Haunted House

Haunted House

Director: Michael Tiddes

Cast: Marlon Wayans, Essence Atkins, Cedric the Entertainer

     
 

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Marlon Wayans and Essence Atkins head up this horror parody about a man who scrambles for some supernatural assistance after a demon stakes its claim on his unsuspecting girlfriend. Kisha (Atkins) is just settling into her boyfriend Malcolm's (Marlon Wayans) new house when Kisha begins to exhibit some seriously disturbing behavior. At first Malcolm suspects that the… See more details below

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Marlon Wayans and Essence Atkins head up this horror parody about a man who scrambles for some supernatural assistance after a demon stakes its claim on his unsuspecting girlfriend. Kisha (Atkins) is just settling into her boyfriend Malcolm's (Marlon Wayans) new house when Kisha begins to exhibit some seriously disturbing behavior. At first Malcolm suspects that the house is haunted, but it doesn't take long to realize that Kisha has been possessed. Now, in order to save Kisha's immortal soul and get her back in the mood for some hanky-panky, Malcolm recruits a virtual army of exorcists and paranormal experts to wage all-out war against the diabolical entity. Cedric the Entertainer, David Koechner, and Nick Swardson co-star.

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All Movie Guide - Jeremy Wheeler
Considering Marlon Wayans' crummy track record (Dance Flick, Little Man, White Chicks), it's amazing how laugh-out-loud funny A Haunted House turns out to be. This found-footage spoof impresses right out of the gate, because in the first five minutes one sacred movie taboo is thrown out the window and pummeled to absolutely absurd lengths. It's actually a great way to start this fun ride, in which stretched-out gags rule the school. Wayans is aided by his co-star Essence Atkins, whose role is filled not only with genre clichés, but ample room for wild comedic riffing -- a technique widely used by the talented supporting cast, including Cedric the Entertainer, David Koechner, Nick Swardson, and J.B. Smoove. House takes its direct cues from the Paranormal Activity series, in which a couple are haunted by an unseen ghost. Here, the action focuses on a young woman (Atkins) as she moves into the home of her boyfriend Malcolm (Wayans). Things start getting weird as the two begin to experience the trials of living together, while at the same time dealing with some seemingly supernatural weirdness that occurs each night as they sleep. Thankfully, with the help of a quirky security-camera installer (Koechner) and his half-wit brother, Malcolm rigs the house with recording devices so he can keep track of everything that happens. Also along for the ride is a very hands-on psychic named Chip (Swardson), a swinger couple (Alanna Ubach and Eastbound & Down's Andrew Daly), and a priest who preaches the gospel of the herb (Cedric). A Haunted House really works because it's unafraid to get utterly ludicrous in its laughs. Every other scene pushes past the boundaries of a one-punch-line joke and offers up a bevy of gags that are more bonkers than the last. The film certainly benefits each time an outrageous co-star makes their way into the picture, yet it's Wayans and Atkins who really hold it all together, going to unexpected places repeatedly. While not every idea sticks to the wall, enough do -- over and over again. There's no way that this kind of broad comedy is for everybody, but for those whom it does connect with, A Haunted House will be a new go-to flick to put on when you're looking to ease into a truly silly state of mind.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/23/2013
UPC:
0025192178450
Original Release:
2013
Rating:
R
Source:
Universal Studios
Time:
1:27:00
Sales rank:
13,876

Special Features

How to Survive a Paranormal Presence

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Marlon Wayans Malcolm
Essence Atkins Kisha
Cedric the Entertainer Father Williams
David Koechner Dan the Security Man
Nick Swardson Chip the Psychic
Affion Crockett Ray-Ray
Andrew Daly Steve
Alanna Ubach Jenny
Marlene Forte Rosa
Dave Sheridan Bob
J.B. Smoove Kisha's Dad
Robin Thede Kisha's Mom

Technical Credits
Michael Tiddes Director,Co-producer
Rick Alvarez Producer,Screenwriter
Fred M. Andrews Production Designer
Lisa Suzanne Blum Executive Producer
Stuart Ford Executive Producer
Steve Gainer Cinematographer
Suzanne Hines Editor
Venus Kanani Casting
Brian Kavanaugh-Jones Executive Producer
Deepak Nayar Executive Producer
Andy Ross Score Composer
Steven Squillante Executive Producer
James D. Stern Executive Producer
Mary Vernieu Casting
Ariyela Wald-Cohain Costumes/Costume Designer
Marlon Wayans Producer,Screenwriter

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Haunted House
1. Scene 1 [4:18]
2. Scene 2 [2:40]
3. Scene 3 [4:49]
4. Scene 4 [3:50]
5. Scene 5 [1:46]
6. Scene 6 [4:47]
7. Scene 7 [5:50]
8. Scene 8 [5:16]
9. Scene 9 [4:17]
10. Scene 10 [5:02]
11. Scene 11 [4:49]
12. Scene 12 [2:33]
13. Scene 13 [3:29]
14. Scene 14 [4:10]
15. Scene 15 [4:32]
16. Scene 16 [5:40]
17. Scene 17 [5:00]
18. Scene 18 [5:27]
19. Scene 19 [3:10]
20. Scene 20 [4:48]

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