Best Ghost Cases Ever Caught on Tape

Best Ghost Cases Ever Caught on Tape

2007, Mystery  -   99 Comments
Ratings: 4.81/10 from 221 users.

Ghosts - are they real or not? From the invention of the earliest photographic devices to the latest home video cameras, believers have pointed to images like these as proof. Could they be haunting spirits, phantoms, the dead reaching out to the living, or are some simply the result of camera tricks by clever hoaxers eager to convince millions hoping for evidence of life after death.

In this documentary you will see the most compelling cases ever presented of what many say are ghosts caught on video. You will hear from scientists, computer imaging experts, and the eyewitnesses who shot this chilling footage. Are we seeing spirits from beyond the grave, psychic projections, or something much more explainable? You decide for yourself as we examine the best ghost cases ever caught on tape.

Can a ghost really be captured on videotape? Photographers all over the world have tried and some of the ghost-like images they have collected are definitely mysterious. These are among the most fascinating sightings experts are now examining and some of the most talked-about ghost photos that have been amassed for decades by ghost hunters, collectors, and enthusiasts. And they've inspired a populace now armed with camcorders and other high-tech video devices to try to record them on tape.

Arguably one of the most compelling ghost video ever shot is the one showing humanoid figure that appears to be closing the fire exit doors at the former castle of King Henry VIII in London, England. Closed-circuit security cameras at Hampton Court Palace caught the eerie apparition in late 2003. Top parapsychologist Loyd Auerbach says that strange environmental conditions, either from nature or from a ghostly presence, have been detected at the Palace which has a tragic history involving horrific deaths, imprisonments, and even beheadings. However, the events surrounding the extraordinary filming and the entity caught on camera were not hallucinations.

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99 Comments / User Reviews

  1. luke

    this video spends at least 40% of the time talking about hoax videos and how people made them. i think it was made in the 90s.... where they were using crt monitors and many people havent seen crappy 3d animations before.

  2. flybow

    One sees a ghost. Then finds a potato to film it with.

    1. TDT

      LOL. this is the crappiest ghost doc I have ever seen. I can't imagine cattle believing this garbage for what those scam artists claim it to be. Or maybe I should.... cattle is what cattle is.

  3. The Lady We

    Clearly this seems to be where the uneducated m*rons congregate. To holler fraud and special effects yet fail to provide proof of the latter. I need to back trace my steps to see which category this video falls under so as to be sure I avoid the category altogether. Idiots make my brain melt.

  4. Emily

    It just seems like most of these would have an explanation. Like it just looks like a dude in a costume opening those doors.

  5. Courtney B

    Talk about the absolute WORST Ghost Cases Ever Caught On Tape!!!
    They're all hoaxes....worldwide! Why? Because there is no such thing as ghosts. Isn't it funny that up to the time before everyone had a camera phone and access to a computer that all these so called ghosts were recorded? If ghosts were real then you would think that since just about everyone on the planet now carries a camera phone that we would start seeing a serious surge in unexplained phenomenon....but we don't.....and the things we do see can be attributed to any number of natural illusions let alone terrible Adobe After Effects renderings. Until a ghosts pops out in front of me and says "BOO B**CH", I'll stick with seeing is believing and so far I have seen nothing special.

    1. QuantumJ

      lmao @ ghosts don't exist. If you want a ghastly experience perhaps you should go to a highly haunted spot? They exist in many areas. Probably too afraid to be proven wrong.

      Camera phones.... not everyone is going around seeking contact. Intent + concentrated energy = bound to happen.

    2. The Lady We

      While I do agree with you that ghost are non-existent, under spiritual pretenses, I do believe that spirits exist, and what separates a ghost from a spirit is one is made up in stories and bed sheets with eye holes cut out so the person can see, while the other is one that can't be seen or heard, but felt. THAT is what separates them, and I was able to supply a logical opinion and reason backing why I don't believe in ghost. I didn't moronically blurt out "this is stupid! ghost don't exist because they don't!" and proceed to stomp into my room like a pouting child and cry into my pillow. If you wish to be taken seriously and academically, I suggest at least TRYING to think in the format. All you have done is convinced me to watch it now in spite of my disbelief.

