In “A Haunted House 2,” which opens Friday, April 18, Wayans reprises his role as a man who, having exorcised the demons of his ex, is starting fresh with his new girlfriend and her two children. However, after moving into their dream home, he is once again plagued by bizarre paranormal events.
Listen to “Breakthrough Entertainment” and Phoenix Movie Examiner's full interview with Wayans by clicking on the image above this article. The following is an excerpt from the interview in which the writer/actor discusses what his character is up to this time around.
“Malcolm left Kisha and he has started a new relationship. He tried a different flavor because he felt like his crazy, psycho girlfriend kind of spooked him. So he went a different way and he went for Megan, who is played by Jaime Pressly. She has two children ... and the daughter is going through a teenage thing. She has got a box that is haunted. It is possessed. And the son has got an imaginary friend who is getting him in all kinds of trouble - like drinking vodka. Worst imaginary friend ever.
“On top of that, they move into a brand new house, which is haunted, and has this little, crazy, creepy doll that Malcolm winds up running from because it is a stalker doll that he probably shouldn't have done what he did to her. On top of all that, his possessed ex-girlfriend moves next-door. So it has got a lot of complications.
“It is a fun little journey. The sociopolitical message is, ‘Get your [butt] to the theater and laugh. Be a teen again. Don't worry about your bills. Don't worry about all of the problems of the world. Don't worry about anything except allowing yourself to just be silly, have fun, let your hair down and laugh - laugh, laugh, laugh.’ That's all! This movie is not going to change your life. Hopefully it will just change your mood and make you happy.” - Marlon Wayans