It’s a great week to be undead. In recent years, the good, old-fashioned ghost story has been an afterthought within the horror movie community, save for last year’s hugely profitable and legitimately scary Insidious, but even that James Wan-directed success wasn’t your typical, vintage supernatural flick. Nowhere near as traditionally simplistic as two new genre flicks opening in theaters this weekend, a pair of cut-and-dry entity films that keep their afterlife-dwelling villains as conventional as possible, to strong effects.
The bigger of the two releases is The Woman In Black, an elegant, Victorian-era haunted house tale starring Daniel Radcliffe in his first post-Harry Potter role. Though it hardly reinvents the wheel, The Woman In Black definitely packs a few scenes genuine fear. On the smaller scale, though, is independent horror favorite Ti West’s The Innkeepers, a more comedic take on malicious haunting set inside the real-life Yankee Pedlar Inn, located in Connecticut.
With on-screen specters back in vogue this weekend, we’ve delved into some of our most scarring viewing experiences to compile the following gallery of The 25 Scariest Ghosts In Movies. Consider it a slide show for those who don’t feel like sleeping for the next few nights.
Written by Matt Barone (@MBarone)
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