As Scary Movie 3 (2003) begins, Anna Faris, the protagonist of the previous movies, is an addlepated anchorbabe who believes that a deadly videotape—much like the one in The Ring (2002)—is connected to the crop circles that have been appearing in farmer Charlie Sheen's cornfield. Are aliens invading the United States? Can Anna put the kibosh on the extraterrestrial party crash? With that slim set-up, the send-ups get going and don't let up until the credits: Scary Movie 3 spoofs everything from The Matrix (1999) to The Others (2001) to even 8 Mile (2002) and Pootie Tang (2001)—plus pretty much the entire body of work of super-spookster M. Night Shyamalan. Leslie Nielsen, Pamela Anderson, Queen Latifah, Jenny McCarthy, Simon Rex, George Carlin, Jeremy Piven, Ja Rule, and Camryn Manheim put in appearances in this perfectly parodic pile-on of put-ons.