8 Questions We All Have About The Movie ‘Casper’

Casper was one of the best movies from our childhood. It was spooky enough without being too scary, and it made us all want to believe in ghosts. How cool would it be to have a little ghost friend who could help you out when you need them?

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8 Questions We All Have About The Movie 'Casper'
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The movie was really one of a kind, it did a lot of things that other movies hadn’t yet done which probably helped make it feel as special as it did. Even though the movie was obviously amazing, there are still a few things that happen in it that are really confusing. Let’s look at some of the biggest questions we still have about this 90s classic.

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Who are Fatso, Stinky and Stretch?

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Obviously we find out that Casper used to live in this house, but what about the other guys? Are they just weird ghouls that showed up when they realized there was a scared 8-year-old boy alone in this big house?

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Who is going to pay Kat’s father now that Carrigan died?

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Kat and her dad are apparently in financial trouble which is why he took this job and this house in the first place, but now that she’s gone do they just keep the house?

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How does Carrigan still remember everything?

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Why is it that when Kat’s dad dies he can’t remember his own child, but when Carrigan dies she still remembers that she is evil and awful?

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Casper’s ability to interact with things is VERY inconsistent

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One minute he is restraining Kat so she can’t scream, then he is making her fly, and then when he tries to just touch her hand he goes right through it. So which is it?

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I still have more questions that this movie left unanswered…

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Did Casper drive his dad crazy on purpose?

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They say that his dad was institutionalized because he was seeing his son’s ghost, but does that mean Casper was tormenting him? That’s not a very friendly thing to do…

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How long did that machine take to build?

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Okay so while it seems like it would be nice to have a machine that washed your hair and got you dressed, I feel like it would have taken so much time to build it would not have been worth it.

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Why didn’t Kat’s mom let Casper be a real kid for longer?

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One song is about three minutes long and he spends about half of that making a dramatic entrance down a staircase. She could have at least let him have half an hour to go dance with her daughter?

If he was eight when he died, why did he come back as a teen?

8 Questions We All Have About The Movie 'Casper'
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Ghosts don’t age do they? It would be really weird if they did…

8 Questions We All Have About The Movie 'Casper'
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Even though this movie makes almost no sense, it’s still amazing. Casper was the coolest little friendly ghost that we all wished would crash our Halloween parties when we were young.

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Emma C
Freelance Writer