Tyler Perry conjures up ‘Boo! A Madea Halloween’

This time of year, ghosts are usually the ones doing the scaring. But Madea is bringing the fear — and the fun — to theaters and the red carpet. Deco’s chief trickster and treater, Chris Van Vliet, is here with a look at the premiere.

This movie is so funny it’s scary. Or is it so scary, it’s funny? Either way, Tyler Perry is back as Madea, and we hit the red carpet with him in Los Angeles.

The red carpet rolled out for the world premiere of “Boo! A Madea Halloween.”

Madea has to fight off ghosts, killers and zombies in a haunted house on Halloween night, and of course, she does it in a way that only Madea can.

Tyler Perry: “More Madea than ever, and she’s hysterical from beginning to end. It’s just a lot of fun, a lot of twists and turns, a lot of fun.”

Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry not only stars in this — as three different characters, by the way. He also wrote, produced and directed it.

Starring alongside him are some faces you’ll recognize from YouTube.

Diamond White: “A lot of us are from the Internet. For a lot of us, this is our first feature film, and we hadn’t really been in traditional media, just from online media, and he took a chance on, literally, all of us.”

Patrice Lovely: “It’s gonna be funnier than any movie that Tyler has written, and he said that, so we’re all just looking forward to it.”

While you’ll see ghosts in the movie, Tyler tells us he doesn’t want to see any in real life.

Tyler Perry: “Nope, don’t wanna see a ghost, never seen one, don’t ever wanna see it, don’t even want to think about it. Thank you for that question. You can keep it to yourself. I don’t want to see any ghosts.”

This movie is Tyler’s ninth time putting on that wig to play Madea, and he told me he loves the character, but is determined not to be playing her when he’s her age.

“Boo! A Madea Halloween” spirits into theaters Oct. 21.

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