|“||Unfinished business? I have no unfinished business. I have my treasure, my mansion, I have everything. I'm just perfect. *chuckles, then notices her fate* Wait, I lied! I have unfinished business! Lots of unfinished business! I'm not ready to cross over yet! Wait, you tricked me, you rotten little rats! AAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!||„|
|~ Carrigan Crittenden's last words.|
Carrigan Crittenden is the main antagonist in the 1995 live-action movie adaptation of Casper. Her closest assiociate and the secondary antagonist in the movie is her lawyer Dibs.
She was portrayed by Cathy Moriarty.
Carrigan is quite furious to learn from her late father's lawyer Mr. Rugg that she has only inherited Whipstaff Manor in her father's will, rather than anything of significant value. Infuriated, she tosses the will and deed into a fireplace but it is rescued by her attorney and close associate Paul "Dibs" Plutzker. Dibs discovers one of the will's pages has an inscription on it describing treasure hidden in the manor.
Carrigan and Dibs visit the old manor, but find it is haunted by 4 ghosts: Casper, a friendly but lonely young ghost and his 3 obnoxious uncles known as the Ghostly Trio: Stretch, Fatso and Stinkie.The two make several attempts to remove the spirits including hiring both a amatuar exocist named Father Guido Sarducci, and one of Ghostbusters (cameo appearance of Dan Aykroid) but are unsuccessful.
Later in the flim while she was a resting at a nearby hotel, Casper uses his ghostly powers to play the news report to Carrigan about of an afterlife therapist named Dr James Harvey who explains that ghosts are simply spirits with unfinshed business. Looking at the news report Carrigan decides to contact Dr Harvey. After Dr Harvey arrived at the manor, Carrigan and Dibs meet with Dr Harvey and his daughter Kat at the manor, Carrigan orders Dr. Harvey to remove the ghosts as quickly as possible. However, things are complicated when Kat and her father meet the ghosts face-to-face; despite Casper's best efforts to befriend them, the two are terrified by both his appearance and the antics of the Ghostly Trio. They choose not to leave, however, and they stay for the night.
Carrigan and Dibs return back to the manor later on as they see Dr. Harvey in the library with the Ghostly Trio. They decide to have a "happy hour" with him and drag him out of the manor. This allows them to enter the house and they start looking around for the treasure. They follow Kat and Casper (who are now friends), to Casper's father's laboratory hidden under the floorboards of the library. There they learn that a special capsule is used to run a machine called the Lazurus. This has the power to bring ghosts back to life, but now there is only enough for one. They also see the vault at the end of the laboratory when Kat point's it in the direction while talking with Casper. While Casper and Kat explore the Lazarus, Carrigan and Dibs attempt to get the treasure from the vault. Dibs tries to open the vault, but cannot, so in a scoff, Carrigan tries her hand at it but has no better luck.
Realizing his one opportunity to come back to life, Casper with Kat's help turns on the Lazarus and steps inside. Unfortunately, the capsule is stolen by Carrigan and Dibs and Casper is left disappointed when he turns into an egg yolk. With the capsule in hand, Carrigan and Dibs realize that, as ghosts, they would be able to fly through thick solid walls like the vault to retrieve the treasure, and use the Lazarus to come back to life. However, Carrigan has no intention to die herself. She quickly grabs an axe and attempts to kill Dibs with it. After a few moments of satirival back and forth attempts to kill each other, Carrigan drives her car at Dibs attempting to run him over. Dibs dodges her vehicular assault and she goes zooming into the nearby woods. After a couple frantic seconds driving through the woods and being unable to see, Carrigan's car runs into a tree. Her airbag immediately inflates disorienting and frustrating her. As Carrigan fights to deflate the airbag and remove her seatbelt, she does not notice that her car is hanging over the edge of a large cliff. She opens the door and steps out of the vehicle not looking to see the cliff and falls screaming to her death. Moments later Dibs makes his way out to the car to see what happened to Carrigan. He screams her name out over the cliff trying to see if she ended up becoming a ghost or not. After a few seconds of no answer, he assumes she is just dead forever and did not become a ghost. He only seems to be sad that she had a favorite pair of sunglasses of his and turns and walks away.
She suddenly reappears as monstrous ghost to a shocked Dibs and then noted, "Not so fast little man; the b**ch is back"!
Back at the laboratory Kat uses a dust bellow to reinflate Casper. Carrigan suddenly appears as a monstrous ghost, flies into the laboratory and grabs the treasure chest inside the vault. Casper is in shock claiming that its his treasure but Carrigan bellows "you mean MY!! treasure" Kat is shocked to see Miss Crittenden as a ghost and she repiles "in the flesh...well in a couple of minutes", and does an evil laugh. Dibs soon reappears and shows Carrigan the capusle to help her remember. Kat realizes that Dibs stole the capsule and claims it's Casper's. Carrigan laughs and disagrees again as she orders Dibs to revive her. Just as he approaches Casper steals the capsule back from Dibs, knocks him into the moat of the laboratory, and takes Kat back upstairs where she greets the high school kids who have arrived for her Halloween party. Kat and Casper return back to the laboratory where Kat stops Casper from confronting Dibs for opening his treasure. They install the potion into the Lazarus only to find Carrigan inside the machine telling Casper that its her turn in the oven. She orders Dibs to turn her human again, but he turns on her saying that they are through and that he will be using the treasure to by a great big expense house with lovely purple wall paper and great big green carpets and adopt a little dog called Carrigan "a b**ch just like you". He proclaims that he's got the power and he's got the treasure which prompts her to angrily fling him out of a window. Kat and Casper point out that people only become ghosts because they have "unfinished business" and ask Carrigan what hers is. Carrigan declares that she has no unfinished business, saying that she has her treasure and her mansion "i have everything im just perfect" and does an evil laugh again but this suddenly causes her to cross-over to the afterlife against her will. Realizing she's been tricked she berates Kat and Casper calling them "rotten little rats!" before she finally explodes.
Carrigan was a nasty, greedy, selfish and cruel woman.