In movies, ghosts seem to come in one of two speeds: Angry or REALLY angry. As the ghost in ‘Jessabelle’ helps prove our theory, let’s look back at a few films featuring spirits with anger issues.
This surly, self-proclaimed “ghost with the most” specializes in exorcising the living that live in the places haunted by ghosts. Just don’t say his name three times.
What Lies Beneath (2000)
This vindictive spirit has a thing for haunting bathtubs. That’s what happens when loving husband Harrison Ford lets his one mistake follow him home.
The Ring (2002)
This U.S. adaptation of the hit Japanese film centers on a vengeful spirit bent on giving people seven days before she kills them with the help of a VHS tape. That's what happens when you forget to rewind, kids...
Paranormal Activity (2009)
The malevolent spirit of the first film set the stage for this franchise’s take on ghost rage: Ghost haunts and torments folks in their homes, as video recorders capture all the scares.
The Grudge (2004)
Like ‘The Ring,’ this is another American horror film based on a Japanese import. It features yet another pale-faced, creepy ghost looking to settle a score.
The Haunting (1963)
Forget the 1999 film based on the same book by Shirley Jackson -- director Robert Wise’s original adaptation of the haunted house classic delivers the best scares.
It doesn’t get much worse than an evil spirit gunning for a family’s comatose kid.
The Woman in Black (2012)
Even Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) was no match for this titular spirit, which haunts a house tucked away in one of the scariest places ever.
“They’re herrrrre.” With “they” being evil spirits that move chairs, attack kids with trees, and -- worse -- possess toy clowns.
The Shining (1980)
Creepy twins and an elevator full of blood are just some of the ways the haunted Overlook Hotel likes to express its anger in this Kubrick classic.