The Haunted Mansion, one of the most beloved rides at Disneyland in Anaheim, California and Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, is known for its spooky atmosphere and iconic imagery. When Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl proved to be a smash hit after it was released on July 9, 2003, many fans expected the film on The Haunted Mansion directed by Rob Minkoff and starring Eddie Murphy to be good.

Unfortunately when the movie was released that same year, the reception to the film was overwhelming negative by both fans and critics. Many people criticized the film for its uneven tone, poor writing, Murphy’s performance and little understanding of what made the original Haunted Mansion ride so special. When it was announced that popular director Guillermo del Toro would be directing a reboot of The Haunted Mansion, many fans of the ride were excited as he is one of the best directors in the world, especially when it comes to the horror genre. However, little to nothing has come out of the film ever since it was first announced. On August 28, it was revealed that a reboot of The Haunted Mansion was officially in the works with Katie Dippold as its writer.

While there are many fans who are excited to see a proper film version of the popular ride, many are nervous about the movie due to having Dippold as its main writer. This is mainly due to the fact that most of the films she has written have been poorly received comedies such as Spy, Snatched and the 2016 reboot of Ghostbusters. Ghostbusters proved to be one of the most divisive films in the past decade, with many critics panning the movie for its script. It is understandable why people are nervous for the upcoming film adaption of The Haunted Mansion, as many of them want to see a faithful adaptation of the ride and not some silly standard comedy.

After so much disappointing news regarding The Haunted Mansion, only time will tell if fans of the iconic ride will actually get their proper version of a Haunted Mansion movie.