  6. Kiti K. Lewandowski

    Couldn't get through 5 minutes. Saw most images and knew it was completely full of crap. I've seen some of the cases they showed at the beginning, but these look pathetic. I've seen real paranormal footage and experienced it myself. ._. I so believe there was a person dressed or death or Scream or the grim reaper in that one cemetery, or hospital I saw. Sooo fake. I hope I don't come across this again haha.

    1. TJ Floyd

      Actually, if you would have watched through the documentary and not automatically assumed it was fake, you would have seen that they, in fact, debunk several of those videos as fake.

  7. Rory Morris

    if this is the best Id hate to see the worst !

  8. rocky_007

    That is 43mins of my life I'll never get back....!! :(

    1. Danh Vo (baller)

      don't worry you'll waste many hours on procrastination from doing homework or 10+ hours on video games. Life is long :P.

  9. Gorbix

    Hahaha oh man for all the people that couldn't make it through this tripe, you missed out! Once it gets to about the 20 minute mark you get to see the museum of torture in prague, when you are treated to some of the worst, fakie ass ghost footage presented the very same way they tried to pass off the rest of this. An uninformed house cat would see that was done on a computer.

    1. bringmeredwine

      Your post made me laugh because I've never met an "un informed house cat"!
      I thought cats knew everything. (mine knows more than me, anyway).

  10. AntiTheist666

    Well heaven help us if these are the BEST ghost cases ever caught on tape, the worst must be REALLY scary.

  11. WTC7

    I have to say first that I haven't watched the doc, nor do I have the intention to. The topic is too disturbing for me. But I want to share an experience, not a personal one, but one that my husband had and is relevant to the topic. I would, however, want to emphasize that my husband is as down-to-earth person as one can imagine. This guy is not into anything even remotely out of the normal.

    He was on a mission in Haiti, working for the EU (for those not acquainted with the term - European Union). The mission had to do with assisting the Haitians in developing and improving their response in emergency situations (like earthquakes, etc.). Anyway, he was accommodated in that little hotel in Port-au-Prince. In the middle of one night, he woke up - it was one of those sensations that he was not alone in the room. He saw someone moving in the room as he opened his eyes. His first thought was that someone broke into his room to rob him. As his eyes were adjusting (and we are talking about seconds) to the faint light coming from the street lights through the room's windows, he realized that he was not looking at a solid person walking through the room. He was paralyzed with fear for a short while and then the preservation instinct kicked in. He realized something was wrong. He quickly put his trousers and his shirt on, charged out of the room in panic as the 'substance' that looked like a woman was quietly passing through the room and went straight into the wardrobe - without opening it. He was at the hotel's reception in seconds and asked for another room (without explaining the reason for it as he was aware that he may be taken for a loony). As soon as he gave the number of his room to the receptionist, the latter said: "Oh, c'est l'esprit! (oh, it's the ghost or something like that in French). My husband was astonished, and asked the receptionist if that was a known thing. Of course, was the answer, but it's a good one, doesn't bother anyone. In any case, my husband got a different room and he slept through the night without any problems.

    The next day he changed the hotel, naturally.

    1. NX2

      I could be wrong, but the way you describe it, it almost sounds like sleep paralysis. A scary thing, i know from experience. And of course, it's very likely the receptionist would say something like the good spirit (bondye), it's the land of vodou after all :)

    2. bringmeredwine

      I believe weird things we can't explain really did happen. You don't really understand till it happens to you; and there's just no other logical explanation.

    3. NX2

      You've mentioned before that something weird happened to you (on 666 revealed). If you feel like telling that story, i'd be interested in reading it.

    4. bringmeredwine

      Well, I'd really like to tell you the tale, but it is a very painful story/memory.
      It took place during my husband's funeral.
      I couldn't bare to be ridiculed here about it, by online skeptics.
      Suffice it to say, I cannot deny that something incredible and unexplained happened there, and I am forever grateful that it did.
      There were other incidents, but nothing compares to this one, about the after life.

