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The Greatest Horror Parody Movies, Ranked  

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List Rules Vote up the funniest horror movies that most accurately spoof the genre.

Horror parody movies find the funny in the often ridiculous scenarios of classic scary movies. The top slasher parodies feature fun references to iconic monsters, gory scenes, and frightening tales with humor and a touch of silliness. This is a list of the best horror spoof movies, including everything from Scary Movie to Scream to The Cabin in the Woods.

What films will you find on this list of the best scary movie spoofs? With Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks created one of the most memorable funny films of all time. Gene Wilder starred as the title character in this hilarious 1974 movie. Shaun of the Dead is another one of the best horror spoofs ever made. Flight of the Conchords funnyman Jemaine Clement played a 862-year-old vampire in the mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows. Other good movies featured on this list include Dead Alive, Zombieland, and Evil Dead II.

Which horror spoof is the best of the best? Give your personal picks a vote up to move them towards the number one spot on the list.

 

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Young Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Horror Parody Movies, Ranked
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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Shaun of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Horror Parody Movies, Ranked
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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Zombieland is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Horror Parody Movies, Ranked
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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Scary Movie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Horror Parody Movies, Ranked
Carmen Electra, Anna Faris, Shannon Elizabeth
Scary Movie is a 2000 horror comedy spoof film directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans. It is an American dark comedy that heavily parodies the horror, slasher, and mystery genres. Several mid- and ...more

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Tucker & Dale vs. Ev... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Horror Parody Movies, Ranked
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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The Cabin in the Woods ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Horror Parody Movies, Ranked
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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Scream is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Horror Parody Movies, Ranked
Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan, Courteney Cox
Scream is a 1996 American slasher film written by Kevin Williamson and directed by Wes Craven. The film stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Drew Barrymore, and David Arquette. Released on ...more

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Evil Dead II is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Horror Parody Movies, Ranked
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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What We Do in the Shadow... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Horror Parody Movies, Ranked
Jemaine Clement, Rhys Darby, Taika Waititi
What We Do in the Shadows is a 2014 New Zealand mockumentary comedy horror film about a group of vampires who live together in Wellington. Directed and written by Taika Waititi and Jemaine ...more

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A Haunted House is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Horror Parody Movies, Ranked
Marlon Wayans, Nick Swardson, David Koechner
From the creators of "Scary Movie" comes another hilarious horror spoof, a parody of the "Paranormal Activity" franchise. When newlyweds Malcolm (Marlon Wayans) and Kisha ...more

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Dracula: Dead and Loving... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Horror Parody Movies, Ranked
Mel Brooks, Leslie Nielsen, Amy Yasbeck
This film is a 1995 satirical comedy horror film directed by Mel Brooks and starring Leslie Nielsen. It is a spoof of Bram Stoker's novel Dracula, and of some of the films it inspired. As of ...more

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Killer Klowns from Outer... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Horror Parody Movies, Ranked
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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Idle Hands is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Horror Parody Movies, Ranked
Jessica Alba, Ricky Martin, Vivica A. Fox
Idle Hands is a 1999 horror comedy film directed by Rodman Flender, written by Terri Hughes and Ron Milbauer, and starring Devon Sawa, Seth Green, Elden Henson, Jessica Alba, and Vivica A. Fox. ...more

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Dead Alive is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Horror Parody Movies, Ranked
Peter Jackson, Jed Brophy, Tim Balme
This film is a 1992 New Zealand Zombie comedy gore film directed by Peter Jackson. Written by Jackson with his partner Fran Walsh and Stephen Sinclair, the film was a commercial failure at the ...more

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Zombieland: Double Tap ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Horror Parody Movies, Ranked
Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone
Zombieland: Double Tap is a 2019 American post-apocalyptic horror comedy film directed by Ruben Fleischer, and a sequel to the 2009 film. Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), Columbus (Jesse ...more

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Club Dread is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Horror Parody Movies, Ranked
Club Dread Bill Paxton, Brittany Daniel, Lindsay Price
Club Dread is a 2004 comedy horror film written by the comedy group Broken Lizard, who also created Super Troopers. It is directed by Jay Chandrasekhar, one of the group members. Though the ...more
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Attack of the Killer Tom... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Horror Parody Movies, Ranked
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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Behind the Mask: The Ris... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Horror Parody Movies, Ranked
Robert Englund, Zelda Rubinstein, Scott Wilson
Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon is a 2006 American mockumentary horror film and black comedy directed by Scott Glosserman. It stars Nathan Baesel, Angela Goethals and Robert Englund. ...more

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Bubba Ho-Tep is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Horror Parody Movies, Ranked
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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My Name Is Bruce is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Horror Parody Movies, Ranked
Bruce Campbell, Ted Raimi, Ellen Sandweiss
My Name Is Bruce is a 2007 American comedy horror film, directed, co-produced by and starring B movie cult actor Bruce Campbell. The film was written by Mark Verheiden. It had a theatrical ...more
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Little Monsters is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Horror Parody Movies, Ranked
Lupita Nyong'o, Josh Gad, Stephen Peacocke
Little Monsters is a 2019 Australian-American-British zombie comedy film directed by Abe Forsythe. After a recent breakup, Dave (Alexander England) jumps at the chance to chaperone a ...more

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Student Bodies is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Horror Parody Movies, Ranked
Richard Belzer, Kevin Mannis, Sara Eckhardt
Student Bodies is a 1981 comedy film written and directed by Mickey Rose, with an uncredited Michael Ritchie co-directing. A spoof of slasher horror films such as Halloween, Friday the 13th, and ...more
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Satanic Panic is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Horror Parody Movies, Ranked
Rebecca Romijn, Hayley Griffith, Jerry O'Connell
Satanic Panic is a 2019 comedy horror film directed by Chelsea Stardust. A pizza delivery girl discovers that she has delivered food to a group of high society Satanists, intent on turning her ...more
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Fido is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Horror Parody Movies, Ranked
Carrie-Anne Moss, Billy Connolly, Alexia Fast
Fido is a 2006 Canadian zombie comedy film directed by Andrew Currie and written by Robert Chomiak, Currie, and Dennis Heaton from an original story by Heaton. It was produced by Blake Corbet, ...more

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Tone-Deaf is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Horror Parody Movies, Ranked
Amanda Crew, Robert Patrick, Hayley Marie Norman
Tone-Deaf is a 2019 American comedy horror film directed by Richard Bates Jr. After losing her job and reaching the end of a complicated relationship, a woman rents a country house from a ...more