Two things you probably didn’t expect to hear about the Scary Movie franchise: the fifth movie has a new trailer — and it doesn’t really spoof anything.
OK, yes, the movie’s story does send-up Mama (two heathen children adopted by a smiling white couple), with dashes of found footage, Evil Dead, and a sequence featuring Honey Boo Boo in a box. And…that’s it: In the more than two minute-long trailer, the references keep circling back to those earlier films. The heathen children are mistaken for lesbian lovers. The exorcist the family hires is actually a black con man. Honey Boo Boo is a contortionist living in a cardboard box.
The cast is mostly all-new, scrubbed clean of the repertory company who palled around for the earlier Scary Movie(s) (goodbye, Anna Faris; hello, Ashley Tisdale) and David Zucker, hallowed for his Airplane! script, has a writing credit. But is Scary Movie 5 funnier for the changes?
Judge for yourself after the jump.
‘Scary Movie 5’ trailer: Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen will give you nightmares
Charlie Sheen in talks for ‘Scary Movie 5’ cameo. He should drop the ‘winning’ schtick to truly win.
‘Scary Movie 5’ scoop: ‘Roll Bounce’ director Malcolm Lee on board for sequel – EXCLUSIVE