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The latest installment of the SCARY MOVIE franchise includes send ups of PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, MAMA, SINISTER, THE EVIL DEAD, INCEPTION, BLACK SWAN and pop culture featuring Ashley Tisdale, Charlie She... read more read more...en, Lindsay Lohan, Snoop Dogg, Katt Williams, Molly Shannon, Terry Crews, Simon Rex, Jerry O'Connell, Sarah Hyland, Katrina Bowden, Tyler Posey, Shad Moss aka Bow Wow, Kate Walsh, Heather Locklear, Mac Miller and Mike Tyson. SCARY MOVIE V is directed by Malcolm Lee who teamed up and worked side by side with legendary comedy director David Zucker (AIRPLANE, THE NAKED GUN franchises). Zucker wrote and directed SCARY MOVIE 3 and 4 and also co-wrote and produced SCARY MOVIE V. The SCARY MOVIE franchise, which lampoons the greatest in horror and genre fare, has grossed over $800 million worldwide. (c) Weinstein

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PG-13, 1 hr. 26 min.

Directed by: Malcolm D. Lee

Release Date: April 12, 2013

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DVD Release Date: August 20, 2013

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  • September 1, 2013
    It's dumber/funnier than the last. Bring on another MoVIe!

    Stay tuned at for the full review.
  • fb733768972
    August 23, 2013
    Scary Movie 5 - This may be one of the worst spoof movies I have ever seen! It takes everything that was ever good or just decent about the other "Scary Movie" films and breaks the back of the franchise. It is dead dead dead. Hardly a laugh comes from this film at all. I will say... read more that it is more clever than the hideous "30 Nights of Paranormal Activity with the Devil Inside the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" that came out earlier this year and attempted to make you laugh. I've seen worse films, but this is one of the worst this year by far. It's unfunny, crude, rude, and completely ridiculous. "Scary Movie 5" is not quite as bad as I think the second film is, but there is nothing good about this film besides a few gags here and there that made me chuckle and save me from killing myself out of boredom. This is a terrible film!
  • July 26, 2013
    Evil is coming. Bring protection.

    Very weak comedy movie! The worst of the Scary Movie franchise. The era of spoof and parody is dead. Let me start off by saying that I knew this film was going to be horrible from the start. I had read reviews and knew it was bad, but being so ... read moreinfatuated with film and theater, I actually wanted to see the movie to diagnose exactly what made it so horrible. Admittedly, there were some very rare parts of the movie that had a somewhat witty humor to it, but it was only once or twice, and weak at that. The rest of the stupid slapstick humor was just so lame and dragging. Overall, there was almost no sophisticated or witty humor, horrid acting, and it was all just plain bad. So yes, the reviews are correct, it was horrible. Don't waste your time!

    Happily-married couple Dan and Jody begin to notice some bizarre activity once they bring their newborn baby Aiden home from the hospital. But when the chaos expands into Jody's job as a ballet dancer and Dan's career as an Ape researcher, they realize their family is being stalked by a nefarious demon. Together, with the advice of certified experts and the aid of numerous cameras, they must figure out how to get rid of it before it's too late.
  • June 18, 2013
    The spoof genre is officially buried. We can confirm that now. That the end was nigh, we knew already six years ago when Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer went to the john and squeezed out the abomination known as Epic Movie. Which they proudly patted each other on the bac... read morek over, packaged and shipped out to the misery of audiences everywhere. I myself saw it with my younger brother - he contracted something akin to a stomach ulcer long before the end credits rolled.

    The Scary Movie series, on the other hand, has been what you'd call a guilty pleasure of mine. Jejune and IQ-depraved, no argument there, but at least I got some good laughs out of it, even from the franchise's fourth and then-weakest installment.

    Film number five starts off fairly decent with an adequately amusing Benny Hill send-up performed by the poster children of all Hollywood scandals: Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen. A quick-n-easy paycheck for them both, which we can only assume they have snorted away by now.

    The few chuckle-worthy jests at the film's disposal are exhausted before we even get halfway. The rest is exclusively devoted to such tasteful antics as - brace yourselves - toilet humor, fat jokes, groin kicks, slapstick and Heather Locklear repulsively giving birth on stage during a performance of the ballet classic "Swan Lake". Whew! And blergh...

    A combination of Mama and Paranormal Activity has served as a basis for the plot, although any mention of story is in this case quite irrelevant. Everything between Inception to Evil Dead has become a target for ridicule, which sounds fun on paper, but the potential and many celebrity cameos of which are utterly squandered.

