So, apparently with none of the original cast of the other Scary Movies (unseen by me), except for Charlie Sheen who is now playing himself briefly, this fifth installment follows Jody and Dan Sanders, more commonly known as Ashley Tisdale and Simon Rex, who give interesting and committed performances. They adopt three odd children and move into a mansion with their housekeeper, Maria, and a smart ape. Why do they have an ape? Dan works at a science labaratory about them. The kids talk about a Mama. Sound familiar? Now, Jody decides to try to find out more about Mama to understand the paranormal activity happening.
It can be quite gross, but that's the idea. This movie has the feel of a popular YouTube video, like I said, but with several million dollars invested to make it, earns it's laughs, which is something the film industry has generally gone dry in.