The scariest thing about the trailer for Scary Movie 5 isn’t that we now can never get the mental image of Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan in bed together out of our heads, but rather that their scene is the funniest thing in the trailer. Just like the mainstream horror movies that have come out this year, the Scary Movie franchise now feels tired and old, especially now that the series has replaced former leading lady Anna Faris with Ashley Tisdale.
The movie spoofs every horror film from Paranormal Activity to … well, Paranormal Activity. Somehow Black Swan and Inception get spoofs in the trailer as well, though we’re not really sure how they count as horror. That should be as clear a sign as any that the horror genre has been a bit dry this year, but we figured the folks behind Scary Movie 5 could have done a little bit better considering it’s been six years since Scary Movie 4 came out.
In addition to Tisdale, Sheen and Lohan, Scary Movie 5 stars Simon Rex, Heather Locklear, Katt Williams, Jerry O’Connell, Kate Walsh, Terry Crews, Molly Shannon, Mike Tyson, Audrina Patridge and Kendra Wilkinson. The film is due in theaters on April 12.
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