Scary Movie 2
Directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans
Review by Eugene Kopman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
A movie that wasn't suppose to have a sequel is back with... you guessed it... a sequel. Fortunately, this is one of those rare sequels that, in my opinion, lived up to the original. As you might remember, in the original Scary Movie, everyone dies, but most are back in this film.
Cindy Campbell (Anna Faris) is now in college along with Ray Jones (Shawn Wayans), Shorty Meeks (Marlon Wayans) and Brenda Meeks (Regina Hall). And since they "lived" (and I use the term very loosely) through the previous movie, they are picked to go to a haunted house in order to drag out a ghost. They are joined by three new characters: Buddy (Christopher Masterson), Cindy's new love interest; Jamie Lee Curtsio (Kathleen Robertson), a whore with a huge cleavage; and Alex (Tori Spelling, playing someone with no talent -- herself). Tim Curry plays Professor Oldman, the brains behind the operation. Him and his assistant Dwight (David Cross), a crippled genius with a bad comb over, do not tell the teens what that house really is.
When at the house, Cindy meets Hanson (Chris Elliott), the butler with an ugly, warty, disgusting little arm, who tells her that she looked like the master's former lover. As the night progresses, they start hearing noises and get attacked one by one. I will not reveal any more than this.
In the tradition of its predecessor, Scary Movie 2 spoofs other films and commercials. They not only make fun of teen horror films, but they go far beyond spoofing such TV spots as the Nike basketball commercial and "The Weakest Link", and films such as The House on Haunted Hill, What Lies Beneath, Save the Last Dance, Gone in 60 Seconds, Hannibal (with a great cameo by Beetlejuice from the Howard Stern Show), Little Shop of Horrors, Dude Where's My Car? and many more including an amazingly funny opening spoofing The Exorcist with Andy Richter, Natasha Lyonne, and James Woods in the role originally intended for Marlon Brando.
This movie is a true guilty pleasure and I enjoyed every single moment of it -- when Tori Spelling wasn't ruining it. Go, enjoy and have a great laugh.
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