Starring Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Carmen Electra, Shannon Elizabeth, Regina Hall, Kurt Fuller, Anna Farris
Scattershot. Amusing. Crude.
It was a very long time ago now, but Scary Movie actually felt remarkably fresh at the time. Horror movies were ripe for spoofing and this was before a handful of sequels and ripoffs came and turned spoofs into a red-alert for “bad movie.” Scary Movie starts with a group of friends in a town beset by murder and goes on to spoof as many classic ’90s horror films as possible-films like The Sixth Sense and Scream- mocking the often laughable logic of classic horror movies. It runs the gamut of humor, moving between the hilarious, the amusing, the just plain stupid, and the embarrassing. Overall, it’s still amusing but not nearly as fresh as it once was.
-Walter Tyrone Howard-