Weekend Movies: Five Reasons to Watch A Haunted House
I’m mildly ashamed to admit that I’ve watched this. Emphasis on “mildly.” This movie is pretty funny, despite that it’s a shameless rip off of other, far scarier films. It accomplishes something that so many films fail to do while trying to be funny: it’s entertaining. It makes me laugh. Need some convincing still? Here are five reasons to give this one a chance this weekend.
#1 – Marlon Wayans screams like a girl
A grown ass man screaming in a high-pitched tone like a little girl who has just encountered a bug is worth its weight in gold. Watching a man that is buff and well-dressed just totally lose his shit and go running out of a room is a wonderful thing. Wayans has this scream down to an art form. It’s childish on my part, but damned if I don’t laugh every time I hear it.
|The tone of this scream will make you laugh.|
#2 – The ghost is pretty funny
Even the undead have a sense of humor in this film. From pot to child-like tantrums, the ghost has some good gags that don’t rely on a vocal delivery. Which is always nice to see.
#3 – The secret life of Rosa
Rosa the maid was a pleasant surprise. She’s got a funny joke that knows when to bow out before it reaches overkill. She’s also got a pretty awesome sequence involving a spy cam. I won’t spoil it. Just know that it’s awesome.
#4 – Jenny and Steve
Jenny and Steve are Malcolm and Kisha’s friends. They happen to be swingers. They don’t take the hint that Malcolm and Kisha aren’t interested. You know that feeling when you go to a bar and you watch someone strike out try after try after try with the same damn person and they’re not getting it, and this person just keeps trying to up the game while seeming innocent? It’s entertaining in that respect.
#5 – There are some great jokes about first moving in together
Okay, I’m going to blow everyone’s minds here: girls fart. They do it loudly, and it’s not always potpurri-scented. Some men and women don’t like to acknowledge this fact. This movie does. It does and then some. It also pokes fun at how quickly the honeymoon ends when you realize that you’re living with a human being. Considering how many people I encounter that are flabbergasted that their loved one snores/masturbates/farts/makes a mess of the bathroom, this is a lesson that many people still need.I It’s better to laugh at it. Laughing leads to acceptance.
|The horrors of living with someone.|
You may hate yourself in the morning, but really, try this one out.