In Break My Heart 1000 Times by Daniel Waters, everyone sees dead people. After the Event, ghosts are commonplace. Veronica wishes these ghosts would just go away, but they seem to be getting stronger. When Veronica and her friend Kirk decide to investigate the ghosts for a school project, they stumble on a crazy sinister plot—scarier than any of the ghosts they’ve encountered.
The ghosts in Veronica’s world aren’t too bothersome, but it’d be wrong to paint ALL ghosts with the same brush. Some are friendly, some are evil, and some are just sort of annoying. Inspired by the spirits in Break My Heart 1000 Times (and to get you guys in the mood for Halloween), here are some of our favorite ghosts, both silly and scary. Take a look at our picks, then vote for the best below!
Moaning Myrtle from Harry Potter
Myrtle pops up all over the Harry Potter series, and she’s always (kind of hilariously) a bummer. She’s a ghost in one of the most awesome places to spend the afterlife—Hogwarts—but unfortunately, she’s not attached to a House. Instead, she’s the patron ghost of a high school bathroom. No wonder she’s so grumpy all the time.
Barbara and Adam from Beetlejuice
Beetlejuice is kind of like the reverse of your average haunted house story. After Barbara and Adam die, some pesky humans try to move into their home (the nerve!). They try everything to get the new residents to leave, even forcing them into an elaborate dance number. Remember that one in case you ever need to get rid of unwelcome house guests.
Samara from The Ring
Ready for a ghost that’s actually scary? Samara is all kinds of horrifying. A specter of revenge, she’s responsible for a videotape that kills people seven days after they watch it. Unlike most ghosts, Samara actually shows signs of being dead—like, she starts decaying. We think the old-fashioned transparent spirits got a better deal on this one.
Casper from Casper the Friendly Ghost
Casper’s super adorable and always ready to make friends. Since he’s a ghost, though, he’s not supposed to be nice, he’s supposed to scare people. He ends up befriending humans, even though they’re alive and he’s, well, not. But what did you expect? Friendly is his middle name . . . literally.
Tate from American Horror Story
There are lots of ghosts in American Horror Story, but Tate’s the first one we’re introduced to. He’s not a garden-variety see-through ghost, though—he looks pretty much like a regular guy. He’s capable of interacting with humans, and, on a slightly more gruesome note, murdering them. There’s definitely some spiritual unrest in this haunted house.
Danny from Danny Phantom
To be fair, Danny’s only half-ghost, and he’s technically still alive—none of that “unfinished business” stuff for him to worry about. He’s probably closer to a superhero than he is to a spirit. Still, Danny’s a cool guy with some awesome powers, like walking through walls, flying, and turning invisible. (See? Totally ghostly.)
Which one of these ghosts is the greatest? Vote now! And be sure to leave us a comment to let us know if we left out your favorite spine-chilling spirits!
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