Scary Movie

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Scary Movie
Genre: Horror
Photography: Color
Running Time: 88 minutes
Country: United States
Release Date: July 7, 2000
Directed by: Keenen Ivory Wayans
Written by: Shawn Wayans
Marlon Wayans
Buddy Johnson
Phil Beauman
Jason Friedberg
Aaron Seltzer
Distributed by: Dimension Films
Starring: Anna Faris
David Sheridan
John Abrahams
Marlon Wayans
Shawn Wayans
Regina Hall
Next film: Scary Movie 2

Scary Movie is a 2000 American parody horror comedy film directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans. The film is a parody of the horror, slasher, and mystery film genres.


A year after disposing of the body of a man they accidentally killed, a group of dumb teenagers are stalked by a bumbling serial killer.

Why It Rocks

  1. Unlike other films by Seltzerberg, it is able to parody the horror and mystery genres without going off-topic.
  2. It's the only film by Seltzerberg and the Wayans Brothers that is actually good.
  3. Great performance by Anna Faris as Cindy Campbell.
  4. The opening scene that parodies Scream is amazing and sets the tone of the film.
  5. The film manages to parody the fact that Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer try to take themselves seriously, and mocks everything the films do.
  6. The stereotypes are very funny.
  7. The raunchy and offensive Seltzerberg-style jokes are very funny and don't rely much on references, unlike their recent films.
  8. Lots of enjoyable slapstick.
  9. A clever reference to the infamous film Kazaam.
  10. The scene where Cindy screams "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO" and then gets hit by a car.
  11. Run b**ch! Ruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuun!!!

Bad Qualities

  1. Not for the easily offended.
  2. The film does rely much on toilet humor.


  • The original name of Scream, which this movie parodies, was also called "Scary Movie" before it was retitled by the Weinstein Brothers just before filming was complete.

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one month ago
Score 1
Made by Dimension Films...ah...the guys who made Spy Kids, my childhood.


one month ago
Score 0
They also distributed Scream, which this movie parodies.


15 days ago
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