Today's Hot Comedy Trailer: Marlon Wayans' Not-So-Subtle Paranormal Parody A Haunted House
10.20.12 by Ryan
It's like a scary ghost story. Only with more farting.
Over the years, Marlon Wayans has become a bit of an enigma as an actor. Starting out on the sketch comedy show In Living Color and subsequent sitcom The Wayans Bros., Wayans soon made the natural transition to movie parodies like 1996's Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood and co-writing and starring in the first two of the Scary Movie franchise. However, sprinkled amongst missteps like G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra and Dungeons & Dragons, Wayans has shown he can actually act in movies like Requiem For a Dream and The Ladykillers and was even attached to play Richard Pryor in a long-gestating biopic. Yet, Wayans continues to help put movies like Dance Flick into existence.
The conundrum continues. Wayans is back with his latest parody, A Haunted House, which takes aim at the Paranormal Activity movies as well as The Devil Inside. The first trailer shows off not-so-subtle jokes about homosexuality, farts, and getting high, so pretty much what you'd expect from Wayans, only, considering the movie will be rated R, perhaps the final product will offer more than the initial trailer. Cedric the Entertainer (Barbershop), David Koechner (Anchorman) and Nick Swardson (30 Minutes or Less) co-star.
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Written by Wayans and Rick Alvares (Dance Flick, Little Man), A Haunted House was directed by Michael Tiddes.