‘Haunted Mansion’ review: the new Disney movie in theaters!

If you have already seen ‘Barbie’ and ‘Oppenheimer’ at the cinema, do not stop there! This week, ‘Haunted Mansion’ was released and is now available in cinemas. We had the opportunity to go and see the film, and the SoundsOfSeries team is delighted to be able to tell you more about it!


Ben Matthias, an astrophysicist who was forced to become a tour guide of haunted places after the death of his wife, is deeply affected by this loss and lets himself go. One day, he is approached by the notorious Father Kent, an exorcist priest, who asks him to help a mother, Gabbie, and her son Travis, who have just moved into a haunted mansion. Forming a team of four, they decide to join forces with others to confront the evil spirits inhabiting the house. The supernatural activity is so powerful that they recruit Harriet, an eccentric medium, and Bruce, a historian specializing in the history of the house. Faced with an awkward situation, they find themselves forced to live in the house, because once through the door, the spirits relentlessly follow them home. To escape, they must uncover the secrets buried in the house and lift the veil on the mysteries that haunt it. Their quest takes them on a terrifying journey into the heart of darkness, challenging their courage and determination to the limit.


The movie’s art direction is simply incredible. The gorgeous sets make subtle nods to the Disneyland parks attraction, and some of the attraction’s characters even make appearances in the film. The work on the difference between the world of the living and the world of ghosts is impressive, with a well-realized green/blue visual effect, giving the ghosts a realistic and immersive appearance. However, despite these great points, the film is not without its faults. The two-hour running time makes itself felt at times, which may make the experience a little long for some viewers. What’s more, for those unfamiliar with Disney’s various attractions, the film can lose some of its meaning and appeal. It is hard to pinpoint the film’s target audience, as it is considered too dark for children and too slow for adults. Some scenes drag on a little too long, and the humor is not always in tune with the expected audience, which can break the film’s dynamism.

Despite these few shortcomings, ‘Haunted Mansion’ remains a film that will certainly appeal to fans of the Disney attraction and of fantasy films, but it may leave some viewers confused as to its target audience and length.