The humble ghost movie sometimes seems forever destined to live in the shadow of
its more famous (or more infamous) horror sub genre competitors.
it’s an original eighties film, an ironic nineties offering, or a more recent
post ironic remix of the sub genre, the slasher has proved enduringly popular
amongst horror fans and mainstream viewers alike for decades. Meanwhile both
creature features and religious horror have fallen in and out of favour, but
never struggled to find viewers.
movies, on the other hand, are neither viscerally gory enough for horror fans,
nor subtle enough to be considered “psychological thrillers” or “elevated
horror” (I.E horror movies that self-proclaimed serious cinema fans are allowed to like).
So dispelling this misconception is the reason this list exists, in order to shine a
light on all of the cinematic poltergeists, entities, and misunderstood spirits
who never got their due and were doomed to haunting bargain bins.
With that in mind, here are some of the best ghost movies that, for whatever reason, no one ever seems to talk about.