Theirs is an evil laugh in supercut of characters maniacally laughing in movies

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Jan 7, 2014, 2:27 PM EST

We're not saying the best raucous guffawing comes out of genre films ... but that's exactly what we're saying, and this video is the proof.

You'll see a lot of things from Academy Award favorites in any given year, but you know what's always lacking? Actors laughing like they're Skeletor. That poor, skinless fool just never gets the award-season break he deserves.

Settle down, guy.

The upswing is that you do get laughs in abundance in science-fiction, horror and fantasy. The joyous tears from maniacal laughter flow by the bucketful in those genres. Whether it's Freddy, Chucky, Pinhead, Indiana Jones, Bruce Campbell (in everything he's ever been in) or any of a host of others, genre flicks have the laughs on lock.

But just in case you don't believe it, here are five minutes of (mostly sci-fi) actors laughing until they burst in a supercut that will turn even the most interminable frown upside down.

We hope you feel better about the universe now. Or at least as though, if you have to bring about the end of all life on Earth, you can do it with a smile.

(via Laughing Squid)