The next stop on our Top 25 Halloween Outdoor Movie
list is Casper
, the 1995 film based off the Casper the Friendly Ghost cartoons and comic strips starring Bill Pullman and Christina Ricci. Casper
is a great selection for your family Halloween movie, or community Halloween outdoor movie celebration! It is appropriate for all ages, and will keep the children entertained as well as parents and grandparents. Here is the theatrical release trailer for the film:
is set in Friendship, Maine, and opens with two kids who break into a mansion hoping to get a picture inside, but are scared off when they confront a spiritual apparition. Then, a neurotic and self-entitled old lady Carrigan Crittenden (Cathy Moriarty), moves into the home after it is willed to her as explained by her father's lawyer Rugg (Ben Stein). An invisible inscription on the wall hinting at buried treasure in the mansion leads Carrigan to hunt for it, but they are soon confronted by the friendly Casper (voiced by Malachi Pearson). When they panic, they summon Casper's three obnoxious uncles: Stretch (voiced by Joe Nipote), Stinkie (voiced by Joe Alaskey) and Fatso (voiced by Brad Garrett).
Determined to find the treasure, they hire a therapist, James Harvey (Bill Pullman) who travels around the country with his daughter Kat (Christina Ricci), as they look for the spirit of his deceased wife Amelia. Casper confronts Kat, and is totally in love, but his obnoxious uncles begin to torment her and her father until they are sucked up into a vacuum cleaner! Casper continues on a heart-felt journey that highlights how friendship and love are the things that tie us together as individuals.
is the perfect film for your outdoor movie Halloween event, and it presents a few really great opportunities for inflatable movie screens! If you have access to a creepy old mansion (doesn't everybody?), why not screen the film inside or near it with your Cinebox Home system? Or if you're screening Casper
as a community event, why not have a ghost costume themed night, with a contest for the best dressed ghost! You might have a difficult time determining who has the whitest sheet, but the activity will certainly solidify the event in your community members minds as one that was fun and brought them together with their neighbors and friends. Besides, watching a film on the big screen that hasn't been in theaters in over a decade is always an exciting event!
If anyone has screened Casper as an outdoor movie, please share your story by posting it to the comments section below! We'd love to hear how your screening turned out. Until next time, happy haunting!