Haunted House, A : Movie Review

In his career, Marlon Wayans has found success spoofing socially conscious black dramas (1996's "Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood"), "Scream"-style horror films (2000's "Scary Movie"), haunted house pics (2001's "Scary Movie 2"), and dance flicks (2009's, uh, "Dance Flick"). Not one to let a lucrative business rest, Wayans, along with co-writer Rick Alvarez and director Michael Tiddes, tackle the latest current hot fad—supernatural found-footage thrillers a 'la 2009's "Paranormal Activity"—for raunch-laden yuks with "A Haunted House." It could be the worst thing any of them have, or will, ever do. With the exception of maybe five funny moments in total, its ceaselessly debasing, queasily mean-spirited tone-deaf ways make it an endurance test that comes too close for comfort to the sub-humanoid levels of a Friedberg/Seltzer catastrophe of the "Epic Movie"/"Disaster Movie" sort.

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Author : Dustin Putman