Are you a fan of scary movies? Do you enjoy a good laugh? Well, you’re in luck because scary movie parodies combine both of those elements.
They take the classic horror movie tropes and turn them into comedic gold. But with so many parody movies out there, which one is the best? Let’s take a look at some of the top contenders.
Scary Movie (2000)
When it comes to scary movie parodies, Scary Movie is often considered the gold standard. This film, directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans, takes aim at horror classics like Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer. With its raunchy humor and over-the-top gore, Scary Movie became a cultural phenomenon and launched a franchise that would span four more films.
One of the reasons why Scary Movie stands out is its impressive cast.
From Anna Faris to Regina Hall to Marlon Wayans, everyone brings their A-game and delivers hilarious performances. And who can forget the iconic scene where Cindy (Anna Faris) gets attacked by a killer ghost – all while listening to “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion?
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
While not your typical parody movie, Shaun of the Dead takes on zombie movies with its unique blend of humor and heart. Directed by Edgar Wright and starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, this film tells the story of Shaun and his friends as they try to survive a zombie apocalypse.
What makes Shaun of the Dead so great is its clever writing and attention to detail.
The film pays homage to classic zombie movies while also poking fun at their clichés. And while it’s definitely funny, it’s also surprisingly touching – especially in its portrayal of Shaun’s relationship with his best friend (played by Frost).
Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (2010)
Tucker and Dale vs. Evil takes the horror trope of “hillbilly cannibals” and turns it on its head. Directed by Eli Craig and starring Tyler Labine and Alan Tudyk, this film tells the story of two well-meaning hillbillies who get mistaken for serial killers by a group of college students.
What makes Tucker and Dale vs. Evil so great is its subversion of expectations. The film takes a tired horror trope and makes it fresh again by showing the perspective of the supposed “killers”. And while it’s definitely funny, it’s also surprisingly smart – especially in its commentary on classism and prejudice.
The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
Directed by Drew Goddard and co-written by Joss Whedon, The Cabin in the Woods is a meta-horror movie that deconstructs horror movie tropes while also celebrating them. The film follows a group of college students who head to a remote cabin for a weekend getaway – only to discover that they’re being manipulated by mysterious forces.
What makes The Cabin in the Woods so great is its clever writing and genre-bending nature.
The film starts off as your typical slasher movie before taking some unexpected twists and turns. And while it’s definitely funny, it’s also surprisingly thought-provoking – especially in its commentary on audience expectations.
So, what’s the best scary movie parody? It’s hard to say – each of these films brings something unique to the table. Scary Movie is classic for a reason, Shaun of the Dead is both hilarious and heartwarming, Tucker and Dale vs.
Evil is subversive and smart, and The Cabin in the Woods is a genre-bending masterpiece. No matter which one you choose, you’re sure to have a scary good time.