Scary Movie 4 Sunday, 29 March 2020

Scary Movie 4

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Moderate sexual references and moderate coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    Saw of the Worlds.

  • Starring:

    Anna Faris, Craig Bierko, Regina Hall, Leslie Nielsen, Shaquille O'Neal, Carmen Electra, Bill Pullman, Anthony Anderson, Charlie Sheen, Molly Shannon, Michael Madsen, Chris Elliott, Dr Phil McGraw, Cloris Leachman, Conchita Campbell, Kevin Hart, Garrett Masuda, James Earl Jones

  • Directed by:

    David Zucker

  • Running time:

    83 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People are accidentally and intentionally injured by falling objects, hit, kicked, punched, beaten, boxed, bitten, shot (guns, crossbow), hosed, chained up, electrocuted, stabbed, thrown through the air, thrown out of windows, incinerated, burned, scalded, crushed to death, hit by a bus, nipple-pinched, nut-grabbed. A man saws off his own foot. Shouting, screaming. Deadly nerve gas (mentioned). Suicide attempts: slitting wrists with razor blade (intention shown) and drug-alcohol overdose. Play-fighting. Kitten thrown out the window. Workplace accident. Things get smashed. A child is repeatedly hit with objects, stuck by lightning (accidental). An elderly woman is mistreated by her carer. A ghost-child haunts a house. Ghost-child is submerged, beaten, burned. Disembodied hand. Boxing match. Suicide bomber. Giant tripod robots emerge from the ground; incinerate people with lasers. A man shoots himself in the bottom, penis. Parody of George Bush's reaction to hearing news of attacks on Twin Towers. Plane crash, plane wreckage, burning city. A car is mobbed. Hari-kiri. Monstrous hooded figures terrorise a community. Torture devices; hypodermic syringes seen. Psychotic clowns. Blood/gore: Dismembered body parts. Internal body point-of-view of bacteria behaving badly. Blood on clothing. Urine bath. Pile of disembodied ears. Detached nose. Broken necks, snapped wrists. Bloody writing on wall. Burning dog, man. Walking wounded, zombies. A fake eyeball is removed.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Foursome, fetishism, bestiality (implied). Giant erection seen beneath clothing. Sexual innuendo and banter. Sex and sex acts (male/male; female/male; female/female) implied, oral sex simulated, sexual propositioning, dry-humping. Kissing. Boob-grabbing, undie-sniffing, crotch-scratching. Roast pigs are positioned to suggested fornication. Covers of pornographic magazines. Simulated robot sex. Contracting STDs (mentioned). Nudity: Girls pillow-fight in their underwear. Man in undies, man with trousers around ankles. Bum-shaped objects (cloud, door), bare bums (male). Woman in lingerie. Naked man; room full of naked people (genitals obscured). Nipple-stretching, wet willy.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    A man pours pills down his throat. Sleeping pills, Viagra. Crackhead, being drugged (mentioned). Alcohol (spirits, beer, wine). Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-words, s-words, a-words, derogatory names for females, slang and real terms for genitalia and bodily functions. Cultural, gender, racial, sexual, religious, ageist, fat and disability jokes and stereotyping. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES:

    Spoof comedy, parody, scary movies, fantasy, War of the Worlds, Saw franchise, divorce, finding new love, catatonia, old-age care, neglect, hauntings, alien invasion, presidential incompetency.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Dead parents, infidelity, divorce (mentioned). Cat, monkeys, sheep, gerbil, horse, geese. Roast pigs, roast turkey. Thunder and lightning, lightning strike, explosions. Cobwebs. Farting, urine, spitting, snot, vomit. Catheter, boils, female orgasm, foreskin, abortion, circumcision (mentioned). Speculum, straight razor, shaving armpits, armpit-sniffing, toilets seen. Japanese language (subtitled; spoof). Courtroom setting. Birth scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Occasional rapid-fire humour. Entertaining performances. An improvement upon Scary Movie 3.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Outdated movie and pop-culture references. Mindless, unfunny, crass, moronic.

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