Friday, October 11, 2013

Scary Movie

2000 American Feature

Cast: Anna Faris, Regina Hall, Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Shannon Elizabeth, Jon Abrahams, Lochlyn Munro, Dave Sheridan, Cheri Oteri, Kurt Fuller and Carmen Electra
Director: Keenen Ivory Wayans
Writers: Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Buddy Johnson, Phil Beauman, Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer

A year after disposing of the body of a man they accidentally killed, a group of dumb teenagers are stalked by a bumbling serial killer.


  • Internet Movie Database: 6.1/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 54% / Audience: 49%
  • Metacritic - Critics: 48% / Audience: 6.9%
  • OMG rating: 7/10

  • DVD/Blu-ray: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available


  • Parodies the then-recently revitalized horror genre, particularly the blockbuster hit Scream, which had the working title Scary Movie. Other popular movies lampooned in the film include The Blair Witch Project, I Know What You Did Last Summer, The MatrixThe Shining, The Sixth Sense and The Usual Suspects.
  • Casting Call: Aaliyah, Jennifer Coolidge, Jared Leto and Alicia Silverstone.
  • Cameos include David L. Lander (as Principal Squiggman, based on his character from Laverne & Shirley), James Van Der Beek (as his character from Dawson's Creek) and director Keenen Ivory Wayans.
  • Despite its tagline "No mercy. No shame. No sequel.", Scary Movie was followed by four sequels: Scary Movie 2 (2001), Scary Movie 3 (2003), Scary Movie 4 (2006) and Scary Movie 5 (2013).

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