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Everyone has that *one* movie that sticks with them forever. For some people, it's the emotionally scarring flicks like Bambi or The Lion King. Maybe it was an intellectually stimulating or provocative film that changed the way you understand the world around you, like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind or The Shawshank Redemption. No matter where you fall on this "lasting impression" spectrum, one thing's for sure: no one ever forgets the first movie that scared the living daylights outta them.
For us bona fide horror fans, it's ghost movies or bust. Sure, chainsaws and maniacal sharks deserve their time in the sun, but come on, guys, GHOSTS!!! It's never clear if they come in peace and just want to hang out, or if they're seeking revenge because you happen to occupy the lovely carriage house where they grew up. Ghost movies tend to be the perfect scary-movie cocktail of otherworldly creepiness, jump-scares, and psychological trickery.
So if you're in the mood to feel something—anything!—and right now, being scared sh*t-less will do, then queue up one of these 37 scariest ghost movies of all time. I'm not saying you won't be able to sleep tonight, but I'm also not not saying that. Sending you thoughts and prayers.