Scary Movie (2000)



Critic Consensus: Critics say Scary Movie overloads on crudity and grossness to get its laughs.

Movie Info

From the minds that brought you "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka," "In Living Color" and "Don't Be A Menace In South Central While Drinking Your Juice In The Hood" comes a thriller-comedy (a thrill-comedy, if you will) that is guaranteed to shock. In this raucous comedy spoof of recent horror films, not even "The Blair Witch Project" or "The Sixth Sense" has been spared.

Rating: R (for strong crude sexual humor, language, drug use and violence)
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Buddy Johnson, Phil Beauman, Jason Friedberg
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 12, 2000
Dimension Films - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for Scary Movie

All Critics (118) | Top Critics (31)

The kind of thing that leads to sleepless nights -- from severely bruised rib cages.

October 10, 2003
San Jose Mercury News
Top Critic

There's energy and glee in the movie, as if the Wayans brothers were still little boys, desperately working to out-gross each other. Naughty little boys and girls everywhere, even those who have officially grown up, will appreciate their commitment.

Full Review… | March 22, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

I laughed some at Scary Movie, but I came away from it feeling dirty.

Full Review… | July 13, 2015
The Nation

mindless fun

Full Review… | May 5, 2013
Old School Reviews

This movie will only frighten you with its crudeness.

Full Review… | January 1, 2011
Common Sense Media

Ends up being less funny than its primary target, the already-self-satirizing Scream series.

Full Review… | January 7, 2010

Audience Reviews for Scary Movie


Scream was already a smart parody that made fun of horror movie conventions and clichés, so this silly (yet sometimes funny) spoof feels pretty pointless and shoots in every direction to see if it hits (even The Matrix gets thrown in the mix), but it has more misses than hits.

Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

This afternoon, I finally watched this movie through from beginning to end. You know what...I did not laugh once. This movie is just ridiculous. How in the world can such a stupid movie, make so much money at the box office? Are we all without minds in this world?
This movie is a complete ripoff of Scream (which it parodies), and all other of the newer 90's style horror movies. Hollywood must really be hurting for ideas if a movie this terrible could actually be made.
If you want to laugh, watch one of Mel Brooks' parodies, or the Monty Python films, or even The Pink Panther movies. These are true comedies. This is just a sick and twisted, incoherent movie with absolutely nothing funny in it.
Now excuse me while I go and dust off my copy of Beverly Hills Cop, and watch a real entertaining, funny movie. 1/2 star 1-17-01 (Updated)

Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer


An obscene parody of horror films that executes with laughter and dark humor. The Wayans Bros. team up to bring their parody-filled skills to the world of horror and suspenseful cinema. And may I say it's so hysterical, that it's scary! 4.5/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

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