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Scary Movie (2000)

R | | Comedy | 7 July 2000 (USA)
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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.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Drew
... The Killer / Doofy
Frank B. Moore ... Not Drew's Boyfriend
... Trick or Treater #1
Kyle Graham ... Trick or Treater #2
Leanne Santos ... Trick or Treater #3
Mark McConchie ... Drew's Dad
... Drew's Mom
... Cindy Campbell
... Bobby
... Cindy's Dad
... Brenda
... Shorty
... Buffy
... Homeless Man
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Storyline

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 simon

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A killer comedy. See more »

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong crude sexual humor, language, drug use and violence | See all certifications »

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7 July 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

I Know What You Did Last Halloween  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$42,346,669, 9 July 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$157,019,771

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$278,019,771
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Drew Decker is a reference to Drew Barrymore, who was killed off in the opening sequence in Scream (1996). See more »

Goofs

(at around 2 mins) At the beginning of the movie, when Drew goes to the door, there is nothing on the table by the door. When she closes the door, there are weapons and a banana on the table. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Drew Decker: [answers a ringing phone] Hello.
The Killer: [on the other end] Wanna have a little fun?
Drew Decker: Who's this?
The Killer: Tell me your name and I'll tell you mine.
Drew Decker: I don't think so.
[farts]
The Killer: What's that noise?
Drew Decker: Oops, I farted. I didn't think you'd hear me.
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Crazy Credits

As the credits begin, Marlon Wayans speaks into the camera telling the audience of his plans to hold up a convenience store. See more »


Soundtracks

Jump Up (If You Feel Alright)
Written by Steve Best, Brad Ferringo and Delroy Griffin
Performed by Da Beat Bros.
Courtesy of Steve Best Music/Best Entertainment & Studio Seven
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Unfliching crude teen spoof
5 November 2008 | by See all my reviews

A group of teenagers are targeted by a serial killer exactly one year after they ran over a man.

In 1996 Scream was a film that reinstated the slasher horror genre and Keenan Ivory Wayans' spoof is a true and funny testament to that horror classic.

Modern spoofs often contain slapstick humour, stereotypes and a fairly predictable plot. This is evident with this 2000 hit and is pure silly entertainment that you can't help but love and laugh along with despite the conventional approach.

Recent releases such as Disaster Movie have brought the spoof genre to an all time low. Filled with unfunny parodies, attacks on celebrities and ultimately silly plots, it's a wonder why they are still being made. In the nineties we had classic spoofs such as Austin Powers and Naked Gun, silly but with a sharp and entertaining plot.

Scary Movie has such a good plot, choosing to focus its energy on Scream and I know what you did last summer, that you forget its intentions to demean other films and therefore, are able to sit back and enjoy the ride.

The opening is pretty much Scream with some great moments of slapstick in, and crude slapstick at that with safety signs, sexual references and an out of control car.

This opening sets the tone for an engrossing comedy and viewers are thrust head first into typical teenagers lives, filled with some fine slapstick humour and stereotypes lives There is a consistency to Scary Movie. There is little wondering away from its objective to tell the tale of the teens being targeted and therefore achieves a realism in its own context. With follow-ups 2, 3 and 4 there is a tendency to run away from the main narrative and have sillier skits that this original remains the most sophisticated to date.

Though the comedy is frequently predictable, there is still elegance about the way Wayans achieves this effect. His close and unflinching style gives that humorous and equally horrific substance to fly across both genres into this tantalizing tale.

Spoofs are always worth viewing for their sheer cheek to criticize blockbusters and Scary Movie is no exception with its pin point accuracy on Scream and other horrors. Filled with likable slapstick and funny stereotypes, this is the finest in the series


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