Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend?

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Mostly Ghostly:
Have You Met My Ghoulfriend?
Have You Met My Ghoulfriend.jpg
DVD cover
Directed byPeter Hewitt
Produced by
Screenplay byRich Correll
Based onMostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend?
by R. L. Stine
Starring
Music byPatrick Kirst
CinematographyRandy Hart
Edited bySandy Solowitz
Production
company
  • Lookout Entertainment
  • Commotion Pictures
  • Parachute Entertainment
Distributed byUniversal 1440 Entertainment
Release date
  • September 2, 2014 (2014-09-02)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend? is a 2014 horror comedy fantasy film directed by Peter Hewitt.[1][2] The film is a sequel to the 2008 film Mostly Ghostly. The film is based on the second book of the same name by R. L. Stine and the second installment in the Mostly Ghostly film series. The film was released on DVD on September 2, 2014, and was broadcast on Disney Channel on October 11, 2014.

Plot[edit]

Max Doyle (Ryan Ochoa) has eyes only for Cammie Cahill (Bella Thorne); the smart, popular red head girl in school. When Max finally scores a date with Cammie on Halloween, Phears, an evil ghost with plans taking over the world, unleashes his ghouls and things go haywire. With the help of his friends - Tara (Madison Pettis) and Nicky (Roshon Fegan) - who have turned into ghosts, he tries to destroy Phears (Charlie Hewson), before he takes over the world. The next morning, Max tells the truth to Cammie about having two ghost-friends. Cammie believes him and they make out, revealing that they are now dating.

Cast[edit]

* This was Joan Rivers' last film role.

Reception[edit]

Common Sense Media criticized the film as being "way too silly to be scary, so it never delivers on its essential promise."[3] DVD Verdict also gave a negative review and questioned its pacing, stating that "After the climax, in which our heroes confront ultimate evil, the movie goes on and on, with a lengthy soccer game and a big dance sequence like the one from Slumdog Millionaire. The whole time, I was wondering, "Why isn't the movie over already?""[4]

Felix Vasquez Jr. was slightly more positive, writing that it was "Overly padded, but makes for a decent fantasy horror adventure."[5]

Sequel[edit]

The film was followed by a sequel, Mostly Ghostly: One Night in Doom House, with an entirely new cast, which was released on DVD and Digital HD on September 6, 2016.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Exclusive Clip: Bloopers From the Set of R.L. Stine's Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend?". Parade. Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  2. ^ "R.L. Stine's 'Mostly Ghostly 2' Interview with Ryan Ochoa". MovieWeb. Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  3. ^ "R.L. Stine's Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend? - Movie Review". Commonsensemedia. Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  4. ^ "DVD Verdict Review - Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend? (Blu-ray)". DVD Verdict. Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  5. ^ "R.L. Stine's Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend?". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  6. ^ "R.L. Stine's Mostly Ghostly: One Night In Doom House" (Press release). Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. June 27, 2016. Retrieved 2016-10-15 – via PR Newswire.

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