To celebrate Halloween, I will be posting 13 of my favorite Halloween movies or T.V. Shows, with a short review, every night until Halloween!
“Determined to get her hands on her father’s hidden fortune, Carrigan is forced to hire an afterlife therapist to exercise the ghosts that keep frightening her away. Dr. Harvey and his daughter, Kat, move in and soon Kat meets Casper, the friendliest ghost. But Casper’s uncles are still determined to drive all the ‘fleshies’ away.”
Casper was probably one of the most watched movies in my household growing up, even when it wasn’t Halloween. Casper is a cute and quirky film for any one of any age to enjoy. The movie essentially follows a “friendly” ghost, Casper, who falls in love with a human, Kat, after she and her father move into Casper’s childhood home. The duo quickly stumble upon the Carrigan’s plot to get her hands on her father’s hidden fortune.
The father-daughter relationship between Kat (Christina Ricci) and Dr. James Harvey (Bill Pullman) is genuine and sweet. Cathy Moriarty as Carrigan is charming as a Cruella De Vil-esque character. Joe Nipote, Joe Alaskey, and Brad Garrett as Casper’s uncles bring on the comedic relief full force. Not to mention there are tons of cameos, featuring Dan Aykroyd as Dr. Ray Stantz from Ghostbusters, Mr. Rogers, and even Clint Eastwood would be sure to catch the adults watching by surprise.
Casper is a cute film for all ages! It’s perfect for watching after coming home from a long night of trick-or-treating.
Summary and image taken from catalog.ccls.org.