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Favorite Ghosts, Anyone?

Well, my latest favorite ghost picture...

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...started me thinking about all the ghosts in my life. Not the real ones--that's a whole 'nother story--but the ones that piqued my interest in The Otherworld.

Starting with this guy, of course.

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Yep, my favorite cartoon on Saturday mornings, with this one following a nose behind:

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(I wanted to be Daphne)

OK, not scary. And these were mere cartoons, unlike the shows that really unnerved me (well, at age 5 or so) like when The Little Rascals ran into some spirits--

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(I honestly believed that would happen to your hair...)

--not to mention The Three Stooges:

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(OK, OK, it was an animated skeleton. Close enough)

GHOST was the first "ghost story" I fell in love with, though I was much more impressed with the creepy little demons at the end:

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(Note: What was even creepier was when Patrick Swayze's spirit took over Whoopi Goldberg's body, and...well, some people thought that was romantic. I found highly D-I-S-T-U-R-B-I-N-G)

I was never a fan of GHOSTBUSTERS. Cartoon ghosts? Puh-lease. But I did fall in love with this guy and his two ghostly companions:

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I'm pretty difficult to scare, but POLTERGEIST freaked me out:

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--and so did THE GRUDGE--

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--but I prefer my ghosts to be what I imagine them to be: the lost, troubled souls of real people. In that sense, THE OTHERS was the perfect ghost story:

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For me. the ABSOLUTE SCARIEST movie about ghosts is THE INNOCENTS (1961), based on Henry James's TURN OF THE SCREW. The book itself is chilling. The film is terrifying.

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Now THAT'S a ghost!

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See this movie!

In the dark.

Alone.

I dare you!

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lalam
Jul. 13th, 2012 06:20 pm (UTC)
I think I prefer fare like The Ghost and Mrs. Muir:)
onegrapeshy
Jul. 13th, 2012 06:49 pm (UTC)
I actually thought of that one while I was writing this!
lalam
Jul. 14th, 2012 12:16 am (UTC)
We are so fucking similar it's not even funny! :) I love that movie. One of my all time faves!
onegrapeshy
Jul. 14th, 2012 02:59 pm (UTC)
It used to be a TV show, too, remember??
lalam
Jul. 14th, 2012 06:42 pm (UTC)
The TV show was HORRIBLE! I think they remade the movie in the 80s too. Just as bad.
melissawyatt
Jul. 14th, 2012 12:25 pm (UTC)
The Innocents was on TCM the other week! Great movie. Also terrified by The Changeling. Scariest rubber ball ever.

And how about this guy?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quentin_Collins
onegrapeshy
Jul. 14th, 2012 03:00 pm (UTC)
Sexiest creep EVAH! :)
edgyauthor
Jul. 14th, 2012 05:22 pm (UTC)
That first ghost picture is so awesomely eerie! It's so funny to see a post like this show up, since I seriously just watched Beetlejuice the other night, heh. I've never been a fan of Scooby Doo, but you can't go wrong with Casper! And someone other than me likes The Grudge?! Awesome! I usually only stumble on people who hate it....
kbaccellia
Jul. 16th, 2012 05:16 am (UTC)
Loved Ghost Story. The Others totally freaked me out and I didn't see the ending coming.

Paranormal Activity though? OMG, the endings of all three? Very scary.
onegrapeshy
Jul. 16th, 2012 03:14 pm (UTC)
The last one especially!!!! I freaked out throughout the entire film!
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