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Walt Disney Studios, 'Haunted Mansion' trailer screenshot.
Photo credit: Walt Disney Studios, 'Haunted Mansion' trailer screenshot.

Watch the Ghostly Trailer for Disney’s ‘Haunted Mansion’

The frights jump out in the official trailer for Walt Disney Studios’ Haunted Mansion. On Tuesday (May 16), the star-studded trailer was released, arriving 20 years after the original Eddie Murphy-led film of the same name. Starring LaKeith Stanfield, Rosario Dawson, Owen Wilson, Tiffany Haddish, Danny DeVito, and Jamie Lee Curtis, among others, the movie comes to theaters on July 28.

The trailer for the Justin Simien-directed flick shows paranormal tour guide Ben (Stanfield) entering the mansion before Gabbie (Dawson) warns that entering the home could "could change the course of your entire life."

What follows are more frights that Ben encounters, from an axe-throwing spirit to other ghouls. An official synopsis of the film shares that Haunted Mansion follows Gabbie and her son Travis (Chase W. Dillon), who discover that their home contains supernatural beings and thus "enlist a motley crew of so-called spiritual experts to help rid their home of supernatural squatters."

In the 2003 version of the film, Jim Evers (Murphy) and Sara Evers (Marsha Thomason) are realtors who become trapped in a spooky residence with their children. Both Haunted Mansion films are a reimagining of the Disney theme park attraction of the same name.

Despite negative reviews, the first Haunted Mansion scored $182.3 million worldwide. Earlier this year, Murphy told Entertainment Tonight at the Golden Globes that he didn’t want to jinx the remake.

"I did a Haunted Mansion movie, and it wasn't very good, so I don't know if they want to bring the old baggage and have me stinking up the new one," he said. "My Haunted Mansion was not all that and a bag of chips."

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