New York Times - 07/04/2001
"...SCARY MOVIE 2 does have the cutthroat cool that links it and the original to hip-hop, and the take-no-prisoners crush of energy and cruelty toward the targets of its spoofs..."
Entertainment Weekly - 07/20/2001
"There's a pretty funny parody of CHARLIE'S ANGELS tucked inside SCARY MOVIE 2..."
The Wayans brothers scored a surprise monster hit with SCARY MOVIE, and in the advertising for that film they promised "no sequel." So here it is, SCARY MOVIE 2, featuring the return of Shawn and Marlon Wayans as well as Anna Faris and Regina Hall in addition to some new faces added to the gross-out fun, including Chris Elliott as a caretaker with a deformed hand that he uses extensively in his cooking, Tim Curry as a professor with a thing for the girls, David Cross as a wheelchair-bound computer geek with a great combover, and Tori Spelling as a hot teenager looking for some ghostly action. The movie begins with a prologue that spoofs THE EXORCIST, with Andy Richter as the young priest, James Woods as the old priest, and Natasha Lyonne as the poor possessed child with the salty tongue. From there the plot uses and abuses from Shirley Jackson's THE HAUNTING--in this case, a group of college students must spend a weekend in a haunted castle in exchange for receiving an A from their naughty professor. Once again Keenen Ivory Wayans directs, this time borrowing liberally from such classic (and not-so-classic) films as THE LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE, FRIDAY THE 13TH, HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL, POLTERGEIST, GHOSTBUSTERS, AMERICAN PIE, PAULIE, THE ENTITY, THE INVISIBLE MAN, DIRTY HARRY, WHAT LIES BENEATH, THE AMITYVILLE HORROR, ROCKY, CAT PEOPLE, THE FOG, CHARLIE'S ANGELS, TWISTER, CHARLIE'S ANGELS, M:I-2, and CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON, among countless others.
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