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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.

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Phears
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John Doyle
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Harriett Doyle
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Lulu
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Billy (as Travis Flory)
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Mrs. Wright (as Juliette C. Clair)
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Mike
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Trick or Treat Mom
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Storyline

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

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

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30 September 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mostly Ghostly: Who Let the Ghosts Out?  »

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Trivia

Subtitle: "Who Let the Ghosts Out?" See more »

Goofs

When young ghost Tara runs in front of Colin, the human older brother, while Colin and his dad are watching TV, Tara hits the bowl of popcorn on the coffee table and the bowl visibly moves. Earlier the film had established that ghosts would pass through anything solid unless they concentrated on that object to be moved. (In this case, Tara was not concentrating on the bowl.) Furthermore, the bowl had been in Colin's lap a moment before when it suddenly appeared on the coffee table. Immediately after Tara knocked the bowl aside, the bowl appeared back in Colin's lap in the next shot. See more »

Quotes

Max Doyle: [talking to himself] Am I a man or a mouse? I DO like cheese.
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Followed by Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend? (2014) See more »

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Magic in Me
Written by Dan Yessian, Robert Saltzburg and Liz Larin
Performed by Leland Grant and Yessian Music
Publishers: Yessian Music / Mostly Ghostly
Record label: Dragon Licks
©2008
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Disappointing, meandering children's horror effort
31 October 2012 | by (Los Angeles, Ca) – See all my reviews

Trying to overcome his tough childhood, a boy learns his house is haunted by the child ghosts of the former residents looking to prevent a sinister force from unleashing a great evil on Halloween and must band together to stop it from happening.

This here turned out to be quite a disappointing effort as there really could've been a lot going for it. The main problem with this one is the fact that there's no real reason for the ghost to start his plan of action. It really makes no sense because it's never really hinted at and it really doesn't offer anything as to make the villain an imposing figure beyond the blatantly obvious ploy he utters and the terrorizing he does, leaving a big hole in the film if the main villain is wrapped in complete and utter confusion. Also of rather low regard is the decision in the later half to remove the one that's been captured and make it impossible to offer assistance, which effectively renders it a moot point as to it's inclusion. As well, their child-like antics in the beginning aren't that enjoyable as watching them run around the house at fast speed and knocking things over or move furniture around don't make for a particularly exciting time. That said, there's still some fun to be had here with the rather fun effects on display, which make this pretty entertaining from time-to-time as it deals with the master ghost and the different ghouls in their make-up, the high-spirited finale has some great spectacle and there's one outstanding sequence where he must evade slumbering ghosts in a congregation to retrieve a prize without them noticing that comes off fairly chilling. As a full-on horror, though, this isn't that great but it's decent enough for children.

Rated Unrated/PG: Mild Violence.


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