Lindsay Lohan & Charlie Sheen in Bed in Scary Movie 5

With the release of Scary Movie 5, it points out that it’s been seven years since the last Scary Movie film, and in that time, the parody film ate its own tail. There were so many parody movies that eventually there was a (sorta) parody of parody movies. But Scary Movie 5 is all about using the up to date approach of parodying films that haven’t even hit the theater yet — like Evil Dead — as is obvious from the new trailer.

Also obvious from this trailer: this is going to be a terrible movie that mixes some more recent horror films, like the Paranormal Activity movies (which have already been parodied once this year with A Haunted House) and Mama, and feature cameos from Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohan, and Snoop Doog that probably have no purpose other than to gooose up a fairly lifeless comedy.

With digital photography what it is, it’s more than likely that Scary Movie 5 wrapped production about a week ago, so it could contain all the up to the minute jokes about Honey Boo-Boo, or whatever other pop culture ephemera might get a laugh by referencing it. The parody genre began with films like Airplane and The Naked Gun and has slowly devolved into these Gollum-like movies that rely on gags that have no craft beyond someone shouting “Fart!” The film opens April 12, and here’s the film’s poster:


Does this look terrible, or what?