The ghost of Eddie Murphy's past reveals why he shouldn't be in Haunted Mansion

By Marc Bernardin
Updated December 12, 2003 at 05:00 AM EST

The ghosts aren’t the only ones surprised to see Eddie Murphy in The Haunted Mansion. Remember this bit on malevolent houses from 1983’s stand-up album Eddie Murphy: Comedian?

”In The Amityville Horror, the ghost told them to get out of the house. White people stayed in there. Now, that’s a hint and a half for your ass. A ghost says ‘Get the f — – out,’ I would just tip the f — – out the door…. I woulda been in the house and said, ‘Aw, baby, this is beautiful. We got a chandelier hanging up here, kids outside playing, it’s a beautiful neighborhood, ain’t got nothing to worry about. I really love them, this is really nice.’

”[Ghost voice] ‘Get out.’

”’Too bad we can’t stay, baby.”’

Apparently, Eddie doesn’t remember either; how else to explain his being stuck in a crappy kids’ horror movie about being stuck in a crappy haunted house? Looks like his words have come back to haunt him.

The Haunted Mansion

  • Movie
  • 99 minutes
  • Rob Minkoff