Questions tagged [ghost]

Tag for general questions about ghosts. Use [ghost-1990] for questions about the 1990 film featuring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, and Whoopi Goldberg.

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Why did Moaning Myrtle choose to become a ghost? [duplicate]

Moaning Myrtle was a ghost in Harry Potter. She is a minor character, but I would have to say that she is relevant to the series. Her death was quite tragic. She was bullied by Olive Hornby about her ...
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YA/Children’s ghost story anthology book

I’ve been searching for this book for years but we shall see. I read a horror anthology book targeted for children (I read it in elementary school) and need the title. I cannot remember much of the ...
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Horror movie (or at least has horror elements), indie filmmakers sneak into rich man's mansion haunted by said rich man

I would say this came out in the mid-late 80's timeframe. The heroes (or at least protagonists, might be a stretch to call them heroic) are a small group (no more than three of them, IIRC) of ...
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Name of the ghost horror movie?

I remember a ghost horror movie more than 2 decades old where a church father and his apprentice come to a old house/castle and perform some ritual and the father tells the apprentice not to touch ...
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A novel or novelette length ghost story, “You can't trick me the same way twice”

Between 1995 and 2004, when I was a teen, I have rented a book from the library.I think was YA fiction book which got some sort of an award. I think it was written either in 70s, 80s, or 90s. The ...
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Early 70s Horror story (Flies on Chapter intro pages)

In 1974/75 I read a horror novel that freaking scared the crap out of me. [I was in High School at the time] Pretty sure it was not a vampire or mummy type story, it almost certainly involved ghosts ...
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Shounen AI where a boy’s eyes tear up whenever he’s near a ghost

It is about a boy who lives next to a temple’s cemetery and is sensitive to ghosts. His eyes always start tearing up when one is close to him. His neighbor and childhood friend lives at the temple and ...
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Late 80s short-lived sci-fi/supernatural series where the main characters are ghosts who solve mysteries/help people

In the first episode, the two main characters die. Afterwards, they go around solving mysteries or helping people or whatever. IIRC, in the first episode the man rescues the woman from the ocean. I ...
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Teenage book about a girl falling in love with a bad-boy ghost

I have a sneaking suspicion this is a Fear Street book, but I'm having no luck pinning it down from the lists online. The protagonist is a teenage girl, who starts seeing a ghost in her bedroom. ...
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PC game where you are a writer/journalist sent to small english village by mysterious caller. game about ghosts and occult

I played a mystery game around 10 years or so ago. I believe you are a writer or journalist who receives a mysterious call to check out a small English village on the ocean. I am quite certain you ...
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Ghost story where “villain” boss is haunted for not allowing polite letter endings

Does anyone know title, author, possibly link to a ghost story, possibly originally in French, possibly intended for children. In which a secretary (employee with desk job) dies, and after his death ...
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Who walked in during Angela's meeting with her advisor in Malevolent?

In the 2018 film, Malevolent, one of the early incidents that Angela has showing that her medium abilities are coming out happens during a meeting with her academic advisor. She gets her prior ...
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2D RPG Fantasy PC Flash Game with 3 Characters - Ghost, Witch and Vampire

I couldn't find the game or the name of the game I played in the 2000s and was looking to see if anyone remember it. It wasn't a very popular game, and I believe I played it on PC on an online ...
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Manga about protagonist (male, high schooler) who died in road accident and wandering as ghost at his school

I need identification for manga with following description. This is relatively recent manga with common (modern) art-style. Protagonist always wear a tracksuit. The protagonist (male) in the story ...
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Short story about new doctors, killers, and ghosts of patients

I am trying to find a short story I read in which a new doctor makes a mistake that kills a patient. Doctor is distraught. Later in the story a killer chases the doctor who goes through a door in an ...
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Movie Identification - 80s Ghost Romance Involving A Medieval Castle?

