‘Scary Movie 5′ Trailer Takes Aim at ‘Paranormal Activity’ & More

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Even with the Wayans brothers and Anna Faris no longer attached to the franchise they built, Scary Movie 5 is still on its way to theatres next April, with Ashley Tisdale in the lead protagonist role and Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan cast as versions of themselves.

Not to be outdone, Marlon Wayans is returning to the horror movie parody game this year as well, starring in and producing A Haunted House. His film, which will beat Scary Movie 5 to the punch by releasing in January, appears to be treading on much of the same comedic ground, based on what we saw from the latest trailer from A Haunted House compared to the new trailer from Scary Movie 5.

As with previous franchise installments, the first trailer for Scary Movie 5  (courtesy of  MTV) casts a wide comedic net over an assortment of popular films, parodying everything from Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan, to Tyler Perry’s Madea movies and even Inception. This trailer seems to emphasize that variety, possibly as a way to differentiate itself from A Haunted House, which throws most of its jabs at the more recently popular found-footage sub-genre of horror.

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Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan in ‘Scary Movie 5′

However, spending time skewering the Paranormal Activity franchise in this type of movie is unavoidable, so we end up seeing many similar sight gags in both trailers. Since we have two films coming out this year that are both using a similar tone and sense of humor to tackle some of the same movies, we will see how much comedy can be wrung out of the same joke and, at the same time, hope that the humor is not stale by the time Scary Movie 5 is released.

One thing the film does have going for it is its rather impressive cast (for a fifth installment), which also includes Terry Crews (The Expendables), Heather Locklear (Spin City) and Jerry O’Connell (Sliders). And considering the script was written by legendary comedy director David Zucker (AirplaneNaked Gun), who has made a career out of hilarious parody pieces, there may be plenty of laughs to be had with the latest Scary Movie.

Check out Scary Movie 5 when it his theatres on April 19, 2013.

Source: MTV

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  1. Horrible acting and it felt like they were trying to force laughs. To me A Haunted House by the Wayans is the next Scary Movie cause this just seems like reused jokes like when she argued with the radio in the Second Scary Movie compared to that lady arguing with the house alarm.

    Scary Movie has not been the same since the Wayans decided to leave and now that Anna and the actress that plays Brenda have left its just a shell of what it was.

    Still gonna give it a chance but that’s how i feel. Im just so critical cause i love the first two Scary Movies.

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      • well im sorry… Christina does make a point.

        • Christina sure knows her stuff.

  2. How is this series still going?

  3. Did everyone catch the directly ripped-off joke from Idiocracy?

    • ^^Yep, I stopped watching the trailer after that rip-off! -This movie should fare well among the people from the world of ‘Idiocracy’ who exist today.

    • What was it?

    • Noticed it right away. Idiocracy pulled it off much better.

  4. Oh good, just what we needed. I’m not sure how these films continue to be made.

  5. This is one of the least funny things I’ve ever seen. Given that this is a trailer, I’m assuming this had some of the “funniest” scenes from the movie, so I can only imagine how bad the rest of it will be.

  6. “Sorry, this video is not available from your location.”

    What year is this?

    • The year where you’re in the wrong country. Dumbass.

  7. *snores*

  8. I hope people didn’t actually think this was funny . . .

    • 12 year old kids maybe.

  9. I can’t believe there’s going to be two unfunnny Paranormal Activity parodies next year, how fun.

  10. The Leonardo actor is pretty decent in how he is mimicking. But this trailer has me. . . concerned? I don’t know we shall see.

    • The era of comedy parody films came to an abrupt end many years ago. Nobody wants to see their favorite films being made fun of anymore.

      • i do, though. lol, should of said some people dont like instead of nobody.

        • Judging by how more of these types of films fail rather than succeed I should have said most people. Only a small, & I do mean SMALL core group of people still find these films to be somewhat laughable after all these years.

  11. What a shame. SM 1 and 2 were good, while 3 and 4 were fairly decent, all things considered (e.g., no Wayans).

    But 5 looks… painful. Heck, it makes A Haunted House look good.

  12. Honestly… A haunted house looks far more watchable.

  13. These movies stopped being funny after the first one (and even that wasn’t that great if we’re being absolutely honest).

    I like parodies as much as the next person as long as they work and the only one I can think of is the parody of 70s news broadcasting and the chauvinistic and stereotypical behaviour of the day (Anchorman).

    • What about the 1987 star wars parody Space balls?

      • Didn’t think that was funny either. I really wanted to like it because a friend was so into it and I’d never seen it before but upon viewing, I switched off at the credits thinking “well, that was a mess”.

        One of Mel’s few bombs in my view.

        • Airplane? Airplane is a classic parody.

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  15. I agree with other comments, SM 5 looks unfunny. Im sure this new generation might like crap like this, they are pretty stupid and ridiculous anyway. A Haunted House looks funnier even if it is not by much. Even trying to have Katt Williams in SM 5 wont save it. Its just not funny.

  16. I love Anna Faris. Pity she is not in it.

  17. The fact that enough people go to see these movies to warrant more sequels makes me die a little inside.

  18. As the films that are being parodied become even more of a joke themselves the need for these movies will continue to decrease….

  19. I have comedic talents as well, and I feel that I could make a Paranormal Activity movie parody better than this. This franchise is now just that fart some fat guy made in a room. At first, you’re reaction is humorous but then after a while, it just becomes a disgusting and vile that you just leave the room until the air clears again.

  20. I’m already getting goosebumbs! :D

  21. Scary movie 5

    Source Code

    girl with the dragon tattoo



    I Am Legend 1- 2


    twilight new moon 2-2 gangster vempires girl/boy

    28 days later

    trouble with the curve – part spoof


    freddy krueger (-film 2010)