Scary Movie 2

  • 18
  • Keenen Ivory Wayans (2001)
  • US
  • 78 min
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Film Review
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1 out of 5

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on any technical or artistic level, what comic ingenuity and genre appreciation was shown the first time around has been replaced by boorish vulgarity and a desperation to get the audience to snigger at anything, no matter how lame, crude or obvious.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".

Plot Summary

Horror parody sequel that sends up classic moments from, among others, The Exorcist, The Amityville Horror and The Haunting. The haunted mansion of Hell House hides many horrors within its walls. So there is bound to be trouble when a college professor bribes some of his students to spend a weekend there.

Cast and crew


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


Keenen Ivory Wayans

Other Information

Theatrical distributor: 
Buena Vista
Violence, swearing, sex scenes, nudity.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Released 7 Sep 2001
Certificate 18
On Demand Management Ltd