Favorite Ghost Movie?

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Favorite Ghost Movie?

  1. The Changeling (1980)

    6 vote(s)
    37.5%
  2. The Amityville Horror (1979) [and/or sequels]

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. The Innocents (1961)

    1 vote(s)
    6.3%
  4. The Haunting (1963) [and/or remake]

    1 vote(s)
    6.3%
  5. The Legend of Hell House (1975)

    1 vote(s)
    6.3%
  6. Ghost Story (1981)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. House on Haunted Hill (1959) [and/or remake]

    1 vote(s)
    6.3%
  8. Burnt Offerings (1976)

    1 vote(s)
    6.3%
  9. House (1986) [and/or sequels]

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Rose Red (2002) [and/or sequel]

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. Grave Secrets: The Legacy of Hilltop Drive (1992)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. The Haunted (1991)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. House of the Damned (1963) [and/or remake]

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. House of the Living Dead (1973)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  15. House That Dripped Blood (1970)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. Poltergeist (1982) [and/or sequels]

    3 vote(s)
    18.8%
  17. The Others (2000)

    2 vote(s)
    12.5%
  18. Salem's Lot (1979) [and/or sequels]

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  19. Thirteen Ghosts (1960) [and/or remake]

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  20. The Uninvited (1944) [and/or remake]

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. r_burgos2003

    r_burgos2003 Guest

    The Changeling (1980)
    The Amityville Horror (1979) [and/or sequels]
    The Innocents (1961)
    The Haunting (1963) [and/or remake]
    The Legend of Hell House (1975)
    Ghost Story (1981)
    House on Haunted Hill (1959) [and/or remake]
    Burnt Offerings (1976)
    House (1986) [and/or sequels]
    Rose Red (2002) [and/or sequel]
    Grave Secrets: The Legacy of Hilltop Drive (1992)
    The Haunted (1991)
    House of the Damned (1963) [and/or remake]
    House of the Living Dead (1973)
    House That Dripped Blood (1970)
    Poltergeist (1982) [and/or sequels]
    The Others (2000)
    Salem's Lot (1979) [and/or sequels]
    Thirteen Ghosts (1960) [and/or remake]
    The Uninvited (1944) [and/or remake
     
  2. Hellbilly

    Hellbilly Active Member

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    Voted for The Others but would have voted for Stir Of Echoes :(
    btw, wasn't Salem's Lot a vampire flick?
     
  3. r_burgos2003

    r_burgos2003 Guest

    Well, the vamps took over the house basically. it was haunted with vampires. Actually, i was supposed to take it off. oops.
     
  4. onebyone

    onebyone Guest

    I voted for The Haunting (the first one), but would have voted for the Lady in White were it on there.
     
  5. Agent Z

    Agent Z "Get to the river...

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    This is not an easy pick, by any account.......but I will have to go with THE CHANGELING.....it's just so exceptional in so many areas ( writing, directing, acting, score)..............
     
  6. dwatts

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    Shit, there's no OTHER button. I was going to go for The Ghost of Frankenstein :)
     
  7. r_burgos2003

    r_burgos2003 Guest

    Sorry about that! Since I put so many there I didn't think an OTHER button was needed.... OOps!
     
  8. R. I. P.

    R. I. P. New Member

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    Without a doubt, The Haunting (1963). I'm quite confident the overdue DVD release of this hair-raising film in August will convince many of you and create new legions of fans. Great poll, btw. :)

    R. I. P. :glasses:

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    Available August 26th!!! :banana: :banana: :banana:
     
  9. Jamm

    Jamm J'aime les cadavres

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    Not the best in the list, but Burnt Offerings is my favorite.
     
  10. scarychick

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    I chose Poltergeist. The original was the best. the sequal was pretty good and the third installment was below average, imho.

    Other movies I would have chosen:

    The Others,
    The Changeling
    Lady In White
    Stir Of Echoes

    :nervous:
     
  11. DVD-fanatic-9

    DVD-fanatic-9 And the Next Morning, When the Campers Woke Up...

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    After rewatching both childhood staples The Haunting and The Legend of Hell House in the past few years, I've come to the conclusion that this is easily one of the harder subgenres to "get right" for filmmakers. There really aren't that many great ghost movies. Not unless you start bending, or blending, the subgenre. I mean: Kuroneko, is close. But that's also a monster movie. The Amitvyille Horror is actually more of an occult film, given the constant religious themes, possession subplot, and the Exorcist rip-off Detective character. The Haunting, The Innocents, Hell House, and many other films are just not very good. They're much too shrill, one note, histrionic, absurd, over-the-top, etc. And, like I've said in other threads, you pretty much know from the beginning who will live and who will die. Most ghost themed films play it too safe. (Which is one of the reasons The Changeling is so good, when it starts hitting hard- it really isn't expected.)
     
  12. buck135

    buck135 Kanamit

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    The Innkeepers. I just love this film and have to visit the inn. I've been putting it off too long mainly because the movie scared the hell out of my wife. :p
     
  13. Erick H.

    Erick H. Well-Known Member

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    Are we considering THE SHINING as a ghost story or not, I've heard arguments for and against on this site ?
     
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    Most people seem to.

    It definitely counts as spiritual / supernatural horror, given that Danny, his father, and Halloran are all psychics. So... it's at least psychic-horror.
     
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