Blu-ray, DVD Release: A Haunted House

Digital Release: April 9, 2013, Blu-ray, DVD & VOD Release Date: April 23, 2013
Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.98
Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment


A Haunted HouseMarlon Wayans’ (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra) comedy tackles the supernatural in the 2013 movie A Haunted House.

Wayans stars as Malcolm, who moves into his dream home with his wife Kisha (Essence Atkins, TV’s Are We There Yet?), only to discover they’re not alone. When a demon possesses Kisha, Malcolm employs everything he can think of to get their sex life back on track, including hiring a priest, a psychic and modern-day Ghostbusters.

Nick Swardson (That’s My Boy), Marlene Forte (TV’s Dallas) and Cedric the Entertainer (Larry Crowne) also star in the film, which grossed $39.6 million in theaters. Wayans co-wrote A Haunted House with first-time feature film writer Rick Alvarez, and the movie was directed by first-time feature helmer Michael Tiddes.

Critics did not appreciate the movie, giving it a measly 6% approval rating, according to Rotten Tomatoes. But audiences didn’t take it nearly as seriously, with 73% liking it. You be the judge as to who’s right.

The Blu-ray/DVD Combo and DVD have just one special feature, the featurette “How to Survive a Paranormal Presence.” Both formats also have a downloadable digital copy of A Haunted House and instant streaming via UltraViolet.

 

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About Sam Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.