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Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween (Photo: Lionsgate)

Just in case late October wasn’t scary enough, now we have news that another Madea movie is on its way. Deadline reports that Tyler Perry has just announced Boo 2!, the second film in his A Madea Halloween sub-franchise. Besides representing a real triumph over Jim Varney’s old Ernest movies—which only ever managed to score a single Halloween-based outing—the film will continue to allow Perry to tap into a younger audience than his more serious moral melodramas usually draw in.

The first Boo! brought in $75 million off a minuscule $20 million budget, making it pretty easy to understand why Lionsgate has given the sequel a go-ahead. Madea will return for more nocturnal shenanigans on October 20, 2017.


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