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The scariest thing about this second
sequel is that
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
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
, 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.
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
Violence and swearing.
video, DVD and Blu-ray
23 Jan 2004
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