On Today, we're looking back at Summer '90 (not as catchy) and the terrible movie that is Ghost Dad. If you don't remember much from it, or just haven't seen it, do yourself a favor and watch the trailer. It's awful, ain't it? How can thirty seconds show you exactly how bad a movie it is? It's 83 minutes long. This movie is best suited for looping as means of torture...in hell.
Ghost Dad begins with hard-working Elliot Hopper, a widower, trying to close a big deal that would get him a promotion. The family needs the money due to bills from trying to save his wife. As all very busy movie dads do, he forgets his daughter Diane's birthday. He makes this up to her by saying she can have his car, since he would receive a company car from the promotion. This works because she is a teenage girl in 1990.
At her request, he gives his daughter the car early and has to take a cab to work. He's picked up by a man named Curtis Burch (played by one of the best names in show-business, actor Raynor Scheine), who reveals himself to be a Satanist. See. He drives like a crazy person, forcing Elliot to say he is actually Satan hoping Burch would listen to him. Burch is more than stunned to see his "Evil Master" and promptly drives off a bridge. Elliot struggles to survive, but he and the car plummet into the river below. Uh oh.