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Talk about fast turnaround: Movies as recent as “Mama” and the “Evil Dead” remake find themselves sent up in “Scary Movie 5,” the numbingly inane if cheerfully up-to-the-minute new entry in a franchise presumed to have breathed its last seven years ago. One scene inspired by “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” features a roomful of chimps hurling their feces at the wall, providing a perhaps unintended metaphor for the writing process behind this unwelcome resurrection. Still, insofar as past installments have proved frighteningly lucrative (more than $800 million worldwide), there may yet be some commercial life in this pop-culture barf bag.
A recent wave of horror hits – including but not limited to the “Paranormal Activity” franchise, “Sinister” and “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” – is the slender justification offered up for the existence of this sequel scripted by David Zucker (who helmed the previous two “Scary” movies) and Pat Proft. »
- Justin Chang
I get the feeling Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan only show up briefly in David Zucker’s “Scary Movie 5″. Just long enough to toss in some jokes about how Charlie is a whoremonger and Lindsay is a bit of a troubled freakazoid, collect their paychecks, and skedaddle. Wouldn’t it be ironic if this clip is the duo’s entire appearance in the movie? Hey, beats digging ditches, right? Anyhoo. Here’s a sneak peek clip from “Scary Movie 5″, featuring everyone’s favorite gossip princess and the guy who used to be on “Two and a Half Men” but is now on that other show. Three dancers — one veteran performer and two upstarts who are also best friends — vie for the lead in a new production from a snooty, aloof, imperious, and oversexed director. “Scary Movie 5″ also stars Ashley Tisdale, Kate Walsh, Molly Shannon, Heather Locklear, Craig Bierko, »
Scary Movie 5 has unveiled a new trailer and poster.
The latest film in the slapstick horror comedy franchise spoofs movies including Mama, Evil Dead and Paranormal Activity.
The Malcolm Lee-directed movie features a cast including Ashley Tisdale, Simon Rex, Erica Ash, Jp Manoux, Molly Shannon, Terry Crews, Heather Locklear, Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohan, Chris Elliot, Kate Walsh, Jerry O'Connell, Mike Tyson and Snoop Dogg.
It centres around Jody (Tisdale) and Dan (Rex), a couple who have a new baby and also decide to adopt two young girls found living in an abandoned cabin.
They soon find themselves haunted by a demon determined to ruin their lives.
Scary Movie 5 will arrive in cinemas on April 12. »
3 items from 2013
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