Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Ghost-Themed Movies Divided By Category



This post is all about making it easy to decide what kind of ghost movie to watch or add to your collection and I'm doing it by the way I choose movies - what sort of ghost movie am I in the mood for?  So, I've categorized and helped you find the perfect fit for your mood and some of the titles fit into a couple categories, as well, which makes it a no-brainer to decide what to watch if you're in the mood for a couple categories and they contain a common movie or two.





"Oh Crap! My House Is Haunted"
The Amityville Horror:  A stepfather and his new family move into the home of their dreams to find out it is their nightmare.
The Changeling: A widower rents a beautiful old historic home and discovers it's haunted by an unsolved murder decades ago.
The Conjuring:  A couple of paranormal investigators/spiritual helpers assist a family with a haunted farmhouse.
The Entity:  A single mother is tormented by an evil demon that abuses her.
The Evil:  A couple buy a big old place to renovate and when their friends come to help, they are trapped within the murderous home.
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir: A widow chooses to raise he daughter at an isolated seaside cottage that has the spirit of a crusty sea captain inhabiting it.
Ghost Ship: A team goes on board an abandoned ship to salvage it only to find it's haunted. 
Grave Secrets: The Legacy of Hilltop Drive:  A family is tormented in their suburban home by ghosts.
The Innocents:  A woman goes to a country estate in England to be a nanny to two unusual children only to wonder what is haunting the place.
Insidious:  A family moves into a very troubled haunted home.
The Others:  A woman and her children in a lonely estate begin to wonder if they might be haunted.
The Orphanage:  A woman moves her children into an old children's orphanage building and her son begins to interact with something.
Paranormal Activity:  A couple starts to be taunted by some paranormal activity in their home and decide to film it.
Poltergeist:  A family in a new suburban home are tormented by the other side.
The Ring:  A woman investigating a mysterious videotape's origins gets involved a haunting terror.
The Shining:   A husband, wife, and child become caretakers at a huge hotel in the snowy mountains for winter where the husband begins to act strangely. 
Something Evil:  A family moves into a country home and the wife begins to experience the unexplained.
Thirteen Ghosts:  A family inherits an awesome home only to find it holds 13 ghosts within.
The Uninvited:  A brother and sister get a home on the British coastline only to find it haunted by someone from the past.
What Lies Beneath:  A wife thinks her home is haunted as her husband terrorizes her.




"Not Too Scary"
Beetlejuice:  A couple who pass on and haunt their home, want the new owners out.
Ghost:  A man dies and comes back to haunt the love of his life. 
Ghostbusters:  A ragtag team of researchers starts ghost busting and then the town becomes attacked by spirit forms right and left.
The Ghost and Mr. Chicken:  The village fraidy cat wants to be a reporter and has to spend a night in a haunted house.
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir:  A widow chooses to raise he daughter at an isolated seaside cottage that has the spirit of a crusty sea captain inhabiting it.
The Haunting (1963):  A team is put together by a parapsychologist to check out the most haunted home in the area.
The House On Haunted Hill:  An eccentric wealthy man and his estranged wife have a party at a haunted mansion, offering the guests money to stay the night.
The Innocents:   A woman goes to a country estate in England to be a nanny to two unusual children only to wonder what is haunting the place.
The Others:  A woman and her children in a lonely estate begin to wonder if they might be haunted.
The Stone Tape:  A group of researchers renting an old historic building to run experiments, end up experimenting with an interesting concept on how ghosts haunt.
The Uninvited:  A brother and sister get a home on the British coastline only to find it haunted by someone from the past.
The Woman In Black:  A lawyer travels to an old abandoned estate where he finds out the villagers are being tormented by spirits.





"Paranormal Investigations"
The Awakening:  A post WWI woman goes around proving ghosts don't exist until she runs into one on an historic old boy's school.
Death of a Ghost Hunter:  A team of  ghost hunters run into more than they bargained for.
The Entity:  A single mother is tormented by an evil demon that abuses her.
Ghostbusters:  A ragtag team of researchers starts ghost busting and then the town becomes attacked by spirit forms right and left.
The Haunting (1963):  A team is put together by a parapsychologist to check out the most haunted home in the area.
Knocking On Death's Door:  A married couple ghost hunts in a haunted home and run into a mystery.
The Legend of Hell House:  A team is put together by a parapsychologist to check out the most haunted home in the area. 
Prince of Darkness:  A university team comes to a church basement to examine something evil.
Poltergeist:  A family in a new suburban home are tormented by the other side.
The Stone Tape:  A group of researchers renting an old historic building to run experiments, end up experimenting with an interesting concept on how ghosts haunt.
Thirteen Ghosts:  A family inherits an awesome home only to find it holds 13 ghosts within.



