Launched in 2000 by director Keenen Ivory Wayans, the Scary Movie franchise has repeatedly lampooned horror movie characters and conventions of the time.
It began with The Blair Witch Project, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Scream and The Sixth Sense.
Three sequels were released in 2001, 2003 and 2006.
Now Malcolm D Lee helms this fifth instalment in the series, which bids farewell to recurring characters Cindy Campbell (Anna Faris) and Brenda Meeks (Regina Hall).
The targets for parody this time include Mama, Paranormal Activity, Sinister and adult comedy Ted.
While the focus is on happily married couple Dan (Simon Rex) and Jody (Ashley Tisdale), who fear that their newborn baby is being haunted by a demonic spirit.
They seek guidance from a priest (Katt Williams) and even set up cameras in the infant’s nursery.
But the dark forces are too strong for the madcap man of the cloth and the night-vision technology.
Cameos include Lindsay Lohan (pictured above in a scene from the trailer), Charlie Sheen, Snoop Lion, Mike Tyson and Usher.