The Scary Haunted Paranormal House – The Latest Sequel to the Sequel of the Sequel.

24 Apr

The question I am going to ask you all is: when is enough, enough?

Now you may be thinking ‘I have no idea’ but don’t worry as apparently Hollywood and its affiliates have no idea what the answer is either as the latest stream of sequels and spoof comedies are about to hit our cinemas and drain our pockets. Because lets face it, thousands of us are going to walk aimlessly to a cinema to indulge ourselves in the various franchises’.


The latest one to hit our screens is the fifth Scary Movie, aptly named Scary Movie 5 for anyone that may be confused. Sadly and like Scary Movie 3 and 4 this installment is not from the original creators of the series Marlon and Shawn Wayans who brought such comedic originality despite their films being a parody. Famous new characters including Shorty (Marlon Wayans), Cindy (Anna Faris), Doofy, Miss Man and Hanson (Chris Elliot) thrust their way into our lives with such lines of wisdom as, ‘Take my strong hand child’ and ‘I said don’t disturb me when I’m cleaning my room’, and then before we knew it, it was all over. The good bits anyway.

Judging from the trailer Scary Movie 5 could not be more clichéd if it tried, (even Anna Faris and Regina Hall (Brenda) didn’t come along for the ride this time!) and I can’t be certain that anyone involved was really trying. It is one thing to carefully place references, to balance parodies and original comedy so that a film can remain interesting but to just throw in every single little thing that has happened recently so people know what you are banging on about is just cheap and careless filmmaking. This can only serve to alienate and undermine the intelligence of audiences worldwide. When something begins on such a high you should leave it up there flying.


On my internet travels however I have come across the latest film from Marlon Wayans himself and director Michael Tiddes ‘A Haunted House’ – a spoof of the Paranormal Activity franchise. Now I know what you are thinking, ‘When is enough, enough?’ but actually this doesn’t look half bad with the trailer actually managing to make me LOL.

I guess my point is that if you have good writers, directors and producers and an actual plan of where to take your films then be my guest and make a shed-load of them because when it works, it really works (The Dark Knight series, LOTR’s….oh and Twilight….just kidding!). Otherwise just stop. Because seriously, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

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