Writer: Marlon Wayans
Starring: Marlon Wayans
Cedric the Entertainer
Release Date: 2013
It has been a really nice break that the film industry has given us from those many film parody movies; you know the ones that stopped being funny after Scary Movie 2 and soon became stale and not even really movie parodies. Well 2013 is the year for all of them to come screeching back to us; and with Scary Movie 5 being released in April, we are being treated to A Haunted House to warm us up before then (made by the team behind the first two Scary Movie's).
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In the past 10 years we have had 2 good spoofs and then about 50 awful ones; they kept churning them out and each one got progressively worse. So I was hoping that after a break we would receive a fresh and genuinely funny film, and some aspects we did. It's full of your normal slap-stick gags, some work and most don't, but what this film had that past spoofs didn't was the fact that it was a genuine spoof of the films and not just of pop culture. It was full of sly digs and almost shot-for-shot scenes, just they were funny rather than scary. It was this that I appreciated about the film, it was a proper parody. The cast were OK, but nothing special really happened with them, so not much can be said; all in all it was actually a fairly good parody film; go in not expecting too much and you'll enjoy it.