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Scary Movie (2000), (R)
CAP Score: ZERO
CAP Influence Density: 5.33
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SUMMARY / COMMENTARY:
Of more than 320 movie analyses, Scary Movie (R) is the second(a) to earn a CAP Final Score of zero.
There was no plot, no theme, and no sense to Scary Movie. It was just 81 minutes of wanton licentious disregard for righteousness, moral character and inhibition. There is no way to reveal the truth about this supremely vulgar movie in a summary/commentary without sounding nearly as vulgar as the movie. Please forgive me but I cannot avoid the extremes of this ministry any more than Paul avoided the extremes in Corinth. In a culture where we have been so drugged by vulgar extremes that what once was morally unacceptable has become morally invisible, we must address the extremes as well as the less severe, however uncomfortable it makes us. Our kids are "adressing" those extremes. Don't you think it wise to know with what they are being "addressed?" This is "real life" folks. Our real kids are watching this stuff. More than adults. The underage to adult ratio in the audience was about 20:1. And some of that "20" were not teens yet but will be in about five or six years -- imagine the influence of this "movie" on their values base then, imagine which "little straight pins" will surface then or between now and then [3 John 11].
If you are offended by frank discussion of sexual and other vulgarities (as you should be) I encourage you to leave this report without reading the more detailed accounting of findings in the rest of this Summary/Commentary or the Findings/Scoring section. But to give you a more complete picture of this "movie" before you leave, the numeric data from the Findings/Scoring section is duplicated in alpha-numeric display only located just below this paragraph.
Investigation Area * Score * Examples per Hour
Wanton Violence/Crime * zero * 20.7
Impudence/Hate * zero * 77.8
Sex/Homosexuality * zero * 72.6
Drugs/Alcohol * zero * 16.3
Offense to God * zero * 14.1
Murder/Suicide * zero * 7.4
Final Score: zero
Influence Density: 5.33
I repeat, if you are offended by frank discussion of sexual and other vulgarities (as you should be) I encourage you to leave this report now. But if you hear from your teens who want to see it that this is a good "movie", or if YOU want to see it, you might want to bite the bullet and read on. Just so you'll know what's coming.
(a) I reported earlier that this was the first movie to earn a CAP score of zero. I was wrong. I had forgotten about American Psycho which also received a zero score. The statement was my error, not an analysis model error. This is not a database operation. We cannot afford such expense nor a staff to help me. While the Findings/Scoring are completely computer generated and are thus completely objective, the Summary/Commentary is manual and is subject to my errors.
Beginning with the typical dirty phone call, Drew Becker (Carmen Electra), a twenty-something student at B. A. Corpse High School, is terrorized by the clone of the killer in the Scream movies [Ezek. 32:23]. Though all manner of humor is used to mask or make light of the vulgarities, they were there in spades [Is. 5:20]. The killer stabbed the young woman in the chest and an implant was impaled on the withdrawn knife. In other parts of this sub plot, the killer was seen drooling over the centerfold pictures of Becker in "Playtime" porno mag, and so was the audience -- ALL details of Electra were seen by all, including the 7 or 8 year olds in the audience [Prov. 6:23-26; Luke 17:2; Matt. 18:7]. I wonder what Child Protective Services would do if I were to show the same pictures to any of our seven kids at home, or what the police would do it I were to hold the same centerfold picture up for all patrons to see as they walked out of the theater auditorium which displayed it about an hundred times larger. Further, Becker discusses the details of her immoral sex life with the killer caller, using language and details reserved for boiler room arguments, all with "There's nothing wrong with it" resolve, of course [Col. 3:8]. In her frenzy to protect herself, thinking the killer was at the front door, Becker opens it and beats whatever / whomever was there with a baseball bat. It turned out to be two trick or treaters. Shades of gun control! Running out of the house with the killer hot on her heels, he rips off all her outer clothing. As she runs through a lawn sprinkler she pauses and starts a sensuous dance with self touching in her very brief, thong style underwear [Matt. 14:6]. After the lawn dance is when the killer catches up to her and stabs her in the chest -- graphically -- with the implant impaled on the withdrawn knife [Matt. 19:18]. As she tries to continue her flight from the killer, the young lady runs into the path of her parents' moving car. Apparently, by positioning of the mother, her parents were engaged in oral sex causing her father who was driving to not see her.
As the story moves on from one "sub plot" to another, the ignominy explodes [Gal. 5:19-21]. In one of the "sub plots" a man hears some whining in the public bathroom stall next to him and lowers himself to listen through a hole between the stalls. As he tries to hear through the hole, a male member is thrust though it to touch his ear, at which this actor portraying a homosexual expresses delight. Eventually, the male member is thrust through his head, ear to ear.
There's more. A lot more. For example, a transvestite in a mini-skirt as a school girl's coach [Deut. 22:5] proceeds to display his exaggerated scrotum to one of the school girls in his office -- repeatedly. Further, a picture of the frontal privates of a school boy (in his late 20s or early 30s) is not only shown to the audience, it is passed among a group of mixed company. In a brutal episode of sadomasochistic heterosexual intercourse, most nudity "politely" hidden of course, the girl is pinned to the ceiling with a firehose blast of emission from the same boy who earlier manipulated a stuffed monkey to masturbate.
And throughout it all is tons of sexual innuendo, comments (many vulgar), and talk. Petting in the high school halls, smoking in classrooms, foul language (all manner of it), "teens" in underwear, and an inflatable sex toy [Prov. 8:13]. Lacing it all is much homosexual suggestion [Rom. 1:20 - 32], sucking a male's finger to gain favor [Prov 6:26], beating of a girl while others look on with enjoyment, theft from a supposedly dead body, and, believe it or not, murder AND suicide. Implications of anal sex, a boy sneaking into a girl's bedroom for sex, racial slurs, arrogance against rules, and revelling drunkenness. Encouragement to drop inhibitions ... the list goes on as in Galatians 5:19-21, and is provided in the Findings/Scoring section. Note that the ignominy was so frequent and was presented at such a rapid pace that it is quite likely I missed a lot of it while annotating the findings, possibly missing even more severe ignominy.
And this is entertainment?
The Findings/Scoring section after the Scriptures provides a full accounting of the findings if you wish to view them.
FINDINGS / SCORING:
NOTE: Multiple occurrences of each item described below may be likely.
Wanton Violence/Crime (W):
Offense to God (O)(2):