Casper (1995)

A paranormal expert and his daughter bunk in an abandoned house populated by 3 mischievous ghosts and one friendly one. (IMDb)

The usual family film fare here (bumbling bad guys, slapstick humour, a bare-basics plot) is spiked with a couple of surprising expletives and a remarkably upfront approach to the subject of death. The refreshing dark comedic tone unfortunately isn’t given much story to work over, with an empty-feeling script that seems to fly by. Nevertheless, the ghosts are entertaining and look great (the two late additions aside) and make this film a decently satisfying watch.

5.9/10

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