If you’re a fan of horror movies, you’ve probably watched I Know What You Did Last Summer. The 1997 slasher flick is a classic in the genre, but did you know that there’s a scary movie out there that pokes fun at it? That’s right – Scary Movie is a hilarious parody film that takes on I Know What You Did Last Summer and other popular horror movies.
What is Scary Movie?
Scary Movie is a 2000 American comedy horror film directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans. The movie parodies several popular horror films, including Scream, Halloween, The Exorcist, and of course, I Know What You Did Last Summer. The film was a box office success and has since become a cult classic for horror fans.
The Plot of Scary Movie
The plot of Scary Movie revolves around a group of teenagers who are being stalked by a killer after accidentally hitting someone with their car. Sound familiar?
That’s because the plot is almost identical to I Know What You Did Last Summer. However, the similarities end there as Scary Movie takes every opportunity to poke fun at the genre cliches and tropes.
The Characters in Scary Movie
One of the standout features of Scary Movie is its cast of characters. Anna Faris plays Cindy Campbell, the protagonist who serves as the final girl archetype.
Marlon Wayans plays Shorty Meeks, the stoner character who provides some much-needed comic relief. Shannon Elizabeth plays Buffy Gilmore, the stereotypical dumb blonde cheerleader who meets her untimely demise early on in the film.
The References to I Know What You Did Last Summer
Scary Movie doesn’t shy away from making fun of I Know What You Did Last Summer. From scene recreations to dialogue references, here are some examples:
- The opening scene of Scary Movie is a direct parody of the opening scene in I Know What You Did Last Summer, with the characters hitting a man with their car and deciding to dump his body in the ocean.
- After Buffy’s death, the characters hide her body in a freezer. This is a reference to the scene in I Know What You Did Last Summer where the characters find a hook in their trunk and assume it’s Ben Willis’ hand.
- When Cindy is running from the killer, she runs through a parade and bumps into a float with Jennifer Love Hewitt on it. Hewitt played Julie James in I Know What You Did Last Summer.
The Legacy of Scary Movie
Scary Movie has had a lasting impact on both horror movies and comedies. It spawned several sequels, but none have been able to capture the same magic as the original. The film also paved the way for other parody movies like Not Another Teen Movie and Epic Movie.
In conclusion, if you’re looking for a horror movie that doesn’t take itself too seriously, Scary Movie is definitely worth checking out. Its references to I Know What You Did Last Summer make it an especially enjoyable watch for fans of that film. So grab some popcorn and get ready to laugh – just don’t forget to lock your doors first!