All your favorite SCARY MOVIE characters are back in a laugh-packed sequel that scares up even more irreverent fun than the original! Marlon Wayans (SCARY MOVIE, REQUIEM FOR A DREAM), SHAWN WAYANS (SCARY MOVIE, DON'T BE A ... more »MENACE...), and Anna Faris (SCARY MOVIE) lead a stellar cast that takes extreme pleasure in skewering Hollywood's most frightening feature films and spoofing popular culture! Also starring Regina Hall (SCARY MOVIE, LOVE AND BASKETBALL), Christopher Kennedy Masterson (TV'S MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE), Tori Speling (TV's BEVERLY HILLS 90210) ... plus Tim Curry (CHARLIE'S ANGELS), Chris Elliott (THE NUTTY PROFESSOR II: THE KLUMPS), and James Woods (ANY GIVEN SUNDAY), nothing's sacred and anything goes in this outlandish must-see comedy hit!« less
Caroline W. (GamerMommy) from N LAS VEGAS, NV Reviewed on 5/30/2012...
In my opinion, this is THE BEST of all the "Scary Movies". I am shocked that most people don't like it. The 1st Scary Movie isn't close to being as funny as the 2nd. How can you beat HANSON the caretaker? You can't!!
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Don't listen to what the critics have to say!
Peter A Griffiths | Birmingham, UK | 09/29/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Hi, I'm from the UK and I'm not sure what US critics think of Scary Movie 2, but the UK critics hate it. I don't though, I thought it was better than the first movie ( which is my favourite comedy ) and it's a brilliant movie.
The first scene featuring their re-make of the Exorcist had me laughing so hard as well as everyone else in the cinema. The undertaker is also a funny character with his disfigured arm which adds many scenes of laughter.
Sure, the plot is kinda weird but it's very funny and mocks those films we love including "Hannibal, Charlie's Angels, House on Haunted Hill and Mission Impossible 2". The scene where Cindy and her new love interest are trapped in a walk-in freezer (Hollow Man) mocks that tear-jerking scene in Titanic (where Leo and Kate are freezing in the water) and made me laugh very hard.
So, anyway, go and see it and I'm sure you'll love it. I will definitely buy the DVD of it."
They should have kept their promise...
Kevin T. | Fairview, New Jersey | 07/08/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The slogan for the first movie said "No shame. No mercy. No Sequel". I wish they would've kept their promise.First off, if you're thinking of seeing this movie, you should A.) Wait For The Video or B.) Just go out and rent the first one, because the first Scary Movie beats all.The movie starts out with a parody on the Exorcist, which is funny, and really gets your hopes up for the rest of the movie... unfortunately after the tattoo spoof of "Dude, Wheres My Car?" it all goes downhill. They use alot of the same jokes from the original movie (You'll recognize it right away if you saw the first one)... and they said they were gonna avoid the same joke twice... yeah... ok...The only highlights of this movie is Marlon Waynes as Shorty and a cameo from Howard Stern wack pack member Beetlejuice (Good cameo, even though it's for a few seconds). There are a few scenes that'll get a smile out of you, but not get you to laugh hysterically like the first one... dont get me wrong, i wasnt expecting to see the same thing as the first, but I wasn't expecting to see a bad movie either. I knew it would be different... but not terrible.After seeing such a horrible sequel (Sequels always tend to be inferior to the original), I know why "Cats And Dogs" was number one at the box office on July 4th..."
Not Nearly as Good as the Original but Still Good - 3 ½!
Peter A Griffiths | 11/07/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I give Scary Movie 2 a 3½ stars. I believe the movie does contain the same jokes as the first, but it's still funny. I think it is a good comedy, but I think that everyone held it up to the original Scary Movie. And by no means could they have made the second as good as the original. If you learn anything in watching a series of movies, none are better than the original. (E.G Halloween, Friday the 13th, and Jurassic Park, which the 3rd was great, the 2nd JP does'nt make a very good movie.)Anyways I know the dvd is packed with extra features, with such spoofs as "Wison" and tons of extras. Here is what comes with this dvd:*Deleted Scenes
*Behind the Special Effects
*Original Website LinksI think it will be a definite addition to any dvd collection, especially if you like the original Scary Movie."
Outrageously funny, bold, and entertaining
Peter A Griffiths | 09/27/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Scary Movie 2 is a delightful film for those who love to see horror movies mocked and abused by a bunch of actors that love to have fun. The film makes fun of many different classic horror films, such as The Exorcist, House on Haunted Hill, The Sixth Sense, What Lies Beneath, ect. I do recommend, that before you see this film, you should rent some horror movies. If you don't do this, it will be hard to understand the humor since it is so closely related to the horror films. Scary Movie 2 is a pure comic gem!"
R Smith | chicago, il | 05/03/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Scary Movie 2 is terrible. With the exception of the moderately entertaining first exorcist-spoof scene and Chris Elliot's role as the deformed caretaker, this movie fails on so many levels. First, is the abscence of a story (satires and lampoons can be
excused for failing to have a coherent plot, but this movie doesn't even have a story!). Second, the direction is terrible (then again, you don't go into a Wayans brothers movie expecting ground-breaking, or even entertaining, film-making). Finally, the humor (in obvious rip-offs to satires like "Kentucky Fried Movie" and "Naked Gun"), doesn't work because the characters are uninteresting and boring. We can all predict with 100% what Shorty Meeks is going to do -- what a surprise that
he smokes pot and will roll a giant fatty! What a surprise he has sex with the zombie! Normally, entertaining satires like "The Naked Gun," "Johnny Dangerously," "Up in Smoke," "Airplane," or "Kingpin" work by creating interesting characters and putting them in unusual situations (actually, most
humor works this way). But without a story or interesting characters, this movie fails miserably. Only a machoist or would find it entertaining."