10 Ghost Story Movies You Should Watch This Halloween
Do you believe in ghosts? The answer to this question it really doesn’t matter. As humans we mostly fear what we don’t understand. The idea of afterlife is a bit far-fetched and sort of fictional state of existence. Still, we are scared and terrified at the mental thought of an apparition.
In folklore, mythology, and modern media such as literary fiction, a ghost (sometimes known as a spectre [British English] or specter [American English], phantom, apparition, spirit, spook, or haunt) is the soul or spirit of a dead person or animal that can appear, in visible form or other manifestation, to the living. Descriptions of the apparition of ghosts vary widely from an invisible presence to translucent or barely visible wispy shapes, to realistic, lifelike visions. The deliberate attempt to contact the spirit of a deceased person is known as necromancy, or in spiritism as a séance.
The belief in manifestations of the spirits of the dead is widespread, dating back to animism or ancestor worship in pre-literate cultures. Certain religious practices—funeral rites, exorcisms, and some practices of spiritualism and ritual magic—are specifically designed to rest the spirits of the dead. Ghosts are generally described as solitary essences that haunt particular locations, objects, or people they were associated with in life, though stories of phantom armies, ghost trains, phantom ships, and even ghost animals have also been recounted.
Below, you will find my favorite Ghost Story movies that should be watching this Halloween. They are bound to send a chill down your spine.