By DAVID WEINER
July 31, 2013
Christina Ricci and Bill Pullman star in this '90s comedy that casts them as a daughter and father hired to bunk in a rickety old mansion in order to exorcise its scary ghosts so the new owner (Cathy Moriarty) can claim the treasure inside. But Ricci unexpectedly befriends Casper, the friendly ghost, despite his mean and mischievous ghost uncles Stretch, Fatso and Stinkie -- who are determined to drive the "fleshies" away. The film has the distinction of being one of the first to incorporate a CGI cartoon character among live-action performers. The character of Casper dates back all the way to the 1930s.