    5. NX2

      Now i feel sorry for asking, but glad to hear you are forever grateful.

    6. bringmeredwine

      Oh, don't feel bad at all! If it was just you and I, I'd tell you for sure.
      My friends who were right there with me still deny that anything happened.
      But I know what I know and keep it close to my heart.

    7. bringmeredwine

      Here's one incident I don't mind describing;
      I was staying at a lovely old farmhouse years ago for an outdoor party in the middle of nowhere. It was in a gorgeous part of Ontario, near Ottawa.
      I had to call it a night early and put my baby to bed.
      As I was bustling around in my assigned rooms, the hair on the back of my neck suddenly stood up.
      I felt this flood of resentment and anger being directed right at me!
      I was instantly terrified by some invisible presence!
      This is very hard to explain, but I knew without actually seeing anything; that this was a very malevolent woman.
      I hugged my baby tight and tried to calm down, thinking "this really isn't happening, this is so silly and it can't be real!"
      I resolved to stay in my room and held my baby in my arms all night while I lay awake with one eye opened till it was daylight.
      I felt too foolish to run outside to the party and tell anyone what was happening.
      This "woman" wouldn't go away and glowered at me the whole night. It was awful!
      I told my friend, the hostess, about it that morning. She laughed and said, "Oh, that's my grandmother! She died years ago. She does that to anyone who stays in that room. It used to be her room."
      I could have wrung her neck for putting me in there!!!

    8. NX2

      With all those ghost stories, i'm starting to wonder if there aren't any in this old house where i live now. I just heard another weird noise in my head again. A little bit creeped out now, i'll better jump to another thread.

    9. WTC7

      I truly think you are exceptionally brave! Whatever the rational explanation for what you experienced may be, you still saw and felt is as real - and that's good enough for me - but you stood your ground and kept a rational mind!

    10. bringmeredwine

      Haha! Thanks for the compliment:)
      Well, I was more afraid of everyone else thinking that I was a total loon! That's why I stayed in there.
      I hope nothing like that ever happens again.
      Years ago, I lived in a town house that had a negative vibe cloaking the living room. But no one else noticed it.
      I can't put my finger on it, but the room was cloaked in something very angry or sad.
      I couldn't figure it out.
      I was very glad when we moved away.

    11. Pysmythe

      My wife and daughter swear we have a ghost cat in our house... Some years ago, we found a stray outside and brought her into the house with the intention of nursing her back to health, but she was too far gone and died before we could get her to the vet or do much for her. I think she must have had pneumonia from the way she was rasping, poor little thing. Ever since then, the two of them claim they can hear her from time to time around the house, softly meowing... But the problem is, we have a cat, have had for years, a big lazy t-rd named Oreo, and I've always shrugged off their claims by saying it's just him they're hearing. Anyway, I was stretched out by myself in the upstairs bedroom reading one night about a month ago when, suddenly, I heard the ghost meow... I was certain Oreo wasn't in the room, but it sure sounded like it was coming from the far corner and I lifted my head up and looked, just to be sure. The first thing I thought of was the ghost cat, and for a couple of moments I thought maybe my wife and daughter had been onto something after all... And then it dawned on me! I went downstairs and opened up the basement door, and out strides Oreo, not a bit embarrassed. He'd gotten himself locked in the basement again and his meow was being carried up to the room through the heating vents...

    12. bringmeredwine

      Haha you silly rabbit:)
      One day my neighbors phoned to sadly inform us that our cat was lying dead on the road.
      I brought him into the house, put him in a blanket, then we gathered round to mourn his terrible death and decide what to do with him.
      To our shock and surprise our cat came billowing into the room with his tail held high, wondering what all the fuss was about!
      We realised it was our neighbor's identical-looking cat.
      I didn't have her phone number, so we had to stuff this huge cat; stiff with rigormortis, into a sturdy paper bag with handles, and lug it down the street to the woman's house.
      His orange legs started to stick out and the children I met along the way kept asking me, what was in the bag.........There are no words!

