Tyler Perry’s legendary alter-ego, Mabel Simmons, aka Madea, makes her comedy horror debut in Boo! A Madea Halloween this October.
The film got its start in Chris Rock’s critically acclaimed 2014 film Top Five, where he discussed a fictitious Madea horror movie that inspired the idea with Lionsgate. From there, Boo! was born, as only the second in the Madea franchise to not have been adapted from a Tyler Perry original play.
Boo! A Madea Halloween stars Tyler Perry in the titular role, alongside Diamond White, Bella Thorne, Cassi Davis, Patrice Lovely, and Andre Hall. Posters for the film made waves for the inventive homage to John Carpenter’s horror classic, Halloween, complete with Madea’s familiar dialect, “HELLURWEEN.”
The film focuses on our quintessential matriarch, who spends Halloween night chaperoning her great-niece Tiffany and her group of misbehaving teenage friends. Complications ensue when the teens and Madea find themselves prey to killers, paranormal poltergeists, ghosts, ghouls, and zombies, in a spooky-meets-comical run at the Halloween standards.
Tyler Perry’s latest hits theatres nationwide on October 21st. Watch the trailer above.