Unrequited love. Abiding fear. Infinite vengeance. Unfinished business.
Sometimes the dead return.
When the soul of a deceased revisits the living, we call it a ghost. Sometimes it appears as an ethereal mist or a shadow, sometimes as a vague likeness of the deceased, sometimes as only a sound. GHOST STORIES is a drama series about visits from beyond the grave. Forty-four spine tingling half hour episodes.
Episode 01 – Cold In The Grave
A divorced, embittered repairman murders a woman he picked up in the bar, stashes her body in an industrial refrigerator, and dumps it into the river. Subsequently, the ghost of his victim haunts the refrigerators he repairs.
Episode 02 – Landscape of Lost Dreams
A couple returns to their honeymoon hotel in a last ditch effort to save their crumbling marriage. When the wife vanishes, the husband is suspected of killing her. It turns out she has disappeared into a seemingly bucolic landscape painting.
Episode 03 – Personal Demons
A social worker pursuing a mentally unbalanced man who escaped from a halfway house discovers that her client is prodded to murderous actions by a malevolent demon.
Episode 04 – You’ll Wake The Dead
A cruel young couple wage a campaign of noisy terror to evict an old lady from their duplex. The old lady dies, only to return to exact retribution from her tormentors.
Episode 05 – Mirror, Mirror
A haggish old dowager is murdered by her put-upon niece and young boyfriend, only to return to haunt them in mirrors.
Episode 06 – You’ll Always Be Mine
A young woman is stalked by the ghost of an obsessive suitor. After she’s found murdered, the cop who failed to protect her is haunted by her cries for help from beyond the grave.
Episode 07 – Back Ward
The new chief psychiatrist at an old mental institution is haunted by images from the hospital’s cruel past.
Episode 08 – Beware The Muse
A tabloid reporter concocts a story about a long-dead serial killer, and unwittingly resurrects the killer’s ghost.
Episode 09 – The Stainless Blade
A young magician and his ambitious wife are invited to the home of a retired grand master. Hoping to discover the secret of the master magician’s famed sword-skewering act, the couple get more than they bargained for.
Episode 10 – Wake In Fear
An overworked intern is plagued by dreams in which he sees corpses being wheeled to the hospital morgue. They turn out to be premonitions of patients about to die the next day on the operating table.
Episode 11 – Last Flight Out
A year after the plane crash that claimed her husband and child, a guilt ridden woman takes a night flight. Amid the storm-tossed flight, the woman is haunted by ghosts of her past.
Episode 12 – Resting Place
A grieving father refuses to accept the loss of his son, presumed dead from the bombing of a clinic in Africa. When the son miraculously returns home, his mother slowly begins to suspect the truth – his father’s undying love has resurrected the living dead.
Episode 13 – Step Sister
When a young girl’s mother remarries, she moves into her step-father’s house, only to find herself haunted by the ghost of her jealous step-brother. But soon she discovers he’s trying to warn her – about his own death and the danger she now finds herself in.
Episode 14 – All Night Diner
Abandoning her family, a woman drives out of town and stops at an all night diner. Inside, she is harassed by strange customers who know too much of her past, causing her to flee to another diner. But to her horror, she discovers that it’s the same diner with the same tormentors. Turns out she was killed in a car crash and is trapped in her own purgatory of guilt.
Episode 15 – Beat The Reaper
A man on death row prays for a governor’s pardon. One night he has a ghostly visitation from his dead partner, who shows him how to escape. But trapped in the bowels of the prison, the man is terrified to learn that the ghost is the Angel of Death, intent upon keeping his prize, and not being cheated.
Episode 16 – Green Eyed Monster
A jealous husband becomes a green-eyedf monster when he finds his wife giving undue attention to their backyard tree – the very tree from which her ex-boyfriend committed suicide.
Episode 17 – Blood Money
A crooked lawman hounds an ex-con bank robber to determine the whereabouts of his buried loot. Upon retrieving the ill-gotten booty, the dirty cop discovers to his horror that the money’s even dirtier – it’s haunted by the spirits of those who were killed during the heist.
Episode 18 – Cold Dark Space
A frenzied man finds himself trapped in a nightmarish hospital room. Surrounded by the dead from his past, it appears he’s lost in a limbo world between life and death. We discover this is all the delusion of an astronaut adrift in space with his dead co-pilots as company.
Episode 19 – Sara’s Friends
A thief, determined to steal valuable jewelry from a city morgue’s storage room, romances a bizarre morgue attendant – a woman less comfortable relating to the living than to her dead charges.
Episode 20 – I Heard You Call My Name
After her young son drowns during a beach field trip, a school teacher is haunted, convinced her ghostly son wants to take her with him. But when she saves the life of another boy, she realizes her own son was trying to set her free from her guilt.
Episode 21 – Conscience
A good man who has done some terrible things finds that his conscience has a unique way of giving himself away – whether he wants it or not.
Episode 22 – Bless Me Father
A young disillusioned priest is sent to take over a dying parish, but finds his presence is resented by the older priest. The young priest soon finds himself haunted by the ghost of a girl he left behind to join the clergy.
