This is a long list of ghost films—films about ghosts, or films that prominently feature ghosts. As well as the horror horror genre, ghost films may belong to comedy or romance genres. Depictions have been as diverse as Casper the Friendly Ghost, Beetlejuice, and Freddy Krueger, as well as the traditional ghostly spirits.

With the advent of motion pictures and television, screen depictions of ghosts became common, and spanned a variety of genres; the works of Shakespeare, Dickens and Wilde have all been made into cinematic versions. Novel-length tales have been difficult to adapt to cinema, although that of The Haunting of Hill House to The Haunting in 1963 is an exception.[1]

Children’s benevolent ghost stories became popular, such as Casper the Friendly Ghost, created in the 1930s and appearing in comics, animated cartoons, and eventually a 1995 feature film. Noël 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.

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, 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 1999’s The Sixth Sense, and 2001’s The Others.

Asian cinema has been adept at producing horror films about ghosts, such as the 1998 Japanese film Ringu (remade in America as The Ring in 2002), and the Pang brothers' 2002 film The Eye.[3]

(American productions, unless otherwise specified)

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Name Year Country
A Chinese Ghost Story Hong Kong
A Nightmare on Elm Street 1984
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge 1985
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors 1987
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master 1988
A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child 1989
Believe 1999
Beyond Tomorrow 1940
Calvento Files: The Movie 1997 Philippines
Carnival of Souls 1962
Christmas Carol: The Movie 2001 United Kingdom
Chandramukhi 2005 India tamil
Cinco 2010 Philippines - Star Cinema Film
Conjurer 2008
Coraline 2009
Corpse Bride 2005
Dark Water 2002 Japan
Dark Water 2005
Darkness Falls 2003
Dead Silence 2007
Death of a Ghost Hunter 2007
Dek hor 2006 Thailand
Eeram 2009 India - Tamil Film
Enter the Void 2010 France
FeardotCom 2002 United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Luxembourg
Feng Shui 2004 Philippines
Freddy vs. Jason 2003
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare 1994
Ghost 1990
Ghost Dad 1990
Ghost Ship 2002
Ghost Story 1981
Ghost Town 2008
Ghost in the Machine 1993
Ghost Rider 2007
Ghostbusters II 1989
Ghostbusters 1984
Ghosts of Mars 2001
Gothika 2003
Grave Secrets: The Legacy of Hilltop Drive 1992
Haunted 1995 United Kingdom
Heart and Souls 1993
High Spirits 1988 United States, United Kingdom
House 1986
House II: The Second Story 1987
House on Haunted Hill 1959
House on Haunted Hill 1999
Ju-on: The Grudge 2003 Japan
Just Like Heaven 2005
Kairo 2001 Japan
Kwaidan 1964 Japan
Lady in White 1988
Lake Mungo 2008 Australia
Lani Loa - The Passage 1998
Magandang Hating Gabi 1997 Philippines
Nang Nak 1999 Thailand
Nasaan ka man 2005 Philippines
Nomads 1986 English
Paranormal Activity 2009
Paranormal Activity 2 2010
Patayin Sa Sindak si Barbara 1974 Philippines
Pulse 2001 Japan
Pulse 2006 United States
Poltergeist 1982
Poltergeist III 1988
Poltergeist II 1986
Rinne 2006 Japan
Riding the Bullet 2004 United States, Germany, Canada
Ringu 2 1999 Japan
Ringu 1998 Japan
Route 666 2001 English
Saint Ange 2004 France
Scary Movie 2 2001
Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed 2004 United States, Canada
Shining, The 1980 UK, USA
Shock 2004 India - Tamil Film
Shutter 2004 Thailand
Shutter 2008 United States
Silent Hill 2006 Canada, France, Japan, United States
Soul Survivors 2001
Stay Alive 2006
Stir of Echoes 2: The Homecoming 2007
Stir of Echoes 1999
Street Trash 1999
Sukob 2006 Philippines
Susie Q 1996
T2 2009 Philippines
Tales of Terror 1962
The Changeling 1980 Canada
The Devil's Backbone 2001 Spain
The Devil's Rain 1975
The Echo 2008
The Entity 1981
The Exorcism of Emily Rose 2005
The Eye 2002 Singapore
The Eye 10 2005 Singapore
The Eye 2 2004 Singapore
The Fog 2005
The Fog 1980
The Frighteners 1996 United States, New Zealand
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir 1947
The Ghost Walks 1934
The Ghosts of Berkeley Square 1947 United Kingdom
The Ghosts of Edendale 2004
The Gift 2000
The Gourmet 1984 United Kingdom
The Gravedancers 2006
The Grudge 2004 United States, Japan, Germany
The Grudge 2 2006 United States, Japan, Germany
The Grudge 3 2009 United States, Japan
The Haunting 1963 United States, United Kingdom
The Haunting 1999
The Haunting in Connecticut 2009
The Innocents 1961 United Kingdom
The Invisible Ghost 1941
The Legend of Hell House 1973 United Kingdom
The Maid 2005-2006 Singapore
The Orphanage 2007 Spain
The Other Side of the Tracks 2008
The Others 2001 United States, Spain, France, Italy
The Ring 2002
The Screaming Skull 1958
The Shining 1980
The Sixth Man 1997
The Sixth Sense 1999
The Spirit is Willing 1967
The Terror 1963
The Uninvited 1944
The Watcher in the Woods 1980 United States, United Kingdom
The Woman in Black 1989 United Kingdom
The Wraith 1986
Thir13en Ghosts 2001
Three: Going Home Hong Kong
Topper 1937
Topper Returns 1941
Topper Takes a Trip 1938
Tormented 1960
Tormented 2009 United Kingdom
Trick or Treat 1986
Truly, Madly, Deeply 1990 United Kingdom
Two Thousand Maniacs! 1964
Villa Estrella 2009 Philippines
Wag Kang Lilingon 2006 Philippines
Wes Craven's New Nightmare 1994
What Lies Beneath 2000
Where Got Ghost? 2009 Singapore
White Noise 2005 Canada, United Kingdom, United States
White Noise 2 2007 United States, Canada
Witchboard 1986
Witchboard 2: The Devil's Doorway 1993
Yavarum Nalam (13B) 2009 India - Tamil Film
100 Feet 2008 United States
The Haunting in Connecticut 2009

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Cited textEdit

  • Newman, Kim, ed, BFI Companion to Horror, Cassell: London, 1996.


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