Boo! A Madea Halloween and all the images you see in this review are owned by Lionsgate
Directed by Tyler Perry
I knew this day would come. Ever since this guy came on the scene, I’ve just never had an interest in seeing anything he’s made and until now I’ve never had a reason to. I mean I knew becoming a film critic would have its downsides… but come on! Oh well. No point in putting it off any longer. It’s time for me to sit down and watch a Madea film. Who knows? Maybe it won’t be all bad. Hell, it looks like it’s the spiritual successor to Ernest Scared Stupid, so maybe they’ll replace Jesus with Halloween Kitsch? Yeah, probably not. Still, is it any good? Let’s find out!!
The movie is all about Brian Simmons (Tyler Perry) and his increasingly strained relationship with his teenage daughter Tiffany (Diamond White). Tiffany wants to go to a Halloween party that’s hosted by a Frat House that’s conveniently located within walking distance and wants to drag her Good Christian Preacher’s DaughterTM friend Aday (Liza Koshy) along with her. Brian says no, Tiffany says Fuck You (not literally) and so he has to pull out the big guns; namely Mabel “Madea” Simmons (Tyler Perry again) along with her friends Uncle Joe (Tyler Perry… again), Aunt Bam (Cassi Davis), and Hattie (Patrice Lovely) to babysit while he goes out on a business trip… on Halloween. Tiffany isn’t about to give up without a fight though and convinces the four of them that there’s a ghost in the house to keep them distracted while she sneaks off to the party and things get more shenanigan filled from there. Will Tiffany learn a lesson about listening to her father after getting to the party? Is there something ACTUALLY haunting Madea and her friends at the house, even if Tiffany’s story was total bullshit? God damn, is THIS what I’ve been avoiding all these years!?