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List of ghost films

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This is a selective list of ghost films, and includes both movies and television series about ghosts,
and movies and television series that prominently feature ghosts. Ghost movies and shows can fall
into a wide range of genres, including romance, comedy, horror, juvenile interest, and drama.
Depictions of ghosts are as diverse as Casper the Friendly Ghost, Beetlejuice, Hamlet's
father, Jacob Marley, Freddy Krueger, and Moaning Myrtle, as well as the traditional spectral spirits
and other bumps in the night.
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1 History

2 Films

3 Television series
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3.1 Dramas and comedies

3.2 Animation

3.3 Puppets

3.4 Ghost reality shows

4 See also

5 References
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History[edit]
With the advent of motion pictures and television, screen depictions of ghosts became common and
spanned a variety of genres; the works of Shakespeare, Charles Dickens andOscar Wilde have all
been made into cinematic versions. Novel-length tales have sometimes been difficult to adapt to
cinema, although that of The Haunting of Hill House to The Haunting in 1963 is an exception.[1]
Childrens benevolent ghost stories became popular, such as Casper the Friendly Ghost, created in
the 1930s and appearing in comics, animated cartoons, and eventually the 1995 feature
film Casper. Nol Coward's play Blithe Spirit, later made into a film, places a more humorous slant
on the phenomenon of haunting of individuals and specific locations, and The Ghost Goes West, a
comedy in which a Scottish castle and its ghost are moved to Florida, was voted the best British film
of 1935.
Sentimental depictions were more popular in early cinema than horror, and include the 1947
film The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, which was later adapted to television with a successful 1968-70 TV
series.[1] Genuine psychological horror films from this period include 1944's The Uninvited and
1945's Dead of Night.

The 1970s saw screen depictions of ghosts diverge into distinct genres of the romantic and horror. A
common theme in the romantic genre from this period is the ghost as a benign guide or messenger,
often with unfinished business, such as 1989's Field of Dreams, the 1990 film Ghost, and the 1993
comedy Heart and Souls.[2] In the horror genre, 1980's The Fog, and the A Nightmare on Elm
Street series of films from the 1980s and 1990s are notable examples of the trend for the merging of
ghost stories with scenes of physical violence.[1]
Popularised in such films as the 1984 comedy Ghostbusters, ghost hunting became a hobby for
many who formed ghost hunting societies to explore reportedly haunted places. The ghost hunting
theme has been featured in reality television series such as Ghost Hunters, Ghost Hunters
International, Most Haunted, and A Haunting. It is also represented in children's television by such
programs as The Ghost Hunter and Ghost Trackers. Ghost hunting also gave rise to multiple
guidebooks to haunted locations, and ghost hunting how-to manuals.
The 1990s saw a return to classic gothic ghosts, whose dangers were more psychological than
physical. Examples of films from this period include 1999s The Sixth Sense and 2001s The Others.
Asian cinema has been adept at producing horror films about ghosts, such as the 1998 Japanese
film Ring (remade in America as The Ring in 2002), and the Pang brothers' 2002 film The Eye.[3]

Films[edit]
(American productions, unless otherwise specified)
This is an incomplete list that may never be able to satisfy particular standards for
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Name

Year

Country, notes

13 Ghosts

1960

The Gates Of Hell

1980

100 Feet

2008

1408

2007

2001 Maniacs

2005

A Chinese Ghost Story

1987

Hong Kong

A Christmas Carol

1908

See 'A Christmas Carol' template below for many other adaptations,
or this list.

Name

Year

Country, notes

A-Haunting We Will
Go

1942

A Nightmare on Elm
Street

1984

Annabelle

2014

Apartment 1303

2007

Apartment 1303 3D

2012

Art of the Devil

2004

Beetlejuice

1988

Beyond Tomorrow

1940

Blackbeard's Ghost

1968

Bhooter Bhobishyot

2012

India

Bhoothnath

2008

India

Blithe Spirit

1945

United Kingdom

Book of Blood

2009

Bunshinsaba

2004

U.S. For the entire nine-film series featuring Freddy Krueger see A
Nightmare on Elm Street franchise.

