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#1 Countrymouse

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 02:46 PM

I'm curious if anybody has a favorite ghost. Since I love writing about ghosts (and obviously reading about them), I started thinking about some of my "ghostly" influences in literature.

I have to say, I'm torn between Dickens "Marley" (A Christmas Carol) and Shakespeare's King Hamlet's ghost.

Anybody else have a favorite ghost?
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#2 Tom Bradley

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 05:37 PM

Casper. He's friendly.

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 06:19 PM

Casper. He's friendly.



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Posted 23 June 2011 - 07:04 PM

I only have a handful to reference, but my fav is the Skull Hill Ghost in "The Lark and the Wren". He also shows up in some of the sequels. He's cold-hearted and scary, but also pitiful and compassionate. I think "Robin and the Kestrel" is the novel where his story is really told in depth. The poor guy is an innocent victim cursed to act as an executioner.

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 07:41 PM

Tom took my answer, but there was a time I enjoyed the Ghost and Mrs. Muir.

Ghosts in literature, perhaps those in the Homeric epics. But were they ghosts or merely "the dead"?

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 08:27 PM

Simon de Canterville. Especailly as done by Sir John Gielgud. Oscar Wilde was such a fun writer.

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 11:09 PM

I actually can't watch horror films. Too scary for me, but I so enjoy a comedic ghost. When I was young I would watch old movies with my Mom on Saturday afternoons. My personal favorite ghosts are possibly Marion and George Kerby, played by Constance Bennett and Cary Grant in the movie "Topper" (1937). Of course, the films listed above by Robin and mwsinclair are on my top ten list as well.



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Posted 05 January 2014 - 12:56 PM

Hmmm interesting

 

My faves in Movies:

Ghostbusters

The Woman in black

What Lies Beneath

Ghost

Return of the King- they did have ghosts in that movie

 

My Faves in Books:

Anna Dressed In Blood

The Haunting of Hill House

Hamlet



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Posted 05 November 2014 - 02:08 AM

Lol... my brother... :laugh:  Well, i love Casper.. it is the only ghost who we can look at without fear and with love..


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Posted 05 November 2014 - 03:30 AM

I love the different legends about the woman in white. Those ghost stories are excellent.

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 08:04 AM

In a show called Being Human, there is a ghost I enjoyed. I liked the British version. Also, Bruce Willis in The Sixth Sense.

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 11:24 PM

Canterville Ghost! He tries so hard...

 

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 04:54 PM

She's not from a book...

 

Ghost of Nora Montgomery from American Horror Story: Murder House.

 

Because she gives me nightmare!






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