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‘A Haunted House’ Trailer Spooks Out Laughs!

It was recently announced that Open Road Films had acquired Michael Tiddes’ A Haunted House, co-written by and starring Marlon Wayans. This morning the official trailer hit and I was actually a bit impressed. While the first Scary Movie (a hilarious movie) was a direct spoof of Scream, the sequels trailed off into pop culture land (a place that I never want to visit). With A Haunted House, Wayans and co. appear to do a direct spoof of Paranormal Activity (while also referencing other Found Footage films like Devil Inside), which excites me a great bit. IMO, the best spoof comedies come when the writer makes jokes about observations he/she has about the subject, not by injecting a bunch of pop culture references into a non-existant plot. I guess you could say that I’m actually looking forward to this?

In the Wayans family tradition of successful movies like Scary Movie 1 & 2, Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood, and, most recently, Dance Flick, Marlon Wayans co-wrote the script for A Haunted House, along with Rick Alvarez, who has produced several Wayans family movies.

Open Road Films will release A Haunted House – which stars Marlon Wayans, Cedric The Entertainer, David Koechner, Nick Swardson and Essence Atkins – nationwide on January 11, 2013.

In an outrageous send up of the Paranormal Activity movies, The Devil Inside and other “found footage” movies, A Haunted House features young couple Malcolm (Marlon Wayans) and Kisha (Essence Atkins) who have just moved in to their dream house. As they settle in, they quickly find they’re not alone. But it’s not the house that’s haunted, it’s Malcolm’s girlfriend who is possessed by a demon. Malcolm hires everyone from a priest to modern day ghostbusters to rid her of this unwelcome intruder, determined not to let the evil spirit ruin his relationship… or, more importantly, his sex life.



  • joesey

    I was laughing my ass off lol. This looks way better than PA4

  • Zombie-Killa

    Fucking hilarious. The spoofing of The Devil Inside at the end was priceless. Can’t wait for this.

  • bambi_lives8980

    This is awesome, I will totally see this because I hate PA more than anything and always thought it would be great to do a feature length spoof of it. This has great written all over it.

  • HorrorManiac666

    This actually looks good I think I might see this at theatres

  • Remember-Slithis

    This looked good like “Scary Movie” part 1 good!I will see this.

  • Taboo

    Agree with you all, this looks quite interesting 🙂

  • DesignDeath

    Didn’t laugh once.

    • bluevalentine

      I know I was cringing… this is just like vampires suck. *sigh

  • violentdope

    I liked scary movie 1 and 2 but this looks lame.

  • KeepDoubting

    I seriously can’t believe how many people here are saying this “looks good.” The humor seems like it’s directed towards 10 year olds.

  • jmacgrath

    Made me laugh a couple times. THIS is what Scary Movie 5 should be. It will probably end up being terrible but I’ll still watch it haha.

  • ThunderDragoon

    I’ll definitely be watching this. I count this as Scary Movie 5 because they’re actually spoofing horror movies as opposed to Scary Movie 5. Looks great.

  • Marty McFly

    That looks hilarious. I love the Wayans brothers, with the exception of Kenan Ivery Wayans because he doesn’t do a lot of acting, but Shawn, Marlon and Damon are hilarious. Scary Movie 1 was fucking hysterical. Scary Movie 2 was funny. Scary Movie 3 was kind of funny but mostly stupid, and part 4 was just a train wreck. This trailer looks awesome, especially cause I fucking hate those Paranormal Craptivity movies with a passion. I’ll be seeing this in theaters.

  • Remember-Slithis

    For one Keenan is the brains of the family.He normally directs.Two, Scary Movie 2 is entertaining but isn’t good.It was a rushed cash grab.And 3 all fart jokes are aimed at the 10yrold in all of us.Negativity is so lame when the same old conformed sayings are in play.Get laid,eat a pizza,get a pet,or hug your parents.

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