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The Greatest Horror Parody Movies, Ranked

Updated October 18, 2019 4.1k votes 649 voters 32.6k views27 items

List RulesVote 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
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    Young Frankenstein

    Gene Hackman, Mel Brooks

    Released1974

    Directed byMel Brooks

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  • 2
    Shaun Of The Dead
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    Shaun Of The Dead

    Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg

    Released2004

    Directed byEdgar Wright

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  • 3
    Zombieland
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    Zombieland

    Emma Stone, Amber Heard

    Released2009

    Directed byRuben Fleischer

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  • 4
    Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil
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    Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil

    Alan Tudyk, Chelan Simmons

    Released2010

    Directed byEli Craig

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    Scary Movie
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    Scary Movie

    Carmen Electra, Anna Faris

    Released2000

    Directed byKeenen Ivory Wayans

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  • 6
    What We Do In The Shadows
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    What We Do In The Shadows

    Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi

    Released2014

    Directed byTaika Waititi, Jemaine Clement

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  • 7
    Scream
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    Scream

    Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan

    Released1996

    Directed byWes Craven

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  • 8
    Evil Dead II
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    Evil Dead II

    Bruce Campbell, Kassie DePaiva

    Released1987

    Directed bySam Raimi

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  • 9
    The Cabin In The Woods
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    The Cabin In The Woods

    Chris Hemsworth, Sigourney Weaver

    Released2012

    Directed byDrew Goddard

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  • 10
    Dracula: Dead And Loving It
    98
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    Dracula: Dead And Loving It

    Mel Brooks, Leslie Nielsen

    Released1995

    Directed byMel Brooks

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  • 11
    Killer Klowns from Outer Space
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    Killer Klowns from Outer Space

    Christopher Titus, John Vernon

    Released1988

    Directed byStephen Chiodo

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  • 12
    Zombieland: Double Tap
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    Zombieland: Double Tap

    Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg

    Released2019

    Directed byRuben Fleischer

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  • 13
    A Haunted House
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    A Haunted House

    Marlon Wayans, Nick Swardson

    Released2013

    Directed byMichael Tiddes

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  • 14
    Idle Hands
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    Idle Hands

    Jessica Alba, Ricky Martin

    Released1999

    Directed byRodman Flender

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  • 15
    Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes
    58
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    Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes

    Jack Riley, Eric Christmas

    Released1978

    Directed byJohn De Bello

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  • 16
    Bubba Ho-Tep
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    Bubba Ho-Tep

    Paul Giamatti, Bruce Campbell

    Released2002

    Directed byDon Coscarelli

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  • 17
    My Name Is Bruce
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    My Name Is Bruce

    Bruce Campbell, Ted Raimi

    Released2007

    Directed byBruce Campbell

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  • 18
    Club Dread
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    Club Dread

    Bill Paxton, Brittany Daniel

    Released2004

    Directed byJay Chandrasekhar

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  • 19
    Dead Alive
    49
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    Dead Alive

    Peter Jackson, Jed Brophy

    Released1992

    Directed byPeter Jackson

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  • 20
    The Comedy of Terrors
    29
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    The Comedy of Terrors

    Vincent Price, Boris Karloff

    Released1963

    Directed byJacques Tourneur

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  • 21
    Behind The Mask: The Rise Of Leslie Vernon
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    Behind The Mask: The Rise Of Leslie Vernon

    Robert Englund, Zelda Rubinstein

    Released2006

    Directed byScott Glosserman

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  • 22
    Little Monsters
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    Little Monsters

    Lupita Nyong'o, Josh Gad

    Released2019

    Directed byAbe Forsythe

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  • 23
    Satanic Panic
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    Satanic Panic

    Rebecca Romijn, Hayley Griffith

    Released2019

    Directed byChelsea Stardust

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  • 24
    Student Bodies
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    Student Bodies

    Richard Belzer, Kevin Mannis

    Released1981

    Directed byMichael Ritchie, Mickey Rose

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  • 25
    Fido
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    Fido

    Carrie-Anne Moss, Billy Connolly

    Released2006

    Directed byAndrew Currie

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