What Films Is Scary Movie 3 Based On?

Do you remember the movie Scary Movie 3? It is a hilarious parody of classic horror movies, but have you ever wondered which films it parodies? In this article, we will take a closer look at the movies that inspired Scary Movie 3.

The Ring

One of the most iconic movies that Scary Movie 3 parodies is The Ring. The movie tells the story of a journalist investigating a mysterious videotape that kills anyone who watches it in seven days.

In Scary Movie 3, this plot is hilariously exaggerated when Cindy Campbell (played by Anna Faris) finds a videotape that kills in three days instead of seven. The famous scene where Samara crawls out of the TV is also spoofed in Scary Movie 3.


Another movie that Scary Movie 3 takes inspiration from is Signs, a sci-fi thriller about aliens invading Earth. In Scary Movie 3, the aliens are replaced by crop circles and rap star George (played by Simon Rex) mistakes them for “Gang signs” and tries to communicate with them using his own sign language.

The Matrix Reloaded

The Matrix Reloaded was one of the biggest blockbusters of its time and naturally became one of the Targets for spoofing in Scary Movie 3. One hilarious scene features Brenda Meeks (played by Regina Hall) as she tries to dodge bullets like Neo from The Matrix but fails miserably due to her outfit being too tight.

8 Mile

Scary Movie 3 also spoofs Eminem’s biopic, 8 Mile. The film follows rapper B-Rad (played by Anthony Anderson), who tries to fit into African-American culture despite being white. In one scene, B-Rad battles with another rapper while wearing an oversized hoodie and baggy pants, just like Eminem did in 8 Mile.

The Others

The Others is a horror movie about a family living in an old mansion haunted by ghosts. Scary Movie 3 parodies this movie with a scene where Cindy Campbell is scared by strange noises and decides to investigate. She bumps into several characters, including the creepy “Crazy Old Lady” (played by Doreen Keogh), who turns out to be a friendly ghost.


In conclusion, Scary Movie 3 is a hilarious parody of some of the most iconic movies of its time. By poking fun at these films, it manages to both entertain and pay homage to them. If you haven’t seen Scary Movie 3 yet, we highly recommend it!