If you are a fan of horror-comedy movies, then chances are you have heard about the popular franchise “Scary Movie”. The film series has been entertaining audiences for over two decades with its hilarious parodies of popular horror movies.
But did you know that the Wayans Brothers were the masterminds behind this successful franchise? Let’s explore further.
The Beginning of Scary Movie
“Scary Movie” was released in 2000 and was an instant hit. The movie was directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans and starred Shawn Wayans and Marlon Wayans in lead roles. The film was a parody of several popular horror movies such as “Scream”, “I Know What You Did Last Summer”, and “The Blair Witch Project”.
The Involvement of the Wayans Brothers
The Wayans Brothers were not only the lead actors in “Scary Movie” but also served as producers and writers for the film. In fact, it was their idea to create a parody movie that would make fun of the horror genre.
Fun Fact: Originally, the movie was titled “Scream If You Know What I Did Last Halloween”. However, after securing permission from Dimension Films to use scenes from their movie “Scream”, the title was changed to “Scary Movie”.
The Success of Scary Movie
“Scary Movie” went on to become one of the most successful horror-comedy films of all time. It grossed over $278 million worldwide and spawned four sequels. The sequels were also produced by the Wayans Brothers, except for the fourth installment which they had no involvement in.
- “Scary Movie 2” (2001)
- “Scary Movie 3” (2003)
- “Scary Movie 4” (2006)
- “Scary Movie 5” (2013)
In conclusion, the Wayans Brothers were instrumental in the creation and success of the “Scary Movie” franchise. Their unique blend of horror and comedy created a whole new genre of movies that has since been replicated by many filmmakers. If you haven’t watched “Scary Movie” yet, it’s definitely worth checking out for a good laugh.