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Supernatural

That which cannot be explained by science - psychic powers, other-worldly phenomena, things that go bump in the night and hide under the bed. Filmmakers have been tapping people's fascination for the supernatural since they first started cranking out celluloid. And who doesn't love a good ghost story? Below are Alice's films that touch on the paranormal, some in a nice way ('What Dreams May Come', 'Phenomenon'), some in a not-so-nice way, ('The Exorcist', 'The Grudge'). A little something for everyone...

100 Feet (2008)

5.5/10
Director: Eric Red
Starring: Famke Janssen, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Pare, Ed Westwick

Marnie (Famke Janssen) is in prison for the murder of her abusive husband, but is granted early release on the condition she remain under house arrest... Read more

1408 (2007)

6.8/10
Director: Mikael Hafstrom
Starring: John Cusack, Samuel L Jackson, Mary McCormack, Tony Shalhoub, Jasmine Jessica An...

John Cusack gives a riveting performance as Mike Enslin, cynical author of 'occult travel guides' in this stand-out horror. Though successful as a wri... Read more

1408 ( Blu-ray ) (2007)

6.8/10
Director: Mikael Hafstrom
Starring: John Cusack, Samuel L Jackson, Mary McCormack, Tony Shalhoub, Jasmine Jessica An...

John Cusack gives a riveting performance as Mike Enslin, cynical author of 'occult travel guides' in this stand-out horror. Though successful as a wri... Read more

3 Extremes (2004)

6.3/10
Director: Takashi Miike, Chan-wook Park, Fruit Chan
Starring: Kyoko Hasegawa, Atsuro Watabe, Byung-hun Lee, Won-hee Lim, Hye-jeong Kang, Jung-...

Three of Asia's hottest directors join forces for this horror triple. Hong Kong's Fruit Chan, Korea's Park Chan-wook and Japan's Takashi Miike each co... Read more

A Chinese Ghost Story (1987)

7.6/10
Director: Tony Ching Siu-Tung
Starring: Leslie Cheung, Joi Wang, Liu Zhaoming, Wu Ma

This delirious supernatural fantasy focuses on the relationship between a young tax collector (Leslie Cheung) and a seductive female ghost he meets in... Read more

A Chinese Ghost Story 2 (1990)

Director: Tony Ching Siu-Tung
Starring: Michelle Reis, Leslie Cheung, Joey Wong, Jacky Cheung

The mystic fantasy spectacular continues as four teenagers led by Leslie Cheung, find themselves in the middle of a nasty supernatural war between an... Read more

A Chinese Ghost Story 3 (1991)

Director: Tony Ching Siu-Tung
Starring: Joey Wong, Jacky Cheung, Tony Leung (Chiu Wai)

Set 100 years after the first two cult classics, our hero Fong and his sifu are pursued by thieves who covet a golden buddha statue. Heading for a fri... Read more

A Christmas Carol (BBC) (1976)

6.8/10
Director: Moira Armstrong
Starring: Michael Hordern, Bernard Lee, John Le Mesurier, Clive Merrison, Patricia Quinn,...

Michael Hordern plays the sour Scrooge in this wonderful BBC adaptation of Charles Dickens' great Christmas story. John Le Mesurier is Jacob Marley a... Read more

A Christmas Carol / Songs From Grope Lane (2003)

Director: Geraldine Dowd
Starring: Anton Lesser

'A Christmas Carol' - At his house, a group of friends and relatives listen to Dickens as he tells his Christmas story. Anton Lesser, as Dickens, brin... Read more

A Ghost Story (2017)

6.9/10
Director: David Lowery
Starring: Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara

A passionate young couple, unexpectedly separated by a shocking loss, discover an eternal connection and a love that is infinite. Read more