The Haunted Mansion
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!
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- Rob Minkoff
- DVD and Blu-ray
PGFrightening images, thematic elements and language
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; outtakes; deleted scenes; music video; behind-the-scenes featurette; audio commentaries; photo galleries.
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1Subtitles
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: PCM Surround, English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; audio commentary; bonus featurettes.
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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 kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it