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A familiar-looking group of teenagers find themselves being stalked by a more-than-recognizable masked killer. As the victims begin to pile up and the laughs pile, none of your favorite scary movies escape the razor-sharp wit of this outrageously parody.
If you've seen Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer, then you know the entire plot of Scary Movie. That's okay, though, because this is a parody, and it helps to know the story in order to be able to get the jokes. No, the biggest surprise here is not the story as much as the amount of full-frontal male nudity. Really, in addition to all the dick jokes (and the ass jokes and fart jokes), there's a couple of shots of the male member, one of which is erect and used as a weapon. Scary Movie somehow ended up with an R rating, which in a sense is groundbreaking; perhaps our ratings board is loosening up after all.
But is it funny? That's the most important question, and the answer to that is yes. In the vein of Airplane!, with a dash of the Farrelly brothers, Scary Movie keeps throwing jokes at you one after another. The law of averages says some of them have to hit, and enough of them do to keep the movie entertaining. Unlike the makers of Airplane!, however, the Wayans brothers aren't making this movie out of a love of the genre, and unlike the Farrelly brothers, they don't make fun of retarded people with any sort of respect, so the humor throughout feels a lot uglier. Still, there are enough funny scenes in Scary Movie to make the viewing experience worthwhile. Special credit must go to Lochlyn Munro as Greg, the over-the-top jock, who steals the movie up until the time he's gotta die.--Andy Spletzer --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
About the DVD: The DVD release of this flick was pretty darn good. It had a cool Behind the Scenes clip, and some pretty good additional scenes. It has some DVD-ROM features I forgot about. It has very good picture and it is widescreen. This would be a perfect addition to any DVD collecters collection. You have been warned!
I haven't scene the sequels yet, but if the Wayans boys can maintain this kind of frenetic albeit crude pace, I am sure I'll find them entertaining.
PS I started out my childhood loving the Three Stooges!!! So, what do you expect?
Most recent customer reviews
J'ai trouvé ce film assez intéressant et surtout drole. À mon idée ça ne fait pas partie d'un film d'horreur. Read morePublished on Aug. 4 2012 by Loulou
i remember watching this movie when it first came out,and thinking it
was a scream.but,after just watching it again today,i have a different
opinion. Read more
This has to be the funnoest movie ever I watched it like 100 times and never get tired of it infact after this imma go watch it again, so if u didnt see this yet u better rent... Read morePublished on July 17 2004 by Chase
Not a five-star film... that's for special movies. But you need to see this!! Yes, the humor is kind of overdone/over the top and/or truly sick at times, but that just adds to it. Read morePublished on June 29 2004 by nom-de-nick
i thought it was very crude and disgusting, but kinda funny in a way. like, for example, i don't think that a guy shoving his penis through another guy's ear or someone taking a... Read morePublished on June 26 2004
Scary Movie is basically a lame parody of Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer. Like the manufactuer's description, if youv'e seen Scream and I Know What You Did, then you... Read morePublished on June 15 2004
Scary Movie is a hilarious movie, starring Anna Faris as Cindy, and my favorite character, the stoner Shorty. Read morePublished on June 12 2004