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Disney held its world premiere of Haunted Mansion without actors due to the SAG-AFTRA strike and the first reactions of the Justin Simien-directed film are coming in.

Inspired by the classic ride at the Disneyland Resort theme park. The story of the film is about a woman and her son who enlist a motley crew of so-called spiritual experts to help rid their home of supernatural squatters.

Steven Weintraub from Collider praised Simien and screenwriter Katie Dippold saying they “did great work” in the adaptation.

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Happy to report #HauntedMansion is one of those family films that will spook kids, make adults laugh (a lot), and fans of the ride will keep pointing at the screen because it’s loaded with Easter eggs. Director Justin Simien & screenwriter Katie Dippold did great work. pic.twitter.com/07MfbUUCFC — Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) July 16, 2023

POC Culture editor noted on Twitter that they saw Haunted Mansion before the strike and called the film “a love letter to the iconic Disney ride & a family-friendly thriller.”

“The cast, led by LaKeith Stanfield, is outstanding & hilarious. Full of fun cameos, references to the ride & a healthy dose of jump scares,” they added.

I got to watch the #HauntedMansion (before the strike). It’s a love letter to the iconic Disney ride & a family friendly thriller. The cast, led by LaKeith Stanfield, is outstanding & hilarious. Full of fun cameos, references to the ride & a healthy dose of jump scares. pic.twitter.com/rj92ujOMU7 — POC Culture (@POCculture) July 16, 2023

Although the founder of Nightmarish Conjuring was still gathering their thoughts on the film, she said, “the amount of heart it has couldn’t have been achieved without the writing of Katie Dippold. She weaves together a story that tackles death/grief in a palpate way while riding a fine line btwn humor/horror.”

I’m still gathering my thoughts on #HauntedMansion but I will say this, the amount of heart it has couldn’t have been achieved without the writing of Katie Dippold. She weaves together a story that tackles death/grief in a palpate way while riding a fine line btwn humor/horror. pic.twitter.com/hgaLAIS5hK — Shannabelle Come Home (@shannon_mcgrew) July 16, 2023

Screenrant’s Joseph Deckelmeier tweeted that Haunted Mansion was “an entertaining movie for your whole family can enjoy. There’s some fun scares for the kids and a lot of Easter eggs for you eagle-eyed #disney parks fans.”

Journalist Laura Sirikul said Haunted Mansion “should have been a Halloween release instead of a summer release. It makes [no] sense. It’s up against Barbie & Oppenheimer .”

To be honest, #HauntedMansion should have been a Halloween release instead of a summer release. It makes so sense. It's up against BARBIE & Oppenheimer. Is Disney depending on parents to bring their kids to Haunted Mansion (since Barbie & Oppenheimer are not meant for children)? — Laura ลอร'า 劳拉 🍥 (@lsirikul) July 16, 2023

The cast of the film includes LaKeith Stanfield, Tiffany Haddish, Owen Wilson, Danny DeVito, Rosario Dawson, Chase W. Dillon, Jamie Lee Curtis as Madame Leota, Jared Leto as Hatbox Ghost and Winona Ryder. Hasan Minhaj and Dan Levy also make an appearance in the film.

Haunted Mansion opens in theaters on July 28.

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Haunted Mansion Footage Reaction: Classic Scares And Tons Of Potential [CinemaCon 2023]

Danny DeVito in Haunted Mansion

CinemaCon is underway in Las Vegas, and the convention has already provided a host of new trailers and footage, including early screenings of "The Flash," which looks to be as good as the hype suggests . /Film's Ben Pearson is on the ground in Vegas, relaying reactions to exclusive trailers and footage presentations, and his latest sneak peek comes in the form of Disney's "Haunted Mansion" — the company's second go at adapting its theme park ride of the same name.

Following the flop that was the Eddie Murphy-led 2003 effort "The Haunted Mansion," Disney is hoping this latest attempt to bring their Disney Park ride to the big screen will replicate the success of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise, which also started life as a theme park attraction. Back in September 2022, we got a glimpse at the upcoming film when the company showed early footage of "Haunted Mansion" at its D23 expo . Now, we've been treated to more of the upcoming project, which is directed by "Dear White People" filmmaker Justin Simien.

The film's cast is about as solid as you could hope for, with LaKeith Stanfield and Tiffany Haddish leading an ensemble comprised of Owen Wilson, Danny DeVito, Rosario Dawson, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Jared Leto (a frightening prospect if ever there was one). The story focuses on a mother and son who move into a New Orleans home only to find it infested with supernatural entities, providing the perfect excuse to showcase the cavalcade of stars that have signed up for this outing, as a host of "supernatural experts" are brought in to help rid the house of its unwelcome specters.

And now that we've had a better look at "Haunted Mansion," it seems Disney might be onto something with this latest adaptation attempt.

We're in for a hell of a ride

The frightening (but not too scary) footage begins with a narration from Danny Devito, who lays the context for the film: Sometime after 1788, the mansion was discovered, fully built, with paranormal attacks and explosions that happened in the past. Owen Wilson, who plays a priest named Kent, appears standing with the rest of the cast inside the mansion. Staying true to the mystical illusions that trick visitors who stay inside its walls, the group thinks they're inside a room at the end of a long hallway, but in reality, it's covered up by a painting. Wilson walks towards a candelabra sconce on the wall and pulls it down, thinking it will activate an opening to a secret passage. Instead, it just falls off the wall, showing that there will be plenty of comedic moments in the new Disney+ film.

