What can be said about A Haunted House 2? My, it is rare to see such a testament to mediocrity. Not funny, unless you’re an eighteen year old ‘dude’ sitting on a couch in your folk’s basement stoned out of your mind. Hmmmm. I take it back. It wouldn’t be funny even then.

Director Michael Tiddes proves himself to be a director in over his head, and one gets the sense he’d be in over his head in a wading pool. And his wife I hear is a real “See you next Tuesday.”

The first Haunted House (2013) sucked, and still they went off and made a sequel. At times I can’t decide if the powers at be in Hollywood are all a bunch of money grubbing Philistines or just outright sadists. Avoid this one. Avoid them both.

This gets one star.

Screenplay:  Marlon Wayans, Rick Alvarez,

Cast Includes: Marlon Wayons, Jaime Presley, Essence Atkins, Affion Crockett, Cedric the Entertainer

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An award-winning L.A. playwright and rabble-rouser of note who has hoisted glasses with Orson Welles, been arrested on three continents and once beat up Charlie Manson. His first play, "Among the Vipers" was a semi-finalist in the Julie Harris Playwriting Competition and was featured in the Carnegie-Mellon Showcase of New Plays. It was produced at the NPT Theater in Ashland, Oregon and Los Angeles’ celebrated Odyssey Ensemble Theatre. His following play, “The Little Boy Who Loved Monsters” was produced at The Hollywood Actors Theater, where he earned praise from the Los Angeles Times for his “…inordinately creative writing.” The play went on to numerous other productions including Berlin’s The Black Theatre under the direction of Rainer Fassbinder who wrote in his program notes of Kearney, “He is a skilled playwright, but more importantly he is a dangerous one.” Ernest Kearney has worked as literary manager or as dramaturge for among others The Hudson Theater Guild, Nova Diem and the Odyssey Ensemble Theatre, where he still serves on the play selection committee. He has been the recipient of two Dramalogue Awards and a finalist or semi-finalist, three times, in the Julie Harris Playwriting Competition. His work has been performed by Michael Dunn, Sandra Tsing Loh, Jack Colvin and Billy Bob Thornton, and to date, either as playwright or director, he has upwards of a hundred and thirty productions under his belt, including a few at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater as puppeteer. Kearney remains focused on his writing, as well as living happily ever after with his lovely wife Marlene. His stage reviews and social essays can be found at TheTVolution.com and workingauthor.com. Follow him on Facebook.

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