I rewatched Scary Movie for the first time last night since it came out...
...and it's even MORE shit than I remembered!
Seriously, HOW did this spawn, what? Three or four sequels? It wasn't funny. At all. Like, usually when you see a movie you don't find funny you can say: "Well, I get that this isn't my sense of humour, but others might like it", but this was just terrible. But not even "so bad it's funny" or anything. Just terrible. WHO liked it?
There is totally place for a movie that spoofs horror, the problem is that this mainly went for Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer, which are already very much tongue-in-cheek horror films. Scary Movie ends up looking pointless, and pathetic.
The closest I got to enjoying any scene was the part where they all stabbed Brenda in the movie theatre. Regina Hall is a lot of fun to watch. Oh and Shawn Wayans is fucking hot with a GREAT arse.
Other than that? I mean, do the sequels get any better? I think I remember seeing 2 at one point and being just as unimpressed.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||October 21, 2021 4:58 PM
I enjoyed the first two…the rest not so much. The Wayans beat it to death.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||October 17, 2021 1:22 AM
omg yes Shawn Wayans was HOT in those first 2 Scary Movies.
I haven't seen them in years!
|by Anonymous||reply 2||October 17, 2021 1:25 AM
I remember Tori Spelling orgasming with a ghost.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||October 17, 2021 1:26 AM
I thought the guy who played Anna Farris's boyfriend was hot too.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||October 17, 2021 1:27 AM
That's so interesting R1, from the moment it started I couldn't actually see how it was enjoyable at all. It almost seemed like it was written in one sitting, with very little thought put into it. I appreciate hearing from someone who did like it, though. I'd love to know why.
I still have second-hand embarrassment over the fact that when the movie first came out, I thought it would be a really funny spoof of horror and was the one who invited my friends to come see it. Stony silence during the movie doesn't even begin to describe it haha.
Fuck yes, R2. When he rolls onto his stomach saying "now do me!" and raises his bum in the air, oh my god!
|by Anonymous||reply 5||October 17, 2021 1:29 AM
I thought this movie was hilarious when I was like 11 and it came out. Haven’t seen it recently but I did see Scary Movie 2 in the past few years and I still thought that was funny.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||October 17, 2021 1:29 AM
If you watched this movie once, let alone more than once, the joke is totally on YOU!
|by Anonymous||reply 7||October 17, 2021 1:31 AM
It's very SNL-like humour. Very broad, not particularly funny, and spelling the joke out/running it into the ground type writing. I think that's what it is I don't like about the humour. If you have to spell it out, it's just bad writing.
"If this were a horror movie, we'd all be 30 years old playing teens". etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||October 17, 2021 1:33 AM
Whatever became of the guy that played the Dewey knockoff, he had his own movie(with Dolly Parton playing his mom!), and then he was totally gone?
|by Anonymous||reply 9||October 17, 2021 1:39 AM
R11 fuck me. Seriously I want him to fuck me.
You've made me fucking horny now, haha.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||October 17, 2021 1:45 AM
Scary movie 3 is actually very funny. Even though it was directed by the horrible right wing Zucker brothers.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||October 17, 2021 1:49 AM
I'll always have a soft spot for this film but that's probably because I was like 9 when it came out. That scene with Brenda watching Shake-a-spear in Love was fucking hilarious.
It's just too bad Dave Sheridan had to play such a goofball in it because he was fucking purty around that time (at least he got to look hot in the last 30 seconds of the film).
|by Anonymous||reply 15||October 17, 2021 1:55 AM
[quote]probably because I was like 9 when it came out.
[quote]I thought this movie was hilarious when I was like 11 and it came out.
Ahh... I think I understand the demographic this was aimed for now. Makes a lot more sense. And of course, if you have good memories of something as a child, that will last you into adulthood.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||October 17, 2021 2:02 AM
If you're in the mood for some silly belly laughs, it delivers.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||October 17, 2021 2:05 AM
I wish, R17. I didn't even get that. Maybe a slight smirk on occasion.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||October 17, 2021 2:08 AM
[quote] I enjoyed the first two…the rest not so much. The Wayans beat it to death.
Keenan Wayans directed only the first two.
[quote] There is totally place for a movie that spoofs horror, the problem is that this mainly went for Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer, which are already very much tongue-in-cheek horror films. Scary Movie ends up looking pointless, and pathetic.
Its a spoof of stupid horror movies made for teens. Its supposed to be over the top stupid.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||October 17, 2021 2:10 AM
It's very slapstick. If you think History of the World is great you shouldn't be complaining about Scary Movie
|by Anonymous||reply 20||October 17, 2021 2:12 AM
Scary Movie 3 is hilarious. The physical comedy is amazing. Simon Rex kills me.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||October 17, 2021 2:13 AM
[quote]Its a spoof of stupid horror movies made for teens. Its supposed to be over the top stupid.
I get what it's intending to do. My point is, I don't think it did it well, at all. The script sounds like it was written once and never looked at again. The 'jokes' barely raise a smile. They hardly do what, say, The Naked Gun films did.
