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 theyâre not alone. But itâs not the house thatâs haunted, itâs Malcolmâs 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)
Film informationGenre: Comedy, Horror
- 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
- 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
- The Hollywood Reporter - by Frank Scheck
Too often settles for raunchiness instead of wit. ...read more
- 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. ...
- 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
- 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. ...
- 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. ...
- Film.com - by Jordan Hoffman
A Haunted House, its despicable bigotry aside, is also a not-very-good comedy. ...read more