**Directed by:** Brad Silberling
**Genres:** Family, Comedy, Fantasy
**Tagline:** Get An Afterlife
**Plot Outline:** A paranormal expert and his daughter bunk in an abandoned house populated by 3 mischievous ghosts and one friendly one.
**My Rating:** 9.5 [rate 4.5]
**Cast:** Bill Pullman, Christina Ricci, Cathy Moriarty, Eric Idle, Ben Stein, Don Novello, Fred Rogers, Terry Murphy, Chauncey Leopardi, Spencer Vrooman, Malachi Pearson, Ernestine Mercer, Doug Bruckner, Joe Nipote, Joe Alaskey
“Ghost therapist” Dr. James Harvey and his daughter Kat arrive at draftly, old Whipstaff Manor. Its greedy owner, Carrigan Crittendon, has hired Dr. Harvey to exorcise the house’s apparitions: a friendly ghost named Capser, who’s juts looking for a friend, and his outrageous uncles Stretch, Stinkie and Fatso (The Ghostly Trio). If the plan works, she and Dibs, her partner-in-slime, can get their hands on the manor’s fabled treasure. Meanwhile, Casper has found a kindred spirit in Kat, but The Ghostly Trio will not tolerate “fleshies” in their house.
Up to now I didn’t believe that there was a single person in this world that hasn’t seen Casper either the movie or the cartoon. But I found one :). So I guess this verifies the rule that every rule has it’s exceptions.
The reason this film gets 9.5 is because they’ve cut out a “Song and Dance” routine performed by The Ghostly Trio due to budget limitations. In other words it would have cost too much.
This is not the first time I’ve seen this film but every time I do I find it one of the best ever made, and the cast agrees with me. So get a hold of a copy and see the film but don’t miss the “Ghostly Fun Features”.