It has been nine years since the premiere of ‘Scary Movie 3′ one I truly consider the best parody movie ever made. I may have watched the movie like 48 times. The combined mock of the thrillers: ‘The Ring’, ‘Signs’ and ‘The Others’ resulted on a news story hilarious to explain. In the following lines with my experience through the parody market, I will analyse and stated what to expect with ‘Scary Movie 5′.
By the beginning of the new millenium, the world was being terrified while some others getting used to Wes Craven Scream Saga. Was specifically in 2000 where the Wayans Brothers presented their own funny version of Scream making everybody losing the fear and gaining respect for parodies. The Wayans Brothers controlled the writing and directing in the first two movies, on the third one Pat Proft and David Zucker entered the project as writer and director resulting with a third movie with better critics than latter.
On the fourth movie, all the main cast contained by actresses Anna Faris, Leslie Nielsen, Charlie Sheen and Regina Hall stay next to director David Zucker and writer Pat Proft, but the result wasn’t the same, it was good but not great. The jokes level kept quite basic with parody material such as ‘Saw’ and ‘War of the Worlds’. It wasn’t you would ask your ticket money back but it wasn’t like the others.
Why am I doing this analysis?
Because I don’t have many faith in ‘Scary Movie 5′. I am presuming the Scary Movie 5 will follow the track of big comedy fails such as ‘Epic Movie’, ‘Disaster Movie’ and ‘Superhero movie’ and the 3-star cast the production is gathering around is a smokescreen of a future failure.
It is supposed for you as a director and producer to present your best cards on the trailer. On the ‘Scary Movie 3′ trailer you could watch Pamela Anderson and Jenny McCarthy cameo; The Ring, Signs, The Others and 8 mile shot jokes; Charlie Sheen comeback to comedy, Leslie Nielsen return and Simon Cowell collaboration. On the other hand, on the ‘Scary Movie 5′ trailer you can watch ‘Paranormal Activity‘, ‘Black Swan’ and ‘Inception’ references and Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen cameo, and that was the two aspects you can consider as interesting from the trailer.
Apparently, David Zucker was moved to writer along side Pat Proft meanwhile not funny ‘Undercover Brother’ director Malcolm D. Lee was hired for running the new project. It was also a bad sign that the two actress has been from the beginning with the ‘Scary Movie’ franchise, Anna Faris and Regina Hall decided not to participate in the fifth movie. Instead, the new director is determined to cast as many named B-actors he could. (Kendra Wilkinson, Mike Tyson, Heather Locklear, Kate Walsh, Ashley Tisdale, Jerry O’ Connel, Molly Shannon, Simon Rex and Audrina Patridge)
A New Competitor?
In 2013 the Wayans Brothers will return to the parody market, and coincidentally a ‘Paranormal Activity’ parody but with actors who has a wide experience on the parody business. I honestly believe Wayans Brothers ‘A Haunted House’ will beat ‘Scary Movie 5′. I want to be wrong because a result like that would mean the end of the Scary Movie Saga.