86 Min. | Comedy – Horror | June 2014
IMDB Rating: 4.7
Director: Michael Tiddes
Staring: Marlon Wayans, Jaime Pressly, Cedric the Entertainer
A Haunted House 2 Review: A Haunted House 2 is the sequel of the last year’s well known horror film parody by Marlon Wayans. It could have been guessed easily, because if we were talking about “scary movies”, than the name of the Wayans brothers come into everybody’s mind immediately. It was also the same situation with A Haunted House 2, but the final result has ended up with a medley packed with hard mix of emotions. Sometimes when something was humorous at the beginning turned out to be a vigorous effort by the end, which is often delayed in time. So it felt to me sometimes, that it’s primary purpose was to lengthen the runtime of the movie. So occasionally we can laugh on some scenes at the beginning, but after a short time that smile starts to get faded away, even though the scene continues which was intended to be funny.
In A Haunted House 2, the casting crew has changed a little bit. For example Wayans has an other girlfriend who is just as annoying on the big screen (and untalented) than the previous one. However, she’s a perfect choice for an aesthetic element (most likely it was the goal of her role). But in A Haunted House 2, when the young boy was just about showing up for a minute and saying a short monologue, a loud laughter erupted. In addition, the range of characters extended with a Mexican-style amigo (who plays Wayans neighbor by the way). He’s become my favorite after his first appearance on the screen. Otherwise the funny scenes of the movie were very similar to what we could experience in its predecessor, so if you liked the first one you’d probably like this one about the same.
I think they overdid the sex-related gags a little bit. 2 or 3 are even funny, the 5th is not so, but after the tenth the production is about getting really dull and monotonous. However, A Haunted House 2 is not too long, so it doesn’t leave us enough time to get bored. Overall, the movie is not worthy for the standard created by the classic “Scary Movie”, but it a perfect evening entertainment, if you simply wanna have fun.