In a tweet from the official Disney+ account, it is now confirmed that Haunted Mansion will drop on the Disney streaming service on October 4.
The tweet shared a photo of the movie featuring the film's cast with the caption "Welcome foolish mortals #HauntedMansion appears October 4 on #DisneyPlus."
— Disney+ (@DisneyPlus) September 10, 2023
The movie was released to mixed-to-positive reviews with many complimenting its sense of fun but others criticising its summer release date when a Halloween release could have been more appropriate.
Collider's Steve Weintraub tweeted: "Happy to report #HauntedMansion is one of those family films that will spook kids, make adults laugh (a lot), and fans of the ride will keep pointing at the screen because it’s loaded with Easter eggs. Director Justin Simien & screenwriter Katie Dippold did great work."
Meanwhile, the Rotten Tomatoes critics' score of the movie is at 38% with the site's critical consensus reading "Haunted Mansion's talented cast makes the movie a pleasant enough destination, although it's neither scary nor funny enough to wholeheartedly recommend." The audience score, however, is kinder at 84%.
One of the movie's biggest treats is spotting the many Easter eggs littered throughout the runtime, with director Simien recently revealing one hidden detail a lot of viewers miss. This detail is based on the painting from the ride, in which a woman seems to grow older the closer you get to the painting.
"There's a painting on the wall of the séance room that people don't really notice, It's the painting of the woman who ages slowly as you walk by her, and, if you look at that painting throughout the film, she ages as you get closer to the end of the film," Simien said.
"But, we never really call it out, we never really zoomed in on it. Gradually, through the film, she gets older, just like she does on the ride."
Haunted Mansion will release on Disney+ on October 4.
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