Japan

Thailand

South Korea

Name

Year

Country, notes

Bulong

2011

Philippines

Carnival of Souls

1962

Casper

1995

U.S. For other Casper films see the template at the bottom of this page
or the Casper the Friendly Ghost filmography.

Chamatkar

1992

India, uncredited remake of Blackbeard's Ghost

Christmas Carol: The


Movie

2001

United Kingdom

Chandramukhi

2005

India Kannada, Tamil and Telugu

Cinco

2010

Philippines - Star Cinema Film

Conjurer

2008

Coraline

2009

Corpse Bride

2005

Curse, Death & Spirit

1992

Japan

Dark Water

2002

Japan

Name

Year

Country, notes

Dark Water

2005

Darkness

2002

Darkness Falls

2003

Dead of Night

1945

United Kingdom

Death Ship

1980

Canada, United Kingdom

Dead Silence

2007

Death of a Ghost
Hunter

2007

Dek hor

2006

Thailand

Dementia

2014

Philippines

Demonic Beauty

2002

Thailand

Eeram

2009

India[4]

Esprit d'amour

1983

Hong Kong

FeardotCom

2002

United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Luxembourg

Feng Shui

2004

Philippines

United States, Spain

Name

Year

Country, notes

Feng Shui

2014

Field of Dreams

1989

Fragile

2005

Ghost

1990

Ghost

2012

India

Ghost Banana Tree

2005

Cambodia

Ghost Dad

1990

The Ghost of St.


Michael's

1941

Ghost Ship

2002

Ghost Story

1981

Ghost Town

2008

Ghost in the Machine

1993

Ghost Rider

2007

Ghostbusters

1984

Philippines

Spain

United Kingdom

Name

Year

Country, notes

Ghostbusters II

1989

Ghosts of Girlfriends
Past

2009

Ghosts of Mars

2001

Ghostwatch

1992

Gildersleeve's Ghost

1944

Golpo Holeo Shotti

2014

Gothika

2003

Grave Secrets: The


Legacy of Hilltop
Drive

1992

Grave Encounters

2011

Canada, United States

Guni-Guni

2012

Philippines

Hamlet

1948

British. For many other film versions see the 'Hamlet' template at the
bottom of the page.

Harry Potter films

20012011

United Kingdom, United States, an eight-film series

United Kingdom

Bengali remake of Tamil film Pizza

Name

Year

Country, notes

Hasta el viento tiene


miedo

1968

Mexico

Haunted

1995

United Kingdom

Haunted Lighthouse

2003

Heart and Souls

1993

High Spirits

1988

Hold That Ghost

1941

House

1986

House II: The Second


Story

1987

Housebound

2014

House on Haunted
Hill

1959

House on Haunted
Hill

1999

Hum Kaun Hai?

2004

Insidious

2011

United States, United Kingdom

New Zealand

India

Name

Year

Country, notes

Insidious 2

2013

Insidious: Chapter 3

2015

Into the Mirror

2003

It Follows

2014

It Happened
Tomorrow

1944

Jekhane Bhooter Bhoy

2012

India

Ju-on: The Grudge

2003

Japan

Kairo

2001

Japan

Kilometer 31

2006

Mexico

Krasue Valentine

2006

Thailand

Kwaidan

1964

Japan

La Llorona

1960

Mexico

Lady in White

1988

Lake Mungo

2008

South Korea

Australia

Name

Year

Country, notes

Lani Loa - The


Passage

1998

Lonesome Ghosts

1937

Mama

2013

Maxie

1985

Mirrors 2

2010

Mostly Ghostly: Have


You Met My
Ghoulfriend?

2014

Mostly Ghostly: Who


Let the Ghosts Out?

