FILM 1727: CASPER
TRIVIA: During filming, Christina Ricci and Bill Pullman had to talk to tennis balls in place of the ghosts, while the digital ghosts were added later on.
The last name of Christina Ricci's and Bill Pullman's characters is "Harvey". Harvey Comics is the long time publisher of "Casper the Friendly Ghost".
A scene was filmed with Zelda Rubinstein shooting out of a chimney and shouting "Go toward the light!", reprising her role from Poltergeist (1982), but it was cut.
Director Brad Silberling wanted something unusual for the design of Whipstaff Manor for this movie. Production Designer Leslie Dilley suggested up front that they should go with a house that's not the stereotypical haunted house, which is usually Victorian, and offered up a different style of architecture-Gaudiesque.
The house that was used for Whipstaff Manor was also used to film scenes from the Backstreet Boys' music video, "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)". Most notably is the ballroom dance sequence from this music video.
Cathy Moriarty was in an episode of Tales from the Crypt in 1992. In the scene where Dr. Harvey is possessed by the ghosts, he turns into the Crypt Keeper at one point.
CAMEO: Dan Aykroyd: As Dr. Raymond Stantz (from Ghostbusters (1984)) who runs out of the house frantically and says, "Who you gonna call? Someone else!"