Scary Movie II

Scary Movie II

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Director: Keenen Ivory Wayans

Cast: Keenen Ivory Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Anna Faris

     
 

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This sequel to a box-office sleeper hit that spoofed teen slasher flicks takes its cues from haunted house and possession films, particularly The Haunting (1999) and The Exorcist (1973). Although many of the first film's main characters were homicide victims, Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, and Anna Faris return anyway to "re-possess" their roles for thisSee more details below

Overview

This sequel to a box-office sleeper hit that spoofed teen slasher flicks takes its cues from haunted house and possession films, particularly The Haunting (1999) and The Exorcist (1973). Although many of the first film's main characters were homicide victims, Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, and Anna Faris return anyway to "re-possess" their roles for this follow-up in which four students are invited by their professor (Tim Curry) to his haunted mansion, Hell House, for a weekend sleep-deprivation study. Providing the sleep deprivation, however, is a series of murderous, supernatural goings-on. Scary Movie 2 co-stars Tori Spelling, Andy Richter, Christopher Masterson, Kathleen Robertson, James Woods, Chris Elliott, and Natasha Lyonne.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
It's obvious Scary Movie 2 was cobbled together quickly after the surprise success of the original, hitting theaters less than a year later and containing of-the-moment parodies that must have been inserted just weeks beforehand. As if it matters, there's little in the way of plot propelling this variety show approach to puerile gags. Only a little less so than the original, the sequel oozes preternatural crassness and grossness, most frequently in the form of projectile bodily fluids -- Exorcist-style vomit, parrot feces, and other unmentionable excretions. But yes, there are laughs in there too, just not enough for this to exceed the status of a sloppy cash cow for Miramax, eager for its share of the summer box office. The actors are basically agreeable, with Anna Faris reprising her nimble pratfalling from the original, James Woods going surprisingly lowbrow, and 90210 alums Tori Spelling and Kathleen Robertson vamping up a storm. Keenen Ivory Wayans knows how to seek out and stab the most familiar parts of our popular consciousness, from Charlie's Angels to The Weakest Link to that Nike ad with the percussive basketball dribbling and shoe squeaking. There's just little thought given to turning them into something coherent. Scary Movie 2 is light on genuine knee-slappers and minutes of film stock (a scant 82), but those who liked the original shouldn't be overly disappointed.
Washington Post - Michael O'Sullivan
It's a lot more tightly focused than the first outing, and for fans of the demented comedy of Elliott and Cross, or the thespian chops of Woods (a last-minute replacement for an ailing Marlon Brando), it's worth putting up with humor that's the filmic equivalent of a big, spit-soaked raspberry.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/15/2011
UPC:
0031398135883
Original Release:
2001
Source:
Miramax Lionsgate
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:23:00
Sales rank:
27,410

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Shawn Wayans Ray Jones
Marlon Wayans Shorty Meeks
Anna Faris Cindy Campbell
Regina Hall Brenda Meeks
Christopher Kennedy Masterson Buddy
Kathleen Robertson Theo
David Cross Dwight
James Woods Father McFeely
Tim Curry Professor Oldman
Tori Spelling Alex Monday
Chris Elliott Hanson
Andy Richter Father Kerris
Richard Moll Hell House Ghost
Veronica Cartwright Mrs. Voorhees
Natasha Lyonne Megan Voorhees
James DeBello Tommy

Technical Credits
Keenen Ivory Wayans Director
Valerie Adams Costumes/Costume Designer
Rick Alvarez Executive Producer
Steven Bernstein Cinematographer
Juel Bestrop Casting
Cameron Birnie Set Decoration/Design
Cynthia Kay Charette Production Designer
Lee Cole Set Decoration/Design
FX Concepts Special Effects
Gina B. Cranham Set Decoration/Design
Gene Darnell Set Decoration/Design
Colin de Rouin Set Decoration/Design
Mary Jane Fort Costumes/Costume Designer
Alyson Fouse Screenwriter
Tony Gardner Makeup Special Effects
Eric L. Gold Producer
Greg Grabiansky Screenwriter
Carol Louise Green Asst. Director
Kelly Hannafin Set Decoration/Design
Sue Jett Associate Producer
David Kirschner Sound/Sound Designer
Jeanne McCarthy Casting
Thomas J. Nordberg Editor
Richard Pearson Editor
Dave Polsky Screenwriter
Richard Romig Set Decoration/Design
Barry Rosenbush Associate Producer
Peter Schwerin Executive Producer
Christine Sheaks Casting
Cat Smith Art Director
Michael Anthony Snowden Screenwriter
Randy Spendlove Musical Direction/Supervision
Peter Teschner Editor
Shawn Wayans Screenwriter
Craig Wayans Screenwriter
Marlon Wayans Screenwriter
Harvey Weinstein Executive Producer
Bob Weinstein Executive Producer
Brad Weston Executive Producer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selection
1. Opening Credits: Discharging The Demon [:21]
2. Psychology 101 [:21]
3. A Handy Caretaker [6:41]
4. Hanson's Feast [:18]
5. Exploring The House [:18]
6. A Kinky Ghost [:04]
7. A Possessed Kitty? [:04]
8. The Red Dress [6:45]
9. Smokin' Shorty [7:11]
10. "I Don't Need Your Help!" [5:05]
11. "We Gonna Die" [4:42]
12. Running From Bones [2:34]
13. Ghosts In Love? [4:21]
14. A Little Help [1:48]
15. "Do You Feel Lucky?" [2:20]
16. Shorty's Brain [5:34]
17. "Angel Style" [2:55]
18. Together Forever [3:47]
19. End Credits [1:51]

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