A Haunted House

2013 R 1h 26m Blu-ray / DVD

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A Haunted House

2013 R 1h 26m Blu-ray / DVD
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In this spoof of horror films like Paranormal Activity, Marlon Wayans stars as an immature guy who's frightened when he learns the girlfriend who just moved in with him has been possessed by a demonic spirit.
Blu-ray DVD
Widescreen 1.85:1
English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Widescreen 1.85:1
English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
  • Marlon Wayans
  • Essence Atkins
  • Cedric the Entertainer
  • Nick Swardson
  • David Koechner
  • Marlene Forte
  • Dave Sheridan
  • Alanna Ubach
  • Andrew Daly
  • Affion Crockett
  • J.B. Smoove
  • Robin Thede
  • Jordenn Thompson
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age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that A Haunted House is the latest comedy spoof from Marlon Wayans and his cohorts, this time with their sights set on Paranormal Activity and the like. It's similar to Scary Movie and Dance Flick but less focused on pop culture references. Still, the humor is very vulgar and outrageous, with tons of sexual jokes/content (characters are swingers; one is gay; a sex toy and bondage outfit are shown) and some nudity (breasts, bottoms), as well as very strong language ("f--k," "s--t," the "N" word, etc.). The references to horror movies suggest some violence -- like demon possession and a scary ghost -- but the scare factor is often diffused by the humorous tone. Pot smoking and cocaine-snorting are played for laughs (a priest keeps a huge joint inside his Bible). Teens may want to see this opening weekend, but after that, not many will care.

Sexual Content

A long montage shows the main character performing several (practice) sexual acts with a stuffed animal. Three topless women are viewed in a brief "party" scene. The neighbors are "swingers" who try to convince the main characters to join them. A "mandingo party" is briefly shown (black men having sex with a white woman, while the woman's husband watches). Men's naked bottoms are glimpsed. A sex toy and a leather bondage outfit are shown.


The hero's dog is killed by a car; the dog's body (which looks fake) is shown. Horror violence includes a ghost attacking and a woman being possessed by a demon; the scare factor is diffused by the movie's comic tone.


Strong, frequent language includes "f--k," "motherf----r," "s--t," the "N" word, "t-ts," "p---y," "d--k," "vagina," "penis," "ass," "ho" ("whore"), "hell," "damn," and "bitch," as well as "oh my God," "Jesus Christ," and "goddamn." A character uses the word "NigGyver" to describe a black "MacGyver" move.

Social Behavior

The movie is mostly filled with questionable behavior that doesn't have any consequences. Even the loving couple at the center of the story tends to argue and treat each other with disrespect.


Best Buy is shown, and an Angry Birds game is shown.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Characters smoke pot and snort cocaine in a comical way. They also drink beer socially.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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