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Poll: Mystery, Suspense, and Detective Mystery Parodies

The word “Parody” means a humorous exaggerated imitation or ode to a writer, artist, person, or genre. These are comedies that parody mysteries, suspense (with a mystery or detective story in it aka, you know who the killer is before the detective does) and detective mysteries. Also by the word “mystery”, ghost stories too are included since some of the classic ghost stories had a mystery story that needed to be figured out in them, like the serious stories “The Turn Of The Screw”, and “The Uninvited” (1944) and “The Uninvited” (2009). (Two different ghost stories with the same title). Which of these movies parodying mystery, detective, and suspense movies is the best? Follow funny clues here to discuss it.

P.S. Since three of the entries are based on the same play and I wanted the people to know that, I had included all the “based on” credits here. Why single out just three films and exclude all the others? Besides, it promotes reading too, if people are interested in reading the source material.

Make Your Choice

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    Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

    Based on the novel “Who Censored Roger Rabbit” by Gary K. Wolf.
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    Murder by Death (1976)

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    Clue (1985)

    Based on the board game “Clue” or “Cluedo” and it’s characters.
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    Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)

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    Scared Stiff (1953)

    Based on the play “The Ghost Breaker” by Paul Dickey and Charles W. Goddard.
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    The Ghost Breakers (1940)

    Based on the play “The Ghost Breaker” by Paul Dickey and Charles W. Goddard.
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    The Ghost Breaker (1922)

    Based on the play “The Ghost Breaker” by Paul Dickey and Charles W. Goddard.
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    High Anxiety (1977)

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    Spook Busters (1946)

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    The Black Bird (1975)

    Parodying the character Sam Spade and “The Malteze Falcon” by Dashiell Hammett.
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    Fletch (1985)

    Based on the novel by Gregory McDonald.
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    Fletch Lives (1989)

    Based on the “character” by Gregory McDonald.
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    Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

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    Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)

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    Foul Play (1978)

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    Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)

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    The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001)

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    The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)

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    The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991)

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    Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994)

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    The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (1975)

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    Hot Fuzz (2007)

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    Loaded Weapon 1 (1993)

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    Wrongfully Accused (1998)

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    Scooby-Doo (2002)

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    The Trouble with Harry (1955)

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    The Pink Panther (1963)

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    A Shot in the Dark (1964)

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