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A Haunted House (2013)

R  |   |  Comedy, Horror  |  11 January 2013 (USA)
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Malcolm and Kisha move into their dream home, but soon learn a demon also resides there. When Kisha becomes possessed, Malcolm - determined to keep his sex life on track - turns to a priest, a psychic, and a team of ghost-busters for help.

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In October 2012 a video footage is found at the home of Malcolm Johnson and the recordings are still unexplained. Past this prologue a story in flashback form unfolds. During the summer of 2012, Malcolm and Kisha move in together and start a happy life. One night Kisha notices a few unexplained phenomena that convince her their house is haunted by ghosts. To allay her fears Malcom hires a camera crew to film inside the house day and night. A few nights later Malcom and Keisha have sex on camera, despite Keisha's protests at being filmed. Upon reviewing the sex tape the next day, Malcom and Keisha notice a few paranormal phenomena caught on tape. Malcom wants to sell the house but the housing market is slow. Therefore, Malcom decides to hire a psychic to come to the house and investigate. After Kisha confesses to making a deal with the devil for a pair of shoes things start to make sense but it doesn't solve the problems caused by the paranormal phenomena. Written by nufs68

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This $*%! ain't paranormal!

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Rated R for crude and sexual content, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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$18,101,682 (USA) (11 January 2013)

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$40,041,683 (USA) (1 March 2013)
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The movie's release date, January 11th, 2013, was the original release date for "Scary Movie 5" before the latter moved to April 12th, 2013. Marlon Wayans, who wrote and stars in "A Haunted House", was one of the creators of the "Scary Movie" franchise. Both movies spoof "Paranormal Activity". See more »

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Malcolm: Or not. Stupid lens cap.
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Very funny for a half hour then started to repeat itself. Better then the recent Scary Movie movies though. I say B-.
2 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"You made a deal with the devil for a pair of shoes? Not shoes Malcolm!!! Louboutins OK, they've got red soles and they make my calves pop. I really needed them OK!" Malcolm (Wayans) and Kisha (Atkins) have moved in together and are excited to start their new life together. When strange things start to happen they look for answers and narrow it down to one thing. A ghost is messing with them. This is another movie that is pretty much what you would expect. Funnier then the recent Scary Movie movies but after a half hour it seemed to run out of ideas and started to repeat itself. The first half hour was really funny though. The movie spoofs the Paranormal Activity and Last Exorcism movies so if you have seen those this will be funnier. The dialog is funny and this is worth watching but don't expect to laugh all the way through, unless you like the same joke over and over. Overall, very funny for awhile then runs out of steam. I give it a B-.


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