New Haunted Mansion Trailer Shows Winona Ryder and Daniel Levy

Winona Ryder in Haunted Mansion movie
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The Walt Disney Company is “Plus”ing their marketing efforts with their Haunted Mansion (2023) movie. In addition to red carpet events at their theme parks, multiple social media campaigns, and releasing a massive collection of themed merchandise, they have just released a new trailer.

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Haunted Mansion (2023) Movie

It’s long been known that the cast of celebrities in this movie was top-notch. With movie stars such as Tiffany Haddish, LaKeith Stanfield, Danny DeVito, Owen Wilson, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Jared Leto (as the Hatbox Ghost), Disney is hoping for the film to break their string of unsuccessful box office numbers.

Haunted Mansion

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But up until the recent trailer, little was known about the plot. It seems the central storyline around Haunted Mansion (2023) is that Rosario Dawson’s character and her family move into a new house – the haunted mansion. The house comes alive after midnight, and the family recruits paranormal experts to help rid the home of its evil spirits. The trailer shows Owen Wilson assisting the family by enlisting the help of others, such as Tiffany Haddish as Harriet the psychic and Danny DeVito as Bruce Davis, a professor “who knows about haunted houses.”

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New Haunts for Old Stars

But much of the buzz surrounding this new trailer is that we see Winona Ryder and Dan Levy for the first time. Both stars with their own level of success; Winona Ryder is no stranger to creepy movies and TV shows since she starred in Beetlejuice (1988) through her role in Netflix’s Stranger Things. On the other hand, Dan Levy is most famous for his role as David in Schitt’s Creek (2015-2020).

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Haunted Mansion (2023) is set for a release date of July 28 and is rated PG-13. In addition to containing multiple easter eggs from the Disney Parks attraction, such as the stretching room and a seance with Madame Leota, the director Justin Simien has attempted to make a family movie that balances comedy and scares. We’ll see if it pays off with a popularity that rivals the classic theme Park attraction!

About Steven Wilk

Steven has a complicated relationship with Disney. As a child, he visited Walt Disney World every few years with his family. But he never understood why kids his age (and older) were so scared of Snow White or Alien Encounter. He is a former participant of the Disney College Program (left early…long story), and he also previously worked in Children’s publishing, where he adapted multiple Disney movies and TV shows. He has many controversial opinions about Disney…like having a positive view of Michael Eisner, believing Return of the Jedi is superior to The Empire Strikes Back, and that Toy Story Land and Galaxy’s Edge should have never been built (at least not at Hollywood Studios). Every year for the past two decades, Steven has visited either Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Aulani or went on a Disney Cruise. He’s happy to share any and all knowledge of the Disney destinations (and he likes using parenthesis a lot…as well as ellipses…)