We all love ghost stories and the film industry never fail to pleasure us by producing movies in such genre. These ghost movies never have to be horror movies. Some belong to comedy, drama or romance genres. A common element in these films is the idea that the ghost is an unrested soul who must settle an unfinished account here on Earth. There are hundreds of such films, and here are ten of them:
The Others. It is a 2001 award-winning psychological horror film inspired by the novella “The Turn of the Screw”. Directed by Spanish-Chilean director Alejandro Amenabar, it stars Nicole Kidman and Christopher Eccleston. Grace Stewart (Nicole Kidman) is a Catholic mother living with her two children in a remote country house in the British Crown Dependency of Jersey during the post-World War II period. Life seems normal for the family until the arrival of three servants, when odd events begin to happen… “Sometimes, the world of the dead gets mixed up with the world of the living.” In the end, Grace Stewart realizes they were the dead and the “intruders,” dead 50 years ago when she murdered her family.
The Sixth Sense. It is a 1999 drama film directed by M. Night Shyamalan. It stars Bruce Williams, Joel Osment and Olivia Williams. It tells the story of a child psychologist named Dr. Malcolm Crowe and his interaction with a nine-year-old troubled child named Cole Sear. Cole claims to see dead people which Crowe would not believe at the beginning. The child eventually uses his gift to help out some ghosts. In the end, Crowe realizes that he is also a ghost and that he was killed when he and his wife were attacked by one of his patients (shown earlier in the movie).
Shutter. It is a 2004 Thai horror film which is remade by Hollywood in 2008 under the same title. The movie revolves about the mysterious images from a photographer’s camera. After a drinking party, Tun, a photographer, and Jane get into a car accident. Scared, they drive away and leave the poor girl behind. Since then, Tun begins to discover mysterious white shadows and what appear to be faces in his photographs. Meanwhile, Jane investigates and finds out that the girl is Natre, a shy young woman who was also once Tun’s girlfriend. But more revelations shall shock Jane… For Tun and his camera have been witnesses to a crime committed to Natre by his friends.
The Invisible. It is a 2007 remake of a Swedish film entitled “Den Osynlige”. It is about a soul searching for his dying body. Nick Powell is everything a high school teenager could want – smart, good-looking, and well-off. One night, Nick is attacked by a girl named Annie and her boyfriend. Thinking they have killed him, they dump his body in a nearby sewer. But Nick is still alive, but is only injured and unconscious. The next morning, his soul goes out of his body, and in the days to come, he will communicate with his mother and even to… Annie.