Nancy Drew & The Hidden Staircase Movie {Review}

As previously mentioned, I am really excited to see that Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is releasing a new Nancy Drew movie.  You can't be a fan of the books and not thrilled to see Nancy make her way to the big (or small screen).

This week, Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase is now available on Blue-Ray, DVD, and digital media!  Are you looking forward to watching it?

Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase is based on the second book in the original series, in which Nancy must solve the mysterious activity at the Hidden Elms mansion.  Is the mansion haunted? Or is there a more reasonable explanation for the seemingly-ghostly activity?

Updated for the new release, Nancy befriends Bess and George after she moves to River Heights from Chicago, cementing their friendship after a cyberbully targets Bess.  When Nancy assists in getting even with the bully, she ends up doing some community service, leading her to meet an elderly woman named Flora, who is convinced her home is haunted.  Using her problem solving skills, Nancy begins to investigate the odd happenings at the mansion, and discovers what is really going on.

This updated version of Nancy Drew does a great job honoring the original characters' personalities, while bringing the stories into the 2000s.  It's a family friendly film, most likely suited to tweens, due to a few more intense, scarier parts of mystery, as well as adults who are loving the nostalgia factor.

Since I'm also currently trying out some new software to build crossword puzzles and word searches, I decided that a Nancy Drew themed puzzles sounds like a plan--this one has the classic book titles in it, so just click the photo to download a larger, printable copy.

Disclosure: I received a copy of Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase from Warner Bros. for the purposes of this review. All opinions are my own.