Next, LaKeith Stanfield walks up to the painting and notices there are (not surprisingly) eyeholes cut out of the canvas. He rips the painting open to reveal a hidden séance chamber with ghosts spinning and flying around the room. Now realizing that the place is definitely haunted, Rosario Dawson and her son aren't having any of it, and Dawson says, "We're out!"

From there, the footage transitions back into a more normal flow for a trailer, featuring Tiffany Haddish as a medium who may or may not be legit, and there's also a quick appearance from Dan Levy, better known as David from "Schitt's Creek," who should be a welcome edition. DeVito's character has been wanting to visit the mansion for sixty years to see how the house changes after midnight, turning every room into a trap. Hasan Minhaj also pops up holding a picture of a ghost that looks exactly like the images from the original Disney ride!

Overall, "Haunted Mansion" looks incredibly family-friendly, but will also feature some classic scares and plenty of laughs. From the footage, it has tons of potential.

"Haunted Mansion" opens in theaters on July 28, 2023.

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Disney's HAUNTED MANSION First Reactions Promise A Spooky Good Time; Final Trailer Released

Disney's HAUNTED MANSION First Reactions Promise A Spooky Good Time; Final Trailer Released

Earlier today, Disney debuted a final trailer for its upcoming reboot of Haunted Mansion , and it features plenty of spooky new footage. The first social media reactions have also been shared online...

Haunted Mansion is set to hit theaters this August, and Disney (via FearHQ.com ) has now released a final trailer for its upcoming big-screen take on the iconic theme park attraction, featuring plenty of new footage from the kid-friendly horror comedy.

Though the movie will reportedly be a family-friendly adventure, this teaser does contain some pretty creepy moments, and if the first social media reactions are any indication, Haunted Mansion won't hold back when it comes to a few genuine scares.

Overall, these reactions are fairly positive, although the humor is said to be a little hit-and-miss, and, not too surprisingly, it doesn't sound like the movie is going to win any points for originality.

With the SAG-AFTRA strike now underway, actors are prohibited from doing any promotion for their respective projects, so Disney enlisted the likes of Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and some of its other most famous characters to walk the red carpet at the Haunted Mansion world premiere instead.

Check out the reactions, new trailer - which gives us a first glimpse of Winona Ryder's character - and some video from the event below.

Happy to report #HauntedMansion is one of those family films that will spook kids, make adults laugh (a lot), and fans of the ride will keep pointing at the screen because it’s loaded with Easter eggs. Director Justin Simien & screenwriter Katie Dippold did great work. pic.twitter.com/07MfbUUCFC — Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) July 16, 2023
HAUNTED MANSION: mostly fun! Has a shaky start and the narrative is a bit thin (and it's a tad bit too long at 2 hours), but the cast is having a blast and some of the humor really lands, and it has some creatively fun moments that honor the ride pretty well. #HauntedMansion pic.twitter.com/4NNDZsmHrg — Shaurya Chawla (@_ShauryaChawla) July 18, 2023
#HauntedMansion will definitely appeal more to fans of the Disney ride. It got some scares and a likable ensemble, with LaKeith Stanfield standing out . But the cracks unfold later on from a few jokes falling flat and a story that loses its way later on. A mixed bag, but decent. pic.twitter.com/gZgjw3JJwm — DC Bolling (@DCsFilmTake) July 18, 2023
Haunted Mansion 2023 is better than the 2003 film,YAY(not saying much) but this film is tonally incompetent. The story was paper thin and it took forever to figure out what it was trying to be. It wasn’t funny when it was trying to be and it definitely wasn’t scary, but…. (1/5) pic.twitter.com/4uxYFDYFZ0 — Movie Files (@MovieFilesLive) July 18, 2023
#HauntedMansion a film made for fans of the Disneyland Attraction! Fun horror bits, hit or miss comedy, Easter eggs that made me ( a massive fan of the ride) geek out, but surprisingly will strike a deep conversation about grief! Lakeith Stanfield is a HUGE standout pic.twitter.com/e1m2spmBUj — Zach Pope (@popetheking) July 18, 2023
The best way I can describe #HauntedMansion is “Cozy Horror”. Imagine if Disney made INSIDIOUS and aimed it at kids. The film has some genuine scares, along with a real heart. Definitely the biggest surprise of the summer for me. pic.twitter.com/9NFnysUQnI — Dan Tabor (@danthefan) July 18, 2023
I really enjoyed #HauntedMansion ! The story is definitely a bit contrived, and the product placement is very cringe-worthy, but I enjoyed the blend of humor, horror, and heart. It's a campy throwback to the movies I grew up with in the early '00s, with a game cast to boot! pic.twitter.com/7lRi5LliJM — Sean Boelman (@bigtunaonfilm) July 18, 2023
In lieu of the #HauntedMansion stars, who are not in attendance at the world premiere due to the actors strike, Disney has its classic villains walking the red carpet pic.twitter.com/aCc0G30SuK — The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) July 16, 2023

Directed by Justin Simien, the film features an all-star cast ensemble cast including LaKeith Stanfield, Tiffany Haddish, Owen Wilson, Danny DeVito, Rosario Dawson, Chase W. Dillon and Daniel Levy, with Jamie Lee Curtis and Jared Leto as The Hatbox Ghost.

Inspired by the classic theme park attraction, Haunted Mansion is about a woman and her son who enlist a motley crew of so-called spiritual experts to help rid their home of supernatural squatters.

Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich are on board as producers, with Nick Reynolds and Tom Peitzman serving as executive producers.

