I'm really excited to host the mega-talented Christine Rains here today as part of her blog tour for The 13th Floor Complete Collection. Christine is here to talk about one of my favorite topics - ghosts and ghost movies.
Christine wrote her own ghost story as part of The 13th Floor series, and it's a great read like all the rest in the collection. So I was interested to hear about some of her own favorite ghost tales. Welcome and thanks for being here, Christine!
Top Ten Ghost Movies
A scratching in your wall, a whispering near your ear, or a screeching rotted corpse with hair that can kill you. Tis the season for a haunting. Or at least a good scary movie.
Ghosts feature in a lot of my favorite horror movies. Not all ghost films need to be frightening, but when I watch these flicks, I like the chills that come with them.
Warning: this list does NOT contain the film Ghost.
Here are my top ten ghost movies:
- The Shining. Classic Stephen King.
- Frighteners. This is the ghost movie I've seen the most. It rocks!
- The Changeling. Absolutely chilling.
- Poltergeist. Go to the light, Carol Anne!
- Ghostbusters. It never gets old. I once wanted a career as a ghostbuster.
- 1408. Another Stephen King story. Plus it stars John Cusack!
- The Ring. The creepiest girl in the world.
- The Amityville Horror. The first horror film I watched. It gave my brother nightmares for weeks.
- The Sixth Sense. Creepy with a twist.
- The Haunting. Nothing like the classics.
When I wrote THE GHOST, I didn't want Chiharo to be scary. She's the friendly ghost, but the story still contains the most terrifying creature in the series, and it does more than just go bump in the night. It not only wants your life, but it eats your soul too.
For another great ghost story, check out Julie Flanders' new book, THE GHOSTS OF AQUINNAH in December. It has those wonderful chills that I so adore.
What's your favorite ghost film?
Title: The 13th Floor Complete Collection
Author: Christine Rains
Genre: paranormal romance
Release date: October 13th, 2013
Six supernatural tenants
Living in a haunted apartment building
On a floor that doesn't exist.
Six novellas telling their tales.
A retired demon acquires a price on his head.
A werewolf is hunted by her pack.
A modern day dragonslayer misses his target.
A harpy challenges Zeus for the soul of the man she loves.
A vampire is obsessed with a young woman he can't find.
A banshee falls in love with someone who's death she has seen in a vision.
And a sweet ghost must battle a primal monster to save them all.
All the stories take place at the same time intertwining their lives together on the 13th Floor.
Includes “The Shadow,” a bonus short story.
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Christine Rains is a writer, blogger, and geek mom. She has four degrees which help nothing with motherhood, but make her a great Jeopardy player. When she's not writing or reading, she having adventures with her son or watching cheesy movies on Syfy Channel. She's a member of Untethered Realms and S.C.I.F.I. The 13th Floor series is her first self-published series. She has eight novellas and twenty-one short stories published.