Who Was in Shorty’s Head in Scary Movie 2?

If you are a fan of horror-comedy movies, then you must be familiar with the ‘Scary Movie’ franchise. The second installment of the series, ‘Scary Movie 2’, was released in 2001 and was directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans.

The movie features a memorable scene where Shorty, one of the main characters, gets possessed by a ghost. But who was in Shorty’s head in Scary Movie 2? Let’s find out.

The Plot of Scary Movie 2

Before we dive into the details, let’s first understand the plot of Scary Movie 2. The movie revolves around a group of college students who are invited to spend the weekend at a haunted mansion as part of a study. The mansion is owned by an eccentric scientist named Professor Oldman, who wants to use the students for his research on paranormal activity.

Shorty Meets Hugh Kane

During their stay at the mansion, Shorty, played by actor Marlon Wayans, wanders off alone and finds himself in an abandoned room. There he discovers a strange-looking necklace which he decides to put on. Little does he know that this necklace belonged to Hugh Kane, the former owner of the mansion who died under mysterious circumstances.

Hugh Kane’s Ghost Possesses Shorty

As soon as Shorty puts on the necklace, he becomes possessed by Hugh Kane’s ghost. This possession causes Shorty to behave erratically and speak in an unusual manner. His eyes turn white and his voice becomes deep and menacing.

Who Was Hugh Kane?

Hugh Kane was a wealthy man who owned the mansion before Professor Oldman bought it. He had a deformed hand which he kept hidden under gloves and was rumored to have made his fortune through unethical means.

Why Did Hugh Kane Possess Shorty?

It is revealed towards the end of the movie that Hugh Kane possessed Shorty to seek revenge on those who wronged him. He was killed by his own wife and her lover who wanted his money. Hugh’s ghost seeks revenge on them and all those who have anything to do with them.


In conclusion, Shorty was possessed by the ghost of Hugh Kane in Scary Movie 2. The possession caused Shorty to behave in an unusual manner, and it was revealed that Hugh’s ghost sought revenge for his death. The movie remains a cult classic and is known for its hilarious spoofing of horror movies.