Halloween is right around the corner, when I'm driving through Meridian heading home I can really see all of the houses that are decorating some creepy fun stuff for the upcoming holiday. Hocus Pocus and an old 80s TV movie called The Midnight Hour have been me and my families traditions since I was little. While I cant admit to being a huge horror film fan I can apricate a good creepy movie from time to time. Here is a list of some of the best of Ghost inspired spooky movies. Scroll to the end and if yours is not on here let me know at the form on the end what your fave is...

"The Shining" (1980)
Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of Stephen King’s bestseller makes creepy horror history. The Grady twins have been responsible for many nightmares for many people over the years.

"The Changeling" (1980)
What more do you need than a creepy old Victorian mansion? How about a ridiculously haunted one? This poor grieving widower got more than he bargained for moving in. This movie is not huge in special effects but it is huge in the spook factor.

"The Sixth Sense" (1999)
M. Night Shyamalan made himself a household name with this twisted thriller. The fact that Bruce Willis was a ghost who didn't know he was a ghost just tops the cake. Even though there are far scarier movies this one still is super creepy in its own way.

"The Haunting" (1963)
The classic of the classics. It is hard to argue a better haunted house movie than this. Robert Wise gives this movie a whole added spooky element with his use of space and anguish. Mike Flanagan’s 2018 partial version is also worth a watch but it cant touch the original.

"Insidious" (2011)
When something that should be innocent turns out terrifying, yup that's enough. In this movie a couple is tormented by ghosts that seem to be targeting their son, like all good spooky ones there is a twist.

"Poltergeist" (1982)
Steven Spielberg is hard to beat and turns up a few times on the list. Brining the scary home where just about everything that seemed normal, now seems scary.

"The Conjuring" (2013)
Based on a real-life paranormal investigation by Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) On top of the antique wardrobe, do you remember that part, my goodness, still freaks me out.

"House on Haunted Hill" (1959)
A millionaire bribes five struggling people $10,000 if they can last one full night in a haunted house. The movie was a huge hit and still is well respected today. There was also a remake in 1999 that is worth checking out.

"The Ring" (2002)
I mean, I don't even think this one needs explaining. They made like 2 more after this and they all did well because they are scary as hell.

"Paranormal Activity" (2009, 2010, 2011)
Another one that was so good, scary, horrifying, and popular that they made multiples. I personally could only handle the first. Eventually I will watch the others too but I have to pace myself.

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