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First ‘Haunted Mansion’ Trailer Is Full of Ghoulish Delights (Video)

The latest adaptation of Disney’s beloved theme park attraction haunts theaters this July

Ready to step into the “Haunted Mansion?”

One of the most iconic Disney Parks attractions is about to hit the screen again, this time as a giant summer blockbuster. And the new film, directed by Justin Simien and written by Katie Dippold, looks like a lot of ghost-filled fun via the first trailer, which you can watch above.

In the new film Rosario Dawson plays a single mom who moves into the titular rustic abode with her young son, only to be confronted with 999 happy haunts. She then calls in a team of experts, including LaKeith Stanfield as a paranormal investigator, Owen Wilson as a priest, Tiffany Haddish as a psychic and Danny DeVito as a history professor, to try to rid her life of these grim-grinning ghosts, who include Jared Leto as the Hatbox Ghost and Jamie Lee Curtis as Madame Leota (the mystic stuck in the crystal ball, in one of the attraction’s most iconic moments).

Footage from the film first premiered at last year’s D23 Expo, which also included an announcement about Jamie Lee Curtis’ casting (she came out in a “doom buggy” – the ride vehicle from the attraction). Judging by the response from the crowd, the time is right for a new “Haunted Mansion.”

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Of course, there was an earlier movie – 2003’s “The Haunted Mansion,” which starred Eddie Murphy and featured creatures and make-up effects from the brilliant Rick Baker. (It was directed by original “Lion King” filmmaker Rob Minkoff.) But that felt compromised in all sorts of ways, and derailed what could have been another potential franchise the same year that the big-screen “Pirates of the Caribbean” launched.

In 2010 it was announced that Guillermo del Toro would write and direct a new version of “The Haunted Mansion,” with Ryan Gosling later cast as the lead. This version never materialized. A primetime special based around the attraction, from animator Shannon Tindle, was also developed but ultimately never produced. But hey, we did get that “Muppet Haunted Mansion” Disney+ special a couple of years ago. That was something!

The attraction, which was first built at Disneyland, followed a similarly bumpy trajectory. It was initially announced in 1961, with a proposed 1963 opening date. But then Walt Disney got involved with the 1964/65 World’s Fair in Queens and then passed away in 1967. Original concepts like a walk-through “Museum of the Weird” were abandoned in favor of a more full-bodied attraction, combining both spooky and funny elements that reflected the Imagineers (and, for this attraction, Illusioneers ) who worked on the project. It finally opened in 1969 and was almost instantly viewed as a classic. These days, after multiple additions and renovations throughout the years, it remains one of the most popular attractions at Disneyland and has been built at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Florida, Tokyo Disneyland, Disneyland Paris (where it has a cool, old west vibe that connects to their version of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad next door) and Hong Kong Disneyland (as Mystic Manor).

“Haunted Mansion” opens in theaters on July 28, 2023. The film’s producers are Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich, with Nick Reynolds and Tom Peitzman serving as executive producers.

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The Haunted Mansion 's First Trailer Invites You Inside

Scares, chuckles, and excellent special effects abound in the second movie featuring disneyland's beloved attraction..

Five people creep cautiously up a dimly lit staircase.

We’d seen a little Haunted Mansion footage at the D23 Expo last year, but it didn’t prepare us for the movie’s first actual trailer. If you’re a diehard Disney fan, you’ll probably recognize dozens of nods (if not outright replications) of spooks and scares from the beloved ride, but even if you’re not, Haunted Mansion looks like it could be a lot of fun.

What I’m most impressed with is that the movie seems to be a horror movie first and foremost, based on a loving homage to the Disney attraction. The humor—which works, in my opinion—doesn’t overwhelm the frights, which would take all the horror out of it. And although this is clearly a family movie, it looks like it’s quite willing to scare those families as opposed to watering everything down. All in all, I’m impressed.

Haunted Mansion ’s packed, wildly over-talented cast includes Rosario Dawson, LaKeith Stanfield, Owen Wilson, Tiffany Haddish, Winona Ryder, Dan Levy, Jared Leto, Danny Devito, and Jamie Lee Curtis. It’s directed by Justin Simien (Dear White People, Bad Hair) and written by Katie Dippold (2016's Ghostbusters , Parks and Recreation ). The spookiness begins on July 28, when the Haunted Mansion comes to theaters.

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HAUNTED MANSION Final Trailer Released As First Reactions Creep Online

HAUNTED MANSION Final Trailer Released As First Reactions Creep Online

The first social media reactions to Disney's Haunted Mansion movie are now online, and we also have a spooky final trailer featuring plenty of new footage from the upcoming reboot...

Disney has released a final trailer for its upcoming Haunted Mansion reboot, and it features plenty of new footage from the kid-friendly horror comedy.

Though the movie will be a family-friendly adventure, this teaser does contain some pretty creepy moments, and if the first social media reactions are any indication, Haunted Mansion won't hold back when it comes to a few genuine scares.

Overall, these reactions are fairly positive, although the humor is said to be a little hit-and-miss, and, not too surprisingly, it doesn't sound like the movie is going to win any points for originality.

