|Scary Movie 2|
|Directed by|| Kennen Ivory Wayans
|Produced by|| Shawn Wayans|
|Written by|| Shawn Wayan|
Michael Anthony Snowden
|Starring|| Shawn Wayans|
|Music by||Mark McGrath|
|Distributed by||Dimension Films|
|Release date(s)||July 4, 2001|
|Running time||83 minutes|
|Preceded by||Scary Movie|
|Followed by||Scary Movie 3|
Scary Movie 2 is a 2001 parody film. It is the second film of the Scary Movie franchise. Though part of the first Scary Movie's tagline read "...No sequel," this film's tagline compensated by adding "We lied".
Scary Movie 2 was originally rated NC-17 for sexuality but it was edited for an R-rating. The cut material resurfaced on the home video release. The film parodies a range of horror-thriller movies, including The Exorcist, The Amityville Horror, Poltergeist, The Changeling, Hollow Man, The Legend of Hell House, and The Haunting. The film currently stands as the last film in the series to star the Wayans siblings, and the last to be directed by Keenan Ivory Wayans.
Some of the original working titles were Scary Sequel and Scarier Movie.
The film opens with Mrs. Voorhees (Veronica Cartwright) hosting a party at Hell House when teenager Megan Voorhees (Natasha Lyonne) comes into the room and starts peeing massively after saying "You suck." She is possessed and two priests, Father McFeely (James Woods) and Father Harris (Andy Richter), must drive the demon out. The exorcism does not go as planned, and a chain of Exorcist-like vomiting occurs. Megan insults McFeely's mother and he shoots her in the head.
Fast forward one year later, Cindy Campbell (Anna Faris), Brenda Meeks (Regina Hall), Ray Wilkins (Shawn Wayans), and Shorty Meeks (Marlon Wayans) are at college, trying to live new lives, after the events in the previous film. (Although most of them died in the first film, in a deleted scene, Brenda says her death was a near-death experience, and Cindy was never officially declared dead.) Cindy and Brenda get tagged by a dorky girl, Alex Monday (Tori Spelling); Ray, who is still confused by his sexuality, has two new friends, Tommy (James DeBallo) and Buddy (Christopher Masterson); while Shorty is still the same stoner he was in the last movie.
The story begins when a college teacher, Professor Oldman (Tim Curry), and his paraplegic assistant, Dwight Hartman (David Cross) plan to study the paranormal activity at Hell House using the clueless teens. Buddy's advances are spurned by Cindy, saying she just got over a really bad relationship (with Bobby), while Theo (Kathleen Robertson) becomes part of the study group.
When Cindy arrives at the Hell House, she meets a vulgar Amazon parrot (voice of Matt Friedman), and the caretaker, Hanson (Chris Elliot), who has a malformed hand. That night, Cindy hears voices directing her to a secret room, where she and Buddy discover her resemblance to the murderous wife of the house's dead owner, Hugh Kane. Also that night, many of the teens are violently attacked. A cat attacks Cindy, a toy clown attacks Ray (although Ray ends up raping the clown), a marijuana-monster attempts to smoke Shorty (though the plant is distracted by Munchies and lets Shorty escape), and the ghost of Hugh Kane (Richard Moll) attacks and has sex with Alex in her bedroom (and quickly departs in the morning when Alex expressed enthusiam in becoming the new Mrs. Kane.)
Oldman is seduced and killed by a female ghost with a disfigured face, and the ghost of Hugh Kane seals all exits of the manor. Shorty encounters the same female ghost, but instead of being killed, has sex with her with a paper bag over her head. Alex stalks Kane until the ghost is forced to kill her claiming she was just a booty call. After Dwight equips the teens with weapons that can injure their spectral enemy, they are pursued throughout the mansion. Buddy and Cindy get locked in the walk-in refrigerator. Thinking that Buddy is dying from their previous encounter with the ghost, Cindy does something sexual to him. After they escape from the room, Buddy flees while Cindy is chased by Hugh Kane's skeleton until she and Brenda reconfigure the skeleton's body. Hanson gets possessed by Hugh Kane himself, and Cindy, Brenda, and Theo fight him in a parody of Charlie's Angels. Eventually, all the teens regroup and use Cindy as bait to lure the Kane ghost to a device that ultimately destroys him.
Two months later, Cindy and Buddy are in a relationship and go out on a walk. Buddy disappears without notice as Cindy discovers hanson at the hot dog stand. As Cindy backs away in fear, Hanson pursues her and is struck by a car driven by Shorty not realizing he has not hit something.
