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Scary Movie (2000)

Scary Movie (2000)

Script-wise, the first Scary Movie might actually have been the best of the bunch. It had plenty of over-the-edge humor - just like the rest of them, but it also had something that at least the latter two lack: a red thread. Continual plot development. The jokes are all over the place, and they're often pretty brutal or sexual (it's rated R!), but there's still a story. There's still a motive - no matter how much the guys deny it.

My general impressions of this movie went through a real rise this time I watched it. The cast is great, and they all put on a good show parodying mostly Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer, but a shitton of other movies too. You'll know the references when you see them. Or at least you'll see them and feel like you know them from somewhere, you know? Or maybe you'll be totally oblivious to them. I'm sure I missed a few too.

Some other notable movie references I did notice:

  • The Exorcist
  • The Shining
  • The Blair Witch Project
  • American Pie
  • The Matrix
  • The Usual Suspects
  • Halloween

It's crazy, crude, and sometimes pretty clever, that's Scary Movie. And is that Bad Meets Evil's Scary Movies tune playing in the credits?! Respect. Good watch.

 rated 3/5: not bad


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