    13. Pysmythe

      I know, right? The boys would probably have been intrigued, and the poor girls devastated.

    14. bringmeredwine

      Who on earth walks down the sidewalk with a dead cat in a bag?
      I was trying so hard not to laugh, but felt really bad for the sweet old Eastern European lady who was to be truly devastated.
      This could only happen to me! LOL
      Oh, and I meant to mention that I love your family for taking in that poor, sick cat.

    15. NX2

      And the nice thing of course, is that she hugged her baby, isn't that beautiful, no matter what?

    16. WTC7


    17. WTC7

      Honestly, I can't argue with you there. You may be absolutely right. It's just that he could see that thing moving even as he was putting his trousers and shirt on and he would have been, I imagine, fully awake at that stage. But, again, I can't say anything for sure. I myself have never had an experience of this kind, not even remotely and I am happy I hadn't, sleep paralysis or not :).

    18. NX2

      Ah, my dear, no need to argue, i was just wondering in this world we all love, or some may hate, i don't know. But whatever perspective hits our way, it's probably not a full one. What are we to say for sure? Shall i put on my philosophical hat? But if he was putting his trousers and shirt on, who knows what was there?
      edit: my gosh, that last sentence sounds a bit double. i'm sorry i might have a few drinks to many tonight, does my reply even make any sense i wonder? Ah well...

    19. WTC7

      Very nicely put! I entirely agree, especially about the perspective part.

    20. Pysmythe

      Great story, and I can certainly see myself being freaked out by something like that. He didn't happen to get more of the back story on the ghost, did he? All those places where voodoo has a history, like the Caribbean, New Orleans, Charleston, etc., have a profusion of tales and histories like this that I think to this day have a greater impact on day to day lives there than you're likely to find in places where all the corners have been well lit up by the light of reason and knowledge. Speaking of lit up (lol), one night about 22 years ago, I was in Indonesia drinking arrack wine with some Balinese friends late one night, just having a blast. But when I finally went home, I had one of the most extraordinarily vivid dreams I've ever had, in which evil characters from their mythology were chasing me around, among them Rangda the Witch, and I eventually woke up in a pouring sweat, swearing to never touch the stuff again. I realize this is very different from your husband's experience, but I stayed on the straight and narrow the rest of my time there, believe me. Interestingly, five years prior to this I was in Bali visiting, and very late one night was walking home from a traditional dance in the village of Ubud. The walk was a long one back to where I was staying, I was alone, and the path was a relatively narrow one through a lot of gorgeous countryside. Now, I was completely sober this time, but a couple of times I thought I could see flickering lights in the dark rice fields out of the corner of my eyes, and it freaked me out a little bit, because the Balinese have a tale about something called a leyak, which are spirits that are said to haunt fields and other lonely places at night... and they manifest themselves as lights. But since I was already well aware of the stories, I didn't let it get to me too much and just pressed on in a state of what I can only call a kind of skeptical excitement. In my case, I would say that I had been prepped for the experience by my study of their culture, but it was nevertheless with some relief when I sat down and ordered tea when I finally got back to where I was staying.

    21. bringmeredwine

      Those stories are amazing! Thank you!

    22. WTC7

      Your story is no less amazing but your narrative style is capturing!

      Regrettably, my husband did not get the background of this story as his French is extremely limited, to put it nicely (instead of saying he basically doesn't speak it :)) and the English in Haiti is not very well spoken.

      But you mentioning voodoo reminded me of something else that my husband was told while in Haiti and I though it was quite amusing. When he once spoke to to an official of the interior ministry of Haiti, he asked him about which religions are the most common in the country. The guy replied: "Catholics - 99%, others - 1%, voodoo - 100% :).

    23. Pysmythe

      So many of those island cultures the world over seem to do that mix and match thing, where they incorporate outside influences into their own unique point of view, tending to be a lot more colorful than what you find in larger societies. That always fascinated me. At one time, I even wanted to be a cultural anthropologist, I was so interested in it.

      I also forgot to say earlier that it was a great thing that your husband did, going there to help the Haitians like that. That poor place is one of the most disadvantaged in the world.