- Shawn Wayans as Ray Wilkins
- Marlon Wayans as Shorty Meeks
- Anna Faris as Cindy Campbell
- Regina Hall as Brenda Meeks
- Christopher Masterson as Buddy
- Kathleen Robertson as Theo
- David Cross as Dwight Hartman
- James Woods as Father McFeely
- Tim Curry as Professor Oldman
- Tori Spelling as Alex Monday
- Chris Elliot as Hanson
- Andy Richter as Father Harris
- Richard Moll as Hugh Kane (Hell House Ghost)
- Veronica Cartwright as Mrs. Voorhees
- Natasha Lyonne as Megan Voorhees
- James DeBello as Tommy
- The Haunting - Main parody
- 2000 United States Presidential Election in Florida - When inspecting the furnace room, Cindy discover burned ballot box with the word Florida on it.
- Dirty Harry - When Dwight aims his gun at Hugh Kane. Dwight asks him, "Do you feel luck... punk?".
- The Exorcist - The opening scene before the title appears.
- Final Destination - When Dwight and the professor talk about the selected students, Dwight tells they are the survivors of a massacre. Also, but a bit hideous, is the bus accident a few moments before this.
- Hollow Man - The equipments that Dwight gives to the teens, and the fighting against the invisible ghost of Hugh Kane. Also, the scene where Cindy and Buddy are locked in a refrigerator mimics the same one happening in Hollow Man
- House on Haunted Hill - The labyrinthian basement, weapons with limited ammo, and Professor Oldman being lured to his death. Brenda's reaction to the attacking skeleton could be taken as commentary on the original film's use of imagery like walking skeletons that would no longer be considered scary today.
- Hannibal - Hanson removes the top of Shorty's head and has him say "Hello Cindy", The cover has the professor with a Hannibal Lecter mouth straint.
- Nike Commercial - The teens (minus Alex and Theo) and Dwight making music with the basketball.
- What Lies Beneath - Cindy seduces the professor in the kitchen, and Ray suddenly appears in the same dress.
- Paulie - The foul-mouthed parrot that appears throughout the movie.
- Poltergeist - When Ray rapes the clown, which looks very similar to the clown from Poltergeist, when Alex is dragged across the ceiling, and when the tree smokes Shorty.
- Poltergeist II - Hanson's behaviour and creepy comments is a parody of the iconic preacher ghost antagonist of the film. Hanson also sings "God is in his holy temple" and the use of Kane as the last name of the evil spirit and his lineage.
- IT - The word "IT" is written across a wall in the room where Shorty hides out at the end of the movie. An interesting thing to note is that Tim Curry, who plays Professor Oldman in this movie, played the role of Pennywise the Clown in the 1990 movie IT.
- Titanic - When Cindy and Buddy are trapped in the freezer.
- Hollow Man - The thermal goggles needed to see the 'invisible' specter of Hugh Kane. The plasma cannons needed to immobilize Kane. Buddy being wedgied up near the corridor pipes by Kane is a recreation of the Greg Gunberg death scene from the 2000 Sci-Fi Horror slasher film. The group splitting up into separate groups to find and destroy Kane When Cindy and Buddy are in the freezer.
- Dude, Where's My Car? - The tattoos on ray and a classmate's backs.
- The Rocky Horror Picture Show - Hanson's look is a parody of the character, Riff Raff. Again, an interesting to note is that Tim Curry played the role of Dr. Frank-N-Furter in the 1975 movie "The Rocky Horror Picture Show."
- Save the Last Dance - When Shorty teaches Cindy how to be "black."
- Charlie's Angels - When Cindy, Brenda, and Theo fight Hanson. The character Alex Monday is a homophone of Alex Munday, a character in the Charlie's Angels films played by Lucy Liu.
- Mission Impossible 2: - When Dwight faces off against Kane in the wheelchairs.
- The Amityville Horror - When the Reverend tries to bless the house and eventually ends up with flies all over him.
- Little Shop of Horrors - When Shorty is being smoked by the plant.
- Cheech and Chong's Up in Smoke - When Shorty is wrapped up in the joint by the tree.
- The Legend of Hell House - When Cindy is attacked by a cat, when Cindy is possessed, put on a red dress and demands sex, and When Alex has sex with a ghost.
- Rocky- Cindy being knocked out by the cat
- Megan Voorhees - Shot in the head by Father McFeely
- Professor Oldman - Killed by the female ghost.
- Alex Monday - Killed by Hugh Kane after being hit by a chandelier.
