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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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'80s movie where a guy falls in love with a girl, then finds out she's a ghost

So I remember the movie with a guy being in love with, or liking, this girl. And then toward the end, she comes by, riding on the back of a convertible with some friends, looking to be dressed for ...
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Book about a pair of girls who help a ghostly girl in a locked room move on

I believe I read this around 2018-2020. The most primary character is a young girl (1st to 8th grade) whose family (her, her mother and her father) is moving into an old mansion. Her father's job is ...
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TV show episode about a spirit ripping out organs

I remember watching an episode of what I think was a TV show. I think it may have been Supernatural, but I do not know for sure. The episode was about several people dying due to having had some vital ...
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Movie where people communicate with a spirit using dice

In the movie I watched, I think there was a man who is killing people at the behest of his mother's spirit, though I'm not sure on that part. There was a scene where a group of characters communicates ...
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Movie where people try to kill a possessed woman with morphine

I watched a movie where some woman was being haunted by a demon. I think it appeared as a human man with a painted face. During a writing exercise of some kind, a teacher or professor tells the people ...
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Movie where an evil spirit is exorcised with poison

I remember the ending scene of a movie that I watched. In it, a girl, her father, and some other man are discussing how to exorcise an evil spirit out of the girl. The man places a cage with a rat or ...
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Movie involving a samurai's ghost and a courtroom scene

I remember partially watching a movie on an airplane. It was about a woman who is able to see the ghost of a Samurai or some other warrior who was beheaded, I think falsely for being a traitor. ...
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Manhwa about a girl who died in a car crash and then came back as a ghost, because she made a promise to a boy to always protect him [duplicate]

I'm looking for a manhwa, if that's what you call when it's in color form. But anyways, I do remember reading it and I somehow forgot all about it and can't seem to remember the name but I do remember ...
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Horror film involving the ghost of a bullied student killing off his tormentors, with the climax involving destroying his asthma inhaler

I think I ran into this one in 2020-2021 while searching for a different film. The setup was a fairly typical one of a set of students (high school age, I think?) are being killed off one-by-one with ...
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Movie about a daughter possessed by her mother's ghost

More than 10 years ago, I saw a movie about a daughter who is possessed by her mother's ghost. It was probably a TV movie. I believe at the time I saw it, I heard it was a remake of a Japanese movie. ...
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World war 2 time travel film

I am trying to identify a film: It's a sort of time travel / ghost film, probably made for TV It features an American or Canadian soldier in the UK in World War II This is what I remember about the ...
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Old movie (1950?) where a ghost protects a woman from her husband

A man keeps trying to kill his wife, but a ghost keeps stopping him. In the end the husband is in the bedroom with his mistress and the ghost kicks out an ember from the fireplace to start a fire.
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Book where a girl lives on a farm and plays with a ghost boy only she can see

It was a medieval fantasy setting; in the story, a girl lives with her family on a farm. She meets a boy and they play together every day. One day a stranger on a horse rides up to the girl and wants ...
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Have a ghost and zombie ever been created from the same person?

Ghosts and Zombies are two very popular undead creatures in science-fiction and fantasy works. They both occur once their living host has died, however, they work in opposite ways... A Ghost is ...
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Film with a brother and sister trying to track down the mysterious background of their father, and encounter fascist ghosts and their victims

I think I watched this 5-6 years ago with my wife as a movie that we checked out from our library after having seen the trailer on another film we watched. I'm pretty sure it was in English, and had a ...
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Mid-1990s novel where astronauts visit a moon base and discover the ghosts of the previous crew

I don't remember much about this American novel published in the mid-1990s - I didn't finish it - but now I have a hankering to. It involves astronauts visiting a moonbase that has been abandoned for ...
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Romance/Supernatural book about a girl who falls in love with a male ghost after moving into her grandmothers house

I remember that their grandmother had passed away, and the family, mom, son, and daughter, moved in. The father might have been there. The girl starts to notice that the house is not normal. Their ...
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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" (...
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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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