January 11th, 2013
This movie is basicly the same as the Scary Movie franchise, except it only makes fun of one horror movie. As you can probably guess from the title, or maybe not since there are like a million movies about haunted houses (because that’s so original), A Haunted House is a parody of Paranormal Activity.
The movie starts with Malcolm (Marlon Wayans), one of the main characters, talking about how he bought this new camera so he can film all the good moments with his girlfriend, Kisha (Essence Atkins), who’s moving in that day. It was filmed the same way as Paranormal Activity with our view being either the camera that Malcolm or Kisha was holding, or the security cameras installed in the house after the first night, because they thought there was a thief in the house that moved Kisha’s keys during the night. After several paranormal activities, Kisha calls a psychic to come check out if their house is haunted, which makes her admit these kinds of things used to happen when she was younger. She also admits to making a deal with the devil for a pair of Louis Vuitton shoes.
I was excited to watch this movie since I really like the Scary Movie franchise, but I have to admit that I was disappointed. It was funny at times, but it mostly went too far. Either the jokes were stretched too much, or they just seemed like they were trying too hard. It was probably the point, but there is a way of making a parody without making it seem like you’re trying too hard to make it funny. For example, Malcolm and Kisha invites some friends over (another couple) to hang out in the pool. At one point the guys talk about how Malcolm isn’t getting any action from Kisha since she moved in and his friend starts talking to about how sometimes it only takes someone else riding your car for your car to start working right again. When Malcolm is shocked at the idea that he could be suggesting to switch girlfriends, his friend starts saying “No, of course not! What kind of person do you think I am? But, you know, if you’re into that, I mean, I can make it happen for you” and then he keeps on saying “you’re sure you would never ever do that?” for like five minutes. The joke was funny, but they over used it. I don’t really recommend this movie. It’s not quite worth the time.
Until Next Time!
Young Mom ❤