Capsule Review: "Scary Movie"

by Eric Melin on July 7, 2000

in Print Reviews

Did the Farrelly brothers issue a challenge to Keenan Ivory Wayans? They must have, because not only does “Scary Movie” have more disgusting toilet humor than “Me, Myself & Irene,” but it’s also more consistently hilarious. I also never thought I would see somebody top the Farrelly brothers full onscreen ‘penis joke’ count. How about tripling it? Ugh. This movie surprised me in almost every way. It reached a new comedy low in gross-out humor, yet it also had the highest ratio of laughs I’ve seen in a long time. That, coupled with a odd, comedically adept cast and some very obscure references, make this the funniest movie I’ve seen in awhile.

Eric is the Editor-in-Chief of and writes the Screen Stealers column for The Pitch. He’s President of the KCFCC, and drummer for The Dead Girls and Ultimate Fakebook. He is also Air Guitar World Champion Mean Melin. Eric goes to 11. Follow him at:

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