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Three films in one box set!
on 2 August 2015
If you're looking to buy the first three 'Scary Movies' in one batch, what is there to say about this sensibly priced box set? Accept that you should buy it. The third film here is the '3.5' version of 'Scary Movie 3', which is unrated version, and has several more deleted scenes.
The 'Scary Movie' franchise aren't films that will make everyone laugh, you'll either enjoy them until the very end, or you'll decide to turn them off quite early on. Fortunately, I do enjoy it, and they never fails to make me smile. These are perfect for what they are --- parodies!
'Scary Movie' (2000): A group of teenagers including Cindy Campbell and Bobby Prinze, accidentally hit a man whilst driving, and dispose of his body. Now though, they find themselves being stalked by a masked murderer, and as the victim count tallies up, Cindy must then survive the mayhem that has she has seen in many movies before. Largely parodies 'Scream' and 'I Know What You Did Last Summer'. 4.5/5
'Scary Movie 2' (2001): A group of teens (including some from the first film) are invited to spend a night in a haunted house, convinced by Professor Oldman that it is for a school project. As you can imagine, the night does not run smoothly. The movie parodies 'The Exorcist' in the first scene, and the main plot is a mix of both 'Dracula' and 'Poltergeist'. This one, though not quite as good, actually succeeds in being more vulgar and crude than it's predecessor. 3/5
'Scary Movie 3' (2003): A mysterious video tape is circulating around, which results in just seven days left to live for the person or people who look at it. News Reporter Cindy Campbell (played by Anna Faris, who starred in the first two 'Scary Movies') witnesses this video tape and tries to work out a way to prevent her scheduled death. Meanwhile, there are crop circles popping up in a local farm, and Cindy suspects that the aliens may be linked with the killer tape. Can she work out both mysteries before it's the end of the world? The film heavily parodies 'The Ring', but there are also nods up to 'The Matrix' and the comedy '8 Mile', among others. 4/5
All of the DVDs include a wealth of special features including interviews with the cast and crew, deleted scenes and alternative endings.