Conclusion: A Haunted House falls into "how did this even get made?" territory. It's yet another painful horror comedy from a Wayans that turned a substantial profit at the box office -- it cost three-million and cleared forty -- meaning A Haunted House 2 is most certainly inbound. God help us all.
Excerpt: Marlon Wayans co-writes and headlines his most recent attempt at a horror spoof in A Haunted House . If you don’t like Marlon Wayans’ brand of physical comedy and raunchy humor, you can stop reading now.
Conclusion: Although it sees the return of Marlon Wayans to familiar territory, 'A Haunted House' is yet another horror movie spoof full of the same hackneyed and tired potty humor we've seen a thousand of times over. The comedy is rarely funny, much less original, making it easily forgettable.
Summary: A frenetic and freewheeling satirical comedy that only sporadically scores a bull's-eye while aiming at easy targets: found-footage thrillers in the vein of "Paranormal Activity," "The Devil Inside" and "The Blair Witch Project."
Excerpt: In a recent interview with HitFix, Marlon Wayans used the similarly timed releases of his found-footage horror comedy A Haunted House and the fourth Scary Movie sequel as an excuse to rant against the franchise he helped launch.