Picture from Scary Movie 4
Overall D+

Spoofing popular horror films, this fourth installment in the teen-targeted franchise continues its barrage of sexual, racial and bodily functions humor in an effort to scare up some laughs.

Violence D+
Sexual Content D+
Profanity D
Substance Use B

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for crude and sexual humor throughout, some comic violence and language.

Talk to your kids about…

Scary Movie 4

Why do people enjoy laughing at movies that were originally made to be frightening? How does spoofing a film help us to understand the production elements used to create suspense?

Do you think Scary Movie 4 would still be humorous without the “shock” content?