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Scary Movie 2 (2001)



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

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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.

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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' Mother
Vitamin C
as Herself
Robert Schimmel
as Cab Driver
Lee R. Mayes
as Hip Exorcist Party Goer
Antony Acker
as Exorcist Party Goer
Mark Sheridan Barrett
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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Critic Reviews for Scary Movie 2

All Critics (109) | Top Critics (30)

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

February 9, 2006 | Full Review…
Top Critic

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

October 29, 2001

An act of nose-thumbing that never quite figures out how, or even where, to position its thumb.

July 16, 2001 | Rating: C | Full Review…

This time Wayans and company don't so much lampoon their targets as ineptly copy them.

July 10, 2001

It's a lot more tightly focused than the first outing.

July 6, 2001 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

If you took out all the jokes about bodily fluids, the movie could run five minutes instead of 83, and we could all go home.

July 6, 2001 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Scary Movie 2


The weaker of the first 4 films. Mainly spoofing Hollow man, Matrix, House on haunted Hill.

Dean King
Dean King

Super Reviewer

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 Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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
Sophie Burgess

Super Reviewer

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