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The Best Ghost Parody Movies, Ranked  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite movies that spoof the ghost movie genre.

This is a ghoulish list of the best ghost parody movies! Parodies of ghost films tend to play with the tropes of horror films involving ghosts and haunted houses, and the pottery scene from Ghost with Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore. Funny ghost movie spoofs work since ghost/haunted house films tend to have little to no levity to them.

The seriousness of ghost films allows satirical ghost movies to take the wind out of their sails and allows the humor to not be beholden to those films, although that doesn’t mean they don’t play with ghost stereotypes. Mining humor from ghost films for parody or satire has proved to be a good idea as one of the most successful and popular ghost films ever made was created by some comedians. You might have heard of it; it’s called Ghostbusters and it’s listed on most lists of best ghost movies ever made. You will also find several famous actors on this list like Michael J. Fox in The Frighteners which was directed by Peter Jackson. There is also the Abbott and Costello movie Hold That Ghost on this list.

So, pass through to the other side with this list of top ghost parody films and share it with your friends and re-rank it to your liking. If you see a film missing from the list, feel free to add it!

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Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ghost Parody Movies, Ranked
Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder, Geena Davis
Beetlejuice is a 1988 American fantasy-comedy-horror film directed by Tim Burton. The spirits of a deceased couple (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis) are harassed by an unbearable family that has ...more
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Casper is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ghost Parody Movies, Ranked
Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman, Cathy Moriarty
Casper is a 1995 American family comedy fantasy film starring Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman, Cathy Moriarty, Eric Idle, and Amy Brenneman, based on the Casper the Friendly Ghost comic books and ...more
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Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ghost Parody Movies, Ranked
Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd
Ghostbusters is a 1984 American sci-fi-fantasy comedy film, directed and produced by Ivan Reitman and written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. The film stars Bill Murray, Aykroyd, and Ramis as ...more
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The Ghost and Mr. Chicken is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ghost Parody Movies, Ranked
Don Knotts, Joan Staley, Dick Sargent
The Ghost and Mr. Chicken is a 1966 American comedy-drama film starring Don Knotts as Luther Heggs, a newspaper typesetter who spends a night in a haunted house, which is located in the ...more
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ParaNorman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Ghost Parody Movies, Ranked
Anna Kendrick, John Goodman, Ariel Winter
ParaNorman is a 2012 American 3D stop-motion animated horror comedy film produced by Laika, distributed by Focus Features and was released on August 17, 2012. It stars the voices of Kodi ...more
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Haunted Honeymoon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ghost Parody Movies, Ranked
Gene Wilder, Gilda Radner, Dom DeLuise
Haunted Honeymoon is a 1986 comedy movie starring Gene Wilder, Gilda Radner, Dom DeLuise, and Jonathan Pryce. Wilder also served as the film's writer and director. The film also marked Radner's ...more
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Scrooged is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Ghost Parody Movies, Ranked
Bill Murray, Robert Mitchum, Miles Davis
Scrooged is a 1988 American Christmas comedy film, a modernization of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. The film was produced and directed by Richard Donner, and the cinematography was by ...more
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Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Ghost Parody Movies, Ranked
Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon
Ghostbusters (alternatively known as Ghostbusters: Answer the Call and marketed as such on home release) is a 2016 American supernatural action comedy horror film directed by Paul Feig. It is ...more
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The Frighteners is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ghost Parody Movies, Ranked
Michael J. Fox, Peter Jackson, R. Lee Ermey
The Frighteners is a 1996 New Zealand-American horror comedy film directed by Peter Jackson and co-written with his wife, Fran Walsh. The film stars Michael J. Fox, Trini Alvarado, Peter Dobson, ...more
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Hold That Ghost is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Ghost Parody Movies, Ranked
Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Shemp Howard
Hold That Ghost is a 1941 comedy horror film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello and featuring Joan Davis, Evelyn Ankers, and Richard Carlson. On August 1, 1941, Abbott and Costello ...more
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The Ghost Breakers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Ghost Parody Movies, Ranked
Bob Hope, Anthony Quinn, Paulette Goddard
The Ghost Breakers 1940 is a comedy film directed by George Marshall and starring Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard. The film was adapted by Walter DeLeon from the play The Ghost Breaker by Paul ...more
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Scary Movie 2 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Ghost Parody Movies, Ranked
Anna Faris, Tim Curry, James Woods
Scary Movie 2 is a 2001 American horror comedy film directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans, and the second film in the Scary Movie franchise. Four teens are tricked by their professor into visiting a ...more
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House is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Ghost Parody Movies, Ranked
George Wendt, Kay Lenz, Richard Moll
House is a 1986 comedy horror film directed by Steve Miner and starring William Katt, George Wendt, Richard Moll and Kay Lenz. It was followed by three sequels: House II: The Second Story, House ...more
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Scary Movie 4 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Ghost Parody Movies, Ranked
Charlie Sheen, Shaquille O'Neal, Carmen Electra
Scary Movie 4 is a 2006 American horror comedy parody film and the fourth film of the Scary Movie franchise, as well as the first film in the franchise to be released under The Weinstein Company ...more
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A Haunted House is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Ghost 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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A Haunted House 2 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Ghost Parody Movies, Ranked
Jaime Pressly, Sophie Dee, Mark Henry
A Haunted House 2 is a 2014 American horror comedy film directed by Michael Tiddes and starring Marlon Wayans. The film is the sequel to the 2013 film A Haunted House. Produced by IM Global ...more
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Ghostbusters II is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Ghost Parody Movies, Ranked
Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd
Ghostbusters II is a 1989 American science fiction fantasy comedy film produced and directed by Ivan Reitman. It is the sequel to the 1984 film Ghostbusters and follows the further adventures of ...more