The Haunted Mansion

2003 PG 1h 28m DVD

The Haunted Mansion

2003 PG 1h 28m DVD
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When Jim Evers and his wife, Sara, and son Michael encounter a ghost while visiting a haunted house during a job interview, Jim gets a crash course in family values -- and the importance of maintaining them!
Eddie Murphy, Terence Stamp, Nathaniel Parker, Marsha Thomason, Jennifer Tilly, Wallace Shawn, Dina Waters, Marc John Jefferies, Aree Davis, Jim Doughan
Rob Minkoff
Full Screen 1.33:1
English, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 10+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 10+
age 10+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that The Haunted Mansion is a 2003 movie starring Eddie Murphy as a real estate agent and father of a family who ends up trapped in an old estate filled with ghosts, demons, and zombies. There are many chase scenes involving peril to young kids; these, and the atmospherics of the crypt scenes, might scare younger viewers. The mother of the movie is told she committed suicide in a past life, and this moment is interspersed with the quick image of a woman hanging dead from a noose. A ghost is dragged into a fiery pit while other ghosts dematerialize to ascend into the heavens. Younger children might be scared when the parents are threatened. Eddie Murphy's character makes reference to a ghost trying to "get jiggy" with his wife. Profanity includes "hell," "ass," "Christ," "damn," and "crap."

Sexual Content

Lead character makes reference to ghost trying to "get jiggy" with his wife.


Scary and spooky with creepy and grisly images. Talk of the mother of the family in the haunted house having killed herself in a past life, interspersed with a quick shot of a women hanging from a noose. Lots of chases and peril involving ghosts and skeletons, including skeletons chasing children. Kids are put into a chest by a ghost. Frequent demonic noises.


"Damn," "hell." Reference to "big-ass termites." "Crap" muttered by a 10-year-old. Reference to ghost trying to "get jiggy" with a woman. "Aw, Christ."

Social Behavior

The importance of making your family a greater priority than career.


The movie is based on a theme park ride.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Characters drink tiki drinks in a Polynesian-themed bar. Alcohol drinking at dinner, but no one acts drunk. Cigar smoking.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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