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Review: 'We Have a Ghost' isn't anything like a traditional ghost movie

Netflix's new ghost movie takes an interesting new route.

Netflix's new movie "We Have a Ghost" isn't at all what most people expected. Coming from a traditional haunted house movie experience, the audience might be shocked by this movie. It represents a haunted house but in an emotional and comedic frame.


The movie starts with a family moving into a haunted house without them knowing. After they move in, Kevin, one of the sons, has an encounter with a ghost called Ernest in their attic. Kevin's relationship with the ghost evolves over time, and they become close friends. At the same time, his family starts getting recognized from social media after posting a video of the ghost. However, things get complicated when Kevin and Ernest try to uncover the mystery of his death.

Movie's Highs

A movie about a haunted house is never expected to be emotional or funny, but "We Have a Ghost" was a successful attempt at changing the conventional idea of a haunted house movie. "We Have a Ghost" is considered a unique experience, since the typical genre for ghost movies is usually horror or thriller movies. The movie ends in an emotionally unexpected way, while many instances in the movie were focused on comedy.

Furthermore, the overall production, and especially the ghost effect, was realistic to a point where everything was believable.

Movie's Lows

The only thing that is considered a downside of this movie was that some scenes were boring. To be honest, I fell asleep a couple of times while watching the movie because some scenes were all about characters arguing over things that are not highly related to the main storyline. On the other hand, many scenes were exciting and had my family guessing what was happening next.

The movie had me and my family crying at the way it ended.

I would rate "We Have a Ghost" an 8 out of 10.