The scientist father of a teenage girl and boy accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teens to the size of insects. Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them.
Furious that her late father only willed her his gloomy-looking mansion rather than his millions, Carrigan Crittenden is ready to burn the place to the ground when she discovers a map to a treasure hidden in the house. But when she enters the rickety mansion to seek her claim, she is frightened away by a wicked wave of ghosts. Determined to get her hands on this hidden fortune, she hires afterlife therapist Dr. James Harvey to exorcise the ghosts from the mansion. Harvey and his daughter Kat move in, and soon Kat meets Casper, the ghost of a young boy who's "the friendliest ghost you know." But not so friendly are Casper's uncles--Stretch, Fatso and Stinkie--who are determined to drive all "fleshies" away. Ultimately, it is up to Harvey and Kat to help the ghosts cross over to the other side.Written by
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Director Brad Silberling wanted something unusual for the design of Whipstaff Manor. Production Designer Leslie Dilley suggested up front that they should go with a haunted house that's not the usual 19th-century Victorian design, and designed the Manor based on the style of Antionio Gaudi, a 19th-century modernist architect.
Whipstaff Manor is primarily inspired by Gaudi's Casa Batlló, a house he designed in Barcelona:
the outside of Whipstaff echoes the famous undulating exterior of Batlló with the 'whale jaw' balconies
the painted diamond "tiling" seen inside the entry mirrors the "dragon scale" roof of Batlló
the main room borrows directly from the unique stained glass, woodwork, and organic shapes found on the Noble Floor of Batlló
and the swirled ceiling seen in Whipstaff Manor is an almost identical replica of the ceiling in Batlló.
Being 'middle-aged', I suppose I was not the target audience for this movie, but I love it very much anyway. Kiddies aside, this movie is hysterical, well-acted, and touching too. The effects are great and, to be honest, I can't find a lot to critcize here, which for me is all I can ask of a movie.
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