2008

Muni 2: Kanchana

2011

India (Tamil and Telugu languages)

Maria Leonora Teresa

2014

Philippines - Star Cinema Film

Nang Nak

1999

Thailand

Nomads

1986

Oculus

2013

201
5

Mirror
s

200
8

Name

Year

Country, notes

Old Mother Riley's


Ghosts

1941

Ouija

2014

Over Her Dead Body

2008

Paranormal Activity

2007

Paranormal Activity 2

2010

Paranormal Activity 3

2011

Paranormal Activity 4

2012

Paranormal Activity:
The Marked Ones

2014

ParaNorman

2012

Pizza (2012 film)

2012

India - Tamil Film

Presence of Mind

1999

Spain, United States

Pridyider

2012

Philippines

Pulse

2001

Japan

United Kingdom

Name

Year

Country, notes

Pulse

2006

Poltergeist

1982

Poltergeist

2015

Poltergeist II

1986

Poltergeist III

1988

Practical Magic

1998

Rinne

2006

Japan

Retribution

2006

Japan

Return to House on
Haunted Hill

2007

United States

Riding the Bullet

2004

United States, Germany, Canada

R.I.P.D.

2013

Ringu

1998

Japan

Ringu 2

1999

Japan

Route 666

2001

Canada, United States

Name

Year

Country, notes

Safe Haven

2013

Saint Ange

2004

Scared Stiff

1953

Scary Movie 2

2001

Schalcken the Painter

1979

School Spirit

1985

Scooby Doo 2:
Monsters Unleashed

2004

United States, Canada

Scrooge

1913

United Kingdom

Scrooge

1935

United Kingdom

Scrooge

1951

United Kingdom

Scrooged

1988

Segunda Mano

2011

Philippines

Shock

2004

India - Tamil Film

Shutter

2004

Thailand

France

United Kingdom

Name

Year

Country, notes

Shutter

2008

Silent Tongue

1993

Sleepy Hollow

1999

Someone Behind You

2007

Stay Alive

2006

Stir of Echoes

1999

Stir of Echoes 2: The


Homecoming

2007

Susie Q

1996

Tales of Terror

1962

The Amityville Horror

1979

U.S. For the entire 15 movie series see the


template below.

The Babadook

2014

Australia

The Blair Witch


Project

1999

The Book of Life

2014

United States, United Kingdom, France,


Netherlands

South Korea

Name

Year

Country, notes

The 'Burbs

1989

United States

The Canterville Ghost

1944

The Canterville Ghost

1985

The Canterville Ghost

1986

The Canterville Ghost

1996

The Changeling

1980

The Conjuring

2013

The Curse of the


Crying Woman

1961

Mexico

The Devil's Backbone

2001

Spain

The Echo

2008

The Entity

1981

The Eye

2002

Hong Kong

The Eye 2

2004

Hong Kong

The Eye 10

2005

Hong Kong

Canada

Name

Year

The Fog

1980

The Fog

2005

The Frighteners

1996

The Ghost Breakers

1940

The Ghost and Mrs.


Muir

1947

The Ghost Goes West

1935

The Ghost Talks

1949

The Ghost Walks

1934

The Ghosts of
Berkeley Square

1947

The Ghosts of
Edendale

2004

The Gift

2000

The Gravedancers

2006

The Grudge

2004

Country, notes

United States, New Zealand

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

United States, Japan, Germany

Name

Year

Country, notes

The Grudge 2

2006

United States, Japan, Germany

The Grudge 3

2009

United States, Japan

The Halloween Tree

1993

The Haunted Castle

1896

The Haunted Mansion

2003

The Haunting

1963

The Haunting

1999

The Haunting in
Connecticut

2009

The Healing

2012

The House Where Evil


Dwells

1982

The Innkeepers

2011

The Innocents

1961

United Kingdom

The Legend of Hell


House

1973

United Kingdom

France

United States, United Kingdom

Philippines

Name

Year

Country, notes

The Lovely Bones

2009

The Maid

20052006

The Messengers

2007

The Mommy Returns

2012

The Nightmare Before


Christmas

1993

The Orphanage

2007

The Other

1972

The Other Side of the


Tracks

2008

The Others

2001

United States, Spain, France, Italy

The Phantom
Carriage

1921

Sweden

The Red Shoes

2005

South Korea

The Ring

2002

The Ring 2

2005

Singapore

Philippines

Spain

Name

Year

Country, notes

The Ruins

2008

The Screaming Skull

1958

The Shining

1980

The Sixth Man

1997

The Sixth Sense

1999

The Terror

1963

The Time of Their


Lives

1946

The Uninvited

1944

The Woman in Black

1989

United Kingdom

The Woman in Black

2012

United Kingdom

The Woman in Black:


