If you are a fan of horror movies, you might have come across the spoof film “Scary Movie” which was released in 2000. The movie is a parody of popular horror films and pokes fun at their clichés and tropes.
However, if you are not familiar with the horror movies that Scary Movie makes fun of, you might miss out on some of its humor. In this article, we will take a look at the movies that Scary Movie parodies.
One of the most prominent movies that Scary Movie spoofs is Wes Craven’s “Scream”. The plot of Scream revolves around a masked killer who terrorizes a small town and Targets high school students.
Scary Movie parodies the opening scene of Scream where Drew Barrymore’s character is taunted by the killer over the phone. In Scary Movie, Carmen Electra plays a character who receives obscene calls from the killer while she is babysitting.
I Know What You Did Last Summer
Another popular horror movie that Scary Movie satirizes is “I Know What You Did Last Summer”. The movie follows a group of teenagers who accidentally hit someone with their car and dispose of his body to avoid getting into trouble.
However, they soon find themselves being stalked by someone who knows their secret. In Scary Movie, one of the characters is hit by a car and thrown into the ocean. The rest of the group decides to dump his body in order to avoid getting caught.
The Blair Witch Project
“The Blair Witch Project” is another movie that is parodied in Scary Movie. The movie follows three filmmakers who venture into a forest to make a documentary about an urban legend known as the Blair Witch.
However, they soon find themselves lost in the woods and being tormented by supernatural forces. In Scary Movie, the characters are also lost in the woods and come across a house where they are greeted by a creepy old woman.
The Sixth Sense
M. Night Shyamalan’s “The Sixth Sense” is also referenced in Scary Movie. The movie is about a young boy who communicates with ghosts and a psychologist who tries to help him. In Scary Movie, the main character Cindy Campbell (played by Anna Faris) sees dead people and is helped by a psychic played by James Woods.
In conclusion, “Scary Movie” parodies several horror movies including “Scream”, “I Know What You Did Last Summer”, “The Blair Witch Project”, and “The Sixth Sense”. By poking fun at their clichés and tropes, Scary Movie offers a fresh perspective on these classic horror films. If you haven’t seen these movies yet, watching them before watching Scary Movie will enhance your viewing experience and make you appreciate its humor even more.