Bet You Didn’t Know: Secrets Behind the Making of “House Party”

August 13, 2012 ‐ By


*Smiles Profusely* I don’t know about you but just the mention of House Party is guaranteed to put a huge grin on my face. At a time when movies like The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller‘s Day Off were making a killing at the movie theaters, the black community was waiting for that same type of good-natured flick. You know, the type of movie where we could see young black kids having fun, where the only real threat to their lives was catching a butt whooping instead of a bullet. That’s what House Party did for us. It showed us the fun side and honestly made us feel lucky to be young and black.  We needed this movie and we needed it to be well done. Luckily, with the combination of a talented cast, hilarious one liners, great music and a little bit of romance, we got just that.

The music gets you hype, you still do the dance with your homegirl and the DVD is on the shelf right now, but you probably don’t know these the behind the scene secrets. Check them out.

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  • kaoxes

    House Party 3 is actually hilarious. I will concede however that it is a bad “House Party” movie.

  • Jessica

    Love these films! Thanks for the throwback!

  • They should definitely leave this alone. The first one was a classic and although them brining in some of the original cast members, the chemistry and dynamic would be different because they all have gone in much different directions, especially Play. Furthermore, who would represent the new school? That would be the biggest issue. I say let it rest.

  • iReezy

    Oooh…if number 5 happens the way it’s supposed to (as described in the article), I see good things afoot…#excited. OMG I’m too ready to chill out and watch House Party and House Party 2 now!! 3 and 4…not so much.

  • jackieOsassin

    it would be the first black comedy i’ll genuinely enjoy since undercover brother.

  • Chevonne22

    Normally, I would say stop with all the sequels and leave the classic alone…again, but if it’s New School versus Old School (including original cast members), I so be down to see that (and in a theater, too)!

  • WhoMe

    Oh la oh la ay! I think they should leave it alone. The first was the best.

  • Aly

    where is a complain button??? lol dang

  • Yvette

    Great idea. Let’s hope the script is good.

  • Phoenixrising212

    I would watch HP5 if the original players were in it and the original director. He gave us a great image of black people and let all audiences know that we are not just gang bangers and hoes.

  • cbmay13

    the first one was the best hands down..the second one was really good too..the third sucked butt and the fourth one made my eyes bleed (it aint house party without kid n play) and im almost afraid to witness house party 5

  • Rayven

    The original is a true classic, its part of my DVD collection, I was in high school when he came out….boy those were the days 🙂 Those sequels (including #2 were horrible)!

  • i got so into that clip that i forgot i was watching clip. such a classic scene in a classic movie

  • Linda

    House party 5 sounds like a good idea. That film was the best though!! No 2-3 not so great

  • BillyBob

    Yasssssssss I love the idea of new school vs old school !

  • Toya B ‘MzPeachezz

    I have the dvd & still play it like I never saw it before “HOUSE PARTY” is defiinitely a classic



    • the one(s) w/ em were wack! i for one thought they killed the franchise and i dont mean killed in a good way.

  • baddvixentype

    the first house party was THE BEST but i’d go and see house party 5 🙂 #excited!!!!