History Film / Casper

13th Aug '16 7:30:23 PM Tightwire
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* AnAesop: About friendship, with a good example (Casper and Kat), a dysfunctional example (Carrigan and Dibbs) and a creepy example (the Ghostly Trio and Dr Harvey).
* AgeLift: In the prior cartoons and comics, Casper is a prepubescent boy instead of a young teen, so crushes and romance never came up.

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* AnAesop: About friendship, with a good example (Casper and Kat), a dysfunctional example (Carrigan and Dibbs) and a creepy example (the Ghostly Trio and Dr Harvey).
* AgeLift: In the prior cartoons and comics, Casper is was a prepubescent boy instead of a young teen, so crushes and romance never came up.
10th Aug '16 7:58:55 PM Timwi
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-->'''Casper:''' Told you I'm a good dancer. Can I keep you?
30th Jul '16 5:07:41 AM SwankyTower
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* FantasticSlurs: The Ghostly Trio refer to humans (or rather, living humans) as "[[CallAHumanAMeatbag fleshies]]".
20th Jul '16 5:09:45 AM BigBadTroper
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* BigBad: Carrigan Crittenden.
23rd Jun '16 1:58:33 AM axle-k89
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* MissingMom: Amelia is this for Kat, having died before the film started. Casper's mom is brought up once by Kat, as Casper never mentions her, only his dad.



* NoNameGiven: Nicky and Andreas, the two boys who appear in the opening scene, are only named in the subtitles and closing credits.

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* NoNameGiven: Nicky and Andreas, the two boys who appear in the opening scene, are only named in the subtitles and closing credits. Same goes for Rugg in the following scene.
23rd Jun '16 1:52:03 AM axle-k89
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* ImprovisedWeapon: Dr. Harvey, Stretch, Stinkie and Fatso all use them during their fight on the stairs. They include a plunger, an umbrella, a golf club, and a vacuum cleaner.
23rd Jun '16 1:50:36 AM axle-k89
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* PunctatedForEmphasis: Dr. Harvey gives one to Stretch when fending him off on the stairs with the plunger: "Dr. James! Harvey! Your! Therapist!"

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* PunctatedForEmphasis: PunctuatedForEmphasis: Dr. Harvey gives one to Stretch when fending him off on the stairs with the plunger: "Dr. James! Harvey! Your! Therapist!"
23rd Jun '16 1:48:09 AM axle-k89
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* ChekhovsGun: The PinkySwear between Kat and Dr. Harvey. Done by them when on their way to Friendship, [[spoiler:then Kat does it again to Harvey's ghost to jog his memory and make him remember her. He does.]]

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* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:The bottle of red serum that revives the dead, and used to power the Lazarus machine. Casper wants to use it to bring himself back to life, but then gives up his chance to use it after Dr. Harvey dies after drunkenly stumbling into an unfinished construction site, so it can be used to bring him back to life instead.]]
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The PinkySwear between Kat and Dr. Harvey. Done by them when on their way to Friendship, [[spoiler:then Kat does it again to Harvey's ghost to jog his memory and make him remember her. He does.]]


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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Carrigan's first line while her father's will is being read ("To hell with the livestock. What did the old stiff leave me?") tells you quite a bit about her: she's clearly someone who doesn't like to be kept waiting for what she wants, she looks down on others due to her ItsAllAboutMe attitude, had a poor relationship with her rich father, and finally is pretty greedy, especially as we just heard her father was a millionaire.


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** Casper asks Kat if she would go to the Halloween dance with him if he was alive, and she responds that she would. [[spoiler:This does indeed come to pass at the end of the film, where Kat is left alon after Vic and Amber are scared off by the Ghostly Trio, and Casper, having temporarily been turned back into a human by Amelia for reviving Dr. Harvey, appears to Kat and dances with her, before she realises who he is.]]


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* PunctatedForEmphasis: Dr. Harvey gives one to Stretch when fending him off on the stairs with the plunger: "Dr. James! Harvey! Your! Therapist!"
** Stretch gives one to Casper at breakfast the next morning: "Give me! MY! MEAL!"
** Dibbs in his TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to Carrigan below.
23rd Jun '16 1:13:12 AM axle-k89
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* AwardBaitSong: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOFGa_4quiU Remember Me This Way]] by Jordan Hill

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* AwardBaitSong: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOFGa_4quiU Remember Me This Way]] by Jordan HillHill.
* AwkwardKiss: [[spoiler:During the Halloween dance, as the clock strikes ten, Casper and Kat kiss and while it's happening, Casper turns back into a ghost, prompting this response from Kat and shock from everyone else in attendance.]]



* ChekhovsGun: The PinkySwear between Kat and Dr. Harvey. Done by them when on their way to Friendship, [[spoiler:then Kat does it again to Harvey's ghost to jog his memory and make him remember her. He does.]]



** [[spoiler: Dr. Harvey, too, after drunkenly stumbling onto an unfinished construction site]]. [[spoiler:He recovers, though.]]

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** [[spoiler: Dr. Harvey, too, after drunkenly stumbling onto an unfinished construction site]]. [[spoiler:He site. He recovers, though.]]



* JumpScare: In-universe, and arguably a funny one at that. Vic and Amber ''really'' weren't expecting the Ghostly Trio to appear when they look at themselves in the mirror...



* MeaningfulEcho: [[spoiler:During the Halloween dance, when Casper appears to Kat in human form and dances with her, his sole line of dialogue is two sentences he had said to her earlier in the film. This is how she realises it's him.]]



* MirrorScare: After possessing Dr. Harvey, the Ghostly Trio change his reflection into Clint Eastwood, Rodney Dangerfield, Mel Gibson, and the Crypt Keeper.

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* MirrorScare: After possessing Dr. Harvey, the Ghostly Trio change his reflection into Clint Eastwood, Rodney Dangerfield, Mel Gibson, and the Crypt Keeper. They then do it again to Vic and Amber on the night of the Halloween dance by appearing through the mirror.



* NightmareFace: The Ghostly Trio all make these when Dr. Harvey first sees them.
** The appearance of the Crypt Keeper when Dr. Harvey is briefly possessed.
* NoNameGiven: Nicky and Andreas, the two boys who appear in the opening scene, are only named in the subtitles and closing credits.
* OhCrap: [[spoiler:Carrigan gets one when she starts crossing over, realising too late that Casper and Kat tricked her into doing it.]]



* SpearCarrier: Nicky and Andreas, the two boys in the opening scene. Their sole purpose is to get into Whipstaff for a dare and introduce Casper early on and to establish the latter's friendly personality, even though it ends up scaring them away.



* ThrowTheDogABone: [[spoiler:After Casper gives up his chance to return to life so he can revive Dr. Harvey because Kat can't live without her father, Amelia rewards him by temporarily allowing him to return to life and attend the Halloween dance with Kat. Considering how much Casper wanted to do this earlier, this means a lot.]]
** YankTheDogsChain: [[spoiler:However, it only lasts until 10 p.m. the same evening.]]



* WhenTheClockStrikesTwelve: Played with.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Dibs's fate is not revealed, though as he was pitched out of a window, he's most likely dead.
* WhenTheClockStrikesTwelve: Played with. This time, it's ten, not twelve.
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