Scary Movie 2

Scary Movie 2

Keenen Ivory Wayans (2001)

78min
18 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
It wasn't a classic or particularly well made, but at least Scary Movie was good for a few honest Scream-inspired laughs. That original outing looks like a masterpiece in comparison to this uninspired profit-driven sequel. Barely competent on any technical or artistic level, what comic ingenuity and genre appreciation was shown the first time around has been replaced by boorish vulgarity and a desperation to get the audience to snigger at anything, no matter how lame, crude or obvious. Once past the opening where The Exorcist is amusingly sent up by James Woods in a cameo appearance as a priest (a role originally earmarked for Marlon Brando), it descends rapidly into lampooning the 1999 remake of The Haunting - so close to an awful self parody itself that any gags at its expense are depressingly redundant. Everything from Charlie's Angels and What Lies Beneath to Hannibal and even The Weakest Link is raked over for minimal laughs in a shoddy satire that took seven screenwriters to produce. It brings new depths to the term "too many cooks spoil the broth".

Summary

Teenage survivors of an encounter with a ghost-faced killer end up in college and try to forget the trauma of earlier events - but fate takes a hand when an eccentric college professor bribes them to stay in a haunted house in return for A-grades. Spoof horror sequel, starring Marlon and Shawn Wayans, Anna Faris and Tim Curry.

Cast & Crew

Ray Jones Shawn Wayans
Shorty Meeks Marlon Wayans
Cindy Campbell Anna Faris
Brenda Meeks Regina Hall
Buddy Chris Masterson
Theo Kathleen Robertson
Father McFeely James Woods
Professor Oldman Tim Curry
Alex Monday Tori Spelling
Hanson Chris Elliott
Mrs Voorhees, Megan's mother Veronica Cartwright
Father Harris Andy Richter
Megan Voorhees Natasha Lyonne
Tommy James DeBello
Director Keenen Ivory Wayans
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Buena Vista Guidance: Violence, swearing, sex scenes, nudity. Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay Released on: 7 Sep 2001

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