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  • Post last modified:11/26/2023

Haunted Mansion


When widowed doctor Gabbie (Rosario Dawson) and her son move into their new home they realize the house is severely haunted; skeptical astrophysicist Ben Matthias (LaKeith Stanfield) is hired to examine the case. Not quite a remake of the 2003 Eddie Murphy vehicle, but a stand-alone story that also happens to be inspired by the theme park attraction. Tiffany Haddish is fun as a psychic and there are ambitious moments, including a sequence with animated ingredients. But the film is also way overlong and repetitious, with a thin story.

2023-U.S. 123 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Justin Simien. Screenplay: Katie Dippold. Cast: LaKeith Stanfield (Ben Matthias), Rosario Dawson (Gabbie), Owen Wilson (Father Kent), Tiffany Haddish, Danny DeVito, Jamie Lee Curtis. Voice of Jared Leto. Cameo: Winona Ryder. 

Trivia: At one point, Ryan Gosling was considered for the lead; Guillermo del Toro also considered directing another adaptation of the Disneyland attraction.

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