#HauntedMansion will definitely appeal more to fans of the Disney ride. It got some scares and a likable ensemble, with LaKeith Stanfield standing out . But the cracks unfold later on from a few jokes falling flat and a story that loses its way later on. A mixed bag, but decent. pic.twitter.com/gZgjw3JJwm — DC Bolling (@DCsFilmTake) July 18, 2023
Haunted Mansion 2023 is better than the 2003 film,YAY(not saying much) but this film is tonally incompetent. The story was paper thin and it took forever to figure out what it was trying to be. It wasn’t funny when it was trying to be and it definitely wasn’t scary, but…. (1/5) pic.twitter.com/4uxYFDYFZ0 — Movie Files (@MovieFilesLive) July 18, 2023
#HauntedMansion a film made for fans of the Disneyland Attraction! Fun horror bits, hit or miss comedy, Easter eggs that made me ( a massive fan of the ride) geek out, but surprisingly will strike a deep conversation about grief! Lakeith Stanfield is a HUGE standout pic.twitter.com/e1m2spmBUj — Zach Pope (@popetheking) July 18, 2023
The best way I can describe #HauntedMansion is “Cozy Horror”. Imagine if Disney made INSIDIOUS and aimed it at kids. The film has some genuine scares, along with a real heart. Definitely the biggest surprise of the summer for me. pic.twitter.com/9NFnysUQnI — Dan Tabor (@danthefan) July 18, 2023
I really enjoyed #HauntedMansion ! The story is definitely a bit contrived, and the product placement is very cringe-worthy, but I enjoyed the blend of humor, horror, and heart. It's a campy throwback to the movies I grew up with in the early '00s, with a game cast to boot! pic.twitter.com/7lRi5LliJM — Sean Boelman (@bigtunaonfilm) July 18, 2023

Directed by Justin Simien, the film features an all-star cast ensemble cast including LaKeith Stanfield, Tiffany Haddish, Owen Wilson, Danny DeVito, Rosario Dawson, Chase W. Dillon and Daniel Levy, with Jamie Lee Curtis and Jared Leto as The Hatbox Ghost.

Inspired by the classic theme park attraction, Haunted Mansion is about a woman and her son who enlist a motley crew of so-called spiritual experts to help rid their home of supernatural squatters.

Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich are on board as producers, with Nick Reynolds and Tom Peitzman serving as executive producers.

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Haunted Mansion Final Trailer Reaction

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Today, Disney released the final trailer for Haunted Mansion , a remake of The Haunted Mansion , which arrived in theaters twenty years ago in 2003, and starred Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Tilly, and Terence Stamp. The latest of their attempts to adapt their theme park rides into successful films, Haunted Mansion stars LaKeith Stanfield, Owen Wilson, Rosario Dawson, Tiffany Haddish, Danny DeVito, and Jared Leto, and will hit theaters on July 28, 2023. Check out the latest peek here:

I’m somewhat nervous as the Eddie Murphy version wasn’t very good, but this Haunted Mansion looks promising so far. I like most of these actors, and the comedy seems solid. I’ve never been to any of the Disney theme parks, so I’ve never gone to the Haunted Mansion ride, but I think the idea is well-suited to a movie. I’m excited to see LaKeith Stanfield in this, and I hope it’s actually as fun as it looks.

But what do you think about the trailer, the 2003 original, the ride, or anything else Haunted Mansion ? Let us know in the comments below!

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Haunted Mansion Trailer Dropped today

Disney has a long list of films coming out in 2023 that are sure to get fans excited!

Along with a live-action Little Mermaid adaptation and a new Indiana Jones installment, Disney is doing a new version of a live-action Haunted Mansion (2023) movie. The teaser trailer dropped today and hinted at several familiar characters, including Madame Leota, the Hat Box Ghost, and the widowed bride, Constance.

The Haunted Mansion trailer is here. pic.twitter.com/28VHH0GRnm — Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) March 2, 2023

Unlike the 2003 Eddie Murphy version, this does seem to focus more on the ride from the Disney parks, rather than just being a film based on the concept of the ride. The film takes place in a mansion in New Orleans and the teaser trailer shows familiar aspects like the iconic purple wallpaper and the stretching room and portraits.

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Initial fan reviews of the teaser trailer are overall surprisingly positive! The Eddie Murphy version has been blasted as either disappointing or a cult classic, but is, for the most part, an ignored Disney film. The new version, starring Roasrio Dawson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Owen Wilson, and several other stars, is so far faring better. Although some people have pointed out that it does look like it will also be a comedy, rather than the horror film some fans were hoping for, it does fit the theming of the Haunted Mansion attraction. The ride itself, although spooky, isn’t a horror ride, and doesn’t take itself too seriously. Several Twitter users have expressed surprise at the fact that the teaser looks good.

One commenter, @ fanvcritic , expressed a common opinion,

I had a sigh of relief after watching this. I’m still peeved that Del Toro didn’t get to make his Haunted Mansion.. but this looks promising. It seems like it’ll be scary enough and the jokes landed for me.

The poster art from Haunted Mansion (2023)

We have a trailer for this but not for Little Mermaid – which comes out 2 months before?!

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Disney’s new live action  Haunted Mansion  movie will be releasing in theaters on  July 28, 2023 , and the official teaser trailer ushers us back into the iconic location today.

Watch Disney’s Haunted Mansion teaser trailer below, which is loaded with familiar faces – both spirits from the dark ride attraction and fan-favorite Hollywood superstars!

Justin Simien  ( Dear White People, Bad Hair ) is directing the new live action adaptation of the popular, long-running Disney theme park attraction that’s home to 999 haunts.

Director Simien said in a statement shared with Bloody Disgusting, “As a lifelong fan of the Haunted Mansion attraction, I’m beyond excited to share the teaser trailer for our new film adaptation featuring an incredible cast. Our team has worked tirelessly to create a scary, funny and cinematic otherworldly adventure for both new and die-hard fans to enjoy! I can’t wait for audiences to experience this big screen version of the iconic Disney attraction.”

