Scary Movie 3 is a 2003 American science fiction comedy film, which parodies the horror, sci-fi, and mystery genres, directed by David Zucker. It is the third film of the Scary Movie franchise, as well as the first to have no involvement from the Wayans family. This is most evident as the film's content is less vulgar than the previous films, and the characters of Shorty Meeks and Ray Wilkins do not appear, nor are they referenced. Because of this, fans consider this to be the downfall of the Scary Movie series. The film's plot significantly parodies the films The Ring, Signs, The Matrix and 8 Mile. It is also the first film in the series to star Leslie Nielsen.