A Haunted House


Marlon Wayans spoofs the 'found footage' horror genre Discuss this article

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You know a fright-flick craze is in danger of running its course when Marlon Wayans comes along to broadly, belatedly spoof it. Here, the comedian takes on the ‘found-footage’ genre, playing a camera-carrying dude whose bachelor pad is invaded by a flatulent girlfriend (Atkins), an intoxicated ghost and a bunch of unfunny stereotypes. The dated references (a Blair Witch joke?) suggest we’re watching a Scary Movie sequel, but no: that franchise picks up again this year. Which means this exceedingly lazy comedy is just the first of two Paranormal Activity parodies being crammed down our throats this year.

By AA Dowd
Time Out Doha,

A Haunted House

  • Duration: 86
  • Released: Thu, 11 Apr
  • Classification: 15+
  • Language: English
  • Director: Michael Tiddes
  • Stars: Marlon Wayans, Essence Atkins, Marlene Forte

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