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Tyler Perry’s ‘Boo! A Madea Halloween’ Pays Homage to John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’ in New Poster

Madea is back this October.

After a three-year hiatus, Tyler Perry’s most famous creation returns this fall. “Boo! A Madea Halloween” marks the ninth movie in the ongoing series, as well as the second-consecutive holiday-themed installment after 2013’s “A Madea Christmas.” The poster for Perry’s latest is now out, and John Carpenter fans will instantly recognize it as an homage to “Halloween.”

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“The night he came home!” has of course been replaced with “the night she came home!” in the one-sheet, which also features purple nail polish on Madea’s hand and eyeglasses on the pumpkin. Here’s the official synopsis: “Madea winds up in the middle of mayhem when she spends a hilarious, haunted Halloween fending off killers, paranormal poltergeists, ghosts, ghouls and zombies while keeping a watchful eye on a group of misbehaving teens.”

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Perry once again plays Madea, natch, with Bella Thorne, Jimmy Tatro, Diamond White, Kian Lawley and Yousef Erakat rounding out the rest of the cast. “A Madea Halloween” arrives in theaters on October 21.

Boo! A Madea Halloween

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