- Marlon Brando was paid $1 million to play Father McFeely in the "The Exorcist" spoof at the beginning of the film. He took the money and accepted the role, but got pneumonia a few days before shooting his scenes. He dropped out of the project, but was still allowed to keep the money, and was replaced by James Woods.
- The tongue used in the spoof of "The Exorcist" is the tongue used in the original Exorcist movie
- The mansion exteriors used for the house were filmed at the same house used in the movie "Delirious" and the TV Series "Batman."
- The tagline for "Scary Movie" was "No Mercy. No Shame. No sequel." The original tagline for this film is "We lied," but was changed to "More merciless. More Shameless."
- Many people bought tickets for the film during its US theatrical run simply to see the trailer for "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back". After the trailer ran, many movie-goers left the theatre.
- The map Cindy reads in the car has the following text on the bottom: "Directions: If you had any brains you would take your ass home. But since you don't, head North 2 miles on Hades Divide. You will pass Elm St. on your left. Whatever you do, KEEP MOVING! 6 Miles to Kane Manor. If you reach Compton, lock your door, bend over, and kiss your ass goodbye!"
- When editing the movie, they forgot that they had removed the "did you hear something" ending from "Scary Movie" (which was a callback to the beginning) and mistakenly left it in this one.
- Composer George S. Clinton originally wrote a 70-minute, full orchestral score for the film but it was ultimately rejected in favor of the style of the temp score. Most of the temp score was compiled from recordings of Marco Beltrami's work, and he was asked to score the film. However, Beltrami did not have the time to do it, and thus hired 11 other people to write music.
- Charlton Heston turned down the James Woods part
- The "basketball dance scene" is a parody of a Nike commercial that was popular around the time of the movie's release
- According to Tori Spelling, her character, Alex Monday, was originally one of the leads. However, after refusing to do a scene where she had to be topless, Dimension Studios cut her out of more than half the movie. After that, her role was simply known as a "cameo," even though she was originally in 3/4 of the film.
- The streets and names on the map that Cindy reads are all significant to horror films or horror lore. Hades Drive is a reference to Hades, Greek God of the Underworld; Elm Street is an obvious reference to "A Nightmare on Elm Street;" and Kane Manor is either a reference to Kane Hodder, who played Jason Voorhees in four "Friday the 13th" films or the character Kane, from "Poltergeist II: The Other Side" and "Poltergeist III".
- The Wayans have said that this sequel wasn't as strong of a film because the studio wanted it released within a year after the first film's release. They felt it was too rushed.
- The name of the house featured in the film, "Hell House" was intended of a spoof of "Hill House," which was featured in "The Haunting". The Wayans Brothers later admitted being totally unaware that the name "Hell House" was also used in a Richard Matheson novel and the film version of that novel, "The Legend of Hell House".
- When Dwight and Hanson argue each other during the dinner scene, the cast can be seen laughing after Shorty (Marlon Wayans) starts laughing out loud.
- The volleyball with the painted face on the poster and logo is an allusion to the Tom Hanks film, "Cast Away."
In the DVD release there are a few deleted scenes that were cut to make time for the movie.
- When the gang tried to leave the house two anchor people coincidentally explain a few events that suddenly happen that prevent them from leaving
- Started to rain just as Buddy told them they should leave before it rain.
- A Taxi Strike just as Brenda suggest to call a cab. There was 17 mandigo parties
- Cindy's car exploding after it is announced on the news that Japanese cars were being recalled due to exploding when exposed to water.
- Calling Shorty plan just F***ing stupid as he suggest to build a plane and fly out.
- Alex preparing herself in her bedroom, waiting for Huey to come and see her again.
- While Cindy is reading the Diary, closet opened and as she was going to get sucked in, Alex came and saw and was angry that Huey would chose Cindy over her. Then after Buddy place her in the bathtub, the water began to fill up by itself. Cindy, unable to scream for help, tried to remove the plug from the drain with with her toes, however the chain broke and Cindy tried to remove the plug with her toes, only to see that the drain is clog. then with her right leg moving, Cindy reached out and grabbed a plunder and use her feet to unclog it but no use. Then Cindy tried to call 911, only to discovered that the connection to the police is disconnected so Cindy reach and grabbed a phone book and called a plumber, only to heard that the number is disconnected too. In one last ditch effort, Cindy's (Strangely) foot and leg reach over the table and wrote a "Help" paper on it and put it on a bottle and send it away. Just as she is underwater, Buddy came in and saved her
- There are few fans of the movie series who wanted this scene put in the movie.