Episode 23 – Fatal Distraction
A frustrated writer is tempted to cheat on his wife by a mysterious woman he sees through his apartment window. But when he discovers that she is a ghost, it’s too late – for she sees him as the man who left her years ago, and intends to get her revenge.
Episode 24 – Sleep No More
A dream psychologist who takes on her patients’ nightmares yearns to escape her work and insensitive husband. But when her nightmares start to invade her waking hours, she seeks refuge – into a peaceful dreamscape.
Episode 25 – Cloistered
A lonely care-giver to the elderly falls for a man whom she believes is kept in his house by his domineering mother. But as their secret relationship grows, she is horrified to learn that the young man is not what he seems.
Episode 26 – The House That Spilled Tears
A slumlord, condemned to house arrest in her own decrepit property, is haunted by the specters of tenants who suffered and died in the building.
Episode 27 – Blazes
A hero fireman, who is actually a compulsive arsonist, forges an unholy alliance with a mysterious homeless man with more than a passing interest in blazes.
Episode 28 – The New Nanny
A nanny spends a terrifying first night with her strange new charge.
Episode 29 – Underground
An attendant, working in a subterranean garage, finds himself trapped in a nightmarish underworld.
Episode 30 – Point Hope
A woman is saved from suicide by a mysterious lighthouse keeper with more on his mind than her salvation.
Episode 31 – The Scream House
A man drags his wife back to the idealized neighborhood of his youth, but a trip to the old boardwalk fun house provides a terrifying glimpse into a past best forgotten.
Episode 32 – The State of Grace
A lonely hospital orderly falls in love with a beautiful woman who just happens to be comatose. A la Sleeping Beauty she is reawakened by his feelings for her – yet only he alone can see her in a wakened state.
Episode 33 – Heartsick
The recipient of a heart transplant finds herself attracted to a stranger she sees on a train. Turns out she’s being controlled by the ghost of the donor – the erstwhile lover of the man on the train.
Episode 34 – From the Ashes
An Asian man, a refugee from his homeland’s murderous regime, is haunted by a trio of death squad enforcers – all of whom were executed years ago.
Episode 35 – Winner Take All
A ruthless CEO gathers three of his executives for a most unusual poker game – the stakes of which prove more than anyone bargained for.
Episode 36 – Inheritance
An African-American couple are terrorized in their new home by the ghost of a racist man. In the end, we discover the ghost’s true motive – unable to rest in peace, he’s been seeking forgiveness from his sins.
Episode 37 – Denial
After his wife’s murderer is finally sentenced, a man starts to see visions of the crime, revealing a horrible truth that he’s managed to hide from himself.
Episode 38 – Erased
Locked in a stale marriage with her lackluster husband, a youth-obsessed woman starts to suspect that he is creating a young woman to replace her. As she starts to disappear, she learns too late that the woman is actually the younger version of herself – the one her husband fell in love with many years ago.
Episode 39 – Parting Shot
Having missed the perfect photo of a celebrity she’s hounded for years, a paparazza seeks the ultimate shot – of the now dead celebrity lying in state at a funeral home. But after finally getting the picture, she finds that the ghost of the celebrity starts to relentlessly hound her.
Episode 40 – Consumers
A young guy gets a job working the night shift at a supermarket frequented by the neighborhood elderly. Much to his horror, he discovers that they aren’t shopping for denture cream and hearing aid batteries – but for young bodies to take over and inhabit.
Episode 41 – It’s Only A Movie
Joey Howell, jaded horror film fan and video store clerk extraordinaire, wins a fantastic prize from his favorite “B” horror film star, Mindy McCobb – the role of an extra in her newest film. But when he arrives on the set, Joey finds that things are not as they seem. The movie is being played out for real – and he’s to be the star victim.
Episode 42 – At Death’s Door
At the end of the Civil War, a grieving woman, whose husband is missing in action, awaits a doctor to care for her ill son. To make matters worse, the boy has had visions of the Angel of Death coming to their door, and when a mysterious soldier appears seeking shelter, the woman’s fears begin to mount. In the end, it turns out to be a case of mistaken identity – the doctor himself is the Angel of Death, who has come to take the woman, not her son.
Episode 43 – Going Down
The experience of having been trapped in a collapsed building has left Kate Bradshaw claustrophobic and mute. Now, as she’s held hostage in an elevator by a disgruntled security guard, Kate finds herself confronting her worst fear. As she re-lives the terrible disaster from her past – the smoke, the debris, the screams of the dying – she pleads for release from the desperate guard. But strangely enough, a transference begins to take place – as Kate gathers her strength, the ghosts of her ordeal start haunting the guard. In the end, Kate triumphs over her fears as well as her captor—the guard winds up a hopeless claustrophobic in a jail cell, while Kate’s ability to speak is restored.
Episode 44 – Cabin Fever
Art Jones, who has faked his death in a mountain blizzard and killed his climbing guide in the process, hides out on a steamy tropical island, awaiting a hefty insurance settlement. After eight months in isolation, Art is now being tormented by the ghost of the climbing guide, who during a blistering heat wave turns Art’s shack into a freezing cage of guilt.