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Scary Movie 3

Scary Movie 3

David Zucker (2003)

80min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
The scariest thing about this second Scary Movie sequel is that X Factor's Simon Cowell is in it. Granted, it may not be as disturbing as an appearance by Pete Waterman, but it does show the extent of Cowell's infiltration of US popular culture. Director David Zucker and his Naked Gun co-writer Pat Proft helm this entry in the horror-spoof franchise, which, though not as good as the original, is certainly an improvement on Scary Movie 2. This time around, television reporter Cindy Campbell (Anna Faris) investigates a planned alien invasion of a farm owned by Tom (Charlie Sheen), while a mysterious video kills all who watch it. All kinds of references are dragged kicking and screaming into the bedraggled plot, from 8 Mile to The Others, and there are some inspired moments to be found along the way (Leslie Nielsen, here playing a goofy American president, is always a joy). But, because of the overreliance on recycled gags, this isn't as funny as it thinks it is.

Summary

The luckless survivor of the first two films has finally found fame as a TV reporter - but her nightmare experiences come back to haunt her when she is sent to investigate a chilling mystery. Spoof horror, satirising Signs, The Ring, The Others and 8 Mile, starring Anna Faris, Pamela Anderson, Charlie Sheen, Leslie Nielsen and Queen Latifah.

Cast & Crew

Cindy Campbell Anna Faris
Mahalik Anthony Anderson
President Harris Leslie Nielsen
Trooper Champlin Camryn Manheim
George Simon Rex
The Architect George Carlin
The Oracle Queen Latifah
Orpheus Eddie Griffin
Annie Denise Richards
Brenda Meeks Regina Hall
Tom Charlie Sheen
Simon Cowell Simon Cowell
Becca Pamela Anderson
Kate Jenny McCarthy
Ross Giggins Jeremy Piven
Carson Ward Timothy Stack
Director David Zucker
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Buena Vista Guidance: Violence and swearing. Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay Released on: 23 Jan 2004

Comedy

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