Top 10 Robot Chicken Horror Movie Parodies

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Top 10 Robot Chicken Horror Movie Parodies

VOICE OVER: Tom Aglio WRITTEN BY: William Regot
"Robot Chicken" has parodied a lot of things, including Horror movies! For this list, we'll be looking at sketches where “Robot Chicken” parodied or referenced films from the horror genre. Our countdown includes the cast of "Aaahh!!! Real Monsters" meeting Samara, Thursday the 12th, "Home Alone" with Michael Myers, and more!
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"Robot Chicken" has parodied a lot of things, including Horror movies! For this list, we’ll be looking at sketches where “Robot Chicken” parodied or referenced films from the horror genre. Our countdown includes the cast of "Aaahh!!! Real Monsters" meeting Samara, Thursday the 12th, "Home Alone" with Michael Myers, and more! What was your favorite horror movie parody ? Let us know in the comments.

#10: “Pinhead’s New Look”

“Slaughterhouse on the Prairie”

With his bald head entirely covered with nails, Pinhead has a unique look that stands out amongst most horror villains. In this sketch, Pinhead sits down for a haircut. To change his look, the hairstylist simply grabs a hammer to drive in the nails. The sketch is a nice, short gag that pokes fun at Pinhead’s iconic design. “Robot Chicken” takes plenty of dark subjects like horror villains and makes them silly, and it was interesting to see the demonic Cenobite take a break from torturing unfortunate souls to do something as mundane as get a haircut - or, headcut.

#9: “Buffy: Season 8”

“Plastic Buffet”

This sketch starts out with Chucky from the “Child’s Play” movies making a run for it in the woods and suggesting his origin story is so convoluted he doesn’t even know it. Eventually, Chucky runs into an offshoot of the Cabbage Patch dolls that are naturally more powerful and evil than he is, and they immediately overtake him. The twist toward the end of the sketch reveals that Chucky’s demise was merely a setup for what would have been an epic season premiere for “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” had it been renewed for an eighth season. Interestingly enough, Mark Hamill provides the voice of Chucky in this sketch, which is a role he would reprise for the 2019 remake of “Child’s Play.”

#8: “Aaahh!!! Real Monsters Meet Samara”

“Ants on a Hamburger”

Samara, the creepy, little girl in the cursed videotape from “The Ring,” gave people nightmares in the early 2000s. This sketch has her in the class from the classic ‘90s Nicktoon “Aaahh!!! Real Monsters,” where she’s sharing with the other students how she scares people. Instead of being an intimidating figure like she is in “The Ring,” Samara sounds like a pretentious film student and gets defensive when the others don’t understand her scaring technique. The sketch also suggests that Samara is a bit behind the times, as she has a hard time adapting to changing technology with her choice of video formatting.

#7: “Godzilla vs. Jason Voorhees”

“Garbage Sushi”

Throughout the “Friday the 13th” film series, Jason has taken a lot of hits, and he keeps bouncing back up. So that leads some military types in this sketch to believe he would be the perfect person to fight Godzilla. The sketch is a fake movie trailer for this matchup, which takes Jason’s indestructibility to its absurd logical conclusion. However, the resulting fight is so epic that the trailer’s voiceover artist gets incredibly excited. The sketch is also a commentary on how Hollywood continues to squeeze the life out of its beloved franchises with meaningless sequels.

#6: “Thursday the 12th”

“They Took My Thumbs”

This is yet another sketch about Jason, who’s getting ready for his periodical murder spree that falls on Friday the 13th. It humanizes Jason, showing what his home life is like when he’s not slaughtering counselors at Camp Crystal Lake. We get to see him prepare for everything from sharpening his machete to making sure he gets a good night’s sleep. The sketch ends on a poignant note with Jason looking back at the fun he had and sighing on the fact that it will be a while until the next Friday the 13th.

#5: “Big Horror Movie Brother”

“That Hurts Me”

All the great horror movie villains of the ‘80s and ‘90s are brought together to compete against each other on the reality show “Big Brother.” The sketch plays with the different tropes of the characters, including Ghostfact using his phone call to harass Drew Barrymore in a nod to “Scream.” Another hilarious gag is the mute killers Jason, Leatherface, and Michael Myers all playing charades, which is unsurprisingly a fruitless effort. Putting all the characters in the “Big Brother” house was a great idea to let these characters interact with each other while poking fun at reality show drama.

#4: “Jason’s Deceiving Speed”

“Schindler’s Bucket List”

One of the great mysteries in the “Friday the 13th” movies - among other slasher franchises - is how Jason is able to keep up with his victims despite them running as fast as they can while he walks at a snail’s pace. It’s as if Jason has the ability to magically teleport or some other supernatural ability. “Robot Chicken” answers this question with this sketch by showing exactly how Jason is able to stay ahead of the chase without completely running. As improbable and absurd as their theory is, can you come up with a better explanation?

#3: “It’s the Gifts That I Hate”

“I Love Her”

In the “Nightmare on Elm Street” films, Freddy Krueger is a demon of sorts who haunts young people’s dreams because he was burned alive by vigilante parents. This sketch pokes fun at Freddy’s backstory by revising it somewhat. Instead of being a child killer in his former life, Freddy is merely a victim of circumstance who was just trying to be a good dad. A string of bad luck and a misunderstanding from concerned parents result in Freddy being burned alive in an electrical fire. Breckin Meyer, who plays one of the dream demons in the sketch, also played one of Freddy’s movie victims, so it all comes full circle.

#2: “Home Alone with Michael Myers”

“Buster Olive in: The Monkey Got Closer Overnight”

This sketch is a clever crossover of two very different movies: “Home Alone” and the 2018 sequel to “Halloween.” Through a mixup, Michael Myers goes into Kevin McCallister’s house, while Harry and Marv break into Laurie Strode’s house. Traps that Kevin set up for the wet bandits have no effect on Michael, who’s virtually indestructible, and it’s hilarious to see the Macaulay Culkin character panic when all of his traps fail. Sadly, none of the characters from “Home Alone” are any match for the hardened characters from “Halloween,” something we see unfold in a grim way.

Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions.

“Sawed By the Bell,” “Boo Cocky”

Zack Morris & His Bayside Classmates Play a Little Game

“Queer Eye X Babadook,” “Hermie Nursery in: Seafood Sensation”

The Babadook Gets a Makeover

“Murder Mia!” “Garfield Stockman in: A Voice Like Wet Ham”

The Son of a Hundred Maniacs Wants to Know Who His Real Father Is

“Pole Dancing Pennywise,” “Ghandi Mulholland in: Plastic Doesn't Get Cancer”

Pennywise’s Dance from 2017’s “It” Gets Even Sillier

“Horror Friends Forever,” “Botched Jewel Heist”

Jason & Michael Make a Dream Team

#1: “A Scooby Friday”

“Operation: Rich in Spirit”

Like the “Home Alone” sketch, “A Scooby Friday” is a fun crossover of two unlikely IPs: “Scooby-Doo” and “Friday the 13th.” The gang from Mystery Inc. finds themselves at Crystal Lake and tries to solve the mystery of Jason Voorhees. Featuring guest spots from comedy veterans Don Knotts and Phyllis Diller, the sketch blends the tropes from “Scooby-Doo” and “Friday the 13th,” with the Mystery gang being natural cannon fodder for Jason and Velma having “final girl” written all over her. We’ve gotten a lot of “Scooby-Doo” parodies over the years, but this is definitely one of the more memorable.
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