Comedies 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 thumbs up to move them towards the number one spot on the list, and share some of your favorite scenes in the comments section.

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Zombieland is listed (or ranked) 1 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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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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Scary Movie is listed (or ranked) 3 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. Evil is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Young Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 5 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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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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Evil Dead II is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Scream is listed (or ranked) 8 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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What We Do in the Shadows 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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Club Dread is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Horror Parody Movies, Ranked
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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Dead Alive is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Horror Parody Movies, Ranked
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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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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Bubba Ho-Tep is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Killer Klowns from Outer Space is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Attack of the Killer Tomatoes is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Dracula: Dead and Loving It is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Horror Parody Movies, Ranked
Mel Brooks, Leslie Nielsen, Amy Yasbeck Dracula: Dead and Loving It 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 ...more

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My Name Is Bruce is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Pandemonium is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Horror Parody Movies, Ranked
Tim Swartz added Phil Hartman, Paul Reubens, Carol Kane Pandemonium is a 1982 comedy film spoofing horror movies. It had an ensemble cast including Eileen Brennan, Phil Hartman, Tab Hunter, Carol Kane, David Lander, Eve Arden, Paul Reubens, and Tom ...more

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Behind the Mask: The Rise of L... is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Fido is listed (or ranked) 21 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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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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Dance Flick is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Horror Parody Movies, Ranked
SalvadorMoralesLeón added Marlon Wayans, Amy Sedaris, David Alan Grier Dance Flick is a 2009 American parody comedy movie directed by Damien Dante Wayans, written by many of the Wayans Family, and starring Shoshana Bush and Damon Wayans, Jr.. The film is a spoof of ...more