The Wayans Brothers lasted for five seasons until Shawn and Marlon made the transition to feature films with the horror parodies Scary Movies 1 and 2. Take a peek at some of the other films they produced along the road.
In this gangster comedy, Marlon plays Gawain MacSam, a foul-mouthed janitor who aids in the successful heist of a bank. He is the film’s livewire, and he delivers the Coen Brothers’ lines with brazen assurance.
1. Scary Movie 5 (2004)
Despite being not-so-well-received upon release, this wildly broad comedy about white privilege has earned itself something of a cult following. It’s an excellent showcase for the talents of both Wayans brothers, particularly Marlon, who was a rising star at this point in his career and continues to shine as an actor with his unbridled performances.
While this installment strays from the franchise’s core formula — as series creators and original stars Anna Faris and Regina Hall opted not to return — it still boasts an impressive cast that includes Ashley Tisdale, Nick Swardson, Jerry O’Connell and David Koechner. The plot, which is a parody of Paranormal Activity, Inception and Black Swan, focuses on a young couple who move into a haunted house and find themselves battling demons.
The Wayans Brothers ran for five seasons on the WB before the network pulled the plug, but this high-concept sci-fi buddy flixtor film played to the brothers’ natural strengths as mischievous physical comedians. Stream it on HBO Max.
2. Scary Movie 6 (2007)
If you like your horror slashers with a touch of comedy, look no further than Scary Movie 6. This film features Marlon Wayans as a sex-crazed teenager stalked by a bumbling serial killer who resembles Norman Bates. It also stars Carmen Electra, Regina Hall, and more.
Despite not being well-received upon release, this film from the Wayans brothers has become something of a cult classic. In White Chicks, the actors play disgraced FBI agents who pose as two hotel heiress sisters to stop a kidnapping scheme. Featuring plenty of culture-clash hijinks, this broad comedy is sure to please.
In this dramatic supporting role, Wayans branched out from his comedic roots to deliver a moving performance. It’s not the best movie from the Coen brothers, but it still proves that Wayans is more than capable of handling a serious role.
3. Scary Movie 7 (2013)
While it wasn’t particularly well-received upon release, White Chicks has a solid cult following and helped put Marlon Wayans on the map as a funnyman with a distinct voice. His character slurs and skewers privileged bubble headed blondes, and the jokes—including a scene in which a costumed killer chases a flatulent woman while she’s wearing her underwear—are not for the faint of heart.
Keenen Ivory Wayans and Marlon Wayans team up again in this sequel to the 2000 film, which takes aim at horror movies with uproarious comedy. Guests staying at a creepy mansion experience a series of supernatural pranks. This solarmovie stars Anna Faris, Regina Hall, and Carmen Electra.
4. Scary Movie 8 (2013)
With a nod to The Sixth Sense and Minority Report, CJ’s nephew Cody is a Haley Joel Osment-size precog that tells every random stranger what lies ahead of them. And if you think the movie’s racy, check out Cindy and Bobby having their first sex foreplay at the end a la American Pie and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon!
Featuring ghouls, werewolf puppies and living dummies, this R-rated kids’ horror flick is a good entry point to scary movies. Plus, the songs by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken make it less spooky than you might expect. Kids will love the wacky antics of a kid who can turn into a giant monster and a couple who take their daughters to a remote cabin in the woods where they run into a terrifying entity called “Mama.” Watch 123movieshub online for free.
5. Scary Movie 9 (2014)
Continuing the franchise started in 2000, this movie parodies horror movies and other popular culture. Wayans co-wrote the film along with brother Shawn and produced it. It stars a variety of actors, including Jon Abrahams, Carmen Electra, Regina Hall, Cheri Oteri, and Shannon Elizabeth.
The film’s plot involves the Harper family, whose house is invaded by two froggers. Mindy and Alec sneak into the home, and at first they abide by the rules set by the Harpers. However, the phroggers begin to cause mischief.
The film references several other films, including Assault on Precinct 13. The fight between Cindy and the killer heavily mimics scenes from The Matrix, specifically bullet time. Also, the frog mask that the killer wears is a takeoff of the famous mask from Psycho. The film is a bit of a departure from the usual fare for Wayans.