I recall seeing a movie when I was a young child in the early 80s about a man who fell in love with the ghost of a medieval woman. As best as I can recollect the man was a reporter or author and was ...
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Short film with a young adult female talking to her boyfriend over video chat about the ghosts in her apartment

I watched this somewhere in the last five years, I think as part of an anthology (or maybe just a collection) of horror shorts. The opening has a young adult female (might have been Asian?) talking to ...
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Do magic and ghosts exist in the Addams Family's world?

Between Gate [their "pet" gate which seems to be sentient, romping with people and opening up for them], Morticia saying she studied "spells and casting", Granny/Mama working over her cauldron in the ...
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How does the ministry control ghosts? [duplicate]

At several points, ghosts are shown to be under the ministry’s control. But ghosts seem to care little about the law, and I doubt peeves would do it out of obedience. How does the ministry control ...
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Ghost house where the house only appeared once a year for it was the ghost

I remember reading a short story in a Marvel annual many years ago where a group of young adults were bet they couldn't spend a night in a haunted house. So they took the challenge and spent the ...
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How to “kill” a ghost in Harry Potter universe?

Is it ever mentioned in the movies or the books whether it is possible to vanquish or get rid of a ghost forever? I am not talking about a ghost somehow moves on by itself, more like an evil ghost ...
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Is there any mention of ghosts who live outside the Hogwarts castle?

Hogwarts seems to house many ghosts but has it ever been mentioned in the narrative, of ghosts that reside outside the castle? At Beauxbatons and Durmstrang, for instance? Or at the Ministry? It's ...
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Children’s books about a ghostly or magical world that intermingles with our own - not Harry Potter

I read these books in the late 1980s, no earlier than 1987 and no later than 1988. The setting of the books is the modern world, but with a ghostly or hidden world intermingled with it - in a similar ...
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1970s Ghost Story series with black and white illustrations and a story of a girl who is friends with a girl ghost

In the late 70's my elementary school library had, as best I can recall, a series of smallish, library-bound books that were a series of spooky stories for kids. They were quite eerie and had black ...
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Point and click game where there were a handful of ghosts you had to help “release”

So when I was younger, around 8 years ago, I remember playing this point and click hidden object horror Big Fish game, but basically there were a handful of ghosts you had to help “release” (?) and ...
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Why isn't the Wizarding World filled with ghosts? [duplicate]

I remember that once Nearly Headless Nick told Harry that souls find a chance to come back to the world or go the other way (or something like this). Those who choose to come back or have an ...
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Children's book/story about ghosts allergic to wood

I have vague memories of reading a story/book as a child, ~15 years ago. Story points: The vast majority of the world's inhabitants are ghosts These ghosts turn normal humans into other ghosts by ...
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Movie where a group go to a cabin with an evil spirit, once the spirit is killed it moves into the body of the person who killed it

I remember watching a movie where a group of people go to a house that sits alone in the woods, for a vacation or something. The thing is, there's this evil, possessed person inside a locked door. ...
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Ghost story book with giant cats coming to life from the bedroom wallpaper

This was a book of ghost stories from the late 80s. One story included giant cats coming to life from the bedroom wallpaper. Another story was of a ghost sat in armchair. Another was of a haunted ...
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A book about life as a ghost but being a ghost is only temporary

This was a book I read around ten years ago. I read it in Swedish, unknown if it was translated or not. I remember getting it from the "youth/young adult" section of the library, though that library ...
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Book about a teenage boy who helps ghosts stop a poltergeist and they help him win at football

A book about a teenage boy named Bart or Burt. He and his little sister (maybe more than one sibling) and their parents recently moved into a new house. Bart/Burt used to be a bookworm and nerd but ...
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Movie about a ghost playing a piano while the protagonist sleeps, then honking the horn of his car

I remember watching a movie where the protagonist at his home, hears his piano playing and comes to know that a ghost plays his piano. He gets terrified and runs out of his home to a bar and then ...
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TV Series - A girl living in a hotel has a ghost friend that only she can see

