The Best Ghost Movies Based on Books, Ranked

  • Some of the best horror movies are based on books, including the cult classic Christine and the iconic film The Exorcist.
  • Clive Barker's Candyman and Stephen King's It are prime examples of successful book-to-movie adaptations in the horror genre.
  • The Shining, The Woman in Black, and Ringu are standout films that originated from novels and left a lasting impact on the horror film industry.

The world of film and movies is full of horrors, thrillers, and ghost stories. Some of the best and most successful movies are adapted from books, and the horror genre is no different. There are many that have taken their stories or basis from written media. While many don't realize it, some of the best movies about ghost stories are taken from books.

Updated Oct 13, 2023: This article has been updated with even more ghost movies that are based on books.

Christine (1983)

Master of Horror John Carpenter took on the challenge to bring to life one of Stephen King's many horror stories with Christine in 1983. The screenplay by Bill Phillips takes the most resounding elements of the book to create an original story where a bullied nerd named Arnie Cunningham buys a 1958 Plymouth Fury for $200, becoming infatuated with the car. After restoring it to mint condition, his bully decides it'll be fun to trash his car. Arnie discovers Christine is alive, so he takes her for a ride to kill every person who wrongs him . Although the movie is a cult classic and one of Carpeter's best works, King was displeased with the final result.

Candyman (1992)

Clive Barker should be regarded as one of the most imaginative minds in the horror genre. He certainly has a knack for visuals that is unparalleled. The creator of Hellraiser had another of his works adapted into a major motion picture in 1992, with Candyman , an adaptation of a novella named The Forbidden, part of the anthology Books and Blood. The story follows a woman named Helen Lyle, who is researching the myth of the Candyman. The myth about this spirit is related to a story of forbidden love and a racially motivated execution . This film made Tony Todd a staple of the horror genre.

If you're wondering why we chose the 2017 remake of It over the original, it's because the 1990 mini-series opted to make Pennywise into an extraterrestrial being, while the 2017 version decided to stick to the source material by making the murderous clown the supernatural entity he was meant to be. The film by Andy Muschietti follows the misadventures of The Loser's Club, a group of friends who find themselves facing off against Pennywise. This murderous clown took the life of Georgi, the young brother of one of the kids. The Loser's Club manages to defeat Pennywise, only for it to return 27 years later and begin its rampage again.

The Exorcist (1973)

The ultimate horror blockbuster of 1973 is an adaptation of a novel of the same name written by William Peter Blatty, who also wrote the screenplay for the movie. The Exorcist , directed by William Friedkin, tells the story of a young girl named Regan who is suddenly possessed by a demonic entity known as Pazuzu. After exhausting all medical options to figure out what is wrong with Regan, his mother finally caves in and calls an exorcist to help free her little girl from the demon's clutches. This film is still considered a landmark of horror and one of the best representations of prestige horror films ever offered in cinemas.

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The Haunting/The Haunting of Hill House (1999)

The 1999 film The Haunting had a rockstar cast and a great story. Set at a sprawling estate, a doctor holds a study with three participants on the psychological effects of fear. During the stay, the participants are told of the house's history and all the tortured souls who perished there. The study is interrupted when real ghosts begin to intervene. Unfortunately, the film's execution did not meet expectations. The film was loosely based on the 1959 novel The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. The novel has been adapted many times. There are multiple movies, a stage play, and the most recent is a limited series on Netflix .

The Shining (1980)

The 1980 Stanley Kubrick film The Shining revolutionized the cinematography world . The story follows a family as they travel to an isolated hotel that has a sinister presence. The father becomes violently possessed while his psychic son is tormented by the spirits that dwell in the hotel. The film was adapted from Stephen King's novel of the same name. The book was a huge success that gave way for a very successful film. Unfortunately, King actually came out against the film, saying that it was not an accurate depiction of his work. This, however, does not deter fans from saying that the film is one of the best classic horror films.

The Legend of Hell House (1973)

The 1973 classic horror film The Legend of Hell House created an entire horror trope that is still followed in current films. The film takes place at the "Mount Everest of haunted houses" as a physicist investigates the afterlife. The group of researchers is confronted with the former owner's evil past as a sadist and murderer. The group must survive the house's evil intentions before they are killed like the prior victims. The movie's screenplay was written by Richard Matheson, the author of the original 1971 novel Hell House . While the film was met with mixed reviews, it is still one of the greats among the many classic films in Matheson's filmography.

