It's about time that someone pointed out the found-footage technique's various clichés, inadequacies, and comedic fodder. And who better than one of the Wayans brothers to do so? Continuing the family's tradition of parodying Hollywood's most tired practices (see: I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, the first two Scary Movie franchise entries), Marlon Wayans—the fam's youngest member—is back in witty form in A Haunted House, which he stars in, co-wrote, and produced all without any of his siblings.
In theaters nationwide this Friday, A Haunted House takes humorous, playful shots at the Paranormal Activity flicks (as well as found-footage joints like The Blair Witch Project, The Devil Inside, and [REC]). It's the latest in the comedy genre's long-standing proclivity for making fun of cinema's biggest, most overdone formulas and trends. And as you'll see in the following countdown of The 25 Best Scenes in Comedy Spoof Movies, it's been hilariously fruitful.
Written by Matt Barone (@MBarone)