Theatrical Release: December 13, 1985
DVD Release: June 27, 2000


The ensemble cast is to die for in this board game-inspired camp fest. Butler Tim Curry opens the creepy mansion door one dark and stormy night to admit Mrs. White (Madeline Kahn), Col. Mustard (Martin Mull), Miss Scarlet (Lesley Ann Warren) and all others prone to wielding candlesticks and kitchen knives to keep their scandalous secrets. The whodunit crescendos into a madcap run about the house to solve the murders with three different endings.

Dove Review

This mystery based on the board game we all grew up with has its hilarious times. This scatter brained group are dying off and they try to find out why and who among them is the killer. I think the movie drags on a bit longer then it takes to actually play the game. Unfortunately it cannot be approved for family viewing due to language and some of the topics that are discussed.

Content Description

Sex: Man pinches woman's bottom; discussion regarding woman have "working girls" ; discussion regarding married woman's affair
Language: J - 1, G/OMG - 7; H - 1; D - 1
Violence: Dogs fed raw meat; man kicked by woman in genitals; man slaps woman; vicious dogs; five Murders.
Drugs: Man smoking a pipe; woman smoking cigarettes; drinking of alcohol.
Nudity: Woman in short maid outfit; woman showing cleavage.
Other: Rude table manners; blackmail.


Reviewer: Donna Rolfe
Source: Video
Company: Paramount Home Entertainment
Director: Jonathan Lynn
Genre: Mystery
Runtime: 96 min.
Industry Rating: PG