The Woman in Black (2012)

The Woman in Black is a popular film from 2012 that starred Daniel Radcliffe. Set in 1906, a widowed lawyer travels to a remote village where the ghost of a vengeful woman is terrorizing the locals. The black spirit targets the village's children as penance for her own child being taken from her. The film was based on Susan Hill's 1983 novel of the same name. The book was originally adapted in 1989 for an ITV TV movie that aired on Christmas Eve. The 2012 version was successful enough at the box office for a sequel that came out in 2015.

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Ghost Story (1981)

Ghost Story is a supernatural horror movie from 1981 that stars the legendary Fred Astaire. The movie shows four aging friends as they gather together as an informal men's club to share horrifying tales. When one of them suspects a woman's ghost is haunting them, they begin to discuss their involvement in the woman's death from some years ago. The movie has a phenomenal cast, with Astaire, Melvyn Douglas, and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. on screen together for the last time. It was based on Peter Straub's Ghost Story , published in 1979, and Roger Ebert even gave a review saying the film was an improvement on the novel's material.

Don't Look Now (1973)

Don't Look Now is a thriller film from 1973. The film follows a married couple as they travel to Venice after the death of their daughter. While working to restore a church, the couple meet a clairvoyant woman who claims their daughter is trying to contact them from the beyond. At first, the couple are skeptical until mysterious sightings begin to appear. The film is renowned for its editing style that drove the audience into the emotions and themes of the film. The successful film was adapted from the Daphne du Maurier short story of the same name that was published in 1971.

Ringu (1998)

The Japanese supernatural horror film Ringu from 1998 was what revolutionized horror film and brought Japanese horror elements to Western cinema. The movie shows a reporter who races to solve the mystery behind a videotape that kills its viewers in seven days. The film was based on a mystery horror novel of the same name, written by Koji Suzuki in 1991. The film was so popular that multiple sequels were made. Then, in 2002, an American remake was released that sparked an era of Japanese horror remakes.

The Amityville Horror (1979)

The 1979 film The Amityville Horror is a terrifying thriller film that was based on allegedly true events . The story shows the Lutz family that buys a home in Amityville, New York. The couple discovers that a mass murder took place in the house, and now there are supernatural forces threatening the family. The film was based on the 1977 book of the same name by Jay Anson. The book was the collection of claims that the Lutz family made about living in a terrifying haunted home. The film was one of the highest-grossing independent films of all time, and in 2005, a remake was released to welcoming reviews.

The Best Ghost Movies Based on Books, Ranked

Ghost (1990): Where the Cast Is Today

Ghost is a classic of supernatural romance and '90s cinema in general, starring several actors who would go on to define the decade.

Even if you haven’t seen the 1990 movie Ghost , you’ve more than likely seen its most famous scene through clip compilations, loving homages, and parodic interpretations. The 1990 supernatural romance from Jerry Zucker ( Airplane! ) broke box office records, grossing $505 million against a $22-23 million budget.

Ghost ’s smashing success made it the highest-grossing film of 1990 and made it the then third-highest-grossing picture of all time. Critics loved Ghost too, and the movie was nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Score; Whoopi Goldberg and writer Bruce Joel Rubin won for Best Supporting Actress and Best Screenplay, respectively.

Ghost stars Dirty Dancing icon Patrick Swayze as Sam Wheat, a New York City banker in love with his girlfriend Molly (Demi Moore). The two are mugged one night and Sam is shot dead, leaving Molly devastated. But Sam can’t climb to heaven with the angels just yet; instead, he must rely on the help of charlatan psychic Oda Mae Brown (Goldberg) to solve his murder and bring Molly peace.

Ghost is a classic of supernatural romance and '90s cinema in general, starring several actors who would go on to define the decade. Over thirty years later, this is where the cast of Ghost is now.

Patrick Swayze as Sam Wheat

Ghost won star Patrick Swayze his second Golden Globe nomination for best actor after his first for Dirty Dancing three years earlier. Following Ghost , Swayze starred opposite Keanu Reeves in Kathryn Bigelow’s Point Break in 1991. That same year, Swayze was also awarded People’s coveted “Sexiest Man Alive” title. The actor’s next major part was in the groundbreaking and complicated road comedy To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar with Wesley Snipes and John Leguizamo.

In a break from his typical good guy persona, Swayze appeared in the 2001 cult classic Donnie Darko as closeted pedophile Bob Garland. Swayze’s final film role was in the 2009 drama Powder Blue , in which he played strip club owner and mob boss Velvet Blue. The actor’s last role was in the A&E crime drama The Beast , which several critics at the time claimed was a career best. Swayze, age 57, died in 2009 following a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer.

