‘A Haunted House 2′ Trailer: Marlon Wayans Spoofs ‘Sinister’ & ‘The Conjuring’

Published 9 months ago by , Updated December 5th, 2013 at 8:05 am,

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Earlier today Open Road Films released the first trailer for A Haunted House 2, the sequel to January’s A Haunted HouseThe new installment marks the return of Marlon Wayons as Malcom, the hapless pseudo-hero from the original film, who’s moved into another haunted house with his new girlfriend (Jaime Pressly) and her two kids.

The original, which followed Wayans and Essence Atkins as Kisha, premiered in January of this year and was met with mostly negative reviews. (It currently holds a measly 10% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, though Metacritic was a bit kinder with a rating of 20 out of 100.) Despite the apparent consensus that it stunk, A Haunted House grossed nearly $60 million worldwide — impressive, considering it was filmed with a budget of only $2.5 million.

Announced in AprilA Haunted House 2 also features Gabriel Iglesias and the return of Atkins and Cedric the Entertainer. Including riffs on Sinister and this year’s The Conjuring (as well as the demise of yet another of Malcom’s dogs), the film picks up a year after the events of the first movie and will employ the same Paranormal Activity-inspired found footage style it used in the original.

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News of the sequel came as no surprise (except perhaps to the Rotten Tomatoes contributors who saw it), given its massive box office take, and Open Road Films CEO Tom Ortenberg wasn’t shy about how much he enjoyed working with Wayans on A Haunted House when the sequel was announced back in April:

“Marlon Wayans is one of the funniest and hardest working talents in the movie business. Working with Marlon, producer Rick Alvarez and IM Global on A Haunted House was a fantastic experience and we are thrilled to re-assemble the team for another hilarious movie.”

Full Disclosure: I saw A Haunted House on Netflix a couple months back, and while I’m fully aware it’s not a good movie, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t laugh through a good chunk of it. I have no plans to see the sequel in theaters, where people might see me, but I won’t be disappointed when I get an email from Netflix alerting me to when it’s available to stream.

Will you be heading to the theater for A Haunted House 2, wait for it to hit Netflix, or skip it all together? Let us know in the comments.

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A Haunted House 2 is due out March 28, 2014.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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  1. Umm.. where’s the trailer?

    • ok now it’s there

    • Sorry about that. There was an error with the embed code. It’s fixed now.

  2. “Marlon Wayans is one of the funniest and hardest working talents in the movie business”

    Angels in heaven have committed suicide for so much less than sentences like this. Maybe it is just me. Maybe there is a satirical reflective social commentary that nails the devolution of human nature in his work. If that is the case, colour me wrong.

  3. Forget the critics that movie was hilarious. The theater I saw it in was full and everyone and im not exaggerating was laughing hysterically throughout most of the movie. Im not saying its the best movie ever made but if you are capable of letting go to enjoy something simple for what it is, its well worth the watch.

    • I laughed alot at the first one. I don’t havetime for critics, fanboys or anyone else who want to dictate to me what is good and what isn’t. Beisides, critics are notorious for not having a sense of humor. Looking forward to this.

  4. You couldn’t pay me to watch that s***. I thought The World’s End and This is the End sucked. Just because you stick a couple guys on camera who are supposed to be “funny” doesn’t make a good movie. Just about the only “comedy” that’s made me so much as crack a smile was “We’re The Millers” and if I recall, it was once. Still, have to say it’s probably the best “comedy” I’ve seen in a couple years. Either I’m jaded or the idea of what’s funny has really gone downhill in the last five years. Thankfully, I’m willing to straddle that middle ground and assume a bit of the former and a lot of the ladder. Either way, Marlon Wayans’ and his crews’ time is done. Hasn’t been for as long as Adam Sandler and his crew (what is it with teams of comedic actors making horrendous movies these days? i.e., Will Ferrel’s team, Seth Rogen’s team, Marlon Wayans’ team, Adam Sandler’s team, etc.), but at the same time the golden days are done. Better to finish at your peak than sell out so bad you make movies like Jack and Jill.

  5. Just saw the first one tonight. Definitely not winning an oscar but I laughed hard enough to call a friend and recommend it. His girl is out of town and this is the guilty type of pleasure movie that you watch when they’re not around. Ha! I’ll definitely watch the second. On Netflix

    • +1

  6. Saw the first after months of trying to avoid it (the trailers didn’t look funny at all) and yeah, the film was total garbage. Couldn’t find anything funny about it so I had to put on an actually funny movie (Wayne’s World as it happens) to avoid falling into a depressive slump.

    Then again, Meet The Spartans got a huge box office on release weekend and that movie was unfunny garbage too. Makes me wonder where those people are who laugh at something funnier than fart jokes.

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