You knew the Paranormal Activity fad was ripe for a good ribbing. Leave it to a Wayans brother to let 'er rip. Watch the ghostly puns and pranks fly in the first redband teaser for his supernatural comedy The Haunted House.
In the spirit of fright-flick sendups like the endless Scary Movie entries, The Haunted House aims its raunchy, barbed humor at the bloated found-footage franchise of Paranormal Activity and tiring demonic possession docu-dramas like The Devil Inside and Silent House. It's co-written by and stars Marlon Wayans, who seems to be relishing the role with some fun flourishes of sex jokes and street profanity.
Directed by Michael Tiddes, The Haunted House appears in theaters January 11th, 2013 and co-stars Essence Atkins, David Koechner, Nick Swardson and Cedric the Entertainer.
Here's the official synopsis:
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.
What do you think? Will you go check it out or pull a cinematic vanishing act?