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'A Haunted House' Movie Trailer Premieres

It was recently announced that Open Road Films had acquired Michael Tiddes’ A Haunted House, co-written by and starring Marlon Wayans. This morning the official trailer hit and I was actually a bit impressed. While the first Scary Movie (a hilarious movie) was a direct spoof of Scream, the sequels trailed off into pop culture land (a place that I never want to visit). With A Haunted House, Wayans and co. appear to do a direct spoof of Paranormal Activity (while also referencing other Found Footage films like Devil Inside), which excites me a great bit. IMO, the best spoof comedies come when the writer makes jokes about observations he/she has about the subject, not by injecting a bunch of pop culture references into a non-existant plot. I guess you could say that I’m actually looking forward to this?

In the Wayans family tradition of successful movies like Scary Movie 1 & 2, Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood, and, most recently, Dance Flick, Marlon Wayans co-wrote the script for A Haunted House, along with Rick Alvarez, who has produced several Wayans family movies.

Open Road Films will release A Haunted House – which stars Marlon Wayans, Cedric The Entertainer, David Koechner, Nick Swardson and Essence Atkins – nationwide on January 11, 2013.