Scary Movie is a 2000 American horror comedy film directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans. The film is a parody of the horror, slasher, and mystery film genres. Several mid- and late-'90s films and TV shows are spoofed, and the script is primarily based on the '90s hit horror films Scream (1996) and I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997).
The film was originally titled "Last Summer I Screamed Because Halloween Fell on Friday the 13th", but was changed Scary Movie in homage to the production title of Scream, which was also released through Dimension Films. The first in the Scary Movie film series, it was followed by four sequels: Scary Movie 2 (2001), Scary Movie 3 (2003), Scary Movie 4 (2006), and Scary Movie 5 (2013).
Despite generally mixed reviews from critics, the film was a box office success, grossing $278 million worldwide from a $19 million budget.