"I am the Box Ghost! And once I empty you of your
useless papers, your wonderful square ness will be mine!"
-- The Box Ghost, Danny Phantom
Ghosts are supernatural inhabitants of the spiritual world who often
reveal themselves as shadowy, transparent forms. Some classic Hollywood film ghost stories
Topper (1937) starring Cary Grant and Constance Bennett as the
fun-loving spirits of two people who died in a car crash and returned to haunt
Cosmo Topper (Roland Young), a stuffy banker.
The Canterville Ghost (1944) starring Charles Laughton in an Oscar
Wilde story about an aristocratic ghost doomed to roam his ancestral home.
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947) starring Gene Tierney as Mrs. Muir,
a woman who moved into a New England coastal cottage to find it inhabited by
the ghost of a sea captain.
A Christmas Carol (1951) starring Alastair Sim as the
penny-pinching Ebenezer Scrooge and his midnight encounter with a series of
The Haunting (1963) starring Julie Harris in a tale based on
Shirley Jackson's story of a haunted mansion.
Blackbeard's Ghost (1968) a Disney film with Peter Ustinov starring
as the ghost of a legendary pirate.
Poltergeist (1981) a slick Steven Spielberg movie starring Craig T.
Nelson in a supernatural tale of a family whose home (built over a graveyard)
was invaded by unfriendly spirits.
Ghostbusters (1984) starring Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd as a team
of paranormal investigators who rescue New York City from apocryphal
Beetlejuice (1988) starring Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis as a newly
deceased couple who were assisted in their afterlife experience by a zany,
precocious spirit named Betelguese played by Michael Keaton.
Ghost (1990) starring Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore in a romantic
tale of the spirit of a slain lover who tries to reach across from the dead to
save his girlfriend's life from mortal danger with the help of a spiritual
medium played by Whoopi Goldberg
Casper (1995) a Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment live-action
special effects movie based on the theatrical cartoon character.