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Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Scary Movie 5 Hires Writers, Eyes Original Cast

Bend down to this hole carved through the side of my bathroom stall so I can whisper some really spooooooky news to you: Scary Movie 5 is in the works. Reportedly the filmmakers behind the fifth…quel have hired writers Stephen Leff, John Aboud and Michael Colton to pen the screenplay, and have supposedly extended offers to previous cast members Anthony Anderson, Regina Hall and Kevin Hart, who will probably want to read the awful, humiliating way they die before signing on. I, for one, hold out hope that this one could be a return to form. Yes, I know many people blame the series for spawning such films as Epic Movie and Superhero Movie, but hey, can you really blame Lenin for creating Stalin? And can you also check Wikipedia to see if that analogy makes any sense at all, please?

  • Jason Farr@facebook

    I've never seen any of the Scary Movies. Was original considered good but is universally panned because of comedy elitism?

    • http://twitter.com/joshung Joshua Ungerleider

      @Jason Farr@facebook I didn't think the original was that bad, the references were more relevant (as opposed to have Lady Gaga or Iron Man showing up for no reason).

      But its not a "must see." In fact, if you haven't seen it yet, I wouldn't recommend it, I think the humor worked in part because there weren't 1000 other spoof movies at the time. I think it would be hard to put "Disaster Movie" out of your mind now when watching it.

  • http://www.twitter.com/pablogold Pablo Goldstein

    Having seen all the Scary Movies, even I thought to myself "They didn't make Scary Movie 5 yet?"

  • iamjustryingtolive

    Scary Movie 2 with David Cross and Chris Elliot is my favorite. "My germs!"