Mostly Ghostly (2008)

PG  |  Video  |   |  Family, Fantasy, Horror  |  30 September 2008 (USA)
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Based on the successful book series by R.L. Stine, Max Doyle finds he has a few friends living in his house that only he can see.


(as Richard Correll)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy (as Travis Flory)
Mrs. Wright (as Juliette C. Clair)
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Further complications beset the life of young, aspiring magician Max when he finds only he can see and hear the ghosts that have come to reside in his family's relatively new home (former home of the ghosts). Like Max, two of the ghosts are children, who also need a living person to help them defeat an evil apparition named Phears aiming to capture them and release mean spirits back into the world on Halloween. Written by statmanjeff

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Family | Fantasy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for scary images, brief mild bullying and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

30 September 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mostly Ghostly: Who Let the Ghosts Out?  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Brian Stepanek And Kim Rhodes starred on another Disney Channel show called Suite Life Of Zack and Cody as Arwin Hawkhauser and Carey Martin. See more »


During Max's magic act on Halloween, Max's red-headed brother can be seen sitting next to his mother in close-up shots; however, in far-away shots a different boy with brown hair is sitting next her. It appears that both boys are wearing the same wardrobe though. Furthermore, the man who helps Max with his card trick is seen sitting to the left of Max's parents in close-up shots but in far-away shots he is sitting to their right. See more »


Phears: We will meet again; and, if you tell anyone that you've seen me, my cape-dwelling friends and I will haunt them and make their lives unlivable. Understand? Tell no one - especially your parents. I know where you live, Max. When was the last time you saw your parents grovel for mercy?
Max Doyle: At my Cousin Skeeter's piano recital?
Phears: What?
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Followed by Mostly Ghostly 3: One Night in Doom House (2016) See more »


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Written by Peter Neff (ASCAP) and Ed Roscetti (ASCAP)
Published by Peter Neff Music (ASCAP) and Groovetoons (ASCAP)
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Not a DCOM!
17 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I wish people would actually read a movie's production information prior to making comments. This is not a DCOM, but rather a Universal Direct-to-DVD release based on the R.L. Stine books. Disney Channel picked up broadcasting rights as part of its Wiztober promotion (probably at a fire-sale price). With so many past DCOM and DC stars, and a DC showing, I can understand why an uninformed person would think it was produced by Disney, but even DC has some standards for production that this movie doesn't meet. Poor special effects, poor acting, poor first AND second unit directing. Ali Lohan has less acting ability at 14 than her older sister had when she was 11. Overall, a poor adaptation of a pretty popular book. Don't look for any sequels!

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