Scary Movie 3 is a 2003 American horror comedy film, which parodies the horror, sci-fi, and mystery genres, as well as the third film of the Scary Movie franchise, and the first to be directed by David Zucker.
The film stars Anna Faris and Regina Hall reprising their roles as Cindy Campbell and Brenda Meeks, respectively. New cast members include Charlie Sheen, Simon Rex, Anthony Anderson, Kevin Hart, and Leslie Nielsen. It is the first film in the series to feature no involvement from the Wayans family. The characters of Shorty Meeks and Ray Wilkins, previously played by Shawn and Marlon Wayans, do not appear, nor are they referenced.
The film's plot significantly parodies the films The Ring, Signs, The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, and 8 Mile. It opened to mixed reviews from critics, who praised its consistent humor and satire, but criticized many other aspects such as casting, plot, and pacing. The film was a box office success, grossing $220.7 million worldwide. It is the last film in the series to be released by The Walt Disney Company's subsidiary Miramax Films, under the brand Dimension Films. After Dimension Films brand left Disney, Scary Movie 4 became the first film to be released by The Weinstein Company. It was named the 2004 Teen Choice Awards in the category of Choice Movie: Your Parents Didn't Want You to See.