LaKeith Stanfield ,  Tiffany Haddish ,  Owen Wilson ,  Rosario Dawson , and  Danny DeVito  star, with  Jamie Lee Curtis  as Madame Leota and  Jared Leto  as the Hatbox Ghost.

Winona Ryder, Dan Levy , and  Hasan Minhaj  will also appear in the new movie.

“In this mysterious adventure, a doctor (Dawson) and her 9-year-old son ( Chase Dillon ), looking to start a new life, move into a strangely affordable mansion in New Orleans, only to discover that the place is much more than they bargained for. Desperate for help, they contact a priest (Wilson), who, in turn, enlists the aid of a widowed scientist-turned failed-paranormal expert (Stanfield), a French Quarter psychic (Haddish) and a crotchety historian (DeVito).”

The dark ride attraction, which launched in 1969 and is still going strong today at Disney parks, “sees theme park guests go inside a spooky and creepy manor that has a wide array of supernatural frights. It also features a graveyard’s worth of characters.” The most popular characters include Hatbox Ghost, Madame Leota, The Phantom and the Hitchhiking Ghosts.

Rob Minkoff directed the feature film  The Haunted Mansion  back in 2003, the first big screen adaptation of the ride. Eddie Murphy starred in the film. More recently, Guillermo del Toro was attached to adapt the ride for a brand new movie. Alas, it never came to life.

Katie Dippold  ( Ghostbusters  2016) is writing the new movie’s script for Disney.

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Mystery Lurks Around Every Corner in New 'Haunted Mansion' Trailer

Rosario Dawson, Owen Wilson, Danny DeVito, LaKeith Stanfield, and Tiffany Haddish star in the horror-comedy.

Disney’s Haunted Mansion is set to spook fans in a matter of days. As the release date draws nearer, new clips and teasers of the movie are rolling out to grab fans’ attention. Based on the famous ride, the movie already has fans excited to experience the mansion and its various ghosts in a new way.

A new trailer released by the movie sees Gabbie (played by Rosario Dawson ) recounting the bizarre experience of moving in the mansion initially, with the house coming alive after midnight. We then meet the ensemble cast enlisted by the priest Kent ( Owen Wilson ) to help Gabbie and her son make peace with the ghosts; Kent will bring a paranormal investigator turned tour guide, a psychic, and a college history professor along for the ride. The final moment of the clip gives us another good look at Jared Leto ’s iteration of the Hatbox ghost.

What to Expect From Haunted Mansion ?

For lovers of all things spooky, the haunting season has come a little early this year as the ensemble cast of the feature face ghosts and spirits. Going by the teasers and images , the movie looks to be the perfect range of emotions for all ages to enjoy.Beyond a stellar cast and gripping horror, Haunted Mansion will also deliver an exciting dose of comedy to its audience. Fans are certainly in for a fun and thrilling ride.

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Haunted Mansion is the second movie based on the famous Disney ride and has been long in making with initial plans beginning in 2010, with Guillermo del Toro attached to write and produce. However, the plan did not come to fruition and after spending years in development hell the movie saw a new light when Katie Dippold was on board to write and was soon joined in by director Justin Simien.

Along with the aforementioned cast the movie stars LaKeith Stanfield as Ben – the paranormal tour guide, Tiffany Haddish as Harriet – the psychic, Danny DeVito as Bruce – the historian, Jamie Lee Curtis as Madame Leota, and Winona Ryder as Pat – a New Orleans tour guide. Further rounding off the cast is young actor Chase W. Dillon as Gabbie’s son Travis, Hasan Minhaj as a sketch artist, and also Dan Levy in an undisclosed role.

Haunted Mansion will hit theaters on July 28. You can check out the new trailer below:

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Disney never lets a good franchise remain buried forever. Exactly 20 years after Eddie Murphy got chased by ghosts through a haunted mansion , a new film adaptation of the iconic Disneyland attraction is coming this Summer, and the first teaser trailer for the horror-comedy was released Thursday.

The original Haunted Mansion attraction first opened in 1969, and quickly became one of Disneyland (and the rest of the Disney theme parks’) most iconic rides. The “dark ride” has guests explore a haunted house area in “Doom Buggies,” while being jump-scared by a variety of macabre animatronics.

The attraction’s popularity spurred a film in 2003, the same year fellow beloved Disney ride “The Pirates of the Caribbean” was adapted for the big screen. Directed by Rob Minkoff and starring Murphy, the original film received negative reviews but performed well at the box office, grossing $182.3 million worldwide on a $90 million budget.

Like the original “Haunted Mansion” film, the new version is also a horror comedy. In this one, Rosario Dawson stars as Gabbie, a single mother who moves in with her son (Chase Dillon, who played a villain in “The Underground Railroad” more terrifying than any of his new film’s ghouls) to a suspiciously cheap New Orleans mansion.

When horrifying spirits played by the likes of “Morbius” star Jared Leto (as the original ride’s Hatbox Ghost) begin popping up, the mother-and-son team enlist the help of a crack team — including a priest (Owen Wilson), a paranormal expert (LaKeith Stanfield), a psychic (Tiffany Haddish), and a historian (Danny DeVito) — to get rid of the them. Jamie Lee Curtis, Winona Ryder, Dan Levy, and Hasan Minhaj also star in the film.

