A woman and her son enlist so-called spiritual experts to rid their home of supernatural squatters.
Disney’s most beloved and mysterious attraction comes to life in an exciting and spine-tingling way. Haunted Mansion is an American Horror-Comedy film in the supernatural genre. The film is an adaptation of The Haunted Mansion theme park in Disneyland. The film is a reboot of a film having the title The Haunted Mansion, same as the theme park. Get ready for a spine-tingling adventure that promises a hauntingly good time with the ghosts.
Quick Highlights of Haunted Mansion
|Genre||Supernatural, Horror, Comedy|
|Cast||LaKeith Stanfield, Tiffany Haddish, Owen Wilson, Danny DeVito, DAn Levy, Jared Leto, and more.|
|Directed by||Justin Simien|
|Running Time||123 minutes|
|Released on||28 July 2023 (US)|
|Distributed by||Walt Disney Studios|
|Where to Stream?||Disney+|
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Plot Of Haunted Mansion
The film revolves around Ben Matthias, a deeply loving husband to Alyssa. She is a ghost tour guide while he is an astrophysicist. Alyssa died in a car crash and Ben gave up his career to continue her ghost tour looking for signs of his wife in famous haunted places. Travis with his doctor mother Gabbiemoves to Gracey Manor to execute a business idea.
Their property is haunted by many ghosts. Ben is hired by Father Kent, a priest and exorcist to photograph ghosts in Gracey Manor. Ben initially refuses, but is later forced by a ghost Mariner to return to the mansion. Harriet, a psychic, is recruited by Ben and Kent to steal something from Bruce Davis, a historian.
They contact a spirit who instructed them to contact Madame Leota. Leota resides in a crystal ball locked in an attic. Ben finds Leotta and discloses to them the past of the house. Hatbox Ghost is the evil spirit that trapped Leotta in the magic ball. Hatbox Ghost is revealed to be a rich heir named Alistair Crump, who was abused and banished by his father.
He in revenge killed a few socialites and ultimately got killed by servants. He needs the 1000th soul in the house by sacrificing or killing someone in order to escape the mansion. The team manages to send Crump to the afterlife. Crump tried to persuade Ben to sacrifice himself as he would be able to see his wife again.
But Ben responded with a kick and said that he is at peace now. Many ghosts decided to stay in the mansion, but in a friendly way. The group later reunites in the same mansion for a Halloween party and everyone seems to be enjoying their life and the party as well.
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Cast of Haunted Mansion
This horror movie boasts a super talented cast that brought justice to the characters they portrayed. The cast ensemble of Haunted Mansion includes-
- LaKeith Stanfield as Ben Matthias, an astrophysicist turned tour guide.
- Rosario Dawson as Gabbie, a widowed doctor from New York who moves to New Orleans with her son to open a bed and breakfast.
- Chase W. Dillon as Travis, Gabbie’s son.
- Owen Wilson as Father Kent, a conman posing as a priest and trained exorcist. He finally becomes a pastor at a church.
- Tiffany Haddish as Harriet, a psychic with genuine abilities.
- Danny DeVito as Bruce Davis, the historian.
- Jamie Lee Curtis as Madame Leota, the psychic trapped in the crystal ball. She was responsible for unleashing the ghosts in the mansion for arranging a meeting of the previous owner with his deceased wife.
- Jared Leto as Alistair Crump. He also gave voice to the Hatbox Ghost. Hatbox animation and sketch was based on Leto’s looks.
- J. R. Adduci was William Gracey, the last owner of the house, where he hired Leotta to talk to his deceased wife but instead attracted countless ghosts including the Hatbox Ghost.
Where to Watch Haunted Mansion?
Haunted Mansion can be streamed on Disney+ platform.
Trailers and Release
The first teaser trailer was released on 2 March 2023 followed by the official trailer on 16 May 2023 on the official YouTube channel of Walt Disney Studios. The film provides for the testament of visual excellence crafted by Disney.
Public Reception and Ratings
On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an average rating of 5.1/10 based on 250 reviews. On Metacritic, the film had an average score of 4.7/10 based on 52 critics. These ratings indicate an average and mixed reviews. Viewers’ poll at CinemaScore gave B+ to the film on an “A+ to F” scale.
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The way the house can change into a surrealist setting in Simien’s movie does reveal its jovial beginnings. There is nostalgia for the film’s traditional Gothicism in the endless hallways, impossible ceilings, gargoyles, hidden rooms, and the ever-classic ghost-inhabited pictures. “Haunted Mansion” features a few amusing chases and eerie scenes.
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