Disney+ Will Release “Haunted Mansion” In October 2023

“Haunted Mansion” is poised to give Disney+ subscribers a spooky treat this October.

Disney+ will release "Haunted Mansion" in October
Disney+ will release “Haunted Mansion” in October

“Haunted Mansion” release in October

This family-friendly horror-comedy, inspired by the beloved theme park attraction, is scheduled to be available for streaming on Disney+ starting October 4th. Directed by Justin Simien, known for his work on “Dear White People” and “Bad Hair,” the movie tells the story of Gabbie, a single mother played by Rosario Dawson, and her 9-year-old son, portrayed by Chase Dillon. Together, they enlist the help of self-proclaimed spiritual experts to rid their home of a variety of ghosts, ghouls, and eerie creatures.

This fresh take on the Haunted Mansion concept comes two decades after Eddie Murphy’s version of “The Haunted Mansion.” The star-studded cast features LaKeith Stanfield, Tiffany Haddish, Owen Wilson, Danny DeVito, Rosario Dawson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jared Leto, and more. The movie’s screenplay was written by Katie Dippold.

Disney+ will release "Haunted Mansion" in October
Disney+ will release “Haunted Mansion” in October

Despite its PG-13 rating, “Haunted Mansion” isn’t particularly spine-tingling, according to Variety film critic Peter Debruge. Director Justin Simien leans heavily on comedy rather than horror, assembling a talented ensemble of comedic actors to tackle the ghostly problems plaguing Gracey Manor.

This approach results in a film that leans more towards humor than fright. It’s a departure from the 2003 Eddie Murphy version, which failed to match the success of “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” in the same year.

In addition to the film release announcement, Disney+ has introduced a limited-time promotion in the United States. From September 6th to September 20th, new and returning Disney+ subscribers can access Disney+ Basic (with ads) for just $1.99 per month for three months, a 75% discount from the regular price of $7.99 per month. This special promotion coincides with the news of a 27% price increase for Disney+ Premium (ad-free) starting October 12th, with the price rising from $10.99 to $13.99 per month for U.S. customers.

Disney+ will release "Haunted Mansion" in October
Disney+ will release “Haunted Mansion” in October

Make sure to mark your calendar for October 4th to catch “Haunted Mansion” on Disney+ and take advantage of the limited-time subscription offer if you’re in the U.S.

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