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Boo! A Madea Halloween

Boo! A Madea Halloween

Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween is a 2016 American comedy horror[3] 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.[4] It is the eighth film in the Madea series and the second to not be adapted from a stage play (the first being Madea's Witness Protection). The film was released on October 21, 2016 by Lionsgate and, despite receiving generally negative reviews, grossed $74.8 million against a $20 million budget, making it the third-highest-grossing Madea film. A sequel, Boo 2! A Madea Halloween,

Boo!A Madea Halloween
Directed byTyler Perry
Produced by
Written byTyler Perry
Music byElvin Ross
CinematographyRichard Vialet
Edited byLarry Sexton
Distributed byLionsgate
October 22, 2016
103 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
Budget$20 million[1][2]
Box office$74.8 million[1]


Jonathan (Yousef Erakat) and his fraternity brothers invite Tiffany Simmons (Diamond White) and her friends Rain Mathison (Bella Thorne), Leah Devereaux (Lexy Panterra) and a reluctant Aday Walker (Liza Koshy) to a Halloween party. Tiffany's father, Brian (Perry), forbids her from attending and later is aghast at her sexually forward video chat with Jonathan. That night, Madea (Perry) and Aunt Bam (Cassi Davis) distribute candy to trick-or-treaters, though Bam steals candy back from the children. Joe (Perry) dresses as a clown to frighten the women, with their friend Hattie Mae Love (Patrice Lovely) as his accomplice. Brian arranges for Madea (who brings along Joe, Aunt Bam and Hattie) to stay at his house to prevent Tiffany from attending the party, but his reluctance to put his foot down and be firm with his daughter appalls the four elders. In order keep the adults busy so they can sneak out, Tiffany and the still-relectant Aday invent a ghost story that leads the superstitious adults to hide in the bedrooms.

Upon overcoming the superstition and checking Tiffany's empty bed, Madea soon realizes the girls are at the party, so she crashes it to look for Tiffany, but gets ejected along with Bam and Hattie after shutting the party down by turning off the music. Upon returning home, the women then put a permanent ending to the party by calling the police on the frathouse. Aday overhears the brothers planning revenge against Madea and her friends. The boys pose as the ghost from Tiffany's story, hacking into the wiring, plumbing, and sneaking into the attic; Madea, Bam and Hattie flee the house, pursued by the brothers and partygoers dressed as zombies. Joe stays at the house and knocks out a frat boy dressed as a deranged clown, who reveals Jonathan's scheme to Joe.

Madea runs into a church where Aday's parents are ministers; Madea comes to believe the supernatural threats are punishment for her sins and hopes salvation will protect her. Aday and her parents then reveal Jonathan's scheme, with the former adding that it was payback against the women for shutting the party down; Aday, Madea, Hattie and Bam plan a comeuppance for the fraternity. They then return to Brian's house and force him to return home to deal with Tiffany's misbehavior, but he continues to be reluctant to take any real action, due to him not wanting to use the old school methods that his father and aunt raised him with. Finally fed up, Madea, Bam, and Hattie storm up to confront Tiffany in her room, pack her things to throw her out of the house, and even take some things for themselves. Tiffany looks to her father for help, but when he refuses to stand up for her, she finally calls him out for being such a pushover with everyone, and reveals her knowledge of her mother cheating on him in their house; it is also revealed that Tiffany knew that her father knew about her mother's infidelity and was appalled when he did nothing to call her out for it, which caused her to lose respect for Brian due to his inaction.

At this, Brian finally toughens up and starts to help the women pack up Tiffany's things.

He then confirms that he knew about the affair, but didn't take action and walked away in order to protect Tiffany and her brother from the drama, and explains that he makes the rules and decisions that he does to protect his children, so that they can live their lives and make mistakes responsibly.

Brian then issues an ultimatum to his daughter: she can either live there with him and abide by his rules, or pack up and go out into the streets on her own.

Finally getting the message of what being grown up is really about, Tiffany apologizes to Brian and the women for her behavior and agrees to listen to her father's rules.

Afterwards, the police arrive, revealing that Aday has supposedly gone missing and arrest Tiffany in connection with her disappearance.

The next day, the police arrive at the frat house and in scrambling to figure out what to do, the fraternity brothers discover Aday's seemingly murdered corpse in their house's basement.

The officers then come in and arrest the boys along with, Tiffany, Rain, Leah for Aday's murder after discovering the corpse; the boys, Rain, and Leah are also arrested for bringing the underage Tiffany and Aday to the party as well.

Everyone is then loaded onto a prison bus with other prisoners.

A brawl then breaks out on the bus and the boys and girls (sans Tiffany) then begin to panic, until Aday appears, alive and unharmed; the arrests were a prank to punish everyone's misbehavior.

The boys and the girls apologize to the women and Aday for everything they caused.

Brian, a federal prosecutor, then reveals that the police officers are actually real, not actors as Madea had initially thought.

The police find marijuana in the fraternity house and an officer recognizes Madea; she and the brothers then flee as the film ends.


  • Tyler Perry as Mabel "Madea" Simmons, Brian Simmons and Uncle Joe Simmons

  • Cassi Davis as Betty Ann "Aunt Bam" Murphy

  • Patrice Lovely as Hattie Mae Love

  • Diamond White as Tiffany Simmons

  • Liza Koshy as Aday Walker

  • Yousef Erakat as Jonathan

  • Bella Thorne as Rain Mathison[5]

  • Lexy Panterra as Leah Devereaux

  • Andre Hall as Quinton

  • Brock O'Hurn as Horse

  • Kian Lawley as Bean Boy

  • JC Caylen as Mikey

  • Jimmy Tatro as Sean

  • Tyga as Himself

  • Mike Tornabene as Dino

  • Andrew Rush as Police Officer

  • Bradley Martyn as Frat Boy #9

  • Mario Rodriguez as Frat Boy #10


Production on Boo! A Madea Halloween began in mid-January 2016 in Atlanta; filming completed within six days.[6] On March 4, 2016, Lionsgate released a teaser trailer for the film[7] and on July 14, the official trailer was released, as well as a parody poster of Halloween (1978).[8]


Box office

Boo! A Madea Halloween grossed $73.2 million in North America and $1.6 million in other territories for a worldwide total of $74.8 million against a $20 million budget.[1] The film was released on October 21, 2016 alongside Ouija: Origin of Evil, Keeping Up with the Joneses and Jack Reacher: Never Go Back and was expected to gross $15-17 million from 2,260 theaters in its opening weekend.[9][2] The film grossed $9.4 million on its first day (including $855,000 from Thursday night previews) and an above-expected $27.6 million in its opening weekend, finishing first at the box office and ranking as the fourth-best debut for a Perry film.[10][11] In its second weekend, the film grossed $17.2 million (a drop of only 39.6%) and, despite facing competition with the newcomer Inferno ($14.9 million), remained first at the box office.[12]

Critical response

On review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 20% based on 41 reviews, with an average rating of 3.88/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Boo! A Madea Halloween won't win Tyler Perry's long-running franchise many new converts, but at nine films and counting, it hardly needs to."[13] On Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating, the film has a score of 30/100, based on reviews from 14 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews."[14] Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A" on an A+ to F scale.[15]


Golden Raspberry Awards(37th)Worst ActressTyler PerryNominated
Worst DirectorNominated
Worst Screen ComboNominated
That same old worn out wigNominated


In May 2017, Lionsgate announced that a sequel titled Boo 2! A Madea Halloween would be released on October 20, 2017.[16]


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