Film Fan Reveals Where to Find the Easter Egg Hidden in 'Scary Movie'

A film fan has revealed how to spot the Easter Egg hidden in the 2000 cult classic, Scary Movie.

Anyone growing up in the noughties will no doubt remember the irreverent spoof franchise, which spawned five films in total.

Anna Faris and Regina Hall appeared in all but the last movie, released in 2013, with the comedies paying homage to popular horror films of the time.

The flicks boasted an impressive roster of cameos, with Carmen Electra, Pamela Anderson, Snoop Dogg, Charlie Sheen and Mac Miller making an appearance.

The first film, released in 2000, parodied Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer, with the plot following the implausible high jinks of a group of high school students.

While the films don't pander to reality or believability on any level, one fan noticed an Easter Egg hidden in the blockbuster aimed directly at the audience.

Redditor TheHerbalJedi shared a snap of a scene to the site's Movie Details forum, revealing a hidden message around an hour into the film.

They captioned it: "Rewatching Scary Movie (2000.) Never noticed this before."

Around 54 minutes in, Brenda and Shorty Meeks, played by Marlon Wayans, go to the movies to watch Shakespeare in Love.

The pair sit through previews and credits before the film starts, with one fan pausing the tape to read the on-screen text.

To their shock they realized it was a joke directed at the viewer, as it says: "The following peeview has been a**proved for immature audience only. If you can read this you're too close.

"We thought it would be funny to put this here, kiss our a**** and take it off pause."

The post, shared just over a month ago, has been upvoted nearly 20,000 times, as fellow movie buffs admitted they too hadn't spotted the message.

Entire_Dimension_308 w rote: "I've seen that movie so many times and I never noticed that either, that's awesome."

Karmas_Advocate added: "Wow I never noticed that."

While some pointed how much harder it would have been to spot when it was first released on VHS and DVD—as well as how small TV screens were in comparison to today—referenced in the note telling viewers if they can read it they're too close.

Juarezderek commented: "Kids these days can just pick a spot to pause. We had to time that s*** perfectly or keep rewinding the tape to reread what that said."

Referencing screens, Chaotic_goody added: "They were SMALL. I had forgotten how small they were and how far we've come. I'm going to go hug my LG TV now."

Cartoongiant admitted: "Lol. I had a much more convoluted explanation. I thought someone added this into the pause screen for Netflix. Like, wow someone is really dedicated to this movie 20 years later! I am dumb."

Deekkuli asked: "Did Doofy write that lmao."

Aztec_Reaper thought: "That's definitely one of the best visual jokes ever."

Frostbite225 reckoned: "The marijuana leaf is a nice touch."

Despite the film being a spoof, it was widely popular and grossed an impressive $159 million, according to Forbes.

The site ranked it as number nine on their list of top 25 highest-grossing horror movies of all time.

While Scary Movie 3, released in 2003, made it to number 23 on the list with $110 million.

In first place was 2017's It with $327.5 million, in second place was The Sixth Sense, making $239.5 million in 1999, and the smash hit Jaws came third grossing $260 million in 1975 (which by Newsweek's calculations would be decent $1.15 billion in today's money).

Scary Movie 1 & 2 movie posters.
Scary Movie 1 & 2 movie posters. A film fan has pointed out where you can see an impressive Easter Egg in the first film. IMDB