Monday, June 22, 2015

My Top Ten Favorite Ghost Stories

Adele Downs' Top Ten Favorite Ghost Stories (Books or Movies)

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
The Haunting (Original movie, Jill Harris & Claire Bloom, 1963. Based on the novel.)
The Shining by Stephen King
Ghosts of The Valley by Adi-Kent Thomas Jeffrey (Ghosts in Pennsylvania.)
More Ghosts of The Valley by Adi-Kent Thomas Jeffrey (Ghosts in Pennsylvania.)
Ghost (Movie starring Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze, 1990.)
Field of Dreams (Movie starring Kevin Costner, 1989.)
ParaNorman (Movie, Animated, 2012)
Poltergeist (Movie starring Craig T. Nelson and JoBeth Williams, 1982.)
Practical Magic (Movie starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman,1998)


Some ghosts won’t take “yes” for an answer.

Jack Harris has loved Legs Anderson since they were kids. Now that he has her in his bed, he has no intention of letting her go. Aunt Ada has other ideas, even from the grave.

Orphaned at a young age, Legs Anderson owes her Aunt Ada everything. The stoic old lady raised her, and Ada’s warnings about men—and the Harris boys in particular—have stuck, even after her death. Of course, that could be because Ada stuck around, too.

Patience is not one of Jack Harris’s virtues, and he’s waited too long to start a life with the woman he’s loved since childhood instead of them just knocking boots. Now Ada is interfering from beyond the grave, haunting the old Victorian house she bequeathed to her niece and reinforcing Legs’s fears of commitment. But Jack won’t give up. No matter what trouble may follow, the house will be renovated, Ada will learn to let go, Legs will put her money where her mouth is…and then Jack’ll put his lips everywhere else.

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Tina Donahue said...

LOVED the haunting of hill house - b&w version - very scary - the remake was soooo dumb.

Like The Shining better as a book than a movie.

Loved the Nicole Kidman movie The Others(?) - very atmospheric and creepy.

Lip Service sounds like a wonderful story, Adele! :)

jean hart stewart said...

Not exactly a ghost story, but almost, I love the old Chris Reeves movie "Somewhere in Time". Love, love it...

Fiona McGier said...

What a great idea for a romance! Hope you burn up the net with sales.