    If, despite my warnings, your cravings for a dose of unrestrained humor won't let itself be suppressed, rather dust off your DVD collection and introduce your teenagers to great classics like Airplane! and The Naked Gun series. Or why not Hot Shots 2, now that we have Charlie Sheen fresh in subject. Any and all are a more preferable option than writhing and suffering in front of this appendicitis of a parody.

    Rest in peace, thou once enjoyable genre.
  • January 14, 2014
    Do you really wanna know how bad this movie is? "A Haunted Mansion" is comedy gold when compared to this (and that's saying something, because A Haunted Mansion was awful as well). I kid you not; this movie was really that bad. A Haunted Mansion managed to get a handful of laughs... read more out of me (which I still feel guilty for); this movie didn't even crack a smirk on me. Do you really need to know more?

    We could have rented "Epic" or "Pain & Gain" (I definitely would have picked Epic), but since the majority of the kids picked this it's what we had to watch (also, my little brother liked this movie, that's all you need to know seeing that he's the guy who also likes Epic Movie & Grown Ups).

    I sat through every agonizing minute of this film, & I asked myself "WHY?!" with every random "gag" that was thrown at us (which was every 15-25 seconds) & not once did I even show the slightest hint of a smirk. It was painful to sit through. How painful? Epic Movie painful!

    I can't even properly think how I can write down what I went through sitting through this crap! It's just BAD. BAD! I seriously didn't think that a Scary Movie movie could have stooped down to the level of a Seltzer & Friedberg movie.

    There are numerous pacing problems, terrible acting (even for what it was going for), jokes that are nothing more than pop culture gags that were clearly done in reference from Seltzer & Friedberg films, tons of inconsistencies, lack of logic or even brains, & some of the most awful casting choices I have ever seen (Ashley Tisdale? Seriously?)

    Also, RT, ask your editors to check the damn page here, the cast listed has actors that were never present throughout any of the movie.
  • August 26, 2013
    Unbearably awful, Scary Movie V is a steaming pile of shit. Primarily the film parodies Mama and Paranormal Activity, but there are also parodies of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Inception, Black Swan, and Evil Dead. However, none of the parodies are done very well and the pr... read moreoduction value is atrociously bad. And the acting (if it can be called that) is terrible at best. Scary Movie V isn't so much a movie as a bunch of garbage thrown onto a screen.
  • April 26, 2013
    Scary Movie 5 is the definition of what can go wrong with a movie, and my goodness does a lot of things goes wrong in this movie. First of all the film insists on continuing a franchise of spoof film by putting in a few cameos, giving us some disturbing jokes, and never once eve... read moren attempting to be a decent comedy like the original film was. I must admit that I have never been a fan of the Scary Movie series, besides the first one I found them all to be too ridiculous and pathetic to be considered real entertainment. The writers seem to only want to offend and annoy people which are what they surely succeed once again with this entry. The first film had originality, used silliness to its advantage, and mixed in a good level of horror movie spoof without going off the rails. This film mixes in spoofs from not just horror movies, but films like "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" to "Inception" and it just never made me laugh, only cringe. I think most people know the routine of these films by know, but to make matters worse they switch out Anna Faris with Ashley Tisdale in the starring role, and I respect Faris for this because she must have saw the script and said "No, this is too bad, even for me." The trailer makes it seem as if Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan are the stars of the film, but really they are in the first few minutes of the film and have had their quick cameo. There were just so many things that go wrong in this film, whether it was the story, cast, jokes, or directing, that I cannot willingly tell anyone to see this movie unless you love seeing your money flushed down the toilet.

    The story follows a group of people who believe that they are being haunted, and the following events just keep getting crazier and crazier.

    The plot doesn't really exist, and as you can see from the story description above it was very difficult explaining what the story even came close attempting. I am not sure if the writers were trying to revive the series, but I haven't seen such a waste of time at the movies in a while. There have been movies I have disliked, but this film just seems like it took a few hours to make and they didn't attempt at all to make it funny. It just proves that if you slap a franchise name like "Scary Movie" on a poster people will pay to see it, even if they know it will be bad. I won't bother talking about the characters, and I don't mind this because it's just a group of the most boring, bland, stupid characters I have seen in a film for quite some time. I think this is a film aimed for Middle School students who still believe that "The Benchwarmers" is pure comedic genius and brilliant filmmaking, and I still think even they will find this film atrocious. I don't wish to go on further with talking about this plot; it will make me angrier that I paid to see this trash.

