How Many Scary Movie Films Are There?


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There are currently four films in the “Scary Movie” series. The films are known for poking fun at popular horror films. The covers for the films usually include characters from other films, indicating which films are parodied.

The first “Scary Movie” film was released in 2000. This instalment poked fun at a variety of well known horror films, the main one being “Scream”. The opening of the film was a parody of the opening of the first “Scream” film. The film included the killer “Ghostface” from the “Scream” movies and included spoofs of plotlines from other films such as “I Know What You Did Last Summer” and “The Sixth Sense”. In one scene, the main character, Cindy, copies a scene from “The Matrix” when she is fighting the killer.

The film also pokes fun at characters from horror films. For example, in this instalment, there is a character named “Gail Hailstorm” whose name is a parody of “Gail Weathers” from the “Scream movies”. The character Cindy is a parody of both the main characters from “Scream” and “I Know What You Did Last Summer”.

The second instalment, “Scary Movie 2” was released in 2001. One of the main plot spoofs for this instalment was “The Exorcist”. Other horror films that are spoofed in the film include the “Poltergeist” series, “Urban Legend”, “IT” (the popular TV film based on Stephen King's novel), “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” and many more. The film also included references to many other popular films, including “Charlie's Angels”, “Titanic”, and “Mission Impossible II”. There is also a reference to Harry potter.

“Scary Movie 3” was released in 2003. The plot spoof for this instalment was mainly based on “The Ring” and “Signs”. The film also included references to other popular films or series, including “The Lord of the Rings” and “Psycho”.

The fourth instalment was released in 2006. The film spoofed other films that were released not long before, such as “Brokeback Mountain” and the “Saw” films. The main plot spoofs for the film were “The Grudge”, “The Village” and “War of the Worlds”.

A “Scary Movie 5” has not yet been properly confirmed, but it is listed on The Internet Movie Database with a release date of 2011, which indicates that a fifth instalment could soon be in production.

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