Demi Moore as Molly Jensen

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Demi Moore’s part as Molly Jensen in Ghost is what launched the actress into superstardom, proving that her name alone could make bank at the box office — at least in theory. Moore’s '90s career is marked by notable roles like Lieutenant Commander Joanne Galloway in A Few Good Men , Esmeralda in Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame , and Claire Donnelly in the critically acclaimed TV movie If These Walls Could Talk .

Despite these successes, the commercial failure of several of the actress’s big-budget 90s projects like G.I Jane and The Scarlet Letter are seen as a major part of a downturn in Moore’s success. Though perhaps not the shining star she was in earlier parts of her career, Moore continues to appear in shows and movies like Brave New World , The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent , and American Horror Story: Delicate . Moore’s love life is also a frequent topic in the media thanks to her previous marriages to Bruce Willis and Ashton Kutcher.

Whoopi Goldberg as Oda Mae Brown

The psychic Oda Mae Brown in Ghost is played by actor and comedy legend Whoopi Goldberg . Already known for her Golden Globe-winning performance as Celie in The Color Purple , Goldberg would win the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Ghost. The rest of the '90s would see Goldberg in memorable roles such as Sister Mary Clarence in the two Sister Act films, Shenzi the hyena in The Lion King , and Guinan in Star Trek: The Next Generation .

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In 1994, Goldberg hosted the 66th annual Academy Awards, making her the first African American and woman to host the show in its history—she would go on to host three more times in 1996, 1999, and 2002. In 2022, Goldberg returned to play Guinan in Star Trek: Picard. In addition to her acting roles on stage and screen, the EGOT winner has co-hosted the talk show The View since 2007.

Tony Goldwyn as Carl Brunner

Tony Goldwyn plays Sam’s coworker and so-called friend, Carl Brunner. Ghost was Goldwyn’s big break, after which he had prominent roles in films such as the crime thrillers The Pelican Brief and Kiss the Girls as well as Oliver Stone’s Nixon . In 1999, Goldwyn voiced Tarzan in Disney’s animated film of the same name.

The actor’s roles in the 2000s include Colonel Bagley in The Last Samurai and revenge-fueled father John Collingswood in the 2009 remake of The Last House on the Left . The 2010s saw Goldwyn in several film and TV projects including the first two Divergent films , The Belko Experiment , and Shonda Rhimes’ political thriller Scandal . The actor’s most recent projects include King Richard , Plane , Murder Mystery 2 , Oppenheimer , and Ezra , the latter of which he also directed.

Rick Aviles as Willie Lopez

Sam’s killer, mugger Willie Lopez, is played by Puerto Rican actor and comedian Rick Aviles . Though Ghost is Aviles’s best-known film, the actor has had small roles in movies like Cannonball Run , Jim Jarmusch’s Mystery Train , Carlito’s Way , and Waterworld.

Aviles appeared in a few TV series throughout the '80s and '90s, the most prominent being the 1994 miniseries of Stephen King’s The Stand , in which he played the villainous Rat Man. Unfortunately, Aviles passed in 1995 at the young age of 42 due to complications of AIDS.

Vincent Schiavelli as the Ghost in the Subway

Playing the sad-faced subway ghost is the instantly recognizable character actor Vincent Schiavelli . Due to a genetic disorder known as Marfan syndrome, Schiavelli is one of those actors that’s easy to recognize even if you don’t know his name. Early roles include epileptic patient Bruce Frederickson in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest , science teacher Mr. Vargas in Fast Times at Ridgemont High , and John O’Conner in the cult classic The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension.

Schiavelli’s post- Ghost roles include the Organ Grinder in Batman Returns and Dr. Kaufman in Tomorrow Never Dies . Schiavelli’s voice might also be familiar to Hey Arnold! fans as Pigeon Man in the fan-favorite episode of the same name . In 2005, Schiavelli died of lung cancer at age 57.

Stephen Root as the Police Sergeant

Before he made it big, actor Stephen Root played the unnamed police sergeant in Ghost . Nine years later, Root would catapult to stardom thanks to his hilarious portrayal of Milton Waddams in Mike Judge’s Office Space . At that point, Root was already voicing Bill in King of the Hill and would return to Judge’s work with the 2006's Idiocracy .

