Top Ten Ghost Movie and TV Show Cliches

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Every movie and TV show has a ghost, and every one of them has a cliche.

The Top Ten

1 Nobody can see nor hear the ghosts

For example, in Beetlejuice, Lydia's parents can't see ghosts because they're invisible. Lydia can see ghosts. - DynastiSugarPop

...Except Oda Mae Brown (Whoopie Goldberg) in Ghost. She can hear Sam (Patrick Swayze) but not see him. - Britgirl

2 Everything that involves death

After people die, they became ghosts. - DynastiSugarPop

3 The ghost meets the main character and they can be friends

If I was a ghost I'd be like, screw humans, Imma gonna scare 'em all - TwilightKitsune

*cough* The Casper movie starring Christina Ricci *cough*. - DynastiSugarPop

4 The ghost can have telekinetic powers

Ironically...ghosts use that power so... - DynastiSugarPop

5 Everytime if a ghost touches an object or someone or an animal, it goes right through them

It's called intangibility. The ghost can go through walls and stuff! - DynastiSugarPop

6 The ghost can scare people

All ghosts have to do is scare people. - DynastiSugarPop

7 Everyone is scared of the ghost

*cough* Casper the Friendly Ghost *cough*. - DynastiSugarPop

8 No one believes the main character because he or she can see ghosts

Even in a T.V. episode adaption of "The Ghost Next Door" when Hannah is the ghost.

Main character: *sees a ghost* A GHOST!
Some random person: I don't see the ghost. *looks at it and it wasn't here* Wait a second! I told the truth! There are no such thing as ghosts! I don't believe you! What are ghosts? Imaginary friends?

You can treat the ghost like it's an imaginary friend. - DynastiSugarPop

9 The ghost can haunt either a house or graveyard

Beetlejuice, Casper, American Horror Story: Murder House, The Frighteners, Poltergeist, The Sixth Sense, etc.

Ghosts can haunt anywhere! - DynastiSugarPop

10 Psychic mediums can see the ghost for real and a person who cannot see ghosts see that a psychic medium is talking to nothing

*cough* Ghost Whisperer. *cough* - DynastiSugarPop

The Contenders

11 Objects were being moved by themselves
12 Séance scenes
13 A person becomes a ghost after committing suicide when (s)he killed another person
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