Comedian Keenan Ivory Wayans parodies recent horror films with this tale of a group of teenagers being terrorized by an inept serial killer who wears a mask inspired by Edvard Munch’s famous “Scream” painting. Some of the movies being sent up include: “Scream,” “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” “The Blair Witch Project,” “The Exorcist,” and “The Sixth Sense.”
The film, perhaps the grossest I have ever seen, is aimed at teenage boys and those who enjoy mean-spirited, crude humor. According to director Wayans, “If you’re a filmmaker doing one of these over-the-top comedies today, you have to measure your starting point where the last guy left off.” In other words, he had to out gross “There’s Something About Mary, “American Pie” and “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.” He succeeded. In my opinion, this film is nothing more than verbal and visual sludge.