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Review: A Haunted House

By BRETT MICHEL  |  January 15, 2013
0.5 0.5 Stars

This latest Marlon Wayans vehicle is a send-up of the "found footage" genre, from Paranormal Activity to The Devil Inside, and if the name of its director — Michael Tiddes — makes you chuckle, then is this the movie for you! Malcolm (Wayans) is thrilled to have his girlfriend Kisha (Essence Atkins) moving in, until she claims to have brought a ghost along, after making "a deal with the devil for a pair of Louis Vuittons." Suffering through a flatulent first night with Kisha, Malcolm proclaims "A ghost? No, you have a ghost in your ass!" After she's violated by this unseen entity a few scenes later (she enjoys it, of course!), you'll be hard-pressed to disagree with his assessment. Naturally, he's soon on the receiving end of this same treatment himself — par for the course for a movie that thinks homophobia is the height of hilarity. That, and the image of Wayans taking a shit – a fitting metaphor for this film.

  Topics: Reviews , Paranormal Activity, Marlon Wayans, The Devil Inside
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