Justin Simien, the filmmaker behind the very un-Disney indie film “Dear White People,” its four-season Netflix adaptation, and the 2020 horror flick “Bad Hair,” directs the new “Haunted Mansion” take. Simien is also attached to work with Disney on a Lando Calrissian “Star Wars” spinoff staring Donald Glover.

Simien in a statement provided by Disney said he wanted to direct the feature due to being a “lifelong fan” of the original theme park attraction: “I’m beyond excited to share the teaser trailer for our new film adaptation featuring an incredible cast. Our team has worked tirelessly to create a scary, funny and cinematic otherworldly adventure for both new and die-hard fans to enjoy! I can’t wait for audiences to experience this big screen version of the iconic Disney attraction.”

Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich produce the film; Nick Reynolds and Tom Peitzman executive produce. “Haunted Mansion” will creep its way into theaters July 28; watch the teaser trailer below.

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Dec. 15—The upcoming closure of Disneyland's Haunted Mansion for an extended refurbishment to expand the backstory, reconfigure the queue and add a retail shop leaves many questions unanswered for fans of the beloved dark ride eager to reconvene with the 999 happy haunts.

Among the many unknowns, there's one thing we know for certain. The last day to ride Haunted Mansion Holiday this season will be Jan. 21 with construction beginning Jan. 22 on the grounds of the attraction, according to Disneyland officials.

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During the closure, Disneyland will enhance the outdoor queue, install a new accessibility elevator for wheelchair users exiting the ride and add a new retail shop at the attraction's exit.

Walt Disney Imagineering plans to build on the lore of the Haunted Mansion in the new garden queue with an expanded backstory involving Madame Leota, Master Gracey and a prosperous sea captain — who all play key roles in Disney's latest "Haunted Mansion" live-action movie.

That's what we know at the moment. Let's take a closer look at five unanswered questions about the Haunted Mansion extended refurbishment.

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1) When will the Haunted Mansion reopen?

Disneyland isn't saying just yet. The Anaheim theme park hasn't even narrowed the reopening date to 2024.

Disneyland will share more Haunted Mansion construction details early next year.

Why hasn't Disneyland narrowed the reopening date to spring, summer or fall of 2024?

In part because construction has not yet begun. Digging at Disneyland can present a host of problems that might affect the construction schedule. Some of the pipes and conduits underneath the park are as old as Disneyland and others haven't been unearthed for decades.

Another reason Disneyland hasn't put a finishing date on Haunted Mansion construction is the uproar it might cause. Which brings us to our next question.

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2) Will the Haunted Mansion return in holiday mode?

Transforming the Haunted Mansion back and forth between classic and holiday modes takes considerable effort.

Leaving the attraction in holiday mode during construction saves time and money.

Disneyland has pushed the launch of Halloween Time to Aug. 23 in 2024 — the earliest start ever to the holiday season.

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Bringing the Haunted Mansion back in August would allow Disneyland to leave the ride in holiday mode during construction — but would likely enrage fans who can't imagine being without their favorite attraction for seven months.

It would be tough to justify leaving The Nightmare Before Christmas holiday overlay in place if the Haunted Mansion emerges from construction in spring or summer.

Disneyland could gin up a Halloween in June or Christmas in July storyline to justify the decision — but fans of the classic ride would likely revolt. Which brings us to our next question.

3) Will the classic version of Haunted Mansion return before 2025?

You'll need four hands to count the number of months fans will be without the classic version of Haunted Mansion if Disneyland brings back the ride in holiday mode after construction.

The Mansion faithful may have to go without the classic version of the ride for 16 months — from Sept. 1, 2023 to early January 2025. Let that sink in for a minute and you quickly understand why Disneyland hasn't put a return date on the Haunted Mansion.

Any firm date for the end of construction raises a host of unappealing questions. Including this next one.

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4) Does Critter Country become a dead zone?

The Haunted Mansion sits next door to Splash Mountain — which is also under construction.

The transformation into Tiana's Bayou Adventure is expected to last until late 2024.

That means the two major attractions will be sitting behind construction scrims for the first half of 2024 or longer.

Add in the Mark Twain Riverboat sitting at the Pelican Landing dock during an extended refurbishment and you've got a warren of construction walls at the border of New Orleans Square and Critter Country.

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Bringing down one major ride for a brief or extended period has a ripple effect on the nearby attractions and the rest of the park. Bringing down two major draws right next to each other creates a doughnut hole that will likely put pressure on the entire west side of the park.

The rides most likely to suffer the greatest impact: Pirates of the Caribbean, Indiana Jones Adventure, Jungle Cruise, Rise of the Resistance and Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's Run. Indy and Rise already have issues with downtime. More pressure isn't likely to improve things.

Expect long lines at Pirates, Jungle Cruise and maybe even Falcon starting in late January.

5) Is Disneyland making any storytelling changes to the Haunted Mansion?

Yes and no.

Disneyland officials say the Haunted Mansion backstory that guests know and love will remain the same.

Making any significant changes would likely enrage Mansion diehards who consider the ride's backstory sacrosanct. But Imagineering is tinkering with the Haunted Mansion story around the edges.

The expanded Haunted Mansion queue featuring a fountain, gazebo, statues, greenhouse and a garden will lean into storylines involving Madame Leota, Master Gracey and a prosperous sea captain.

Leota's carriage house next door to the mansion will serve as the new exit through the gift shop when the Haunted Mansion returns from its extended refurbishment — whenever that is.

Leota, the Gracey clan and the mariner ghost played key roles in the "Haunted Mansion" live-action film released by Disney this summer and now streaming on Disney+.

