Some say we read them to explain the strange feeling we get when we’re alone, a feeling of being observed
And some say that we yearn for ghost stories because, whether they be romantic or frightening, some ghost stories suggest that there’s something after death
We are always hungry for ghost stories & these are a group of stories that will stay with you… forever
7. The Fog
Director: John Carpenter
Cast: Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh, John Houseman, Tom Atkins, James Canning, Charles Cyphers, Nancy Kyes, Ty Mitchell, Hal Holbrook, John F. Goff, George ‘Buck’ Flower , Regina Waldon, Jim Haynie, Darrow Igus
The small town of Antonio Bay is preparing to celebrate its 100th anniversary. It’s a perfect town, run by good people. A day before the anniversary, a weird butter-thick fog approaches Antonio Bay. People that are caught in the fog die, killed by mysterious zombie hands. Elizabeth, a young hitch-hiker that finds herself in Antonio Bay just at the wrong moment, strives to find a way to save her life & that of the townspeople she just befriended. As Elizabeth digs in Antonio Bay’s past, secretes start to emerge
The founders of Antonio Bay weren’t heroes after all. They all did something, something horrible in order to be able to build the town. And somebody wants revenge. Somebody that’s been dead for a hundred years and returned as ghosts. And these ghosts are going to keep killing until their price is paid. So who’s been carrying their forefathers’ secret for all this time, keeping the story from the rest of the town? Who’s responsible for these horrors? And when they’re dead, will the ghosts be satisfied, or do they require more?
Director: Peter Jackson
Cast: Michael J. Fox, Trini Alvarado, Peter Dobson, John Astin, Jeffrey Combs, Dee Wallace, Jake Busey, Chi McBride, Jim Fyfe, Troy Evans, Julianna McCarthy, R. Lee Ermey, Elizabeth Hawthorne, Angela Bloomfield, Desmond Kelly
This is a film Peter Jackson made just before he directed the The Lord of the Rings trilogy. It stars Michael J Fox as Frank Bannister, a former architect who lost his wife in a car accident & has since gained psychic powers & given up his profession. Frank befriended a few funny ghosts & asked them to haunt houses so that he can be called in as an exorcist for a fee. Frank’s depressing routine as a psychic con-man ends when a terrifying reaper comes to town & starts killing people marking numbers on their head
Frank decides he’s the only one who can stop this terrifying ghost. But why did the reaper choose Frank’s town? Is it possible that he used to live there a long time ago? What if the reaper was really a deranged kid who massacred an entire hospital many years ago? Why did he come back? Is the reaper looking for someone to help him kill more, forever?
Director: Mikael Håfström
Cast: John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, Mary McCormack, Tony Shalhoub, Len Cariou, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Jasmine Jessica Anthony, Paul Birchard, Margot Leicester, Walter Lewis, Eric Meyers, David Nicholson, Holly Hayes, Alexandra Silber, Johann Urb
This terrifying film is based on a Stephen King short story and stars John Cusack as Mike Enslin, a skeptic, small time writer who abandoned writing novels & specializes in demystifying superstitions around haunted places. Mike goes to a famous haunted place, spends a few days in there, recording proof that nothing terrifying occurs. Then Mike writes a book about it & he gets published. One day, Mike learns about room 1408 at the Dolphin Hotel in New York City. The most terrifying, haunted room in America
Mike books the room against everybody’s advice & begins his routine. Then, the ghosts appear. Then more. And just when Mike thinks the ghosts are only hallucinations, the ghosts hurt him. Bad. And when Mike finally decides to escape, he realizes in horror that room 1408 doesn’t let him leave. Mike is trapped and knows that the room yearns for his death. Will Mike give up, is Mike going to find a way to escape, or is Mike going to make a great sacrifice to destroy the evil room forever?
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