Horror movies have been part of movie culture for a long time. But what happens when everyone is fed up with the same old clichés and some comedians get involved? Scary Movie, that is what happens.
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A young woman named Drew is killed by the Ghostface Killer after receiving a creepy phone call one night. The aftermath has the town in shock and a group of teenagers worry that they are responsible after killing a man last Halloween. Over the course of the movie, we see plenty of references to other scary movies including Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Scream 2, The Sixth Sense, Scream 3, and The Blair Witch Project. Each one of these movies gets it own Scary Movie reference with a comedy cherry popped on top.
Thoughts on the Story
Scream was one of the biggest movies of the 90’s and if this wasn’t a comedy, it would be a great rip off of it. There are so many references to teen culture in the movie, it is difficult to keep track. The story is mainly based on Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer. Most of the characters are named in reference to these movies including Buffy (Sarah Michelle Geller who was in I Know What You Did Last Summer), Gail Hailstorm (Gail Weathers, the character from Scream), and Drew (Drew Barrymore who was the first victim in Scream).
This was one of the first piss take movies and it is still one of the best. The horror is mixed with crude jokes and random nudity (I seriously forgot how many penises there was in this movie). Scary Movie was the breakout movie for Anna Faris and set her up as the actress we all know today. This is one for the few movies that have stood the test of time and is still the best of the spoof movies despite being nearly 20 years old.