Stir of Echoes

Kevin Bacon and a ghost in plastic

Writer/director David Koepp paid the ultimate tribute to an author he reveres, the oft-adapted Richard Matheson, with a top-notch screen version of his 1958 novel, A Stir of Echoes.

What Lies Beneath

A woman’s experience of empty-nest syndrome manifests as a supernatural return of the repressed in Robert Zemeckis’s cathartic ghost story, an exercise in classical Hitchcockian tension and plotting that transcends pastiche.

Free Spirits

From a pool of strong contenders, Poltergeist emerged as the defining film of an 80s childhood.

Entering The Further

A deep dive into the world of Insidious, one of the more complex, mystically minded horror franchises, which 13 years in closes on an unexpected high note.

The Others

One of the few great, truly original ghost stories of the 21st century, Alejandro Amenábar’s The Others somehow manages to combine elements and touchstones of classic supernatural horror without ever descending into pastiche.