"Gothic/Romantic/Atmospheric"
The Awakening: A post WWI woman goes around proving ghosts don't exist until she runs into one on an historic old boy's school.
Dead Silence:  A man's wife dies after he receives a ventriloquist doll in the mail, now he must go find out how she was murdered and if the doll was involved somehow.
Death Watch:  Soldiers hide out in the enemy's abandoned fort, or is it abandoned?
The Fog:  A fog rolls into a beach community and the ghosts of the past want vengeance.
Ghost:  A man dies and comes back to haunt the love of his life.
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir: A widow chooses to raise he daughter at an isolated seaside cottage that has the spirit of a crusty sea captain inhabiting it.
Ghost Story:  Friends sharing a 50-year-old secret reunite and a ghost wants retribution.
Gothika:  A psychiatrist awakens at the mental hospital she worked at, but as a patient.
The Haunting (1963): A team is put together by a parapsychologist to check out the most haunted home in the area.
The Innocents: A woman goes to a country estate in England to be a nanny to two unusual children only to wonder what is haunting the place.
The Orphanage: A woman moves her children into an old children's orphanage building and her son begins to interact with something.
The Others:  A woman and her children in a lonely estate begin to wonder if they might be haunted.
The Stone Tape: A group of researchers renting an old historic building to run experiments, end up experimenting with an interesting concept on how ghosts haunt.
Trick R Treat:  A series of stories, one of which involves the ghosts of some mentally challenged children who drowned when their bus was driven over a cliff into a lake.
The Uninvited:  A brother and sister get a home on the British coastline only to find it haunted by someone from the past.
The Woman In Black:  A lawyer travels to an old abandoned estate where he finds out the villagers are being tormented by spirits.






 "Evil/Possession/Demons"
Burnt Offerings:  A family moves into a beautiful idyllic home in the countryside, but have to take care of the remaining resident.
The Conjuring:  A couple of paranormal investigators/spiritual helpers assist a family with a haunted farmhouse.
Dead Silence:  A man's wife dies after he receives a ventriloquist doll in the mail, now he must go find out how she was murdered and if the doll was involved somehow.
The Exorcism of Emily Rose:  When a young woman starts having fits ad doing things that appear possessed, a family wants an exorcism.
The Exorcist:  An adolescent girl becomes possessed and needs an exorcism.
Insidious:  A family moves into a very troubled haunted home.
The Legend of Hell House:  A team is put together by a parapsychologist to check out the most haunted home in the area. 
Night of the Scarecrow:  A vengeful possessed scarecrow has it in for a town's top citizens.
A Nightmare on Elm Street:  A creepy dead murderer terrorizes the youth in their dreams.
Prince of Darkness:  A university team comes to a church basement to examine something evil.
The Sentinel:  A model moves into a charming old apartment building with quirky residents who have a little something wrong.
The Shining:  A husband, wife, and child become caretakers at a huge hotel in the snowy mountains for winter where the husband begins to act strangely. 

Thirteen Ghosts:  A family inherits an awesome home only to find it holds 13 ghosts within.
Wake Wood:  A husband and wife grieve the loss of their child and find a way to bring her back.




"Am I Insane Or Is This A Ghost?/Psychological"
Chernobyl Diaries:  A group of thrillseeking friends take a tour of Chernobyl and get stranded with something else present there.
Death Watch:  Soldiers hide out in the enemy's abandoned fort, or is it abandoned?
The Exorcism of Emily Rose:  When a young woman starts having fits ad doing things that appear possessed, a family wants an exorcism.
Gothika:  A psychiatrist awakens at the mental hospital she worked at, but as a patient.
Halflight:  A grieving author goes to an isolated UK getaway cottage to write as she processes the death of her son but soon wonders if she's insane or visiting a ghost at a lighthouse island nearby.
Let's Scare Jessica To Death:  A woman leaves an asylum and goes to a country home where she begins to wonder if she's losing her mind again.
A Nightmare on Elm Street:  A creepy dead murderer terrorizes the youth in their dreams.
Session 9:  An asbestos cleaning crew sent to an abandoned asylum starts having weird things happen.
The Shining:  A husband, wife, and child become caretakers at a huge hotel in the snowy mountains for winter where the husband begins to act strangely.
The Sixth Sense:  A man tries to help a kid with the sixth sense to see dead people only to begin to wonder at his own life.
Stir Of Echoes:  Following being hypnotized, a man starts experiencing visions and is driven to solve a murder from the past in his home.
What Lies Beneath:  A wife thinks her home is haunted as her husband terrorizes her.




"1970s Classics"

The Amityville Horror:  A stepfather and his new family move into the home of their dreams to find out it is their nightmare.
Burnt Offerings:  A family moves into a beautiful idyllic home in the countryside, but have to take care of the remaining resident.
The Exorcist:  An adolescent girl becomes possessed and needs an exorcism.
The Fog:  A fog rolls into a beach community and the ghosts of the past want vengeance.
Ghost Story:  Friends sharing a 50-year-old secret reunite and a ghost wants retribution.
The Legend of Hell House:  A team is put together by a parapsychologist to check out the most haunted home in the area. 
The Sentinel:  A model moves into a charming old apartment building with quirky residents who have a little something wrong.
The Shining:  A husband, wife, and child become caretakers at a huge hotel in the snowy mountains for winter where the husband begins to act strangely.
Something Evil:  A family moves into a country home and the wife begins to experience the unexplained.


And here's an upcoming ghost movie that looks wickedly awesome - "The Quiet Ones"





***In a while the second post of the day will be about abandoned Victorian homes***



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