Night 8 of 13 Nights of Halloween

Do you like scary movies?

It’s time to “be afraid, be very afraid,” as SpoilerFreeReviews is dropping 13 spooky movies for fans to enjoy this PSL season. We will post our most frightful Halloween favorites over the next 13 spooky nights. So come join us around the fire as we tell our 13 creepy Halloween favorites. 

I’m a huge fan of sitcoms – but I’m picky, and I don’t like rewatching genre staples of yesteryear on loop. Luckily, I found two excellent shows last year that scratched this itch – ABBOTT ELEMENTARY and GHOSTS. I was surprised by the latter, but the jokes so far are funny and relevant, the story is genuinely interesting, and the cast is excellent. 

I recently found out that GHOSTS is a 2019 British series remake. It follows a young couple trying to convert an old home into a bed-and-breakfast. After a freak accident, Samantha (Rose McIver) can see and hear the ghostly residents of the house; hijinks ensue. 

The show works due to its ensemble cast, as a diverse set of people hailing from various places, cultures, and time periods. This set-up allows for a wealth of interesting backstories, as demonstrated by the episodes in this season. And that’s been one of my favorite parts of the show; there’s a delicate balance between the overarching, interweaving storylines and the episodic breaks. As a result, you can miss an episode or revisit the show after a while but not feel lost. 

GHOSTS falls into the “cutecom” category, where all of our characters are occasionally goofy, odd, weird – and generally very likable. If you want a straightforward, lean-back comedy with a (tiny) touch of spookiness, GHOSTS is for you. 

GHOSTS is available to stream on Paramount+.

Tarush Mohanti

Tarush Mohant is a playlist curator and music explorer, the creator of illussongs (illustrations of songs), and has a fitness plan motivated by action movies (running, climbing, swimming, hiking).

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