Cindy finds out the house she lives in is haunted by a little boy and goes on a quest to find out who killed him and why. Also, Alien "Tr-iPods" are invading the world and she has to uncover the secret in order to stop them.
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A group of teenagers including Cindy Campbell and Bobby Prinze, accidentally hit a man when driving, and dispose of the body, but now they are being stalked by a very recognisable masked killer. The victim count increases, whilst Cindy must survive the carnage that has she has seen in so many films before.Written by
The role of Brenda was originally offered to Aaliyah but she turned it down. See more »
(at around 41 mins) When Buffy's mother comes into the room to tell Cindy she has a telephone call, her mother leaves the room. In the next shot when Cindy answers the phone, she is seen again standing in the room. See more »
As the credits begin, Marlon Wayans speaks into the camera telling the audience of his plans to hold up a convenience store. See more »
A bootleg work-print version circulating after the film's theatrical release contained extra footage not present on the DVD. Here are some of the differences:
The work-print has been panned and scanned from the Super-35 negative (you can tell because when Gail shoots the boy behind her, you see the crash pad he lands on)
When Cindy, Buffy and Brenda are arriving at school there's a extended talk scene, where's Buffy tells that she saw in the newspaper a horrible picture of Drew died wearing clothes that doesn't match
In the work-print, just before Doofy tells the crowd of reporters that "Gail swallows", he asks if anyone wants to smell his finger
A short sequence in the work-print sees a hungry Shorty in the cafeteria saying, "I wonder what they have for lunch?" He then looks at the menus which say "Same old shit"
Brenda's dialogue about Gwyneth Paltrow, where she says "Brad Pitt's ex-girlfriend is a real freak, she dressed up like a man" was present in the work-print
The sequence with Drew's boyfriend was different in the work-print. The boyfriend was different, and the editing was slightly altered in comparison to the DVD
"Bobby's Lesson", one of the deleted scenes on the DVD, was integrated into the movie in the work-print
The black news reporter in the van speaks with his original voice; he is dubbed for most of his lines in the official release. He doesn't say "reporting live for Black TV", but instead says "reporting live for B.E.T."
The Budweiser advert parody was not in the work-print
More sexual jokes about Cindy's mom were made just before Cindy comes to see the principal in the work-print. At one point, the Sheriff gets on the table and thrusts into it, pretending to be having sex, and as Cindy walks in the principal says something along the lines of "well, thanks for clearing up my back problem, Sheriff."
Just after this, a little more dialogue between Doofy and the principal was present in the work-print
The scene where the killer phones someone and asks what their favorite scary movie is wasn't in the work-print
Buffy's death was more gory in the work-print, including her intestines being pulled out and her head talking after it is dumped in Lost & Found
When Cindy asks Bobby about a PG-13 relationship, when she opens her night gown she has has six nipples
Cindy's scream at the end was longer in the work-print and the shot just cuts to black so we don't see her get run over
When the man on the roof kills himself, after Cindy screams, "What are you waiting for, huh?!", the work-print loses a cutaway to the man saying to himself, "What am I waiting for?" before he jumps off
SCARY MOVIE (**1/2) Jon Abrahams, Carmen Electra, Shannon Elizabeth, Anna Faris, Kurt Fuller, Regina Hall, Lochlyn Munro, Cheri Oteri, Dave Sheridan, Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Kelly Coffield, David L. Lander.
`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.
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