Monday, September 30, 2013

A Haunted House - DVD Review

Starring Marlon Wayans, Essence Atkins, Cedric the Entertainer, Nick Swardson, David Koechner, Dave Sheridan and JB Smoove.
Directed by Michael Tiddes.


Yet another parody movie, I know. This one sends up Paranormal Activity mainly, but gets in some jabs at other franchises.

There are two main problems with this film.

1. Nick Swardson. I rarely find him funny anyway but here he plays a gay psychic coming on to Marlon Wayans the whole movie.  Maybe some gay panic/misunderstanding at the beginning can be funny, but it gets rapey after a while and by the end, it's virulently homophobic.

2. Low-brow humor. The first night of recorded paranormal activity features... farting. *sigh*

Director Michael Tiddes (who got his big break serving as producer Rick Alvarez's assistant on the set of White Chicks) is able to get a lot of the Paranormal angles down. That's about all I can say.

No comments: