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A Haunted House is Unapologetic and Has No Boundaries

Malcolm and girlfriend Kisha and Jenny and Steve do an ouija board to try and contact the demon in a Haunted house directed by Michael Tiddes.

Written by Marlon Wayans and directed by Michael Tiddes, A Haunted House is crass, unapologetic and has no boundaries with its aggressive and crude nature.

A Haunted House opens as Malcolm (Marlon Wayans- White Chicks) fires up his new video camera in excitement that his girlfriend Kisha (Essence Atkins- Dance Flick) is due to move in with him. Malcolm soon realizes the move-in isn’t going as planned with Kisha dressing like a hobo in bed, refusing to let them tape their sexual shenanigans and failing to mention way ahead of time that, as a young girl, she’d made a pact with the devil for a pair of shoes. This randy demon takes up residence is Malcolm’s home and causes a number of problems for the pair as it feeds off their negativity. They decide to call upon a number of ‘specialists’ to help them catch, detect and get rid of the unwanted guest.

Veteran comic actor David Koechner (Anchorman) plays Dan the Security Man with a desire to create his own ‘Ghost Guys’ reality show. Chip the psychic (Nick Swardson- Just go with it) helps them identify what the demon might want, while taking more than a fancy to Malcolm, and Cedric the Entertainer shows up as an ex-con priest, Father Williams, who attempts an exorcism on Kisha while delivering an endless series of profane one-liners.

With endless jokes about bodily functions, a perverse demon, Malcolm unconsciously defecating on Kisha’s late father’s ashes, and Jenny (Alanna Ubach- Meet The Fockers)  and Steve (Andrew Daly- Semi-Pro, What Happens in Vegas) playing the overly horny swinging couple, A Haunted House delivers quite a few laughs. The Wayans have a certain charisma on screen with both Marlon and Essence game for any silly gag, and certainly more likable than the average found-footage star.

A Haunted House will probably not be remembered for years to come, but for those with a broad, dry, silly and crude sense of humor it’s a funny enough kick to the ghost balls.

WICKED RATING: 5.5/10  [usr 5.5]

Title: A Haunted House

IMDb

Director: Michael Tiddes
Writer(s): Marlon Wayans, Rick Alvarez
Stars: Marlon Wayans, Essence Atkins, Marlene Forte
Year: 2013
Studio/ Production Co: Automatik Entertainment, Baby Way Productions, Cutting Edge
Budget: $2,00,000 (estimated)
Language: English
Length: 86mins
Sub-Genre: Comedy, Parody

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Written by Nicola Odeku
Nicola Odeku is the co-founder of Wicked Horror. After managing a fashion and lifestyle magazine, in addition to writing her own published relationship articles, Nicola set up team with Arturo and followed her genuine love for horror. Also known as Miss Horror, Nicola is a big fan of hardcore gore, anything demonic, and disturbing cinema. Also cats. She looooves cats. Nicola enjoys traveling, sitting on a beach and eating cake.
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