Horror The Best Campy Horror Movies, Ranked  

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List Rules Vote up the very best, most ridiculous horror films that are pure camp.

Horror movies can be truly terrifying, but shoddy special effects and poor acting often turn films meant to be terrorizing into pure camp. The best campy horror movies range from movies featuring terrible special effects to movies with absurd plots. New campy horror movies often reference classic B-movies. Many of the greatest campy horror films have gone down as cult classics.

What films will you find on this top campy horror movies list? Creepshow  – directed by George Romero and written by Stephen King – includes five terrifying tales of masterful horror. Plan 9 From Outer Space is another entertaining campy horror movie considered one of the worst films of all timeShaun of the Dead is a good modern take on horror camp as it references classic zombie lore and B-movies. Other good campy scary movies include Young Frankenstein, Killer Klowns from Outer Space and They Live.

Do you have a favorite campy horror movie? Give the best films a thumbs up. 

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Evil Dead is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Campy Horror Movies, Ranked
Evil Dead Jane Levy, Jessica Lucas, Shiloh Fernandez Evil Dead is a 2013 American supernatural horror film written and directed by Fede Alvarez. It is the fourth installment of the Evil Dead franchise, serving as both a reboot, a remake and as a ...more

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Evil Dead II is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Campy Horror Movies, Ranked
Evil Dead II Bruce Campbell, Kassie DePaiva, Ted Raimi Evil Dead II is a 1987 American horror comedy film directed by Sam Raimi and a parody sequel to the 1981 film The Evil Dead. The film was written by Raimi and Scott Spiegel, produced by Robert ...more

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Army of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Campy Horror Movies, Ranked
Army of Darkness Bridget Fonda, Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi Army of Darkness is a 1992 American dark fantasy action comedy film directed by Sam Raimi. It is the third installment of The Evil Dead franchise. The film was written by Sam Raimi and his ...more

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Young Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Campy Horror Movies, Ranked
Young Frankenstein Gene Hackman, Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder Young Frankenstein is a 1974 American comedy film directed by Mel Brooks and starring Gene Wilder as the title character, a descendant of the infamous Dr. Victor Frankenstein. The supporting ...more

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Fright Night is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Campy Horror Movies, Ranked
Fright Night Christopher Lee, Roddy McDowall, Chris Sarandon Fright Night is a 1985 American horror comedy film written and directed by Tom Holland and produced by Herb Jaffe. It stars William Ragsdale, Chris Sarandon, Roddy McDowall and Amanda Bearse. ...more

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Zombieland is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Campy Horror Movies, Ranked
Zombieland Emma Stone, Amber Heard, Bill Murray Zombieland is a 2009 American zombie comedy film directed by Ruben Fleischer from a screenplay written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. The film stars Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma ...more

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The Return of the Living Dead is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Campy Horror Movies, Ranked
The Return of the Living Dead Clu Gulager, James Karen, Linnea Quigley The Return of the Living Dead is a 1985 American black comedy/zombie horror film written and directed by Dan O'Bannon and starring Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa and Linnea Quigley. The ...more

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Shaun of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Campy Horror Movies, Ranked
Shaun of the Dead Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg, Bill Nighy Shaun of the Dead is a 2004 British horror comedy film directed by Edgar Wright and written by Wright and Simon Pegg, and starring Pegg and Nick Frost. Pegg plays Shaun, a man attempting to get ...more

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From Dusk till Dawn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Campy Horror Movies, Ranked
From Dusk till Dawn Salma Hayek, George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino From Dusk till Dawn is a 1996 American horror-crime thriller film directed by Robert Rodriguez and written by Quentin Tarantino. It stars George Clooney, Tarantino, Harvey Keitel and Juliette ...more

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Tucker & Dale vs. Evil is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Campy Horror Movies, Ranked
Tucker & Dale vs. Evil Katrina Bowden, Alan Tudyk, Chelan Simmons "“The hillbillies from the store captured Alison!” Tucker and Dale, two hillbillies heading to their “fixer-upper” cabin for some relaxin’, discover they ain’t alone in them woods. They ...more

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They Live is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Campy Horror Movies, Ranked
They Live Roddy Piper, Keith David, Tommy Morrison They Live is a 1988 American science fiction film written and directed by John Carpenter. The film stars Roddy Piper, Keith David, and Meg Foster. It follows a nameless drifter referred to as ...more

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An American Werewolf in London is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Campy Horror Movies, Ranked
An American Werewolf in London Jenny Agutter, Frank Oz, Rik Mayall An American Werewolf in London is a 1981 horror comedy film written and directed by John Landis, and starring David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, and Griffin Dunne. The film starts with two young ...more

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Dead Alive is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Campy Horror Movies, Ranked
Dead Alive Peter Jackson, Jed Brophy, Tim Balme Braindead, released as Dead Alive in North America, is a 1992 New Zealand Zombie comedy gore film directed by Peter Jackson. Written by Jackson with his partner Fran Walsh and Stephen Sinclair, ...more

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Creepshow is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Campy Horror Movies, Ranked
Creepshow Stephen King, Ed Harris, Ted Danson Creepshow is a 1982 horror anthology film with elements of black comedy directed by George A. Romero and written by Stephen King. The film's ensemble cast included Hal Holbrook, Adrienne ...more

