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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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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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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Subtitle: "Who Let the Ghosts Out?" 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 »


Max Doyle: Dad, I forgot to ask. What's "paranormal?"
Colin Doyle: [interjecting] Easy. It's two normals.
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Followed by Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend? (2014) 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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My kids love Ali Lohan!
25 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was excellent. I have to admit the reason that made me want to watch this is because it is based on an R.L. Stein book, and I happen to be a fan of his kids horror stories. It thought the casting was great. They where able to use familiar Disney actors without them seeming like there characters from their shows. Luke Benward, Maddison Pettis,David Deluise, Kim Rhodes, they all delivered A+ performances. Let's not forget the main character Max played by a seemingly highly talented stage/movie/TV actor, Sterling Beaumon, I doubt this is the last we'll see of him (his resume is very long, even though he is only 13), he did an excellent job acting his role. This was classic R.L. Stein, from dumb bully brothers, to creepy basement creatures, to creepy children (ghosts), to a creepy ending where you know the bad guy is still out there, but he can't harm anyone any longer. I recommend this to anybody with kids, and to kids who want a good laugh, and maybe some scares. The special effects where top-notch considering it is a made-for-TV-movie. For performance, effects, and story I give it a 10/10!

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