Plot

In an outrageous send up of the Paranormal Activity movies, The Devil Inside and other “found footage” movies, A Haunted House features young couple Malcolm and Kisha who have just moved in to their dream house. As they settle in, they quickly find they’re not alone. But it’s not the house that’s haunted, it’s Malcolm’s girlfriend who is possessed by a demon. Malcolm hires everyone from a priest to modern day ghostbusters to rid her of this unwelcome intruder, determined not to let the evil spirit ruin his relationship… or, more importantly, his sex life. (Open Road Films)

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Release date: Jan 11, 2013
 
MPAA rating: Rated R for crude and sexual content, language and some drug use
 
Runtime: 86 min
 
Movie Reviews:
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    The Playlist - by Gabe Toro
    The film similarly boxes itself in when it feels the need to mimic the third-act occurrences of "Paranormal Activity" when it's obvious that improv had the film going in an entirely less predictable direction, clearly pointing out the fallacy of A Haunted House: you can't parody something and also try to emulate it as well. ...read more

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    The A.V. Club - by Nathan Rabin
    If the sluggishly paced, virtually laugh-free Haunted House is Wayans' conception of a passion-fueled labor of love, it's horrifying to ponder what he'd consider a mercenary cash-grab. ...read more

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    The Hollywood Reporter - by Frank Scheck
    Too often settles for raunchiness instead of wit. ...read more

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    Variety - by Joe Leydon
    The hit-to-miss ratio is less than impressive throughout A Haunted House, a frenetic and freewheeling satirical comedy that only sporadically scores a bull's-eye while aiming at easy targets. ...

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    Movie Nation - by Roger Moore
    For 85 rude and raunchy minutes, he does his best to drive a comical stake through the heart of horror's hottest franchise and the "found footage" genre. He doesn't exactly succeed. ...read more

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    The New York Times - by Neil Genzlinger
    If the opening gag in your R-rated movie is an extended flatulence joke you should reconsider whether you're qualified to make such a movie. Not that flatulence jokes aren't funny; 8-year-olds love them. The thing is, not many 8-year-olds go to R-rated movies. ...

  • 10
    Los Angeles Times - by Mark Olsen
    No-holds-barred comedy is one thing, hurtful thoughtlessness is something else entirely. An ostensible comedy shouldn't have so many moments that feel so ugly. ...

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    Film.com - by Jordan Hoffman
    A Haunted House, its despicable bigotry aside, is also a not-very-good comedy. ...read more

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User Comments & Reviews

  1. Liana Shimunova

    There are vague hints that the story is “really” about the difficulties and anxiety of commitment, but then one of many variations on a fart joke distracts from any actual idea.