Imagine gene splicing Ted meets Paranormal Activity... the
by-product would be A Haunted House written and starring Marlon
Wayans in this hilarious spoof about a really bad horror movie.
Not only is A Haunted House far superior than the Paranormal
Activity series will ever be but it will leave you hurting from
However don't go into A Haunted House expecting the
next Oscar award winning film because you'll be sorely mistaken. With
that said, if you're offended by anything politically incorrect than you
might want to give this film a miss....
because you'll be in for the shock of your life!
<insert critic review> Marlon Wayan is either a genius or a
writer who relies on childish antics, human body parts and flatulence
jokes to get his message across. Ironically, A Haunted House is a social
commentary on the rubbish that is released by Hollywood on shoe
string budgets such as Paranormal Activity or The Blair Witch Project. A
man with a camera can sometimes make the world get noticed, a Wayans
brother with a house full of cameras will make the critics shake in
terror and flee the cinemas in droves... welcome to A Haunted House!
<end of critic review>
The premise behind A
Haunted House is based on Paranormal Activity where Malcolm's (Marlon
Wayans) new girlfriend Kisha (Essence Atkins) moves into his home. Unfortunately for Malcolm,
she has brought a ghost/demon into his home and their love life is in for a shock.
Malcolm discovers that living with a girl is difficult but living with a
girl and her ghost/demon is even harder. In order to capture his new
girlfriend and the paranormal activity, Malcolm installs cameras into
every part of his house and also uses a portable video camera to assist
in the process as well.
The result is some very
disturbing scenes such as Kisha having sex with a ghost, Malcolm having
sex with a ghost and their housekeeper packing heroine bags with her
posse. It's classic Wayans humour and where on Earth does a gimp suit
fit into the movie? Somehow it does!
A Haunted House uses every
cliché in the book but is thoroughly versed in Wayans humour from their
best friends wife who wants a Mandingo party (look it up on Google) or
Malcolm bringing in a priest (Cedric the Entertainer), Chip the Psychic
(Nick Swardson) or Paranormal Investigator Dan (David Koechner), you'll
be shocked at some of their antics.
A Haunted House isn't a
great movie but it sure as hell isn't a bad movie either... it's pure
Wayans humour that will appeal to all those that loved White Chicks.
Besides the freakishly disturbing ghost sex scenes, seeing Malcolm in a
teddy bear orgy is almost worth the admission price alone and his facial
expressions are very infectious.
Wayans and co-writer Rick
Alvarez should be commended in this classic Paranormal Activity Spoof
that really shines a magnifying glass on the crap that Hollywood
The only downside to the film is that it is a little too long but most
comedies that rely on political incorrectness and juvenile humour
Nonetheless, what a laugh!