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The actor is also a frequent Combee brothers collaborator, playing parts in O Brother, Where Art Thou? , The Octillery , No Country for Old Men , and The Ballad of Buster Scruggs . No stranger to TV, Root has made countless appearances over the years in shows like Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Succession . From 2018 to 2023, Root played self-serving “friend” Monroe Fuches in the dark comedy Barry .

Armelia McQueen as Clara Brown

Broadway maven Armelia McQueen played Oda Mae’s sister Clara Brown. The actress was part of the original off-Broadway production of Ain’t Misbehavin , a revue-style show dedicated to the works of Fats Waller. McQueen made her Broadway debut when the show moved to the Longacre Theater.

The actress had two more film roles post- Ghost — the political satire Bulworth and the comedy Life — but she would make far more appearances on TV in subsequent years . In addition to bit parts in series including That’s So Raven , The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine , McQueen played the Red Queen in Disney’s Adventures in Wonderland. In 2020, McQueen passed at age 68 due to an unreported illness.

Bruce Jarchow as Lyle Ferguson

Bruce Jarchow plays Lyle Ferguson, the hapless banker whom Sam and Oda Mae trick into closing Carl’s money laundering account. Since 1980, Jarchow has played bit parts in countless and varied TV series and movies including Scrooged , Desperate Housewives , Family Matters , and Big .

Jarchow has also had some more prominent roles. In the 1995 contagion thriller Outbreak the actor played Dr. Mascelli; and in the '90s sitcom adaptation of John Hughes’s Weird Science , Jarchow played high school principal Mr. Scampi. Jarchow has continued to act into the 2020s, most recently appearing as Abby’s father, Edward, in the Showtime queer-positive comedy Work in Progress .

Augie Blunt as Orlando

The ghost that temporarily takes over Oda Mae’s body to speak to his wife from beyond, Orlando, is played by Augie Blunt . Blunt’s first role came a year before Ghost in the straight-to-video blunder Princess Warrior , which some bad movie fans might recognize through the popular movie review channel Red Letter Media .

Throughout the '90s, Blunt played bit parts in Full House , South Central , The American President , and the Eddie Murphey/Martin Lawrence comedy Life . Blunt died in 1999 at the age of 69.

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Meet The Cast Of Power Book II: Ghost

The first of Starz's Power spinoffs introduces Mary J. Blige and Method Man.

Method Man as Davis MacLean & Michael Rainey Jr. as Tariq St. Patrick in 'Power Book II: Ghost'

Omari Hardwick's Ghost may be dead, but plenty of familiar faces from Starz's Power live on in the Power Book II: Ghost cast . Following the aftermath of Tariq St. Patrick (Michael Rainey Jr.) murdering his father — and his mother Tasha (Naturi Naughton) taking the blame for him, both actors are joined in the spinoff by fellow alums, including Shane Johnson (Cooper Saxe). There are plenty of newcomers too, including powerhouse Grammy winners Mary J. Blige and Clifford "Method Man" Smith.

Referencing Method Man's 1994 track, "Bring the Pain," Power executive producer 50 Cent revealed on XXL 's Hip-Hop Moments of Clarity podcast that he "was begging" and "had to work to get" the Wu-Tang Clan member to join Power Book II . "The difference with Mary [J. Blige] and Meth is that these are my stars," he said on the podcast before breaking into song. "People who are stars when I'm just in the neighborhood looking at the TV. Like I said, it's a different thing when you're on the bus saying, 'I came to bring the pain, it's hardcore from the brain...'"

If your favorite Power characters aren't in this spinoff , however, there are still three more (and counting) in the works. "We are patterning it after Marvel , where different characters come in and out of other people's shows,” creator Courtney Kemp told Entertainment Weekly after the Power series finale. "So there’s crossovers and some of your favorite characters will come back, even if they don’t get their own spinoff, they will show up in places. We’re trying to really do it for the fans, to give them most of what they want."

Get to know more about those who will be in Power Book II below.

Michael Rainey Jr. (Tariq St. Patrick)

Michael Rainey Jr. as Tariq in 'Power Book II: Ghost'

The 19-year-old Orange Is the New Black alum is continuing the role he's played in since 2014. In Power Book II , Tariq is a freshman at Stansfield University, but with his mom in jail for a murder he committed, he's torn between college life and starting his own branch of the family business to pay for Tasha's legal representation.

Naturi Naughton (Tasha St. Patrick)

Naturi Naughton as Tasha in 'Power Book II: Ghost'

Also a six-season Power vet, the Notorious actor returns as fierce and fashionable Tasha, who's now imprisoned for murdering Ghost — though she's innocent of the crime. Faced with proving her innocence while also protecting Tariq, she racks up legal fees that send her son down a path she'd worked to help him avoid.

