A Haunted House is the first raunchy parody concocted by Marlon Wayans (he’s the star, co-writer and producer) without assistance from his brothers Shawn and Keenen Ivory. Together, the three have brought us spoofs like Scary Movie 1 & 2 and Dance Flick – in addition to non-pc comedies that people love-to-hate (White Chicks, LiTTLEMAN) – but does the “magic” vanish when it’s just Marlon, cracking sex gags and fart jokes while taking potshots at the found-footage supernatural horror movie sub-genre?
Surprisingly, Haunted House does call back to the Wayans’ breakout comedy Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood, with elements of culturally and racially-based satirical humor aimed primarily at the recent slate of found-footage movies boasting predominantly caucasian casts. The problem is, well… everything else.
Story-wise (in case you care): The shenanigans involve Malcolm ...
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