Boo! A Madea Halloween is a 2016 American comedy horror film directed, written, starring and co-produced by Tyler Perry. The idea for the film originated from a fictitious Madea Halloween movie that was mentioned in Chris Rock‘s 2014 film, Top Five. It is the eighth in the Madea series, and it is the second Madea film (the first being Madea’s Witness Protection) to not be adapted from a stage play. The film was released on October 21, 2016 by Lionsgate, received generally negative reviews and has grossed $74 million.
The film begins with Jonathan and his fellow fraternity brothers dicussing their upcoming Halloween party. Tiffany and her three friends Aday, Rain and Leah are walking past their frat house, as Jonathan and rest of them all come out to invite to the party and seem to flirt a little. Brian catches them at the frat house, which he has ordered Tiffany not to walk by and orders her and her friends to get in the car, in which she refuses and tells him they can walk home, because it’s right around the corner. Brian forbids her from going near the frat house and reveals that he is sending her and her brother to their mom’s house while he is out of town, much to her dismay. Brian then spies on Tiffany’s conversation with Jonathan, the frat president, on a tablet and noticing how sexual things seem to be getting.
Meanwhile, Madea and Aunt Bam are sitting outside of her home giving away candy to kids trick-or-treating while Bam is secretly stealing the children’s candy until one kid (dressed as a cow, which Madea mocks the kid’s mother for) notices her stealing his and an argument ensues. After that a clown approaches with a huge jack-in-the-box, which frightens Bam. As the clown is approaching, Madea is threatening him and dares something to jump out of the box. Another clowns pops out and she’s punches the clown, causing it to fall out of the box. It is revealed to be Joe and Hattie who explained they were just trying to scare them for fun. Meanwhile, in order to keep Tiffany from sneaking off to the Halloween party, Brian calls Madea, out of options, to stay there and look after Tiffany to keep her away from the party which Joe and Hattie tag along for after Brian promises to pay Madea. Tiffany and her friend Aday, realizing that Madea and the others are there to watch them, decide to trick them into sleeping early by faking a story about how a man named Mr. Wilson who committed murders in their house and the only safe rooms are the bedrooms and she then convinces them by secretly hitting a remote control to turn the lights off in the house.
Tiffany and Aday sneak off to the party but Madea sees through the scheme after finding pillows placed under the blankets to look as if they are sleeping. Madea searches for Tiffany, but Tiffany’s friends and Jonathan both lie to cover for her. Madea shuts the party down but is thrown out by the frat brothers into the bushes, by Jonathan’s orders and leaves defeated. However, one of the frat brothers discovers that Aday is underage and throws her out of the party which is then shut down again when Bam calls the police due to Tiffany being underage. The frat brothers realize that Madea and her friends are the ones behind it and decide to prank them back by scaring them, unaware that Aday has been hiding behind the outside staircase and overheard their entire plan.
Back at home, Tiffany still claims that she was asleep the whole time and had been sleeping in her father’s room. The brothers begin their pranks by scaring Hattie, Joe and Bam by posing as the ghost of Mr. Wilson (which Jonathan had learned from Tiffany earlier) and by one of the frat boys, Horse (Brock O’hurn) appearing as a clown in the house. Madea, Hattie, Bam and Joe drive away out of fear and leave Joe alone with the clown which he knocks out with his cane while he is smoking pot.
Madea’s car breaks down up the road and the three are pursued by the rest of the frat and partygoers who are posing as zombies that chase them down. Madea goes into the church led by Aday’s parents and finds interest in being saved, believing that the things she is seeing are punishment for her sins. Aday’s father and Aday reveal to Madea that all of the things happening were pranks being played on them by the frat brothers as revenge for shutting down the party. Aday, her father, Hattie, Joe, Bam and Madea decide to prank the brothers back.
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