When I was a kid in Iran, around 1999, I remember there was a TV series where a girl and her family had bought a hotel and were living there. The girl had a fringe haircut and had become friends with ...
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Ghost story film

I'm trying to identify the following film if possible (I watched this ghost story a couple of years ago on TV). All I remember is: It started with a guy getting into a new apartment, the previous ...
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In Harry Potter, do ghosts “live” forever? [duplicate]

I'm wondering if it's ever brought up in the books or other sources about the wizarding world whether or not ghosts can pass on into the afterlife. Are there any documented instances of this ...
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The rich playboy is dead, and he's a ghost, but his wife still loves him

I remember this one comic book way back, in the 1990s, where a man in a blue ski outfit and his wife are out shopping to get the latest ski outfits. She gets this very sexy thing, in various colors of ...
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Post-apocalyptic story: Civilization destroyed, Liberian survivors travel by airship to Denver and find a giant cube

This is a post-apocalyptic story I think I read in Analog magazine. It's illustrated on the first and second page of the story, showing an airship with a ladder let down, and people standing in front ...
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What would happen if a werewolf or animagus turned into a ghost?

If, for instance Sirius Black happened to turn into a ghost when he died, would he have been able to turn into his dog form as a ghost? Also, if Remus were to turn into a ghost, would he turn into a ...
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Haunted house movie with a scary mirror scene

I probably saw this movie in the late 80s or early 90s. It may have been a children's movie, but since neither my parents nor school had the best track record in picking appropriate movies, it may ...
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A novel about ghost set in England

There was a book I had read about 5 years ago. It was a novel where an American family move into an mansion which is haunted by a ghost. The ghost had been living there since about three hundred years....
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Why didn't the ghosts and the portraits know about the Basilisk? [duplicate]

The ghosts of Hogwarts have been around the castle for a very long time, and possibly should remember the first time this happened, 50 years ago, when Tom Marvolo Riddle opened the Chamber and killed ...
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How many ghosts haunt Hogwarts?

The PotterMore website says Hogwarts is the most heavily haunted dwelling place in Britain (and this is against stiff competition, as there are more reported ghost sightings/sensings on these damp ...
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Why didn't the Hogwarts ghosts know about the Chamber of Secrets?

This question got me to wonder why Hogwarts ghosts never knew about the Chamber of Secrets. Some ghosts have been around Hogwarts for centuries. Plenty of time to explore the school grounds, talk to ...
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Short story about supernatural police detective buying a victim's ghost to investigate a murder

There is a short story that I'm sure I own but cannot find because my collection is too huge. I have the feeling it was only about 20 pages worth of story but I'd really like to read it again. I'd ...
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Why doesn't the Hogwarts staff stop Myrtle from spying on students taking their baths?

Moaning Myrtle, the resident ghost of one of the Hogwarts bathrooms, has a bad habit of leaving her bathroom and spying on male students in various stages of nudity. She makes Harry very uncomfortable,...
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How was Moaning Myrtle able to help Harry?

[possible spoilers in the question] This question Why didn't any Death Eaters come back as ghosts had a couple of answers that rely upon the same quote: Having chosen a feeble simulacrum of mortal ...
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Why are the people in Hogsmeade scared of the Shrieking Shack?

It is explained in the third book that they think the shack is haunted, the noises Lupin made when he was locked in there periodically during his school days were attributed to these spirits, and it ...
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Why didn't this character from Harry Potter become a ghost? [duplicate]

We know that characters in HP world become ghosts after their deaths if they were scared of death and they have chosen to die. "I was afraid of death. I chose to remain behind. I sometimes wonder ...
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YA sci-fi/fantasy story collection (most notable story being about a dinosaur-possessed crane)

Basically, I remember having this old paperback (which was apparently published in the 70s, although I think my Dad got it second-hand) which was a small anthology of various fantasy/sci-fi/horror ...
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Where in history do Dryads come from?

I believe it's Norse, but can't seem to find a definite answer on the web. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! P.S: I heard once they are a sister-spirit of Banshees, is there ...