    The cast brings back a lot of actors that I wished to never see on film again, and man they just love to screw with their own careers. Ashley Tisdale lives up to her expectations, and her expectations were so low that it can't even been describes. She is just Ashley Tisdale, which is the only way to describe her. Simon Rex is the only one that even attempts to bring some laughs, but thanks to this God awful script he can't be recognized. Erica Ash returns to the series, and as it can tell she has really hit a low in her career if this is the only job she can get. You have cameos from Charlie Sheen, Bow Wow, Snoop Dog, Mike Tyson, Mac Miller, Big Ang, and many actors that just seem to want nothing more than to look like fools. I am sorry but they just act like any other actors in a David Zucker film, dumb.

    Scary Movie 5 makes every attempt to be as bad as possible, and I just couldn't learn to love the stupidity like so many others could. I still remember when I watched "Meet the Spartans" a few years ago, as I believed it would be a stupid brand of comedy which I enjoy (if done correctly) so I watched it. I could not believe what I was seeing; this trash was actually filmed and put into theaters. This is the point in my life when I realized that I actually have my limits when it comes to watching crap movies. The point of this story is to show that films like Scary Movie 5 are the reason that I review movies in the first place, because I want to voice my opinion on how bad some movies can be and how some people are ignorant enough to consider it great. If you really enjoyed this film, that is your own opinion and you are entitled to it, but I must please ask to reconsider and realize this to be the crap it truly is. This film has no laughs, no happiness, and finds every possible chance it can get to throw in a spoof and try and ruin a great film. I am not a fan of the Scary Movie series, and I will pray that this is the last I have to hear about them.
  • April 16, 2013
    These movies consistently face two problems: 1. the pop culture references they choose to parody are stale and clichéd by the time the movie comes out, and 2. even if they were more timely, the jokes just aren't that funny. Really, there's no chance of success here.
  • fb573220345
    April 15, 2013
    How has Scary Movie gone all PG rating? really made for children.. still funny, but really average.
  • July 25, 2014
    Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan steal the film. If only they starred in it, rather than just be in it for 2 or 3 scenes, then the film might have been better. Scary Movie franchise isn't as good as the Naked Gun or Hot Shot comedy franchises. I kind of missed Anna Farris here. As... read morehley Tisdale is no Anna Farris. The film did have a few funny moments, but not a lot.

Critic Reviews

Andy Webster
April 14, 2013
Andy Webster, New York Times

The latest installment of the slick, highly profitable parody franchise. Full Review

Peter Howell
April 14, 2013
Peter Howell, Toronto Star

It's supposed to be funny, but you'd have an easier time reading a zombie's pulse than you would finding a single good laugh ... Full Review

Amy Nicholson
April 13, 2013
Amy Nicholson, Los Angeles Times

For the art-house crowd, who may, I suppose, stumble drunk into the wrong theater after too much Chardonnay, there are nods to Black Swan and 127 Hours. Full Review

Darren Franich
April 12, 2013
Darren Franich, Entertainment Weekly

A film composed almost entirely of jokes that were much funnier when you read them on Twitter years ago. Full Review

Joe Neumaier
April 12, 2013
Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News

Like so much of this whole series, the mere mention of a familiar pop culture figure or title is supposed to be hilarious. Full Review

Stephanie Merry
April 12, 2013
Stephanie Merry, Washington Post

Scary Movie 5 must be some kind of psychological experiment. Perhaps the filmmakers sat in a lab, rubbing their temples while wondering aloud how awful they could make a movie and still score at the b... Full Review

Laremy Legel
April 12, 2013
Laremy Legel,

A hate crime against cinema, a ringing indictment of the depths commercialism will go to in search of the lowest common denominator. Full Review

Alonso Duralde
April 12, 2013
Alonso Duralde, TheWrap

This is the sort of movie where you feel bad for Sheen and Lohan, because they hadn't actually hit rock bottom until they agreed to appear in it. Full Review

Rafer Guzman
April 12, 2013
Rafer Guzman, Newsday

You know that friend of yours, the one who can't tell even the simplest joke? Watching him struggle for 85 minutes would still be funnier than this movie. Full Review

Nathan Rabin
April 12, 2013
Nathan Rabin, AV Club

85 or so minutes of random nonsense from filmmakers so clearly dispirited by their mercenary assignment that they seem to be running out the clock from the very first frame. Full Review

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