A spoiled brat, fond of mischief but fearful of abandonment, pays a visit to his grandmother, a straight-talking, gap-toothed medium who commands and placates ghosts. This 1999 Taiwanese animated feature is mostly a ghost-busting romp, but director Shaudi Wang also captures the earthy humor and ancestor worship that pervade Taiwan’s village culture. The animation neatly conveys subtle facial expressions as well as the creepy atmosphere that connects the living with the dead—particularly frightful is a house cat possessed by the devil and transformed into an enormous ogre.