Could there be a movie tie-in or a set up for a sequel? Disney incorporated Jack Sparrow into the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. Would they dare mess with the Haunted Mansion?

Fans will be watching very closely — and waiting impatiently for the return of the ride.

(c)2023 San Gabriel Valley Tribune, West Covina, Calif. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

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Inspired by Disney's theme park attraction, Haunted Mansion follows a woman and her son who enlist a motley crew of so-called spiritual experts to help rid their home of supernatural squatters.

Directed by Justin Simien and produced by Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich, with Nick Reynolds and Tom Peitzman as executive producers, Haunted Mansion opens in US theaters on July 28 and in UK cinemas on August 11, 2023.

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I visited a 'haunted' 18th-century mansion in Manhattan and saw things I couldn't fully explain

  • Built in 1765, Morris-Jumel Mansion is the oldest surviving residence in Manhattan.
  • I went on a tour of the house that included the use of paranormal investigative equipment.
  • While I'm still a skeptic and didn't see any ghosts, I enjoyed learning about the historical site.

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Located just off 162nd Street in New York City's Washington Heights neighborhood, there is a historic mansion dating back to the Revolutionary War that is said to be terribly haunted.

The Morris-Jumel Mansion , now a museum, functioned as George Washington's military headquarters during the Battle of Harlem Heights. Later, former vice president Aaron Burr married its owner, Eliza Jumel, who was one of the wealthiest women in America upon her death in 1865.

Jumel is said to haunt the mansion, along with other past residents and soldiers from the War of Independence. Every year around Halloween, the museum offers ghost tours to educate the public about the house and its history of paranormal activity.

I went on a ghost-hunting tour featuring the use of paranormal investigative equipment. While I still emerged skeptical about the existence of spirits, I enjoyed learning more about the little-known historical site — and witnessed some things I can't fully explain.

Here's what it was like.

Morris-Jumel Mansion, which was built in 1765, is the oldest surviving residence in Manhattan.

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The Morris-Jumel Mansion was built by Colonel Roger Morris, a Loyalist who returned to England when the Revolutionary War broke out.

During the war, George Washington used the home as his military headquarters during the Battle of Harlem Heights. It was then purchased by Stephen Jumel, a wealthy French merchant, and his wife Eliza, an actress and socialite as well as a shrewd businesswoman, in 1810. 

After Stephen Jumel died in 1832, Eliza Jumel married former vice president Aaron Burr. She filed for divorce less than a year later, and successfully protected the fortune she accrued from real-estate investments in what is now lower Manhattan. She died in her bedroom on the mansion's second floor in 1865 with a net worth of $1 million, or around $15 million in today's money, according to the Museum of American Finance , making her one of the richest women in America at the time.

The house is also said to be haunted.

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The New York Times reported in 1981 that Eliza Jumel negotiated a $2,000 discount on the house because even then it was said to be haunted by the ghost of a Hessian soldier who fought in the Revolutionary War.

Visitors and employees of the museum have also reported incidents of paranormal activity since it opened to the public in 1904. Some tour groups have claimed to see Jumel in full period dress on the second-floor balcony. Tour guides say they've heard voices and footsteps with no one else present. Others report running into that same Hessian soldier on the stairs.

The museum's staff keeps a record of these unexplained encounters known as the Book of Haunts.

I signed up for one of the mansion's paranormal-investigation tours to see for myself.

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In the months leading up to Halloween, the Morris-Jumel Mansion offers two spooky tour experiences in addition to its regular schedule. The 75-minute candlelight ghost tour, where guides share ghost stories related to the home, costs $39.19. The paranormal investigation, lasting two-and-a-half hours and featuring the use of paranormal investigative equipment, costs $65.87.

Madeline Mungo, the mansion's public programs and visitor services manager, recommended that I book the paranormal investigation for a "more ghostly experience."

I'm not a big believer in ghosts and paranormal activity, but I do love exploring haunted places in the name of journalism.

The tour began with an introduction to the ghost-hunting equipment we'd be using, such as REM pods.

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REM pods light up and make noise when they detect temperature shifts and "changes of the surrounding energy field," which some believe are indicators of paranormal activity, according to the device's  Amazon  listing.

Tour guide Karen Compton explained that staff would bring the REM pod from room to room as our tour progressed.

Each participant also received an electromagnetic field (EMF) meter.

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Electricians use EMF meters to diagnose electrical or wiring issues. Paranormal researchers use them to measure electromagnetic energy that is thought to be associated with ghosts or spirits.

For example, Compton said, if we held up the EMF meter to a piece of wooden furniture with no electric wiring inside and the lights flashed to indicate a strong electromagnetic field, it could mean a ghost is responsible. Or, she said, it could mean that we're near a lightbulb.

Another surprising tool used by paranormal researchers: motion-activated cat ball toys.

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The cat ball toys light up when something touches them or moves near them. If they lit up during the tour with no one nearby, paranormal activity could be one explanation, according to my guide.

I admit the cat balls made me feel more skeptical going into the tour since they seemed like a less scientific approach than the REM pod and EMF meters. Then again, as Compton reminded us, there's no proof for any of this. When it comes to paranormal investigations, it's more about the experience and feeling of the ghost hunt than the mechanics of the hunt itself.

As we assembled in the entryway, Mungo began telling us about the Morris family and the history of the house. Then, the cat ball inside the Octagon Room across the hall went off.

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"This was built as their summer home to escape the city, which is funny to think about now, but at the time the city had only reached ..." Mungo paused as the cat ball lit up in the empty Octagon Room, where it had clearly not been touched. I, along with other members of our group, let out a nervous giggle.