    24. WTC7

      Coincidentally, I also wanted to be a cultural anthropologist in my youth, well, among quite a few other things... :)!

    25. Pysmythe

      I was actually taking college classes towards that end, but then life intruded with a decent-paying job, and, well... I think that kind of thing is the fate of a lot of dreams for a lot of people, but I don't really regret it, honestly. The truth is, I was never enough of an academic star to have made much of an impact in a field like that.

    26. bringmeredwine

      Some of my favorite courses in college were sociology, anthropology and ethnology.
      I was too lazy to get a doctorate though. (and it cost too much).
      Still lots of fun to read about stuff like that.

    27. bringmeredwine

      I'm with your husband, Dear, 100%. No need to convince me.

    28. dmxi

      my dad,a down to earth rational man,was invited by his mates in the army to join a ritual based on a satanic book which was considered to be a 'how tough are you' test in the barracks which took it's usual way of feeling a breeze of 'pure coldness' but nothing world shattering.....the following night at home in bed he jumped the ceiling in total fear pointing to the end of his side of the bed asking me mother:"can you see him?"...he was convinced that a negative entity was watching him & the remaining time in those quarters we had doors & cupboards slamming violently every night that we were forced to leave!the strength in stories like these always lays in the experience & sound absurd to those whom have never had likewise encounters.

    29. paul

      i wouldn't have stayed long enough to think i was being watched at all

  12. 37Dionysos .

    Awful, although it's true the dead walk among us. They're called capitalists, and they suck blood.

    1. jaberwokky

      Ooooh ... I dunno bout that. Capitalists are sharp motherf*ckers, especially so the more money they have invested. Are you sure you didn't mean consumers? Personally I believe capitalists are vampires.

      Edit: But yeah, technically both of them are the living dead so my argument is moot. Apologies :(

  13. Martin Ellacott

    Ghosts???...get real.....grow up.

    1. dmxi

      are you telling ghosts to get real & grow up?oh,you conjured up yourself the nastiest entities of the otherworld....:teen-age-angst-ridden-zit-zombies!!!beware,they are real & go by the name of KIDS!

    2. dmxi

      ....& i know how ferocious they can be...i was one of them!

    3. xxDarkSidexx

      If i die and somehow get an option to come back as a ghost or how ever it's suppose to work, i'm gonna come and stay under your bed Matin! boo!

    4. Martin Ellacott

      It will be crowded....that, where Santa, God and the Tooth Faerie are.

  14. Imightberiding

    Shaggy & the hapless gang in the Mystery Machine have more credibility than this lot.

    Come to think of it, Bill Murray, Dan Ackroyd, Harold Ramis & crew are not only much more entertaining, but believable as well. Who you gonna call?

    1. jaberwokky

      After listening to Loyd Auerbach (the top psychic psychologist) trying to establish his credentials by name dropping his English colleagues at the 3 minute mark I said 'no'.

      'No' being a euphemism.

    2. Pysmythe

      I made it about 20 minutes and almost feel like a hero. Much better just to read an old Harry Price book, I reckon.

    3. jaberwokky

      Just did a quick web search on Harry Price, definitely sounds more like something I'd be interested in.

      I've no idea why I started watching this doc actually, I know from past experience I've no patience for this kind of stuff :/

    4. Pysmythe

      Truth is, I really don't, either, unless it's once in a blue moon, well done, and pretty much tongue in cheek. Every now and then, I like the feeling of needing to pull my legs back under the covers, like watching a good horror movie. I don't even remember specifically what led me to Price recently, but I liked the idea that he was as much a debunker, like Houdini set out to do, as anything else, but the more I looked into him, the more it seemed he wasn't really sure what to believe, and that fascinated me, for some reason.

    5. jaberwokky

      "Every now and then, I like the feeling of needing to pull my legs back under the covers"
      That's why I'm such a fan of South Korean horror, it does it better than anything proclaiming to be truth.

