Saturday, September 14, 2013

REWIND REVIEW: A Haunted House

A Haunted House

Marlon Waynes,
Essence Atkins


January 11, 2013

Michael Tiddes

Open Road Films

1 hour 26 minutes



In the slew of forgettable films that came out earlier this year, one that was actually a pretty big success was the horror-spoof film "A Haunted House."  This spoof film comes from the Wayans Brothers, aka the guys who brought the world the first two (and only genuinely good) films in the "Scary Movie" franchise, as well as the apparently awful "Dance Flick."  Here is a movie that, like "Scary Movie 5," focuses its main story on making fun of the "Paranormal Activity" series, but actually does it in a way where the humor is genuine and doesn't feel forced exactly.  I mean sure, this movie is no masterpiece by any means.  However it did make me laugh a few times, and I for one had a good time watching it.  It's not for the faint of heart or those looking for an intelligent comedy like "The World's End," but it is a decent way to turn your brain off for 85 minutes or so and just have a good time laughing at the situations these characters get in to.  While not a fantastic and hilarious comedy, "A Haunted House" is a silly, stupid, and fun enough movie that's worth watching when a bunch of friends are over and looking to watch something that requires no work from the brain whatsoever.

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