Fifth time’s the charm? Well, maybe not. The new trailer and poster for Scary Movie 5 have just been released, and it definitely begs the question as to why this franchise is even continuing. It does try to remain current with this new trailer, now lampooning Mama and Evil Dead in addition to the first trailer’s parodies of Black Swan, Inception, and Paranormal Activity. The new poster is in a similar vein to previous ones, but is definitely relying heavily on the recent success of Mama and the good word-of-mouth for Evil Dead to draw in an audience. I honestly don’t think there was ever a point in continuing this series, especially without Anna Faris or Regina Hall, who made it through the first four movies and were always at least moderately funny. The new cast includes Simon Rex (returning but as a new character), Ashley Tisdale, Heather Locklear, Katt Williams, Sarah Hyland, and cameos from Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan.
Hit the jump for the new trailer and poster. Scary Movie 5 opens on April 12.
Unfortunately, the first trailer for Dimension Films’ horror comedy spoof Scary Movie 5 has been released. Everything about this is terrible, as the trailer highlights the film’s awful, unfunny acting, annoying overuse of clichés, and abundance of physical “comedy.” The trailer also uses Danny Elfman’s swell score from Beetlejuice, which is offensive to Elfman, Beetlejuice, and good movies in general. The only familiar face here from the previous films is Simon Rex, and the series actually feels pretty outdated. Scary Movie 5 spoofs films like Black Swan and Inception, which just seems old at this point. The pic also takes on the Paranormal Activity franchise, but Scary Movie creator Marlon Wayans has his own PA spoof called A Haunted House set for release in January. Having now seen trailers for both films, I feel confident in saying that A Haunted House will look like Citizen Kane compared to Scary Movie 5.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Lindsay Lohan, Ashley Tisdale, Heather Locklear, and Katt Williams. Scary Movie 5 opens on April 12th.