Angel of Death

2014

United Kingdom

The Wraith

1986

Third Eye

2014

United Kingdom, United States

Philippines

Name

Year

Thir13en Ghosts

2001

Three

2002

Topper

1937

Topper Takes a Trip

1938

Topper Returns

1941

Tormented

1960

Tormented

2009

Tower of Terror

1997

Trick or Treat

1986

Truly, Madly, Deeply

1990

Two Thousand
Maniacs!

1964

Ugetsu

1953

Unfriended

2014

What Lies Beneath

2000

Country, notes

Hong Kong

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Japan

Name

Year

Country, notes

Where Got Ghost?

2009

Singapore

White Lady

2006

Philippines

White Noise

2005

Canada, United Kingdom, United States

White Noise 2

2007

United States, Canada

Wind Chill (film)

2007

United Kingdom, United States

Witchboard

1986

Witchboard 2: The
Devil's Doorway

1993

Wonder Man

1945

White House

2010

Philippines

Yavarum Nalam (13B)

2009

India - Tamil Film

Yaamirukka Bayamey

2014

India - Tamil Film

Darling (2015 film)

2015

India - Tamil Film

Kanchana 2

2015

India - Tamil Film

Baby

2015

India - Tamil Film

Name

Year

Country, notes

Maya

2015

India - Tamil Film

Kamara Kattu

2015

India - Tamil Film

Mangaa

2015

India - Tamil Film

Demonte Colony

2015

India - Tamil Film

Masss

2015

India - Tamil Film

Strawberry

2015

India - Tamil Film

Television series[edit]
Dramas and comedies[edit]

1953-1955: Topper

1968-1970: The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

19691971: Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)

1971-1978, 2005- : A Ghost Story for Christmas

1975: The Ghost Busters

1976-1978: The Ghosts of Motley Hall

1976-1984: Rentaghost

1990: Elly And Jools

19901991: Shades of L.A.

19941997: The Kingdom

1997-1998: Ghost Stories (episode list)

1997: The Shining

1999: Polterguests

2000-2001: Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased)

2002: Haunted

20042005: Hex

20042011: Medium

20052010: Ghost Whisperer

2005present: Supernatural

20082013: Being Human

2010: Dead Gorgeous

2011: American Horror Story: Murder House

2011: Becoming Human

2011: The Fades

2011: Bag of Bones

2011-2014: Being Human

2013present: The Haunted Hathaways (episodes)

2015-2016: puli a Tamil film

Animation[edit]

1963-1969: The New Casper Cartoon Show

1979: Casper and the Angels

1985-1986: The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo

1986-1991: The Real Ghostbusters

1989-1991: Beetlejuice

1991-1992: Little Ghosts, There, Here, and Where

1993-1994: Ghost Sweeper Mikami

1996-1997: Extreme Ghostbusters

1996-1998: The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper

2000-2001: Ghost stories in school

2004-2007: Danny Phantom

2009present: Casper's Scare School

2013: Dude, That's My Ghost!

Puppets[edit]

1989: The Ghost of Faffner Hall

Ghost reality shows[edit]

1996-1997: Ghosthunters

1998-2001: Haunted History

2000-2006: Scariest Places on Earth

2002present: Most Haunted

2004present: Ghost Hunters

2005-2011: Ghostly Encounters

2005-2006: Ghost Hunt

2006: Extreme Ghost Stories

2007-2011: Paranormal State

2008present: Ghost Adventures

2008-2012: Ghost Hunters International

2009present: Celebrity Ghost Stories

2009-2010: Ghost Hunters Academy

2009-2011: Ghost Lab

2009-2010: Ghost Stories

2009-2010: Most Terrifying Places in America

2010present: My Ghost Story

2011: Paranormal Challenge

2012present: Haunted Encounters

2005-2007; 2012present: A Haunting (Discovery Channel)

The Haunted was one.