W: Sherri Stoner & Deanna Oliver [based on
the story 'Casper The Friendly Ghost' by Joseph Oriolo & Seymour Rait]
DP: Dean Cundey
Ed: Michael Kahn
Mus: James Horner
PD: Leslie Dilley
Christina Ricci (Kat Harvey), Bill Pullman (Dr. James
Harvey), Cathy Moriarty (Cardigan Crittenden), Eric Idle (Paul Plutzker)
voices of: Malachi Pearson (Casper), Joe Nipote
(Stretch), Joe Alaskey (Stinkie), Brad Garrett (Fatso)
Updated from a comic book series and several cartoon
serials and shorts, this ghostly story for adolescents sees a young girl and her father move into a new house which is possessed with four ghosts, one is friendly and the other three
It's all quite twee without having anything really
funny in the dialogue or comic situations, although it does have some rather dark moments which might be a little too much for really young children.
Good fun for youngsters between the ages of 8-12, but
it will hold little appeal for anyone beyond those ages. A string of straight-to-video sequels followed.