brothers were known for making extremely long movie titles, such as "Don't Be A Menace (to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood
This movie had a few other names proposed for it, but by the end it was known as "Scary Movie." Other great names which almost made it were "Scream If You Know What I Did Last Halloween," or my favorite, "Last Summer I Screamed Because Halloween Fell On Friday the 13th"
It's a pretty funny movie, as long as you watch it without high expectations. It's about as serious as Dumb and Dumber, but I think it's funnier than Not Another Teen Movie. Speaking of which, I think the latter was inspired by Scary Movie, and how well it did at the Box Office.
Three warnings. First, there was a lot of frontal male nudity, and gross sex scenes. That didn't stop me from nearly passing out from laughing in the theater from one scene. Second, there are a lot of gay jokes, some offensive. Hey, it's Rated R by the MPAA.
The final warning is simple, Don't Watch Scary Movie 2. The first one was funny, despite its grossness. The second one stopped being funny. Throwing a bucket of feces on the audience would have been better, as the whole audience just stopped laughing, until everyone just said "ewwwww" for the last hour.
The DVD Review: (darn, seems they made two)
"Scary Movie", 2000
Running Time 88 Minutes, Rated a solid R.
Special Features are Additional scenes and Behind-the-scenes featurette. You can play with the French audio, and Spanish Subtitles though
Note: in April 2001, they released a newer DVD, with a better case and better features. Interviews with cast and crew, Deleted scenes, Behind-the-scenes featurette, Music videos by The Bloodhound Gang
Technical Features- It's Widescreen. Dolby 5.1 surround sound. Enhanced for 16x9 televisions
DVD-ROM- It has a Windows-only bunch of features, like a Screen saver and character profiles. There is a cool feature where you can read the screenplay while watching the movie. Also, there's "Scary Movie: Guide for the Culturally Challenged"