Plot, Parodies, and Promotional Poster Revealed For ‘A Haunted House 2’

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You may have erased it from your memory by now, but in the second week of January this year a comedy arrived in theaters titled A Haunted House. The film starred Marlon Wayans and hoped to revitalize the parody genre with a play on popular horror/found footage films. We hated it, as did pretty much every other critic who saw its poor excuse for humor, but the box office receipts were high, so now we can all look forward to A Haunted House 2 arriving in March 2014.

Yesterday, the first official press release for A Haunted House 2 was blasted out to the film community. In it, initial plot details and planned parodies were outlined alongside a promotional poster. The text reads as follows:

“After losing his possessed girlfriend Kisha in a car crash, Malcolm (Marlon Wayans) meets and falls for Megan, a single white mother of two. As he moves into a new home with the family, Malcolm discovers bizarre paranormal events surrounding the children and the property. To complicate matters, a back-from-the-dead Kisha moves in across the street, and there’s nothing worse than the scorn of a demonic ex-girlfriend…

With spine-tingling tension and hilarious punch-lines A Haunted House 2 spoofs supernatural horror movie hits such as Paranormal Activity 4, Sinister, The Possession, Insidious, The Conjuring, and more. This time… it’s not just the house that’s haunted!”

It’s interesting that the new film includes children in the plot, but fails to mention the two daughters Wayans’ character adopts in the original film (spoofing Mama). Not that these kind of details matter in a series like this, but a little effort for cohesion would be appreciated.

Though we know we’ll probably regret it, you can rest assured we’ll have more on A Haunted House 2 in the months to come. I want to believe parodies still have a place in film, but after witnessing A Haunted House and Scary Movie 5 I think it may be time to consider putting this style to rest.

James Shotwell

James Shotwell is the founder of Under The Gun Review. He loves writing about music and movies almost as much as he loves his two fat cats. He's also the co-founder of Antique Records and the Marketing Coordinator for Haulix. You should probably follow him on Twitter.

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