"Interesting. Well, hello," she said, before continuing. "The city had only reached about Canal Street, so this up here was farmland. Before the Morrises, before colonization, this was the land of the Lenape, and this continues to be the unceded land of the Lenape."

The tour continued in the parlor, where Eliza Jumel married Aaron Burr in 1833.

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None of the paranormal-investigation equipment lit up in the parlor, but Compton said that three weeks ago, she walked into the empty house on a Sunday and heard the room's original pianoforte playing music on its own.

In the dining room, Mungo pointed out a clock decorated with a moon that is said to wink at handsome men.

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A few visitors stood in front of the clock, but none reported seeing the moon wink at them. I didn't get a wink, either.

Mungo said that while the dining room "is not one of our more active spaces," the moon is known to be flirty.

"He did wink at me last week, so he is exploring himself," Mungo said, eliciting a laugh from the group.

We then headed upstairs to Jumel's bedroom, where Compton introduced dowsing rods, another ghost-hunting tool.

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Dowsing rods have historically been used to locate underground water sources, Compton said. The L-shaped tools feature long sticks that swing from side to side, even when held still by their handles.

"The idea is that if they cross, then you've found a spirit," she said. "Would anybody like to try them?"

I volunteered. I tried to stay perfectly still, but I could feel the way the slightest movement would cause the rods to swing.

"Eliza, are you here?" Compton asked. 

After a few seconds, the rods crossed. I wasn't convinced that a ghost had caused the movement, but I was excited that something had happened.

I handed them to another member of the group, and the rods pointed towards a lamp in the corner of the room. Compton explained that everything in the room was original except for the carpeting and that lamp. The original fixture shattered during the installation of new carpet, which some interpreted as Jumel expressing her displeasure at the design choice.

"Do you like the carpet now?" someone asked.

The rods remained still.

The parlor that served as George Washington's war room in 1776 seemed particularly active as Compton told us about his valet, an enslaved man named William "Billy" Lee.

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Many people's EMF meters, including my own, flashed yellow, orange, and red, as Compton explained that Lee was a constant presence at Washington's side for two decades and was the only enslaved person freed in his will.

"He's excited to hear you," a member of our group said of Lee.

"William Lee always responds," Compton said.

Did the presence of electromagnetic energy indicate the ghost of Lee? Were all the EMF meters in the small space simply activating each other? Perhaps my EMF meter was responding to the electric candlesticks placed on the windowsills to fill the room with a flickering yellow glow. I don't know enough about how the devices work to say, but I did appreciate the acknowledgement of Washington's complicated history as a slave owner as part of the tour.

Compton said Aaron Burr's bedchamber, where Lin-Manuel Miranda spent time writing his hit musical "Hamilton," has featured a paranormal peculiarity known as EVP, or electronic voice phenomena.

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In paranormal investigations, EVP is defined as "apparent ghost voices attempting to communicate through typical audio recording equipment," according to a 2022 study about paranormal experiences and sensory-processing sensitivity published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE .

Authors Jess M. Williams and Mark Blagrove wrote that EVP is "an example of an illusion that results in the perception of meaningful patterns in meaningless stimuli, referred to as pareidolia, occurring in both visual and auditory forms, such as seeing faces in clouds or hearing phantom words in white noise."

Compton showed us a video taken in the room around seven years ago during a ghost tour like ours. It took a few listens, but I could make out what sounded like a scratchy, high-pitched voice exclaiming something unintelligible. It just as easily could have been a creaky piece of furniture, or distortion caused by overlapping voices in the recording.

Downstairs in the kitchen, we tried some more EVP by recording ourselves asking questions to the home's former residents and listening back to see if we got any response.

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I asked the ghost of Burr what he thought of his portrayal in the musical "Hamilton," but unfortunately did not get a response.

Mungo also spoke about the people who would have worked in the kitchen — the enslaved individuals whose names and stories were never recorded — and asked if they wanted to come forward. The REM pod and recordings remained silent.

I still didn't believe in ghosts by the end of the tour, but I was surprised by how much I wanted to see or hear one during my visit.

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Even as a skeptic, I found myself hoping to hear some mysterious footsteps or feel a sudden chill. This made me hyper-aware of every aspect of my surroundings, which caused some false alarms, like a mysterious shadow that turned out to be my own reflection in a glass barrier. I was struck by how easy it is to interpret anything as a sign of paranormal activity if you want to find it badly enough — even if you don't really believe in it to begin with.

Even so, I enjoyed learning about the way paranormal investigations are conducted and getting to try out some of the equipment, which I never would have known about or bought myself. I also appreciated that the tour welcomed skeptics and simply presented stories and theories without trying to convince anyone of anything.

Mungo told me that more than anything, the goal of the ghost tours is to educate visitors about the history of the mansion and its extraordinary occupants.

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The Morris-Jumel Mansion didn't always embrace its reputation as a haunted building, but Mungo said the museum started offering ghost tours and paranormal investigations about a decade ago to help bring more visitors to the little-known site.

"We're kind of a hidden gem, and because this is a fun thing that has a different audience than museums tend to have, it's a gateway for them to come and see this place," Mungo said. "You do still get the history of the house. We do sneak it in."

Whether or not Jumel's ghost haunts the property, Mungo feels that her story is worth telling.

"Eliza Jumel is the coolest lady in American history and we completely forgot about her," she said. "This is the only place that's still talking about her. It's layers upon layers of history."

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