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Plan 9 from Outer Space is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Campy Horror Movies, Ranked
Plan 9 from Outer Space Tor Johnson, Bunny Breckinridge, Joanna Lee Plan 9 from Outer Space is a 1959 American black-and-white science fiction thriller film released by Distributors Corporation of America. The film was written, produced, directed, and edited by ...more

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Killer Klowns from Outer Space is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Campy Horror Movies, Ranked
Killer Klowns from Outer Space Christopher Titus, John Vernon, Royal Dano Killer Klowns from Outer Space is a 1988 American science fiction horror comedy movie made by The Chiodo Brothers and starring Grant Cramer and Suzanne Snyder. It is the only Chiodo Brothers' ...more

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Bubba Ho-Tep is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Campy Horror Movies, Ranked
Bubba Ho-Tep Paul Giamatti, Bruce Campbell, Ossie Davis Bubba Ho-Tep is a 2002 American comedy horror film starring Bruce Campbell as Elvis Presley — now a resident in a nursing home. The film also stars Ossie Davis as Jack, a black man who claims to ...more

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The Cabin in the Woods is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Campy Horror Movies, Ranked
The Cabin in the Woods Chris Hemsworth, Sigourney Weaver, Amy Acker The Cabin in the Woods is a 2012 American horror comedy film directed by Drew Goddard in his directorial debut, produced by Joss Whedon, and written by Whedon and Goddard. The film stars Kristen ...more

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Attack of the Killer Tomatoes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Campy Horror Movies, Ranked
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes Jack Riley, Eric Christmas, Stephen Peace Attack of the Killer Tomatoes is a 1978 comedy horror film directed, produced, edited, scored and co-written by John DeBello and starring David Miller. The film is a spoof of B movies. Made on a ...more

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Slither is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Campy Horror Movies, Ranked
Slither Elizabeth Banks, Jenna Fischer, Rob Zombie Slither is a 2006 American science fiction-comedy horror film written and directed by James Gunn in his directorial debut, and starring Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks, Gregg Henry, and Michael ...more

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The Brain That Wouldn't Die is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Campy Horror Movies, Ranked
The Brain That Wouldn't Die Marilyn Hanold, Eddie Carmel, Jason Evers The Brain That Wouldn't Die is a 1962 American science-fiction/horror film directed by Joseph Green and written by Green and Rex Carlton. The film was completed in 1959 under the working title ...more

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Sleepaway Camp is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Campy Horror Movies, Ranked
MattO'Brien added Sleepaway Camp Mike Kellin, Katherine Kamhi, Robert Earl Jones Sleepaway Camp is a 1983 exploitation slasher film written and directed by Robert Hiltzik who also served as executive producer. The film is about the killings of teen campers at a summer camp. ...more

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The Blob is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Campy Horror Movies, Ranked
The Blob Steve McQueen, Aneta Corsaut, Lee Payton The Blob is an independently made 1958 American horror/science fiction film directed by Irvin Yeaworth. In the style of American International Pictures, Paramount Pictures released the film as a ...more

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Planet Terror is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Campy Horror Movies, Ranked
Planet Terror Bruce Willis, Rose McGowan, Fergie Planet Terror is a 2007 American action horror science-fiction film directed by Robert Rodriguez, about a group of people attempting to survive an onslaught of zombie-like creatures as they feud ...more

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Bordello of Blood is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Campy Horror Movies, Ranked
Bordello of Blood Corey Feldman, Angie Everhart, Erika Eleniak Bordello of Blood is a 1996 comedy/horror film starring Dennis Miller, Erika Eleniak, Angie Everhart, Corey Feldman and Chris Sarandon. It is based on the HBO television series Tales from the ...more

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Lake Placid is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Campy Horror Movies, Ranked
Lake Placid Betty White, Mariska Hargitay, Bridget Fonda Lake Placid is a 1999 American monster horror comedy film. The film was written by David E. Kelley and directed by Steve Miner, starring Bill Pullman, Bridget Fonda, Oliver Platt, Brendan ...more

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Abbott and Costello Meet Frank... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Campy Horror Movies, Ranked
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein Vincent Price, Bela Lugosi, Lou Costello Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein, or Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein —although the film is usually referred to as simply Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein—is a 1948 ...more

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Leprechaun is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Campy Horror Movies, Ranked
Leprechaun Jennifer Aniston, Warwick Davis, Ken Olandt Leprechaun is a 1993 cult American horror comedy film written and directed by Mark Jones. It stars Warwick Davis in the title role and Jennifer Aniston in her film debut. The film was shot in ...more

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Ghoulies is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Campy Horror Movies, Ranked
Ghoulies Mariska Hargitay, Jack Nance, Lisa Pelikan Ghoulies is a 1985 fantasy, horror, comedy film written by Jefery Levy and Luca Bercovici, and directed by Luca Bercovici.

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Critters is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Campy Horror Movies, Ranked
Critters Billy Zane, Dee Wallace, M. Emmet Walsh Critters is a 1986 cult comedy horror science fiction film starring Dee Wallace-Stone, M. Emmet Walsh, Billy Green Bush and Scott Grimes. It was the directorial debut of Stephen Herek who ...more

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Brainscan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Campy Horror Movies, Ranked
Brainscan Edward Furlong, Frank Langella, David Hemblen Brainscan is a 1994 horror science fiction film starring Edward Furlong, Frank Langella, Amy Hargreaves, Jamie Marsh, and T. Ryder Smith. Music was composed by movie composer George S. Clinton.