Updated Halloween 2009
6.66. EVA GALLI / ALMA MOBLEY in GHOST STORY
Peter Straub's story of different generations of men haunted by the same woman is a classic, and a rare instance of a film as good as the book. The casting of Alice Krige was brilliant; she was born to play this sexy, vengeful harbinger of doom.
6. THE BECKONING FAIR ONE
Oliver Onions' story
of a writer obsessed with a ghost who ends up possessing him is in nearly every "Best Scary Stories" anthology ever, and rightfully so.
5. SPOILER WARNING! (OMG!) BRUCE WILLIS in THE SIXTH SENSE
Willis gives an amazing performance as Haley Joel Osment's doctor. We even like the "Hey, stupid" highlight video at the end that shows us all the clues we missed.
4. VINCENT SCHIAVELLI in GHOST
Vincent Schiavelli as the crazypants ghost on the train.
3. GEORGE AND MARION KERBY in TOPPER
The Kerbys are a lively ghost couple who are determined to teach dull banker Cosmo Topper how to live.
2. THE ONE WHO SIGHS in THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE
Guillermo del Toro gives us the story of an orphange haunted by the ghost of one of its young charges; sad, creepy, and gosh darn cool-looking.
1. THE JUDGE from THE FRIGHTENERS
"Give it up, Frank! ! Death ain't no way to make a living!"