* ActorAllusion: Once again, CharlieSheen [[TwoAndAHalfMen plays a man with a loser of a younger brother.]]
* DawsonCasting: AnnaFaris was in her early twenties when she played Cindy Campbell.
* DevelopmentHell: A fifth film was in development since late 2006. It's generally thought that what was originally supposed to be ''Scary Movie 5'' actually got turned into ''SuperheroMovie'', and that Dimension Films are now looking to [[ContinuityReboot reboot]] the series. The fifth movie was released in April 2013.
* DuelingMovies: For some reason, a group of other filmmakers had the same idea to make a slasher spoof around the time of the first ''Scary Movie'', called ''Film/ShriekIfYouKnowWhatIDidLastFridayTheThirteenth''. To avoid lawsuits due to the similarities, it was delayed and released direct-to-video. ''Scary Movie'' wound up being more commercially successful, better known, and somewhat better received than ''Shriek''.
* DyeingForYourArt: Anna Faris is naturally a blonde. She died her hair black for ''Scary Movie'' so that she would more closely resemble Neve Campbell.
* HeyItsThatGuy:
** [[Series/{{Supernatural}} Zachariah]] plays the sheriff in the first film.
** Buddy in the second film is played by [[MalcolmInTheMiddle Francis]].
** LeslieNielsen played the President in the third and fourth movies.
* HeyItsThatVoice: The Japanese dub of the films basically should be named ''CastingGag: The Movie'' because almost everyone worked before in the Japanese dubs of the ''Franchise/{{Scream}}'' franchise, and sometimes, voicing their respective [[{{Expy}} expies]].
** Creator/MichikoNeya: Cindy Campbell (voiced Sidney Prescott)
** MitsuruMiyamoto: Doofy (voiced Dwight Riley)
** Creator/ToshiyukiMorikawa: Ray Wilkins (voiced Stuart Macher)
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: The theatrical cut of the first film contains dialogue that was cut from the home video version as the film's producers felt the film's skewering of Gwyneth Paltrow was more of an attack than in jest. The only way you can hear this dialogue is in bootlegs of the rough cut or theatrical cut.
* LyingCreator: The tagline of the first movie was "No mercy. No shame. No sequel." The tagline for the second was "[[ILied We lied]]."
* PropRecycling:
** The wrecked plane set from ''Scary Movie 4'' was originally used in the movie they were parodying, ''Film/TheWarOfTheWorlds''.
** The ''Film/{{Saw}}'' parody bathroom was later used by the producers of ''Saw III'' in their movie to save money.
* StarMakingRole: For Anna Faris.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Creator/KevinSmith was in talks to write and direct ''Scary Movie 3'' at one point...
** ...but then again, so were [[SeltzerAndFriedberg Aaron Seltzer and Jason Friedberg]]. And their proposed screenplay wouldn't even have parodied horror films, but rather ''Franchise/HarryPotter'', ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' and ''Franchise/StarWars''. Say what you like about David Zucker's version of the film, but we probably dodged a major bullet there.
** The original script for ''Scary Movie 4'', focusing on superhero movies, was later filmed (albeit heavily rewritten) as ''Film/SuperheroMovie''.
** Brenda was originally intended as a LoveInterest for Shorty, before they were rewritten as siblings. Included on the Deleted Scenes of the DVD.

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