10 Ghost Movies To Watch Before You’re A Ghost

For my money, ghost/haunted house movies are by far the creepiest. Luckily for us, there have been a ton of spine tingling ghost flicks over the years. This Horrortober, if you’re looking to scare yourself before heading off to bed, why not give one (or all ten) of these movies a try?

What are some of your favorites?





















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About Hunter Shea

Hunter Shea is the product of a childhood weened on The Night Stalker, The Twilight Zone and In Search Of. He doesn’t just write about the paranormal – he actively seeks out the things that scare the hell out of people and experiences them for himself. Hunter Shea is the product of a childhood weened on The Night Stalker, The Twilight Zone and In Search Of. He doesn’t just write about the paranormal – he actively seeks out the things that scare the hell out of people and experiences them for himself. His novels, Forest of Shadows, Evil Eternal , Swamp Monster Massacre , Sinister Entity, Hell Hole, The Waiting and Island of the Forbidden are published through Samhain Publishing’s horror line. Hell Hole was named Horror Novel Reviews #1 horror novel of 2014. His first thriller novel, The Montauk Monster, was released June, 2014 as a Pinnacle paperback, and was named by Publishers Weekly as one of the best reads of the summer. His follow up Pinnacle novel, Tortures of the Damned, a post apocalyptic thriller, will be out July, 2015. That will be followed up by his latest cryptid tale, The Dover Demon, in the fall through Samhain. His horror short story collection, Asylum Scrawls, is available as an e-book, straightjacket not included. Hunter is an amateur cryptozoologist, having written wild, fictional tales about Bigfoot, The Montauk Monster, The Dover Demon and many new creatures to come. A copy of his book, The Montauk Monster, is currently on display in the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, ME. He wrote his first novel with the express desire to work only with editor Don D’Auria at Dorchester (Leisure Horror). He submitted his novel to Don and only Don, unagented, placed on the slush pile. He is proof that dedicated writers can be rescued from no man’s land. He now works with Don, along with several other agents and publishers, having published over ten books in just four years. Hunter is proud to be be one half of the Monster Men video podcast, along with his partner in crime, Jack Campisi. It is one of the most watched horror video podcasts in the world. Monster Men is a light hearted approach to dark subjects. Hunter and Jack explore real life hauntings, monsters, movies, books and everything under the horror sun. They often interview authors, cryptid and ghost hunters, directors and anyone else living in the horror lane. Living with his wonderful family and two cats, he’s happy to be close enough to New York City to get Gray’s Papaya hotdogs when the craving hits. His daughters have also gotten the horror bug, assisting him with research, story ideas and illustrations that can be seen in magazines such as Dark Dossier.

14 responses to “10 Ghost Movies To Watch Before You’re A Ghost”

  1. Dez says :

    Great list! I like seeing Lady in White on here. I loved that movie as a kid and accidentally stumbled across it a couple years ago again. There are a couple I haven’t seen, but the rest are highly entertaining. Have to search Netflix!

  2. Pamela Morris says :

    Great list. I’d have to have “The Other” from 1972 on mine and “The Woman In White” (1948) based on the Wilkie Collins novel of the same name. I’ve not seen the 1997 remake. I should probably fix that.

    • Hunter Shea says :

      The Other is a great movie. So is Ghost Story. This was a hard list to whittle down. I can’t remember the last time I saw The Woman in White. I need to fix that!

  3. Scott Neumann says :

    Great list, I would also add the “The Others”, “The Orphanage”, “The Devils Backbone” “Ghost Story”, and despite it’s cheesiness the remake of William Castles “House on Haunted Hill” (I’ve watched it as many times as Jack has watched “Jaws”).

  4. J.J Oliveira says :

    I only saw 3 movies on that list, I’m a newbie horro fan. One that I saw and liked, was The Others. It wasn’t as scary as some ppl might think that it should be, but I enjoyed. I’ll use this list on my blog and get watch some of those movies, thx Hunter!

  5. truebookaddict says :

    Number six is one of my favorites. The book by Matheson is my favorite horror novel. The Entity…I read the book in 8th grade (yes, 8th grade!). The book was really good…better than the movie. Great list! If I had to make any additions, they would probably be Burnt Offerings, Suspiria, The Dark Secret of Harvest Home (although the Thomas Tryon book is much better), and The Sentinel.

    • Hunter Shea says :

      Love all your picks except Suspiria. I don’t know, I just can’t get into it. The Sentinel is a personal favorite, but I always label it as a possession/devil flick. But you’re right, it’s a great ghost movie.

      • Michelle Miller says :

        Suspiria is a difficult one. I guess I love it because I saw it when I was a kid (my parents were very liberal 🙂 ) and it scared the crap out of me. It stayed with me and when I saw it again years later, still scary. Looking forward to seeing what they do with the remake, but not getting my hopes up on it living up to expectations.

  6. Richard Klu says :

    It’s not a movie, but the first season of american horror story is a really good ghost story.

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