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The First (and best) of the Scary Movie franchise!

  • Aug 3, 2009
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Scary Movie was a horror parody of the recent films of the genre to come out in the past several years. The movie that it spoofed the most was Scream. Ironically the title was the original name of Scream before they changed it (for marketing reasons). The Wayans brothers co-wrote the script (with a few others) and they had their older brother Keenan direct the picture.  Stars Anna Faris, Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Shannon Elizabeth, Carmen Electra, Regina Hall, Cheri Oteri and Lochlyn Munro.  Features cameos from Keenan Ivory Wayans and James Van Der Beek.

The film is about a group of high school friends who learn that one of their circle was killed in a brutal fashion. They think that it might have to do with something that happened last year. A secret that they swore to never have mention again. After a brief mourning period, the gang goes back to their usual business. But a crazed killer is stalking the student body at their high school and the circle of friends grows smaller every day. Who or what is behind the killings? Does it have to do with their secret? To find out you must have already watch SCREAM. Better yet go get yourself a copy of SCARY MOVIE!!

A funny film for those who actually watched the teen slasher films they reference. Some of the jokes were from the Wayans Brothers other script (DON'T BE A MENACE....) whilst the others seem to be either tacked on or picked up from the cutting room floor. Too bad the uncut version isn't available on D.V.D. The uncut version runs smoother and several of the lamer jokes and dated references were omitted. I prefer this version over the released one.  Beware of the sequels because they get progressively worse.


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August 03, 2009
Oh man, I think this is the movie that spawned off all those other spoof movies, some awesome, some not so awesome.  Not Another Teen Movie = Awesome.  Thanks for reminding me of these spoof movies! :)
August 03, 2009
Scary Movie is hilarious.
 
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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.

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