Scary Movie (DVD 2001)
stalker, who makes creepy phone calls before assaulting his victim. A group of friends including Cindy Campbell (Anna Faris), Buffy Gilmore (Shannon Elizabeth), Brenda Meeks (Regina Hall), and Greg Phillippe (Lochlyn Munro), are also being stalked by the killer, who wants them dead following their cover-up of a car accident which took place the previous Halloween.
Added to the mix are the inevitable pesky reporter Gail Hailstorm (Cheri Oteri), and the typical bumbling policeman Deputy Doofy Gilmore (Dave Sheridan). As the killings come to a head, in true clichéd fashion all the potential victims gather for a wild party, where they can be picked off one by one.
This is a parody of modern horror films from the teen-slasher genre, that pokes fun at some of the biggest hits of recent years. Some of the films sent up include: 'Scream', 'I Know What You Did Last Summer', 'The Blair Witch Project', The Sixth Sense and The Matrix. The killer is a familiar cross between Ghostface from 'Scream' and Ben Willis of 'I Know What You Did Last Summer'. This was a film that opened to plenty of hype and promised much that it largely failed to deliver. The teenagers are two-dimensional and interchangeable. There is far too much sexual humour and vulgarity, which seems to have been used for its own sake without any concern for whether it is actually funny. Corny and silly, this film will appeal most to the lads, who will doubtless enjoy it.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
SCARY MOVIE - NOT SO SCARY
No matter how many times this DVD is viewed, the laughter still omits from the mouth.
Endless mickey traking from various 'Scray' films make this a classic.
The acting is a bit wanting in a few areas, but one DVD that should most definitley be in any collection is Scary Movie.
A decent stroyline is backed up by some good screen-play and visual effects are top notch.
All in all a very good film, and most definitley worth the watch!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Really great film, fantastic value for money and it is full of laughs.
| Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Scary movie is a classic and is one of the funniest films of all time. It re-writes classic horror films but with a spin to make them laugh out loud hilarious.
I bought Scary movie because i grew up watching this film on VHS and loved it every time. So to get it on modern DVD is great and i shall laugh at it once again.
I love how Scary movie puts humour into horror related concepts. There is nothing i dislike about this film at all.
Compared to other comedies out there Scary movie is probably the best and by far the most popular.
`Airplane!' meets `Scream' could've been the pitch made by director Keenan Ivory Wayans and his talented sibling screenwriters Marlon & Shawn to their studio, Dimension, in this riotously funny, hit and miss, parody of the horror genre.
Taking merciless jibes at the slasher films including `I Know What You Did Last Summer' among others, the satire focuses on B.A. Corpse High School and the costumed serial killer who begins a string of nasty killings starting with bodacious Electra (aping Drew Barrymore's signature opening to the first `Scream') whose silicone implants can't save her attacker nor from getting run over by her parents (oblivious to their daughter's plight by engaging in oral sex, the first of many sexual jokes throughout). Of course the media jumps on to glamourize the murders with the help of newshound Gail Hailstrom (`SNL's Oteri, spoofing Courteney Cox's rabid media blitzer) aimlessly trying to get a scoop. And then there are the generic teens-victims-to-be including Faris as the Neve Campbell/Jennifer Love Hewitt character, Cindy.
Though not as hilarious as the granddaddy of all spoofs `Airplane!', `Scary Movie' (incidentally this was the original title of the first `Scream'), does attempt to get as many laughs for its buck in taking shots at the mentally ill, smoking dope, homosexuals, genitalia, and for me the biggest laugh was the predominately white film audience silencing an obnoxiously loud black character through all types of violence. Gross jokes, sex jokes, and any thing that will stick to the wall jokes get their dues paid here and then some.
The Wayans brothers - Shawn as Ray, a football player with sexuality issues and Marlon as Shorty, the fun-loving pot head who hooks up the killer with some hilarious moments of getting baked - co-scripted this lampoon (and get onscreen credit with co-writers Buddy Johnson, Phil Beauman, Jason Friedberg & Aaaron Seltzer) and provide most of the laughs often at their own expense and with a helping hand from elder brother Keenan (who has a cameo in a trailer for `Amistad 2'), clearly know how to make one laugh and even if their tv series for 5 seasons was axed (as it is fondly recalled in the film's climax), be certain that an inevitable sequel will unearth itself in all its grotesque giddiness ensuing.
this is a brilliant film, i have watched it before many years ago and i have all of the other scary movie films so i thought i would complete the set. this is the first from all of the scary movie films and i think that it is the best one. it is a laugh out loud comedy that i think everyone will enjoy. it really takes the edge of the scary films it makes fun of.
this is a must see film, i recommend it to anyone who loves these films that just take the mick out of everything. this film was abig hit when it first came out and it defently deserves a 5star rating.