PG | | Comedy, Fantasy
The spirits of a deceased couple are harassed by an unbearable family that has moved into their home, and hire a malicious spirit to drive them out.
Michael Keaton and Geena Davis appeared in Speechless (1994).
Otho, I didn't realize you were into the supernatural.
Otho: Well, of course! You remember, after my stint with the Living Theatre I was one of New York City's leading paranormal researchers until the bottom dropped out in '72.
Beryl: Paranormal - is that what ...
In the opening scene where the spider climbs over the model of the Maitlands' house, Adam picks up this rather large spider with very large blackish body. When Adam is gently tossing the spider out the window, it is a much smaller spider and not the same kind.
The Geffen Company logo is accompanied by a ghoulish version of the Banana Boat song (sung by the film's composer Danny Elfman).
In 1999, the film was re-released on VHS in the US with clamshell packaging. There are a few cuts to profanity in this release to make the film more family friendly: The barber in front of Adam's shop recounts an incident with a customer who had "hair down to his goddamn shoulders" it is altered to "hair down to his damn shoulders" using poor dubbing. Also the instance when Betelgeuse yells out "Nice fucking model!" and grabs his crotch is cut out. So after he kicks down the tree the next shot shows Adam putting it back up in the model. No other home video releases feature these cuts.
$8,030,897 3 April 1988