Mary J. Blige (Monet Stewart Tejada)

Mary J. Blige as Monet in 'Power Book II: Ghost'

The Grammy-winning and Oscar-nominated Power newcomer stars as street-smart and ruthless Monet, who heads up her illicit family business now that her husband is in jail for murder. Despite keeping her territory stable and profitable, she must adapt to maintain order when her once-smoothly running system begins to crumble.

Shane Johnson (Cooper Saxe)

Shane Johnson as Cooper Saxe in 'Power Book II: Ghost'

Johnson, whose film credits date back to 1998's Saving Private Ryan , reprises his role as the last man standing in the Eastern District, now the U.S. Attorney. However, his new ambitions drag him back into the St. Patrick's world once again.

Gianni Paolo (Brayden Weston)

Gianni Paolo as Brayden Weston in 'Power Book II: Ghost'

Charismatic, goofy, and loyal Brayden reunites with his former roommate Tariq at Stansfield, eager to restart their high school drug business. Paolo has made guest appearances Freeform's The Fosters and Hulu's Chance , and most recently starred alongside Octavia Spencer in the psychological thriller Ma .

Quincy Tyler Bernstine (Tameika Washington)

Quincy Tyler Bernstine plays Tameika in 'Power Book II: Ghost'

After being fired from the U.S. Attorney’s office, Tameika takes on the role of Tasha's high-powered defense attorney whose quest for the truth is made more difficult by her client's attempts to hide it from her. The stage actor's standout film roles include 2008's Rachel Getting Married and 2016's Manchester by the Sea .

Daniel Bellomy (Ezekiel "Zeke" Cross)

Daniel Bellomy as Zeke in 'Power Book II: Ghost'

The alum of HBO's The Deuce and USA's Suits plays Zeke, whose NBA aspirations cause him to lose academic focus at Stansfield. Relying on Tariq to tutor him to stay off academic probation, he also introduces his pal to his Aunt Monet (Blige) and the Tejada family, which unbeknownst to him, puts his future in jeopardy.

Paige Hurd (Lauren Baldwin)

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Lauren is an overachieving Stansfield student played by Hurd, who's known for Everybody Hates Chris and The Oval . Her character eventually strikes up an unexpected romance with Tariq, who challenges her in the classroom. Their new relationship stands to throw her off her mission to get straight A's at Stansfield, however.

Clifford "Method Man" Smith (Davis MacLean)

Method Man as Davis in 'Power Book II: Ghost'

The Grammy-winning Wu-Tang Clan hitmaker stars as a sharp, ethically challenged defense attorney with a few secrets of his own. Davis' addiction to winning ends up being all he cares about within the St. Patrick's world of drugs and murder.

Melanie Liburd (Caridad "Carrie" Milgram)

Melanie Liburd as Carrie in 'Power Book II: Ghost'

Best known as Zoe from This Is Us , Liburd plays Tariq's accomplished, empathetic professor and advisor at Stansfield. After getting her ex-boyfriend Jabari a job at the university, their tumultuous relationship "sends Carrie spiraling deeper into her sex and love addiction, revealing her penchant for vulnerable Black men and troubling her role as the minority student advisor," per Starz's character description.

Justin Marcel McManus (Jabari Reynolds)

Justin Marcel McManus as Jabari in 'Power Book II: Ghost'

The one-time rising literary star accepts a position at Stansfield as a professor in the exclusive Canonical Studies program after his most recent novel bombs, reuniting him with ex-girlfriend Carrie. Jabari, who's played by the alum of Fox's Star , attempts to act as a father figure to a disinterested Tariq.

Woody McClain (Cane Tejada)

Woody McClain as Cane in 'Power Book II: Ghost'

McClain, also a pro dancer who's performed with Chris Brown and Fifth Harmony, plays Monet's hotheaded, unpredictable oldest child and right hand. Expected to uphold his incarcerated father's reputation in the streets, Cane's loyalty is tested as Monet starts making changes to the family business.

Lovell Adams-Gray (Dru Tejada)

Lovell Adams-Gray as Dru in 'Power Book II: Ghost'

Artist by day and up-and-coming drug lord by night, Dru has no desire to be part of the Tejada family business. After meeting Tariq and getting involved with a member of Zeke's basketball team, his strengthened quest for independence could yield deadly consequences for his loved ones. Power Book II is Lovell's first series regular role in a US series, though he previously starred in Canadian series including CBC's The Coroner and Netflix's Guilty Party .

