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A Haunted House (2013)

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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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Michael Tiddes
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marlon Wayans ... Malcolm
Marlene Forte ... Rosa
Essence Atkins ... Kisha
David Koechner ... Dan the Security Man
Dave Sheridan ... Bob
Nick Swardson ... Chip the Psychic
Alanna Ubach ... Jenny
Andrew Daly ... Steve
J.B. Smoove ... Kisha's Stepdad (as JB Smoove)
Robin Thede ... Kisha's Mom
Jordenn Thompson ... Little Kisha
Affion Crockett ... Ray-Ray
Cedric the Entertainer ... Father Williams
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

11 January 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Smartass See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,101,682, 13 January 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$40,041,683

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$60,141,683
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Marlon Wayans and Essence Atkins were both born in 1972. See more »

Goofs

(at around 9 mins) The onscreen graphics shows that August 4th, 2012 is Night #1. The next one (at around 23 mins) shows that August 5th, 2012 is Night #4. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Malcolm: Why isn't this stupid thing working? See, that's that bullshit. I'm taking this shit right back to Best Buy.
[takes off lens cap]
Malcolm: Or not. Stupid lens cap.
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Alternative takes are shown during the end credits. See more »

Connections

References Kim Kardashian, Superstar (2007) See more »

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El Toro Del Norte
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Performed by Rick Balentine
Courtesy of Cutting Edge Music Holdings
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Not as bad as you're led to believe, but still pretty flimsy
20 January 2013 | by MovieProductionsSee all my reviews

*1/2 out of **** (ROTTEN)

Channel the New Year. Already in the second week, the Tomato Meter is at its lowest- a dashing seven percent, and with a spoof movie. This cannot end well. I will admit, the trailer had me chuckling. I'm big on stereotypical humor, and from time to time I like to succumb myself to just stupid, dumb fun. Being a fan of the first Scary Movie certainly doesn't hurt matters.

With that being said, "A Haunted House" is exactly what you'd expect... and not much else. In terms of humor, the ratio's about 2:5. That might seem like a bad mark, which it is, but for a film that aims at the lowest common denominator and scores a higher denominator, it's not too shabby. Acting/story, well, you don't go to these kinds of movies for that. Same goes for editing/choreography.

There's not much you can say about this film. This is one of those cases where you either are the audience FOR this film or you're not. If you're a fan of the first two Scary Movies, have an admiration for the Wayans brothers, and dig the advertisements for this film, you'll walk out of there with some good laughs here and there. If you completely despise these movies, or this type of humor in general, you'll walk out feeling cheated.

However, be warned, this is NOT a kids film (ala a Jason Friedberg/Aaron Seltzer production or even the last Scary Movies that were PG-13). Tons of sex scenes (played for laughs though), nudity, drugs, and such abound.

All in all, it's not as bad as you're led to believe, but it's still pretty flimsy.


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