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‘Scary’ spoof bow

Zucker takes humor seriously at bow

HOLLYWOOD — Although Monday’s “Scary Movie 3” preem started with an interminable will-call line and more chaos than usual inside the Avco — call it “Scary Seating” — the pic played well and the after-party crowd at the W was upbeat.

Dimension topper Bob Weinstein described the film as “verbal wit and slapstick” and praised helmer David Zucker for “taking his humor seriously. He knows you have to have a story, not a string of jokes.”

“You can spoof under any genre,” Zucker said, best known for sendups “Airplane!” and “The Naked Gun.” “Here we had ‘Signs,’ ‘8 Mile’ and ‘The Ring.’ You’re only as good as your targets.”

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