What Scary Movie Makes Fun of Signs?

Scary movies have always been a popular genre in the film industry. They can keep you on the edge of your seat, make your heart race, and give you goosebumps.

But what about a scary movie that makes fun of another movie? That’s exactly what the 2013 horror-comedy film, “Scary Movie 5,” did with M. Night Shyamalan’s “Signs.”


“Signs” is a 2002 science fiction horror film directed by M. Night Shyamalan. The movie follows a family living on a farm in Pennsylvania who discovers crop circles in their fields and must deal with an alien invasion. The movie received mixed reviews from critics but was a commercial success.

The Plot:

In “Scary Movie 5,” the opening scene parodies “Signs” as Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan play characters who are making out when they notice crop circles appearing in their yard. As they investigate the crop circles, they find an alien and hit it with their car before driving off.

The rest of the movie follows Dan (Simon Rex) and Jody (Ashley Tisdale), a couple who adopt three children after finding them in a cabin in the woods. Strange things start happening around their house, including paranormal activity and strange noises coming from the attic.

As Dan and Jody try to figure out what’s happening, they discover that one of their adopted children is actually an alien who has been sent to Earth to retrieve a special device that will save his planet from destruction.

The Comedy:

“Scary Movie 5” is known for its over-the-top humor and parody of popular horror movies, including “Paranormal Activity,” “Evil Dead,” and “Mama.” The movie takes aim at everything from found footage films to demonic possessions and even includes a dance number with Charlie Sheen.

In the case of “Signs,” the movie pokes fun at some of the more questionable aspects of the plot, including the fact that aliens who are vulnerable to water would choose to invade a planet that is 70% covered in it. The movie also parodies some of the more dramatic scenes, including Mel Gibson’s breakdown after his wife’s death.

The Reception:

“Scary Movie 5” received negative reviews from critics, with many criticizing its reliance on cheap gags and lack of originality. However, some fans appreciated the movie’s dedication to parodying popular horror movies and found it to be an entertaining watch.


“Scary Movie 5” may not have been a critical success, but it definitely had its moments. Its parody of “Signs,” in particular, was a clever take on a popular sci-fi horror movie and provided some much-needed humor to an otherwise creepy genre. If you’re a fan of horror-comedy movies or just looking for something silly to watch, “Scary Movie 5” might be worth checking out.