sharper, and certainly more scatological, than the first Scary Movie,
but only marginally better than the generally tiresome Shriek
If You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth and
Repossessed, Scary Movie
2 benefits from some decent cameo roles
(James Woods reprising Max Von Sydow in The Exorcist,
and Cabin Boy’s Chris Elliot
as a repulsive butler with a withered hand, and a charming Tim Curry,
among others) and well-mounted parodies of everything from Hollow
Man to Charlie’s Angels.
With the gags coming thick and fast, it doesn't matter too much if more
than a few of them fall flat. Seasoned horror fans will also have a lot
of fun spotting the more obscure references.
disc comes with a number of concise, revealing behind the scenes
featurettes (totalling about twenty minutes) and more than forty minutes
of deleted and alternate scenes at various stages of completion (the
film is only eighty minutes long, so these add considerably to the
disc’s value). These include several scenes otherwise only glimpsed in
the film’s trailer; offer extra scenes for all the main characters;
explain some of the film’s prominent continuity errors; and reveal why
the Castaway football and What
Lies Beneath featured
so prominently on the poster.
disc has 5.1 Dolby Digital audio (at 384kbps), and is transferred at a
ratio of 1.85:1, with anamorphic enhancement. There’s a version with an English DTS
track available in Holland, and the Region 1 disc has a number of DVD
ROM features that are missing from the UK disc, but neither version is
likely to offer much that is worth any additional trouble.