Scary Movie is a 2000 film directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans, as part of Wayans Bros. Entertainment. It is an American dark comedy which parodies the horror, slasher, and mystery genres. Several mid-and late-1990s movies are spoofed, including the more subtle horror film parody series Scream trilogy, The Sixth Sense, I Know What You Did Last Summer, The Usual Suspects, The Matrix, and The Blair Witch Project, while it also parodies many of the classic horror films, most notably Halloween.
The tagline is "No mercy. No shame. No sequel.", with the last reference being to the tendency of popular horror movies to become long-running franchises. However, in 2001, Scary Movie 2 was released (with the tagline "We lied"). The film was followed by a series of sequels Scary Movie 3 (2003), and Scary Movie 4 (2006). The original title for the film Scream was "Scary Movie" which ironically was later used to parody it. Both films were released through Dimension Films.
A young teenage girl named Drew Decker (Carmen Electra) is alone in her mansion when she receives a phone call. The caller wants to know her better, but she doesn't give in. The caller reveals he is looking at her. Scared, she grabs a baseball bat and answers the front door (thinking it is the prank caller) and attacks the trick-or-treaters. As soon as Drew went inside the house, the caller appears, revealing himself as the murderer Ghostface. Ghostface chases her onto the patio of the house, ...