      I though it was very interesting to read of the conflict between Mr Price and one Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Apparently the pixies at the end of Sir Arthur's garden weren't enough to keep him busy and out of every one else's hair.
      What a way to discredit your own name :(

    6. Pysmythe

      HUGE Sherlock Holmes fan here. Read all four novels and all of the stories three or four times each (so far). I never understood that, either... One of these days I'm going to have to pick up a really good Conan Doyle biography and see in depth what some of the speculations are. Was that stuff about Price and Conan Doyle on Price's website, or did you find it someplace else?

    7. jaberwokky

      Never actually read any of the books but did love the movies and series from way way back, must put that stuff on my Kindle list.

      I came across it on Harry Price's Wiki page and then ran a search for both their names together, Google did the rest. I was aware of Doyle's dalliance with the magical pixies but never figured he'd be so petulant and deliberately target a fellow like he did.
      What a tool.

    8. Pysmythe

      Ok, thanks. I'll look some of that up tonight in the wee hours, including the South Korean horror stuff.

    9. jaberwokky

      I'm trying to avoid links and angering the TDF Gods (pbut), hence the lack of linkage bud. But if you're looking for a good example of South Korean horror I'd recommend 'A tale of two sisters'. IMDB will no doubt assure you as to if it's your kinda thing. If you haven't already seen it then I also recommend looking up 'Oldboy'. Not horror, just brilliant.

    10. Pysmythe

      Thanks. And I've heard very great things about Oldboy recently, and it's also on our Netflix now. :)

    11. jaberwokky

      Be warned! The ending is stomach churning. Also avoid the Spike Lee remake, it's missing any spark of the original brilliance. Stupid Hollywood and their zombie ways.

    12. Pysmythe

      I think the one on Netflix is the original, but I'll doublecheck that.

      edit- If not, I know another site that'll surely have it. :)

    13. jaberwokky

      Let me know at some stage afterwards what you thought. It's a divisive enough movie, which is why I like it no doubt. I enjoy being awkward :)

    14. Pysmythe

      Well, I watched it, and...umm... yeah, this particular theme has been divisive and/or repulsive, and equally, retroactively mesmerizing (a very important distinction, that, lol), from time immemorial. Someone has been reading their Sophocles, or whoever is the East Asian equivalent of him, it seems to me, with a crucial difference being that WE don't know the real relationship between the characters from the beginning, so that if we are enticed by certain scenes, then we may be set up for a dose of implicit guilt of our own later on, depending on precisely how we are constituted. I can tell you that as the father of a seventeen year old daughter, it was pretty unnerving, although I'd like to think it would be in any case. But I thought it was well done and an original take on the theme, even though in some ways it reminded me of 'Angel Heart,' a great and very unsettling movie in its own right. By the way, it was the original 2003 production, since I don't prefer to smoke Spike Lee joints, either. The fight scenes were outrageous, and I liked some of the comic bits, too, like how everything ground to a halt whenever someone's silly sounding cell-phone went off, including the soundtrack. Thanks for recommending it.

    15. jaberwokky

      Good analysis, Angel Heart comparison and all. It's a twisted movie but nonetheless brilliant on many levels. Personally I think it epitomises a lot of what is sorely missing from western movies nowadays.

    16. Pysmythe

      Yeah, but I forgot to even mention the revenge element... lol. And that all of the violence seemed to have a definite point to it, which is often lacking nowadays.

    17. bringmeredwine

      I nevertheless watched the Spike Lee version of Old Boy and loved it!
      Then I rewatched the Korean version of The Tale Of Two Sisters.
      You'd never know the American version of Two Sisters was the same story!

    18. bringmeredwine

      Did you ever watch The Grudge or The Ring?
      Finally, two movies that really shook me up!
      I think it's the "hair hiding the face" scenes, that scare the cr*%p out of me!

    19. Pysmythe

      The American version of 'Ring' is one of my favorite horror films, not least because of the outstanding musical score of Hans Zimmer. If you ever rewatch that some day, you should listen to the suite at the end of it when the credits are rolling, wherein Zimmer arranges all the musical themes in the film into a more or less continuous piece, so that you can give your undivided attention to them in a way not really possible in the film itself. It really is mesmerizing, very high quality, very effective stuff, and, whether or not the average moviegoer realizes it, has to have been a major reason for the film's success, in my opinion. The solo piano cue alone that comes near the beginning of the film is worth the entire price of it, as far as I'm concerned, because it is THAT good for what it's supposed to be doing.

