Scary Movie 2

Year: 2001
Production Co: BrillStein-Grey Entertainment
Director: Keenan Ivory Wayans
Writer: Alyson Fouse/Greg Grabianski/Dave Polsky/Michael Anthony Snowden
Cast: Anna Faris, Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, David Cross, Regina Hall, Tim Curry, Chris Elliott, James Woods, Tori Spelling, Veronica Cartwright

Exactly the same m.o. as the original Scary Movie, but with one critical difference for the observant. Where the Weinsteins - through Dimension Films - gave the Wayans' brothers only $19m for the original, this time they confidently parted with a budget of $45m after the unexpected golden goose the nascent franchise became.

Otherwise it's more of the same, except much lamer and relying a lot more on gross jokes that'll make you want to throw up as much as laugh. With the lacklustre The Exorcist, Poltergeist 2 and 3 and even a Nike TV ad that was popular at the time.

Whether the Weinsteins jettisoned the Wayans' or the brothers pulled out themselves it was the end of their association with the franchise, the reigns handed over to Davd Zucker for the next one.

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