LaToya Tonodeo (Diana Tejada)

LaToya Tonodeo as Diana in 'Power Book II: Ghost'

Tonodeo has had roles in The Oath , The Fosters , and The Perfect Match , and now she's taking a turn as the intelligent princess of the Tejada family. Despite Monet grooming her to be "next in line" to the throne, Diana unexpectedly falls for Tariq, causing her to question her ambitions within the family business.

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1. Free Will Is Never Free

Air date: Nov 21, 2021

Tariq tries to resume his normal college life; Brayden provides Tariq an escape; Monet makes plans for the business to protect her children; Cane seeks out a new family to take the streets for himself.

2. Selfless Acts?

Air date: Nov 28, 2021

Tariq needs to let go of the past to save what's left of his family; Diana helps Monet repair the business but sees Monet is distracted; Cane takes a lesson from a new ally to get what he wants.

3. The Greater Good

Air date: Dec 5, 2021

Tariq tries to keep CourseCorrect from going under; Diana grows wary of Cane's motives and Zeke's future gets put at risk; nobody can find Monet.

4. Gettin' These Ends

Air date: Dec 12, 2021

Davis questions Tariq's client referrals; Cane finds Brayden eager to prove himself and gives him the chance to make some real money; Zeke needs everyone's help to assure his professional basketball future is protected.

5. Coming Home to Roost

Air date: Dec 19, 2021

Tariq races against the clock for Yasmine; with pressure being placed on Monet, she struggles to wear the Tejada crown.

6. What's Free?

Air date: Jan 9, 2022

Tariq reflects on where he is in his life and who he can trust; Brayden must decide whether to protect his family or help save Tariq's; Monet is faced with a new world order within her own family.

7. Forced My Hand

Air date: Jan 16, 2022

Tariq finds himself on a quest for normalcy forever just out of reach; as he returns to school, Tariq searches for evidence to prove his innocence with the help of his loyal friends Davis and Saxe.

8. Drug Related

Air date: Jan 23, 2022

Davis advises Tariq on the best way to protect himself against Jenny and Saxe questions what lines Davis crossed in doing so; Carrie realizes her own actions have put her students in harm's way.

9. A Fair Fight?

Air date: Jan 30, 2022

Tariq's fate lies in the hands of Tate; Monet's choices feel out of her control; she must rely on Mecca to help salvage the pieces of her family; Mecca plays his hand to put Monet right where he wants her.

10. Love and War

Air date: Feb 6, 2022

Tariq refuses to give up on his loved ones, and he must step in to help Monet save her own family; Monet, finally seeing the whole board, must move quickly to protect her family from Mecca.

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  • Genres: Crime, Drama
  • Network: STARZ
  • Premiere Date: Nov 21, 2021
  • Executive producers: Mark Canton , Courtney A. Kemp , Danielle De Jesus , 50 Cent , Shana Stein , Bart Wenrich

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Michael Rainey Jr.

Tariq St. Patrick

Shane Johnson

Cooper Saxe

Lovell Adams-Gray

Daniel Bellomy

Ezekiel "Zeke" Cross

LaToya Tonodeo

Diana Tejada

Justin McManus

Jabari Reynolds

Mary J. Blige

Gianni Paolo

Woody McClain

Naturi Naughton

Tasha St. Patrick

Davis MacLean

Larenz Tate

Rashad Tate

Melanie Liburd

Caridad "Carrie" Milgram

Daniel Sunjata

Shalim Ortiz

Danilo Ramirez

Berto Colon

Lorenzo Tejada

Effie Morales

Paton Ashbrook

Jenny Sullivan

Courtney A. Kemp

Mark Canton

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Shana Stein

Bart Wenrich

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awful continuation of a fantastic show "power"

I was so sure this show wouldn't be good as I didn't like tariq I never thought I would love this character he was so annoying in OG power but I'm now rooting for him

I was glad that people came to their senses about this show and that this season received better reviews than the last. However, I still think some viewers have vastly underrated the show. There isn't an episode, season, or series in the Power Universe that isn't/wasnot extraordinary! I applaud and thank Courtney A. Kemp, and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson for creating an incredible and exceptional series! Hats off to all the writers, actors, film crew, and the director as well! I was so bummed when thought the original Power was over but I was even more excited when I found out that the Power series wasn't over yet! love every series in the Power Universe and I can't wait to see more. I always find the time to watch the series premiere the second it's released!

