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Celluloid Zombie's Top Ten Ghost Stories

Celluloid Zombie writes:
I love a good ghost story. They are without doubt my favourite strain of horror movie. Vampires are fine, werewolves are fine, psychotic killers with masks are just fine, but for me there’s nothing quite as terrifying as a ghost. As a kid I would scare myself witless with tales of the supernatural, both fictional and otherwise, aided in no small part by my father, an anthologist of Victorian ghost stories.

Cinema struggles a little with ghost stories. In literature the best of the genre are usually short stories, and some of the finest on-screen examples were a series of British TV shorts based on the stories of M.R. James (Whistle and I’ll Come to You, Lost Hearts, A Warning to the Curious). Often, in trying to fill a 90-minute running time, feature-length ghost stories can lose much in terms of atmosphere and momentum. Also, a good ghost story requires subtlety and suggestion in addition to shocks, qualities which most modern horror movies seem unable to cultivate.

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CelluloidZombie2129d ago

Thanks for the link, JL. Love the site. :-)

JL2129d ago (Edited 2129d ago )

No problem. Glad you dropped by and happy that you enjoy it. Feel free to become a contributor and submit your own stories from your site. You'll find it can be a nice resource for gaining traffic ;)