      I also just wanted to mention that if you ever get the chance, you might want to see about reading the trilogy of books by Koji Suzuki that the 'Ring' is based on, namely 'Ring,' 'Spiral,' and 'Loop'. In them, the character of Sadako Yamamura that Samara is (fairly loosely) based on is a deeply fascinating one. Extraordinarily beautiful, while sexually "ill-defined," evil, relentless, and ultimately even sympathetic, she would be sure to crawl out of the pages of those books and GET YOU, like she did me. :)

    20. bringmeredwine

      I was too freaked out to even notice the music at the end! LOL

    21. Pysmythe

      My wife and daughter both have really long hair like the Samara character. Even now, every now and then, when one of them gets out of the shower, she'll do that comb over while her hair is still wet and prance around freaking everybody out. It's cute.

    22. jaberwokky

      I hadn't noticed the Hans Zimmer score for that one so I'll have to rewatch. I love how he can make the simplest motifs sound so compelling and urgent. I thought what he did with Inception was astonishing.

    23. Pysmythe

      Oh, heck yeah, the 'Inception' score is one of his very best, no doubt about it. Parts of it are sometimes even used to promote other films now, like they used to do with Elfman's 'Edward Scissorhands' a lot some years ago. If you rewatch 'Ring,' be sure to check out that suite at the end of it, with the volume set high enough to hear everything. There's a lot of interesting stuff going on in there. At one point, he has a woman's voice doubling the 1st violins, but you can just barely hear it; it's like a ghost haunting the part. Since the timbre of the violin is so close to that of the human voice, I thought that was an especially subtle touch from the maestro. It changes the instrument to something haunting and familiar without your really being consciously aware of it. There's a virtual instruments forum where I hang out sometimes where Zimmer himself actually posts occasionally, under the name Rctec. He'll reply to anyone, too, if what you've got to say is interesting enough and he thinks he can offer you some good advice. Man, you'd never find ANY of those other Hollywood big shots doing something like that, which is yet another reason I really like him a lot. However great he is at what he does, he seems not to have forgotten where he came from. One time, a young composer from Iran started a thread, critiquing some of Zimmer's work and talking about how much he admired him and had learned from him, and suddenly Zimmer himself showed up in the comments to respond to some point he'd made... The poor kid just fell all over himself for a bit, lol, but finally got it together enough to get back on point. That was interesting to watch, but Zimmer was pretty modest and all about the music.

      edit- changed India to Iran... got the country wrong.

    24. jaberwokky

      I've watched both those movies, originals, remakes and sequels. I still prefer the originals and my favourite from the lot is Ju-on 2, the Japanese grudge sequel. That movie freaks me right the f*#k out every time I watch it. There's something very claustrophobic about the house used in the grudge movies and that sequel takes the weirdness in a new direction. The little blue dead boy is enough to cause nightmares too:(

    25. bringmeredwine

      Totally! Those Asian horror movies rule!
      I sound 12 years old.
      I sure love a good scare. (but only in a movie)
      Man if those things happened in my house, I'd die on the spot from a heart attack!
      And I certainly wouldn't be snooping around by myself or "investigating" a noise or a trail of water......!

    26. bringmeredwine

      I watched Tale of Two Sisters but this version was American.
      It was totally improvised, LOL.
      Sooo bad, I felt "awkward"!
      I'll have to try the Korean one.
      And Oldboy:D

    27. jaberwokky

      I saw that American remake too. It's puzzling how they consistently manage to strip the life out of good movies with remakes and yet carry on regardless. There must be great money in it. Or maybe it's an ego thing :/

    28. bringmeredwine

      I watched the Korean Tale Of Two Sisters, was it ever different.
      Really cranks up toward the end, eh?

