Scary Movie 2 (2001) - Rotten Tomatoes

Scary Movie 2 (2001)



Critic Consensus: Instead of being funny, this gross-out sequel plays like a sloppy, rushed-out product.

Movie Info

This sequel to a box-office sleeper hit that spoofed teen slasher flicks takes its cues from haunted house and possession films, particularly The Haunting (1999) and The Exorcist (1973). Although many of the first film's main characters were homicide victims, Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, and Anna Faris return anyway to "re-possess" their roles for this follow-up in which four students are invited by their professor (Tim Curry) to his haunted mansion, Hell House, for a weekend sleep-deprivation study. Providing the sleep deprivation, however, is a series of murderous, supernatural goings-on. Scary Movie 2 co-stars Tori Spelling, Andy Richter, Christopher Masterson, Kathleen Robertson, James Woods, Chris Elliott, and Natasha Lyonne.more
Rating: R (for strong crude sexual humor, language, drug use and violence)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Dave Polsky, Craig Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Michael Anthony Snowden
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 18, 2001
Dimension Films - Official Site


Marlon Wayans
as Shorty Meeks
Shawn Wayans
as Ray Jones
Anna Faris
as Cindy Campbell
Regina Hall
as Brenda Meeks
James Woods
as Father McFeely
Tim Curry
as The Professor
Andy Richter
as Father Kerris
Richard Moll
as Mr. Kane
Cordelia Reinhard
as Father Harris' Mothe...
Vitamin C
as Herself
Robert Schimmel
as Cab Driver
Lee R. Mayes
as Hip Exorcist Party G...
Antony Acker
as Exorcist Party Goer
Mark Sheridan Barret...
as Exorcist Party Goer
Richard Bellos
as Exorcist Party Goer
Suzanne Bianqui
as Exorcist Party Goer
Natale Bosco
as Exorcist Party Goer
Joann Connor
as Exorcist Party Goer
Brad Fisher
as Exorcist Party Goer
Suzanne O'Donnell
as Exorcist Party Goer
Kristi Pearce
as Exorcist Party Goer
Donna Silverberg
as Exorcist Party Goer
Helene Strayer
as Exorcist Party Goer
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News & Interviews for Scary Movie 2

Critic Reviews for Scary Movie 2

All Critics (116) | Top Critics (32)

It shows no understanding of or insight into the genre it's attempting to parody, nor indeed of cinema in general.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Scary Movie 2 isn't scary, funny-scary, or even just plain funny.

Full Review… | October 29, 2001
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

Dumb humor, insults and gallons of bodily fluids.

Full Review… | December 28, 2010
Common Sense Media

The screenwriters take desperate measures with so much lame sex jokes, body flashes, and disgusting bathroom humor.

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

Scarily awful -- this spoof horror franchise needs a stake driven through its heart, and quick...

Full Review… | December 30, 2006
Empire Magazine

Perhaps if you send them a stamped, self-addressed envelope they'll tell us why this was thought to be funny.

Full Review… | April 14, 2006

Audience Reviews for Scary Movie 2

What is most awful about this crass, disgusting and vulgar atrocity of a sequel - written by a thousand incompetent writers - is not that it thinks that a bad horror movie like The Haunting should be spoofed, but that it doesn't manage the most important: to be funny.

Carlos Magalh„es

Super Reviewer

Absolutely terrible. A complete remake rather than a sequel with the same jokes and situations around a different not very well thought out story. It's dumb that they kept the same characters who died in the last movie and simply not something I'd watch again.

Sophie Burgess

Super Reviewer

I remember thinking Scary Movie 2 was absolutely hilarious when I was fifteen. And I still find it funny enough to watch without getting bored, even though the biggest gags don't seem quite as amusing anymore and the jokes that miss are absolutely horrible. The humor is incredibly broad, crude, and childish, as everything is lampooned and referenced from Charlie's Angels to The Matrix to The Exorcist to Nike commercials. I think this is still the best entry in the spoof movie "renaissance" that the original Scary Movie spawned....for whatever that's worth.

Lewis C.

Super Reviewer

Scary Movie 2 Quotes

Dwight: I..I can't feel my legs! Owwwwhowhow! I can't feel my legs!
Ray: You never could.
Dwight: Hey you stay out of this.
– Submitted by John B (22 months ago)
Dwight: I can do it myself!
– Submitted by John B (22 months ago)
Cindy Campbell: Help! My pussy's gone crazy!
– Submitted by Matthew D (2 years ago)
Dwight: Hey I dont need your help lady. I can do it myself. [gives himself oral sex]
– Submitted by Brendan C (3 years ago)

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