W: Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Buddy Johnson, Phil
Beauman, Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer
DP: Francis Kenny
Ed: Mark Helfrich
Mus: David Kitay
Shawn Wayans (Ray Wilkins), Marlon Wayans (Shorty Meeks),
Anna Faris (Cindy Campbell), Dave Sheridan (Doofy Gilmore), Jon Abrahams (Bobby Loomis), Shannon Elizabeth (Buffy Gilmore)
A spoof of horror films of the mid-to-late 1990's,
primarily the Scream movies and I Know What You Did Last Summer (qv), although there is far more focus on drug culture than on the films it attempts to reference.
There's a couple of moments which raise a smile, but there
really aren't enough belly laughs during the duration for a film which is meant to be a comedy, even if it is a spoof.
SCARY MOVIE 2 (15)
D: Keenan Ivory Wayans
Miramax/Dimension (Eric L. Gold)
W: Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Alyson Fouse, Greg
Grabiansky, Dave Polsky, Michael Anthony Snowden & Craig Wayans
DP: Steven Bernstein
Ed: Peter Teschner, Tom Nordberg & Richard
Mus: Mark McGrath
Anna Faris (Cindy Campbell), Shawn Wayans (Ray
Wilkins), Marlon Wayans (Shorty Meeks), Regina Hall (Brenda Meeks), Chris Masterson (Buddy Sanderson), James Woods (Father McFeely)
A boring retread of the first film, though the horror
movies parodied in this are more along the lines of the classics of the genre (The Exorcist, etc), but they also throw in references to any film released around the same time (such as
Cast Away, Hollow Man, etc.) and the script has even more focus on drug culture.
The script also has more writers than it does jokes
and even the co-writers Shawn & Marlon Wayans admit that they only participated due to contractual obligation. The scariest thing by far is that it created a franchise of these shit
SCARY MOVIE 3 (15)
D: David Zucker
Dimension (Robert K. Weiss)
W: Craig Mazin & Pat Proft
DP: Mark Irwin
Ed: Malcolm Campbell & Jon Poll
Mus: James L. Venable
Anna Faris (Cindy Campbell), Simon Rex (George Logan),
Regina Hall (Brenda Meeks), Charlie Sheen (Tom Logan), Leslie Nielsen (President Harris), Queen Latifah (Aunt Shaneequa/The Oracle), Anthony Anderson (Mahalik Pfifer)
Not so much a spoof of scary movies, but a spoof of any
and all popular films released in between the last sequel and this one, with most of the references being towards 8 Mile, Signs and The Matrix trilogy of films.
There's no plot, just a series of references to other
films, none of which are particularly funny. Skip it... and the franchise in general. Terrible movies aimed at the lowest common denomination of moviegoer. Unbelievably, there were more
sequels after this, which I'm not even going to bother reviewing.