ORBzine - 2000.09 Cinema Movie Reviews

ORBzine Movie Reviews September 2000

Scary Movie

The film starts with Carmen Electra imitating the Drew Barrymore opener to Scream. And the mix of straight parody and gross-out jokes lets you know exactly what you're in for.

The killer sets about wiping out teenagers in a series of hilarious parodies of Slasher films. This is an extremely well-scripted film, and puts Scream to shame. Some scenes are taken directly from the original movies that this film is parodying. Shannen Elizabeth [American Pie] plays a cheerleader called Buffy. That is about as subtle as the references get.

This film seems to be ground-breaking in the fact it got past the UK censors! Gore movies like Sleepy Hollow have gone unremarked when they produced gruesome decapitations. However, one of the gross-out jokes in this film includes an erect penis - shown on screen! Yes, the one thing the UK censors would not even allow in porno movies [except the Restricted 18 certificates, sold only in licenced porno-shops] has now made it past the BBFC.

And don't say I didn't warn you!

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