The Haunted Mansion

November 26th, 2003


The Haunted Mansion

No valid json found

Still of Eddie Murphy, Marc John Jefferies and Marsha Thomason in The Haunted MansionThe Haunted MansionStill of Eddie Murphy and Marc John Jefferies in The Haunted MansionThe Haunted MansionThe Haunted MansionThe Haunted Mansion

Workaholic Jim Evers, his wife/business partner and their two kids are summoned to a mansion. When they discover that the place is haunted, Jim discovers an important lesson about the family he's neglected as they attempt to escape.

Release Year: 2003

Rating: 4.8/10 (16,189 voted)

Critic's Score: 34/100

Director: Rob Minkoff

Stars: Eddie Murphy, Marsha Thomason, Jennifer Tilly

Jim and Sara with their children go to Gracey Manor and Mr. Gracey is enamored with Sara and they discover that Sara looks like Mr. Gracey's old girlfriend who died young and they think it was a suicide but discover that *spoiler* she was murdered . By Ramsey

Eddie Murphy - Jim Evers
Terence Stamp - Ramsley
Nathaniel Parker - Master Gracey
Marsha Thomason - Sara Evers
Jennifer Tilly - Madame Leota
Wallace Shawn - Ezra
Dina Waters - Emma
Marc John Jefferies - Michael
Aree Davis - Megan
Jim Doughan - Mr. Coleman
Rachael Harris - Mrs. Coleman (as Rachel Harris)
Steve Hytner - Mr. Silverman
Heather Juergensen - Mrs. Silverman
Jeremy Howard - Hitchhiking Ghost
Deep Roy - Hitchhiking Ghost

Taglines: Two bathrooms: His and hearse.


Official Website: Disney [Brazil] | Disney [France] |

Release Date: 26 November 2003

Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $24,278,410 (USA) (30 November 2003) (3122 Screens)

Gross: $75,817,994 (USA) (11 April 2004)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  | UK:  | USA:

Did You Know?

The Hitchhiking Ghosts were more prominent in early drafts of the script, but were trimmed back because it became too overwhelming to have three supporting characters chiming in all the time.

Continuity: When Jim and his daughter are trying to get out of the mausoleum you can see that from the inside the door that light is showing through the cracks before Michael opens the door.

[Michael runs out of his bedroom screaming]
Michael: There's a spider in my room!
Jim: There's a what?
Michael: There's a spider in my room! He's on the window!
Jim: Well, why don't you kill it, man?
Michael: That's a big spider!

User Review

I see dead movies!


Another nail in the coffin of Eddie Murphy's career, The Haunted Mansion is a slap-dash attempt to cash in on The Pirates of the Caribbean, an infinitely more successful and better film based on a Disneyland ride. There's just nothing here to write about--very little human drama and not enough computer wizardry to keep you from noticing you don't care about the humans.

About the only two things worth mentioning are Jennifer Tilly's fairly funny Madame Leota, a wisecracking Gypsy trapped in a bright green crystal medicine ball and Marsha Thomason, not for any acting ability but simply that she is beautiful and her beauty relieves some of the boredom.

Oh, well. At least it didn't have some character pontificating, "Follow your heart!"--the ubiquitous and hackneyed Disney message


Comments are closed.