Wie alle Power Serien bis jetzt einfach nur super. Durchdacht, spannend und für mich so ziemlich das beste, was das Streaming derzeit anzubieten hat.

Force season 1 with Tommy is so much better than this Power Book 2 series focusing on Tariq. Tariq has improved his acting but I don't really care about him. Method Man was pretty good as a main character but I'm just not sold on Mary J Blige as an actor. And Saxe is kinda irrelevant in this series.

Better than last season slightly more twists and a lot going on which can get to much but all rounds up and comes enjoyable power story and good twists.

Season two was awesome! I'm just annoyed with Effie, she ratted Tariq out when they were at Choate but killed Lauren for the wire..she killed Lauren because she wanted Tariq..I'm also quite perturbed with the cast choices, a brown skinned African American female (Monet) and white Latino (Lorenzo) not produce off spring darker than both of sister watched the first season and once she saw Lorenzo, she was like, "I'm thinking all the kids were adopted"..Lauren could have easily played Di, Or Effie for that matter and Cane, Zeke and Dru should have been played by three light skinned blacks or dark Hispanic needs to be more believable, even with the character choices..otherwise, it would also be cool to see Monet less angry all the time..every black woman is not perpetually crazy or mad about something..that stereotype is so tired..but, Tariq's character is doing well, hopefully they do some different things with his character outside of him constantly being in the cross hairs of the police, if that's all it's going to be, it's going to become redundant and boring..he's supposed to be better than Ghost, smarter…so let's see it..I would love to a season where Tariq is completely off the radar of the cops, doing what college students do and actually graduating and moving on to something legit..not every story needs to end tragically..even in real life there's plenty of people that escape the game and move in..

it's one of the best drama series I've ever watched. it's got all you need in a drama: manipulation, betrayal, lies, sex. it's a 11/10 for me

It's wayyy too scripted for me Mary J is getting a lot better since the season started, she still needs alot of work the only actor that makes it seem real is tariq that's it and these kids don't even sound right saying Papi lol sounds too forced

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Starz is locking in one of its Power spinoffs for a longer term: The premium cable outlet has renewed Power Book II : Ghost for a fourth season ahead of its season three premiere in March.

The series has also added Michael Ealy ( Barbershop, Stumptown ) to its cast for season four.

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The third season of Ghost , which premieres March 17, will follow Tariq St. Patrick (Michael Rainey Jr.) as he works to get his trust, get back to his family, and get out of the game. The emergence of a ruthless new foe, however, interrupts Tariq’s plans to reunite with Tasha (Naturi Naughton) and Yaz (Paris Morgan) and puts him, Brayden (Gianni Paolo), and Effie (Alix Lapri) back into business with the Tejadas. Mary J. Blige and Cliff “Method Man” Smith also star.

Ealy will join the series in season four as Detective Don Carter, a rising NYPD officer who was on track to become police commissioner until his wife was killed in a crossfire between rival drug gangs. He abandoned his former career track and now leads an elite drug task force that elicits concrete results against drug-related violence.

Season three of Ghost will be the first under showrunner Brett Mahoney, who took over the show when creator Courtney Kemp moved her overall deal to Netflix; she remains an executive producer of the Power franchise. Mahoney and Kemp (via her End of Episode banner) exec produce Power Book II: Ghost with Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson (via his G-Unit Film and Television), Mark Canton of Atmosphere Entertainment MM and Chris Selak. Starz parent Lionsgate Television produces the series.

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'Power Book II: Ghost' Season 3 Cast & Character Guide: Who Are the New and Returning Cast Members

The high-octane drama returns with even more characters.

Power Book II: Ghost is an American crime drama television series created by Courtney A. Kemp and is a spinoff from her popular show, Power . The series premiered in 2020 and follows Tariq St. Patrick, the son of former drug kingpin James "Ghost" St. Patrick, as he navigates the complex world of drugs, sex, and power, in his attempt to clear his mother's name and secure his future. The show's third season kicks off with Tariq St. Patrick determined to get back to his family and get out of the game for good. Season 3 of Power Book II: Ghost is doubling down on its adventures and risky dealings.

Season 3 of Power Book II: Ghost premieres on Starz on March 17, 2023. Before you catch up on the new season, here is the cast and character guide.

