While M6 will offer Scary Movie 5 this evening, at 11:05 p.m., a look back at some of the most memorable sequences of the saga.
To parody a cult saga which was itself already a parody variation of horror cinema, the bet was risky. When the brothers Shawn and Marlon Wayans embarked on the adventure in 2000 Scary Movie next to their brother Keenen Ivorywho is behind the camera, they tackle a big piece: Screamthe film that had four years earlier renewed the slasher by blasting it with humor.
Between tribute filled with references of all kinds and big trash comedy, Scary Movie quickly found its audience. The first part alone accumulated the colossal receipts of 278 million dollars, that is to say 120 more than the first Scream (for almost equivalent budgets). In all, the franchise has grossed over $900 million, as the Wayans gradually handed over their creation to the wacky parody specialists ZAZ (Zucker – Abrahams – Zucker) starting with the third installment.
If the saga has had its ups and downs (the ups generally being the first three episodes), Scary Movie remains a success story apart from the 2000s, even offering itself the luxury of taking on symbolic value when the first film in the franchise broke the box office record for a film by an African-American director, a record that will never be beaten only in 2005 by the first part of the 4 Fantastic At the movie theater.
Behind the success of the Wayans siblings also hides a revelation, that of the actress Anna Fariswhich we have since seen among others in Friends, Lost in Translation, super blonde, The Dictatoror the sitcom Mom on CBS. The actress first made a name for herself with the character of Cindy Campbell, a half-pitcher half-scato transposition of Sidney Prescott.
While M6 will be broadcasting the fifth installment this evening (for the first time in clear, although it dates from 2013!), after the series They were ten, we have selected some of the most memorable sequences of the saga, Wazaa base! and human joints, in the purest Wayans spirit.