[quote]If you think History of the World is great you shouldn't be complaining about Scary Movie
Never seen History of the World.
Anyway, I'm more focused now on jerking it to Shawn Wayans.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||October 17, 2021 2:18 AM
I was a teenager when this came out and I just didn’t find it that funny. I grew up watching I’m Gonna Git You Sucka and In Living Color - Now THOSE were funny.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||October 17, 2021 2:20 AM
I hated the Amy Winehouse one.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||October 17, 2021 2:21 AM
I fuckin LOOOOOVE Brenda! And Anna Farris is a close second. And fuck - when Dewey turns hot at the end, uuuuuuffff! I know it's not even remotely in the same camp, but the surreal, cartoony humor (also present in Don't Be A Menace) is the closest thing we've had to the ZAZ comedies of the 80s in a while...
|by Anonymous||reply 26||October 17, 2021 3:18 AM
Doofy/Dewey definitely did surprise me with how hot he was in the end. And yes Brenda is great. While I probably sound whingy about how much I didn't like the film, I will acknowledge at least where I thought the good points are.
Perhaps what annoyed me so much about it was that I just wish it was better.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||October 17, 2021 3:54 AM
Brenda's backup dancer speech is still good. And i watched the third movie last week. I think it holds up.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||October 17, 2021 9:21 AM
Ok, here's a really weird thing.
Bored last night and saw that Scary Movie 4 was available on streaming, the only other one in the franchise apart from the first. So, I though, what the hell, it's extremely short, will watch it.
And I thought it was much more competently made than the first! It was so weird and unexpected. These movies really aren't my type of thing, BUT if it was this one I saw and then heard others say they liked the series, I would just think: "I can see that, even if it's not really funny to me". There were even a few moments I did chuckle (all the slapstick with the girl Rachel, for example, or parts of the Tom Cruise parody at the end)! I'm not saying I thought it was a great movie, but it didn't induce that "huh?" feeling in me that the first one did. It helped that they weren't overexplaining every joke like in the first. If they'd taken the tone of this one and the better writing and put it in the first one, I'd probably have actually quite liked it.
No Shawn Wayans and his beautiful, beautiful arse unfortunately. But other than that... well, as I say, it felt more competently made.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||October 20, 2021 8:47 PM
Is Dave Sheridan still working?
|by Anonymous||reply 32||October 20, 2021 8:54 PM
[quote]Seriously, HOW did this spawn, what? Three or four sequels?
Remember when the Wayans Bros. insisted that SCARY MOVIE was to be a stand-alone film and that there would be no sequel? Even the movie posters stated this.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||October 20, 2021 8:55 PM
If I remember Scary Movie is hit or miss. The funny stuff really works but the bad stuff is really cringe. Scary Movie 2 was terrible from start to finish. Scary Movie 3 was mostly funny. Definitely the best in the series. Part 4 wasn't as good but still better than part 2. Part 5 was the worst.
I liked these movies more when I was younger but I can still enjoy the Zucker ones. A lot of pop culture humor and spoofing of non horror movies but I didn't really care if the jokes landed. A lot of it is dated even by today's standards. I guess Youtube memes kind of killed the spoof genre.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||October 20, 2021 9:02 PM
[quote] Remember when the Wayans Bros. insisted that SCARY MOVIE was to be a stand-alone film and that there would be no sequel? Even the movie posters stated this.
I don't recall that, but again Kenan only directed the first two.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||October 21, 2021 2:41 AM
"This is a skeleton! This is bones! Would you run from Calista Flockhart?"
|by Anonymous||reply 36||October 21, 2021 2:59 AM
I won? Fuck GREG, get out of my way you losers!
|by Anonymous||reply 37||October 21, 2021 3:49 AM
I love the first two. They're funnier I think if you are a horror fan and know the genre inside and out. A lot of people think Shawn Wayans was the hot one in those movies, but I've always had a crush on Marlon. I think he's way more attractive. I remember having the DVD of the first one as a teenager, and there's a ridiculous deleted scene in the bonus features where he's fucking his girlfriend, and shoots off his guns when he's climaxing. You get a good view of him shirtless while he's humping her, and I used to jack off to it.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||October 21, 2021 4:20 AM
[quote]They're funnier I think if you are a horror fan and know the genre inside and out.
I had the opposite feeling; as someone who is a big horror fan and is very familiar with the genre, the writing in the first Scary Movie is extraordinarily lazy and on the nose. I wanted something so much better and deeper. This movie was SNL-level bad comedy.
The problem is, as said above, that Scream is already a very tongue-in-cheek horror film, it's not that easy to parody it successfully.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||October 21, 2021 9:17 AM
Brainless people in shithole places like China and Southeast Asian countries loved them and paid money to see those shitflicks.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||October 21, 2021 9:32 AM
R41 what a cunty snobbish thing to say
|by Anonymous||reply 42||October 21, 2021 3:48 PM
At least you weren't stupid enough to see it in theaters. I went to see it at a movie theater and walked out after ten minutes. I'm not the type who ever does that, but it was that bad.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||October 21, 2021 4:58 PM