Metascore
17

Overwhelming dislike - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 16
  2. Negative: 11 out of 16
  1. Reviewed by: Kevin C. Johnson
    Apr 18, 2014
    75
    This send-up of current horror movies is a go-for-broke hoot, a hot mess of a comedy that doesn’t have a lick of sense. And knowing that going in adds to the often knee-slapping laughs.
  2. Reviewed by: Martin Tsai
    Apr 22, 2014
    50
    Some instances of impiousness work better than others.
  3. Reviewed by: Sherilyn Connelly
    Apr 22, 2014
    40
    It may be a low bar, but Michael Tiddes's A Haunted House 2 is actually an improvement over its predecessor.
  4. Reviewed by: Justin Lowe
    Apr 18, 2014
    40
    The outcome is usually fairly tiresome, but on occasion reaches levels of moderate originality.
  5. Reviewed by: Mike Scott
    Apr 18, 2014
    40
    There are lulls to be had here, but there is a smattering of laughs, too -- and some pretty good ones, at that. If, that is, you'll give yourself permission to laugh at Wayans and company's lowest-common-denominator antics.
  6. Reviewed by: Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
    Apr 18, 2014
    33
    However rubbery and manic, though, A Haunted House 2 still can’t overcome star attraction Marlon Wayans’ severely limited comic skill set.
  7. Reviewed by: Stephan Lee
    Apr 18, 2014
    25
    You don't walk into a movie like A Haunted House 2 expecting anything remotely scary or serious, but you don't expect to walk out feeling a terrible sense of dread, either.
  8. Reviewed by: Bilge Ebiri
    Apr 18, 2014
    20
    A Haunted House 2 is not a movie. It is a nervous breakdown.
  9. Reviewed by: Alonso Duralde
    Apr 18, 2014
    20
    If A Haunted House 2 is a step up from the previous go-round, it's either because a slightly more talented crew of comic actors are being asked to waste their time or because 2013 offered a better crop of horror films (“The Conjuring,” “Sinister,” etc.) to be lazily parodied.
  10. Reviewed by: Andrew Barker
    Apr 18, 2014
    20
    It’s certainly likely to be among the worst movies in wide release this year, but it’s far from the most hateable, and that should count for something.
  11. Reviewed by: Odie Henderson
    Apr 18, 2014
    12
    A Haunted House 2 tones down the gay jokes but ups the streak of animal cruelty.
  12. Reviewed by: Scott Tobias
    Apr 18, 2014
    10
    Like sunrise over a steaming pile of garbage, A Haunted House 2 offers another sharp whiff of its predecessor, a Scary Movie-style spoof of the Paranormal Activity movies that makes up in volume what it lacks in invention.
  13. Reviewed by: Jenni Miller
    Apr 18, 2014
    10
    In the running for worst film of the year... and it's only April.
  14. Reviewed by: Andy Webster
    Apr 18, 2014
    0
    Already the franchise displays a sputtering exhaustion.
  15. Reviewed by: Stephanie Merry
    Apr 18, 2014
    0
    Definitely exceeds expectations, but in the worst way possible.
  16. Reviewed by: John Semley
    Apr 18, 2014
    0
    A Haunted House 2 is so dreadful that it demands its own category of dumbness.
User Score
3.8

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 72 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 17
  2. Negative: 8 out of 17
  1. Apr 18, 2014
    0
    God it sucked. A Haunted House 2 was a piece of atrocious, dimwit, unfunny filmmaking. The first one sucked and so does the second one. Gosh I thought that this would be funny, if not, just plain fun. But no, poor writing, screenplay, gags, directing, action, action was all poor. Don't go to watch this one. Full Review »
  2. Apr 19, 2014
    10
    I really enjoy Marion wayans acting. He is probably my favorite male actor. It's a good sequel to a funny movie. I recommend you see the first before this one. Full Review »
  3. Apr 25, 2014
    0
    These films are always awful.. albeit not as awful as the those other two unmentionable 'spoof writers' (both words I use loosely) totally unfunny, nasty-edged (out of jealousy) laugh-free cringe-fests.... but YOU the public watch them... SO they make them. The first, like this sequel will, made thirty times its budget. It's mathematics. Smart people should just be thankful these types of comedies exist... in case they are incredibly stoned and stumble across it on tv in four year's time or if you just want to be reminded you are not a total moron.
    On the reviewers' comments here, I see people complaining about it spoofing 'The Conjuring which was the greatest horror film of all-time"...!!!! Really!? Like lovers of this film, there is no accounting for taste... and apparently, not being total garbage passes as oozing with class these days. Spare me... spare us all. Next thing you know they'll be making hard-out bible-bashing movies to blatantly indoctrinate equally moronic people and call them something like, "God's not dead"... Oh, they already are? Let us usher in the end then. For it is nigh... LMAO.
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