  15. Fabien L

    That's the best they could come up with??? Low rating well deserved.

  16. NX2

    Best... Cases Ever Caught on Tape, i feel as if a whole series of this is coming, but no high definition yet. Yeah, i don't know, if we unleash the body language experts, what would that say about some of the facial expressions here?

    1. Pysmythe

      Yeah, I noticed that, too. Every single video was fuzzy as hell, and while I'm no body language expert (at least insofar as I'm consciously aware, lol), I could swear every last one of these people had something to hide. That is, that what was going down was a deliberate deception, rather than some truly unexplained phenomenon probably of psychological origin, which is the way I tend to view "genuine" ghosts. I love the idea of sprites flitting around in the backyard, but we're going to have to do better than this, folks. But... what the hell, I guess it's all just entertainment, anyway.

    2. NX2

      No expert either. It's hard to pinpoint what the giveaways would be, but the general feeling i get is that they almost laugh at us in the face. Yep, those 'genuine' ghost are interesting.

  17. Pysmythe

    I love a good ghost story as much as the next person, but I also appreciate it when the teller would own up to the fictional nature of it, OR... give me just about anything else, I guess, rather than these feeble attempts to pull the wool over my eyes. These guys had pretty poor aim for the target in this one, I'm afraid. To make a small pun, the efforts to deceive were just a little too transparent. Of course, I don't really expect anything else from these types of shows these days, but some sure are better at it than others.

  18. bringmeredwine

    This TV production was cheesy and disorganised. I was hoping for better.

    1. jaberwokky

      Admit it, you were hoping for a Hellraiser remake! I feel your pain :(

    2. bringmeredwine

      Pretty much! This was so lame!
      A real shame because ghosts are a fascinating subject, imo.

    3. Pysmythe

      Did you ever happen to read Harry Price's account of the "Rosalie" seance? I read it recently and was pretty deliciously spooked by it. I'm sure it had to have been a hoax (although he himself was not sure of this), but it was very cleverly done, and the storytelling skills he brings to bear on it are of a pretty high order for the genre.

    4. bringmeredwine

      Thank you so much for bringing him to my attention. That sounds like a wonderful read!
      When I was very young (in the early 70's), my mother gave me a few Edgar Cayce books to read, and a little gem called More Canadian Ghosts.
      The last book I read on the subject was Canadian Ghost Stories, back in 2001.

    5. Pysmythe

      I understand his stuff on Borley Rectory is pretty good, too, but a lot longer than the Rosalie account, which is only a few pages. He was a decidedly dour looking old dude (for his entire life! lolol), and his writing style remained pretty Victorian, but that's a part of the charm of it for me. Yep, I read some Edgar Cayce things back in the 70's, too, along with Charles Berlitz's books on the Bermuda Triangle. I think a lot of us go through a phase like that when we're that young, right? And sometimes we never fully outgrow it, lol.

    6. dmxi

      arthur c. clarkes books & the TV adaption of such in the seventies (early 80ies) are worth the time on't tube.better than hodgepodge we saw here,imo!

    7. bringmeredwine

      Duly noted.
      What I like about this site is the responses from you all can be so helpful!

    8. bringmeredwine

      Hey dmxi, I just had a chance to read up on Clarkes.
      He was so ahead of his time! What a brain and such a vivid imagination.
      Childhood's End sounds really interesting.
      (the book). I sure remember the movie A Space Odyssey.

    9. Pysmythe

      'Childhood's End' is a tremendous book! One of my favorites from him. By all means, get it and read it, if you have even a single love for sci-fi bone in your body, because you wouldn't be disappointed. It's actually about a lot more than just visitors from space and whatnot. It's about the fragility, and strength, of humanity, and about our possible destiny in the universe, but it does not come off at all like some kind of a lecture... It's very entertaining, and in places (one in particular) even downright comical.

    10. dmxi

      he's the inventor of satellites....that alone should do for 'claim to fame' but like many geniuses he had a vivid mind....which gave us extra-ordinary entertainment.

    11. bringmeredwine

      There was some very interesting info about that on his UK website. Loved it!