Is Scary Movie a Trilogy?

Scary Movie is a popular horror-comedy film franchise that has been entertaining audiences since its debut in 2000. The franchise has released five films to date, each one filled with satirical humor and parodies of popular horror movies. However, there have been some debates among fans about whether Scary Movie is a trilogy or not.

The First Three Films
Scary Movie, Scary Movie 2, and Scary Movie 3 were all directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans and written by the Wayans brothers. These three films are often referred to as the “original trilogy” of the franchise because they were all made under the same creative team and share a similar style of humor.

Scary Movie (2000)
The first Scary Movie film was released in 2000 and was an instant hit with audiences. The movie follows a group of high school students who are being stalked by a killer while also parodying popular horror movies like Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer.

Scary Movie 2 (2001)
The second film in the series was released in 2001 and takes place in a haunted house where a group of college students are staying for the weekend. This film parodies movies like The Haunting and The Exorcist.

Scary Movie 3 (2003)
The third installment in the series was released in 2003 and features Anna Faris as Cindy Campbell investigating mysterious crop circles while also parodying popular movies like Signs and The Ring.

The Fourth & Fifth Films
After Scary Movie 3, Keenen Ivory Wayans stepped down as director of the franchise, which resulted in some changes to the creative team behind the films. David Zucker took over as director for Scary Movie 4 while Malcolm D. Lee directed Scary Movie 5.

Scary Movie 4 (2006)
Released in 2006, Scary Movie 4 continues the franchise’s tradition of parodying popular horror movies like Saw, War of the Worlds, and The Village.

Scary Movie 5 (2013)
The most recent film in the Scary Movie franchise was released in 2013. Like its predecessors, Scary Movie 5 parodies popular horror movies like Paranormal Activity and Black Swan.

So, is Scary Movie a trilogy? Well, technically speaking, the first three films were all made under the same creative team and share a similar style of humor. However, since two more films were made after the original trilogy with different directors and writers, it’s up to interpretation whether or not they should be considered part of the same trilogy.

Regardless of how you view it, one thing is for sure: Scary Movie has become a beloved horror-comedy franchise that continues to make audiences laugh with its satirical take on popular horror movies.