The House Next Door: Meet The Blacks 2 Spoofs Horror to Death
Led by patriarch Carl Black (Mike Epps), he and the fam left Chicago having stolen cash from drug kingpon, Key Flo (the late Charlie Murphy). So, Carl leaves hustling behind, packs up wifey Lorena (Zulay Henao), son Carl Jr. (Alex Henderson), daughter Allie (Bresha Webb) and cousin Cronut (Lil Duval) for swimming pools and movie stars in Beverly Hills. Turns out, they arrive right around the time of the annual purge.
That was five years ago …
After surviving the events of the first film , now a successful author, Carl retuns to his childhood home in Chicago, where he encounters a mysterious next-door neighbor, Dr. Mamuwalde (Katt Williams) ,whom Carl suspects is a vampire trying a stake his claim to his family. The House Next Door: Meet The Black 2 takes the horror genre, turns it upside down with a pinch of Blacula on steroids making for some pure comedy banter. Bresha Webb as Allie is hysterically clueless, while Zulay Henao triumphs in her “i’ll have what she’s having” moment as Mamuwalde attempts to cast his spell over her. Trying to suspend belief that Williams could instill that much fear in anybody (vampire or not) is a stretch, but that is the hidden charm of this franchise. It takes all those ridiculous horror staples and wears them down to a ridiculous frazzle. From crazy voodoo hoodoo of Mr. Wooky (Michael Blackson) to the many references that make every horror thriller flick ever seen more ridiculous than the next, fans of the franchise will not disappointed. When Mamuwalde melts like the Wicked Witch of the West – I hollered out loud.
Gary Owen, as the wheelchair bound neighbor with the hot wife makes for a few chuckles here and there. Lil Duvall’s as Cronut defintely doesn’t disappoint – nor do cameos from Snoop Dogg and Danny Trejo. Tyrin Turner (Rico) and Andrew Bachelor (Freezee) are literally out of their damn minds both taking physical comedy to a whole new level. Deon Taylor thrives at keeping his finger on the pulse of what his fanbase knows and loves by giving the people what they want. You begged for a sequel to Meet The Blacks and this loyal filmmaker delivered.