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. For the Wayans fans hiding among you, Universal's Blu-ray release will be a satisfying one thanks to its solid video presentation and strong DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround track.
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. A Haunted House is almost entirely a vehicle for Wayans and his small supporting cast to spoof the Paranormal Activity franchise, in the best R-rated manner of other recent spoofs.
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. The Blu-ray arrives with mildly satisfying video but surprisingly good audio.
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. He discussed the differences between what he described as a passion-fueled labor of love like A Haunted House and a cynical exercise in pandering and exploitation like Scary Movie 5 .