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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Marlon Wayans and Essence Atkins Aim to Scare Audiences Silly with "A Haunted House" [TRAILER]

Up until this year, rumors were swirling that Marlon Wayans may step into the big shoes of late comedian Richard Prior for a big screen biopic. And I for one thought that Wayans would have made a nice choice for the part, especially since I feel too many critics neglected his stellar dramatic work in 2000's Requiem for a Dream.

And perhaps that's taken a toll on the direction of his career because the actor has gone back to his C-level parody work with the film, A Haunted House. Teaming with co-star Essence Atkins (Deliver Us from Eva, TV's Are We There Yet?), the pair stars in the Paranormal Activity-esque spoof as a couple whose house is, well, haunted (or something like that).

As it appears in the trailer, their pad itself may not be all that bedeviled as it is Keisha (Atkins) who may be the real source of the problem. You'll see what I mean once you check out the trailer. The film is described as follows:

In an outrageous send up of the Paranormal Activity movies, The Devil Inside and other “found footage” movies, A HAUNTED HOUSE features young couple Malcolm (Marlon Wayans) and Kisha (Essence Atkins) who have just moved in to their dream house. As they settle in, they quickly find they’re not alone. But it’s not the house that’s haunted, it’s Malcolm’s girlfriend who is possessed by a demon. Malcolm hires everyone from a priest to modern day ghostbusters to rid her of this unwelcome intruder, determined not to let the evil spirit ruin his relationship… or, more importantly, his sex life.

Playing on everything from Insidious to this year's The Possession, A Haunted House looks pretty much like any other Scary Movie film Wayans has done. And that clearly has a fan base....somehow. 

The actor, who also co-wrote the script, is also joined by funnyman Cedric the Entertainer. He introduces the trailer in the following clip:

A Haunted House invades theaters January 11, 2013. 


Daniel said...

Looks like Marlon Wayans is going back to try and get another Scary Movie type hit, a shame because I thought he was very impressive in Requiem as well.

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