Boo's Clues: 10 Scary, Funny, and Unforgettable Ghosts from the Movies

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Moaning Myrtle from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
There are so many great ghosts within the Harry Potter stories, but Myrtle is my favorite. She is so dramatic, ... more 
Photo by: Harry Potter Wiki
Moaning Myrtle from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
There are so many great ghosts within the Harry Potter stories, but Myrtle is my favorite. She is so dramatic, so over the top, but she does the best she can do with spending eternity in the girl's bathroom at Hogwarts. I developed a soft spot for Myrtle the moment she revealed: "Nobody missed me even when I was alive. Took them hours to find my body - I know, I was sitting there waiting for them."
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Fri, Oct 25, 2013 11:59 AM EDT

Did you ever wonder why some people love scary movies and other people can't stand them? I endure most scary movies with my hands over my eyes, but there is no denying that scary movies are incredibly popular. Professor Sparks studies the effects of horror films on viewers' physiology at Purdue University. He has found that the more afraid a younger male was while watching a film, the more proud he was at the end of the movie. Professor Sparks says, "There's a motivation males have in our culture to master threatening situations. It goes back to the initiation rites of our tribal ancestors, where the entrance to manhood was associated with hardship." Professor Sparks also shares that only "10 percent of the population enjoys the adrenaline rush" of a horror film. I am happy to know I am not alone in my fraidy cat ways! Ghosts in films aren't always scary. Usually they are simply beings with unfinished business in need of help achieving their goals. See? Nothing to be afraid of… -By Dresden Shumaker

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