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Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Scary Movie (2000)

"Scary Movie" (2000) is a slasher parody film directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans and written by Marlon and Shawn Wayans alongside Buddy Johnson, Phil Beauman, Jason Friedberg, and Aaron Seltzer. Wayans Bros. Entertainment was one of the production companies to produce the film. The Wayans are specialists at making parody movies. For example, "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka" and "Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood" were cult classic comedies that aged gracefully. "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka" spoof blaxploitation movies from the 70s and "Don't Be a Menace" parodied hood films from the 90s.

This time, the Wayans primarily spoofed "Scream" and "I Know What You Did Last Summer," popular slasher movies in the 90s. However, the film also featured classic scenes from "The Sixth Sense," "The Matrix," and "The Blair Witch Project" while mimicking high school teen movies. "Scary Movie" was a mainstream success for the Wayans, grossing over $275 million on a $19 million budget.

Director: Keenen Ivory Wayans
Writers: Marlon, Shawn Wayans, Buddy Johnson, Phil Beauman, Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer

Starring Anna Faris, Shawn Wayans, Dave Sheridan, Jon Abrahams, Regina Hall, Marlon Wayans, Shannon Elizabeth, Kurt Fuller, Carmen Electra, Frank B. Moore, Mark McConchie, Karen Kruper, Lloyd Berry, Cheri Oteri, Lochlyn Munro, Andrea Nemeth

A year after disposing of the body of a man they accidentally killed, a serial killer stalks a group of teenagers.