Haunted Mansion was released in cinemas on July 28th 2023. But like most films, no sooner have they premiered and then it's on to a streaming service!
So if you loved it or, more importantly your kids loved it, then you're probably wondering where you can watch it now!
I have good and bad news, sadly Haunted Mansion will not be appearing on Netflix anytime soon.
However, the good news is that the family comedy drama will be available to stream on Disney+.
So if you can't wait to watch LaKeith Stanfield and Rosario Dawson battle the ghosts from the comfort of your home, you're in luck.
As of October 4th 2023, you can watch Haunted Mansion on Disney+. Just in time for Halloween!
If you're not already a Disney+ subscriber, now is the perfect time to sign up.
In addition to Haunted Mansion, Disney+ has an impressive lineup of original content, including shows like Ahsoka and fantastic movies such as The Little Mermaid.
So mark your calendars now and get ready to see the spooky comedy ghosts in action!
Haunted Mansion Official Trailer
Watch Haunted Mansion for Free?
I would not advise anyone to use illegal streams. Instead, you can sign up for Disney+ for a small initial fee and then cancel before you are charged for the month following.
This will give you access to Haunted Mansion and all the other great content that Disney+ has to offer.
Also keep an eye out for the occasional free day or weekend where you can essentially try before you buy.
What Is Haunted Mansion About?
In the 2023 Disney film Haunted Mansion, directed by Justin Simien and featuring an ensemble cast including LaKeith Stanfield, Tiffany Haddish, and Owen Wilson, the supernatural collides with everyday life in a horrifying yet comedic way.
The story follows Gabbie (Rosario Dawson), a widowed doctor, and her son Travis (Chase W. Dillon) as they move into the haunted Gracey Manor with the intent of transforming it into a bed and breakfast.
At the same time, astrophysicist Ben Matthias (Stanfield), whose wife Alyssa (a ghost tour guide) has died, is approached by Father Kent to photograph the ghosts of the Manor.
Initially skeptical, Ben is forced into action by a haunting experience and discovers that Gabbie and Travis are also victims of the mansion’s restless spirits.
Uniting with Father Kent, Ben recruits Harriet, a genuine psychic, and steals the mansion's blueprints from a haunted house historian, Prof. Bruce Davis (Danny DeVito).
Now the race is on to stop the ghosts from taking over the mansion so that Gabbie and Travis can finally live in peace.
Cast And Characters In Haunted Mansion
LaKeith Stanfield as Ben Matthias, an astrophysicist and paranormal tour guide who agrees to help Gabbie
Rosario Dawson as Gabbie, a widowed doctor from New York who moves to New Orleans with her son to open a bed and breakfast
Owen Wilson as Father Kent, a priest and trained exorcist
Tiffany Haddish as Harriet, a psychic with genuine abilities
Danny DeVito as Bruce Davis, a historian and professor at Tulane University who has history with the mansion
Jamie Lee Curtis as Madame Leota, the psychic responsible for unleashing the ghosts
Chase W. Dillon as Travis, Gabbie's son
Jared Leto as Alistair Crump, the Hatbox Ghost
Jo Koy as a daytime bartender
Marilu Henner as Carol, a tourist in New Orleans
Hasan Minhaj as a police sketch artist
Daniel Levy as Vic, an entertainment tour guide
Box Office Reception
Despite the usual marketing fanfare that accompanies a brand new Disney movie, Haunted Mansion had a very slow start at the cinema.
And it didn't get much better. It may have been the time of year or simply that Barbie and Oppenheimer dominated the Summer of 2023, but Haunted Mansion never really got any traction.
As a result, despite the $150 million budget, it only made $106 million worldwide. Basically it was a flop.
I've seen it and agree that it really didn't know what kind of film it was. It tried to be a little bit scary, a little bit funny and a little bit emotional but didn't really do any of them particularly well.
To be fair, the cast is great and there is an actual story line but for a movie called Haunted Mansion, there really wasn't a lot of scary haunting going on.
That said, it was still an enjoyable trip to the cinema and worth a watch for family movie night.
More Disney+ Movies?
Disney Plus has an impressive lineup of original content, along with brilliant Disney movies, you'll also get access to the Pixar catalogue (CoCo, Inside Out, Elemental and Monsters Inc) along with the Marvel Cinematic Universe (Guardians of the Galaxy, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision etc…) and not forgetting all the Star Wars movies and series.
Subscribers outside the U.S. also benefit from content which is normally only seen on HULU. Recently the new Justified series, Justified City Primeval dropped on Disney+ for non-US viewers. Arguably making the streaming service a better deal for those not in the States.
They have something for everyone in the family! If you're not already a Disney+ subscriber, now is the perfect time to sign up.
You can cancel anytime so there's no risk, and you'll be able to watch Haunted Mansion.