We Have a Ghost will be coming to Netflix in February, and it has a writer/director (and actors) to die for. The comedy horror will star David Harbour (Stranger Things, Violent Night), Jahi Winston, Anthony Mackie and the very funny Jennifer Coolidge.
We Have a Ghost is based on a short story called Ernest, which was written by Geoff Manaugh. And just in case you were wondering if the story was placed in capable hands, the film was written and directed by Christopher Landon.
For those who don’t recognize Landon’s name, he was also the writer-director for Freaky, Happy Death Day and Happy Death Day 2 U. If you watched those films, you know how clever Landon is when it comes to melding together comedy and horror.
Kevin and his family move into a new house, only to find that it is haunted by a ghost named Ernest (Harbour). When the family publicizes their unexpected house guest, they become social media stars overnight, but then find themselves being pursued by the CIA when Kevin and Ernest try to dig into Ernest’s mysterious past.
The powers that be picked a pretty great director for We Have a Ghost, because Landon has a pretty strong resume in the horror genre. His first hit film was Disturbia, which he wrote. This was followed by Paranormal Activity 2, Paranormal Activity 3, Paranormal Activity 4, and Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones. He directed the first 3 sequels, but both wrote and directed The Marked Ones.
Landon (who is the son of late actor Michael Landon) would return to the franchise to write 2021’s Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin, but he worked on the Happy Death Day films and Freaky prior to that. More recently, he produced Amazon’s My Best Friend’s Exorcism in 2022.
Other actors appearing in We Have a Ghost include Anthony Mackie, Tig Notaro, Erica Ash, Faith Ford, Isabella Russo, Niles Fitch and Steve Coulter.
We Have a Ghost will begin streaming on Netflix Friday, February 24.
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