Muppets Haunted Mansion review: Kirk Thatcher’s Halloween based film is neither great nor completely boring
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Muppets Haunted Mansion review: Kirk Thatcher’s Halloween based film is neither great nor completely boring

It stars Dave Goelz, Bill Barretta, John Stamos and Taraji P. Henson among others.

Sunidhi Prajapat
Oct 10, 2021
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Muppets Haunted Mansion is the tale of two best friends exploring their Halloween night in a famous haunted mansion of the town. Gonzo the Great (Dave Goelz) is thrilled to take the challenge, while Pepe the King Prawn (Bill Barretta) is terrified by the same. 


The longest journey of a single night begins with Gonzo, his friend Pepe and a giant mansion with obviously haunted decorations. The haunted mansion belongs to a century-old magician The Great MacGuffin. 

The one-hour movie has a barrage of elements and characters, which doesn’t let even a scene go by vacant and quiet. The two can be seen experiencing horrifying events one after another.

The mummies which tried to make the two scared by screaming 'dum dum dum' on their faces are more hilarious than terrifying. 

The movie also has a few guest stars including John Stamos, who by the way gives one of the scariest scenes in a 50-second appearance. Taraji P. Henson is another Hollywood star that appeared in the film. She looked her best as a beautiful, scary witch. The other actors from the western industry can be seen in a miss-and-blink appearance in the film including Yvette Nicole Brown, Alfonso Ribeiro, Jeannie Mai, Sasheer Zamata and Chrissy Metz.

Musical events filled with muppet jokes and humour are another entertaining theme of the film, which might be a bouncer for an adult or someone unknown to the concept of muppets. However, they would surely grab the attention of the children. 

Meanwhile, a lot of scary scenes like a human converting into a muppet ghost, spirits coming out of their portraits and dancing together, a witch trying to kill one of the main characters, might scare a seven-year-old watching the film. On the other hand, an adult might find it funny or boring as well. One of the jokes, which was said in the scariest way possible, will surely amuse you and raise your eyebrows when the scariest room in the mansion was compared to The Critics’ Circle.


Muppets Haunted Mansion is surely not a horror movie. It will make you laugh in several scenes, accompanied by a scream or two if you’re watching it with a kid. All in all, the Kirk Thatcher directed Halloween based film is neither great nor completely boring.

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