (4 November is not far away!), here are a few other hilarious horror comedies you can watch…

Stree (2018)

This one was touted as India’s first feminist horror comedy as, for once, it had men being warned to stay inside after dark, lest they get abducted by a vengeful spirit. Our main guy Vicky and his friends take it upon themselves to get to the root of the problem, leading to (hilarious) scares and chaos. The comedy starred Rajkummar Rao, Shraddha Kapoor, and Pankaj Tripathi.

Watch it here

Bhool Bhulaiyya (2007)

This Bollywood remake of the 1993 Malayalam hit Manichitrathazhu has only grown in popularity ever since its release in the early 2000s. It has all the classic elements of a good horror movie —possessions, old castles, vengeful spirits, and exorcism—peppered with a heavy dose of humour. The movie stars Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan in lead roles.

Watch it here

Zombieland (2009)

This one combines a classic road trip comedy movie with zombie action as college student Columbus finds himself joining forces with three ecentric strangers to survive a zombie-plagued journey to safe haven.

Watch it here

Ghostbusters (1984)

This movie remains a classic of the genre because the hilarious gags never get old. Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Harold Ramis star as three supernatural exterminators in New York City who have to save the city from impending doom. The movie is a clear inspiration for Phone Bhoot.

Watch it here

Shaun of the Dead (2004)

Edgar Wright made his directorial debut with this horror spoof, starring Simon Pegg. Pegg also served as a co-writer for the movie. It follows the titular Shaun and his humdrum life as it gets turned upside down when humans start becoming zombies.

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What We Do In The Shadows (2014)

Much before he was making the Thor movies watchable again, Taika Watiti was making a mockumentary about the mundane lives of vampire roomates in New Zealand. This underrated gem will make you laugh till your stomach hurts.

Watch it here

Go Goa Gone (2013)

Directors Raj and DK gave India its first zombie movie with Go Goa Gone. The horror comedy follows a group of friends whose simple Goa trip goes out of control after they find themselves to be the only humans amongst a city full of zombies. The movie stars Saif Ali Khan, Kunal Kemmu, Vir Das, and Anand Tiwari.

Watch it here