Casper (1995) is another nostalgic Halloween film. The movie stars a young Devon Sawa as Casper the ghost (before his Final Destination debut), a kid who died too soon. He and his crazy uncles haunt his old house, even when a new family moves in. Undaunted by the ghosts who co-inhabit, paranormal expert James Harvey and his daughter Kat (Bill Pullman and Christina Ricci) carry on with the guys as if they’re friends. And indeed, they become so….until they manipulate Harvey into dying and joining them. Casper and Kat have to work together to save him and keep the crazy woman after immortality from exploiting all of them.
The film is full to bursting with camp, and I’m not going to lie, it’s not the best movie I’ve ever seen. But it touches my heart and gets me ready for the Halloween season like nothing else (except maybe Count Chocula, which I can’t freaking find this year).