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Spoofs

The wide wonderful world of film lends itself splendidly to the 'spoof' or parody as most genres have conventions and unwritten rules that are very easy to twist and undermine. It's all about messing with audience expectation - and nobody is safe - from TV cops ('Police Squad') to zombies ('Shaun of the Dead'); disaster flicks ('Airplane') to westerns ('Blazing Saddles'); Alfred Hitchcock ('High Anxiety') to Arnold Schwarzenegger ('Last Action Hero'). Sit back and have a laugh, at someone else's expense.

Abbott and Costello: Meet Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde / Meet The Killer (1953)

7.6/10
Director: Charles Lamont
Starring: Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Boris Karloff

Bud Abbott and Lou Costello are 18th century American detectives in London chasing down the literary legend played by Boris Karloff. / Two employees o... Read more

Abbott and Costello: Meet the Keystone Kops / In the Foreign Legion (1954)

7.6/10
Director: Charles Lamont
Starring: Lynn Bari, Lou Costello, Fred Clark, Bud Abbott

A & C are in the movie business circa 1912 this time. In between pies in the face, there's a wild chase complete with the famous Keystone Kops. Mac Se... Read more

Alien Trespass (2009)

5.7/10
Director: R W Goodwin
Starring: Robert Patrick, Jenni Baird, Eric McCormack, Jody Thompson, Dan Lauria

An affectionate send-up of 1950s era sci-fi films in the tradition of "The Blob" and "It Came From Outer Space". It's 1957, a spaceship has just lande... Read more

Animaniacs: Volume 1 (1993)

7.9/10
Director: Various
Starring: (Voices of) , Nancy Cartwright, Maurice LeMarche

Producer Steven Spielberg drew on the rich history of Hollywood (especially the legendary Warner Brothers studio) to create this award-winning cartoon... Read more

Another Gay Movie (2006)

5/10
Director: Todd Stephens
Starring: Michael Carbonaro, Jonah Blechman, Jonathan Chase, Mitch Morris, Ashlie Atkinson...

A twist on the well-worn conceit of four horny friends each trying to get their cherries popped before college - these four teen virgins are gay. Jaro... Read more

Army of Darkness ( Evil Dead III ) (1992)

7.6/10
Director: Sam Raimi
Starring: Marcus Gilbert, Embeth Davidtz, Bruce Campbell

This is the third film in Sam Raimi's "Evil Dead" series and is by far the most polished. Film fanatics will cherish the comedy, mayhem and salutes to... Read more

Army of Darkness: Director's Cut ( Evil Dead III ) (1992)

7.6/10
Director: Sam Raimi
Starring: Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidtz

The third film in Sam Raimi's "Evil Dead" series. Forced to lead a makeshift Dark Ages army against the demonic Deadites, who possess all the deadly m... Read more

Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes! (1977)

4.6/10
Director: John De Bello
Starring: David Miller, Sharon Taylor, George Wilson

A tomato farm downwind from the local nuclear reactor grows intelligent, monster-sized vegetables (or are they fruits?) that run amok and threaten Sou... Read more

Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)

6.2/10
Director: Jay Roach
Starring: Mike Myers, Beyonce Knowles, Michael Caine, Robert Wagner, Seth Green, Verne Tro...

The third outing for Mike Myers' toothy super-sleuth finds Powers time-hopping again - this time back to 1975, where the devilish Dr Evil and lame-cla... Read more

Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery (1997)

7/10
Director: Jay Roach
Starring: Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley, Michael York, Mimi Rogers

A hilariously goofy spoof of James Bond and other 60's spy movies. Mike Myers plays both the English superspy Powers and his nemesis the nefarious but... Read more