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Michael Rainey Jr. as Tariq St. Patrick

Michael Rainey Jr. plays Tariq St. Patrick, the main character in Power Book II: Ghost . Tariq is the son of James "Ghost" St. Patrick, the former protagonist of the original Power series. As a college student, Tariq tries to juggle his academic responsibilities while also being the head of his family. But after his mother is accused of killing Ghost, he is pulled into the criminal underworld of New York City to provide for his family. Displaying intelligence and ruthlessness, Tariq is a complex character willing to go to any lengths to protect his family, even if it means getting into any criminal activity.

Rainey Jr. began acting at 10 years old, appearing in minor roles in TV shows and movies such as The Butler and Orange is the New Black . However, he rose to fame after being cast as Tariq St. Patrick, the lead character in the spinoff series Power Book II: Ghost .

Gianni Paolo as Brayden Weston

Gianni Paolo plays Brayden Weston, a wealthy and privileged college student who becomes roommates with Tariq St. Patrick at Stansfield University. Despite his privileged background, Brayden remains faithful to Tariq and becomes a valuable accomplice in his ventures. Initially, the show depicts Brayden as a naive and inexperienced character who is disconnected from the realities of life beyond his privileged upbringing. But as he becomes increasingly involved in Tariq's illegal activities, he develops a more ruthless side to his personality. Paolo began his acting career in 2015 with a small role in Power . He's also well-known for his performance in the horror movie Ma .

Woody McClain as Cane Tejada

Woody McClain plays Cane Tejada, the eldest child of Lorenzo and Monet Tejada. As Monet's trusted right-hand man, he is also the half-brother of Ezekiel Cross and the elder brother of Dru and Diana Tejada. Cane is responsible for enforcing the Tejada drug organization's rules and is Monet's most reliable son until they form a partnership with Tariq. McClain s best known for his portrayal of Bobby Brown in the BET miniseries The New Edition Story and its follow-up film Whitney .

LaToya Tonodeo as Diana Tejada

LaToya Tonodeo plays Diana Tejada, the daughter of Monet Stewart Tejada, the influential leader of a drug empire based in Queens, New York. Diana is depicted as an intelligent and driven individual committed to achieving success within her family's criminal organization. She frequently clashes with her younger brother, Dru, who is more emotional and hesitant about participating in the family's illegal activities. Tonodeo landed her first television gig in 2009 with a minor role in the comedy movie Becoming Pony Boi . Tonodeo's breakthrough role came in the American web series The Oath , where she portrayed Tara Byrd and gained recognition.

Lovell Adams-Gray as Dru Tejada

Lovell Adams-Gray plays Dru Tejada, the youngest son of Monet and Lorenzo Tejada. Although he is an artist during the day, he finds himself as an emerging drug dealer by night, as it has been in his family's bloodline since his parents' marriage. Dru grapples with his role in his family's criminal organization as the series progresses. Despite his initial reluctance to be part of the drug trade, Dru eventually gets more involved, which exposes him to danger and leads to a significant amount of conflict and suspense in the show. Adams-Gray has also appeared in several other TV series, including Lost Girl , Supernatural , and films such as Deadly Inferno and Canada's Sweetheart: The Saga of Hal C. Banks .

Mary J. Blige as Monet Stewart Tejada

Mary J. Blige plays Monet Stewart Tejada, the head of a prominent drug-trafficking clan in Queens, New York. Monet is an uncompromising entrepreneur who prioritizes safeguarding her family's affairs and is willing to take drastic measures to achieve her goals. She is fiercely devoted to her kin and anticipates the same degree of faithfulness from them. She has gained a reputation as one of the most dominant and intimidating women in the criminal world.

Blige is a decorated singer-songwriter and actress who has won multiple Grammy Awards and is regarded as the "Queen of Hip Hop Soul" for her unique blend of R&B, soul, and hip-hop music. Blige received critical acclaim for her performance as Florence Jackson in the 2017 drama film Mudbound , for which she received several award nominations, including the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Clifford "Method Man" Smith Jr. as Davis Maclean

Clifford "Method Man" Smith Jr. plays a high-powered defense attorney who Tariq St. Patrick's family hires to represent him in his ongoing legal troubles. Davis is portrayed as a sophisticated and charismatic lawyer skilled at manipulating the legal system to his advantage. Method Man first gained prominence as a member of the influential hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan. In addition to his music career, he has acted in various films and television shows, including How High , The Wire , and Luke Cage .

Shane Johnson as Cooper Saxe

Shane Johnson plays Cooper Saxe, a former Assistant United States Attorney who becomes a private attorney after being fired from his position in the U.S. Attorney's Office. Cooper is portrayed as a conniving and ambitious lawyer who is obsessed with taking down Tariq St. Patrick and his family for their involvement in the drug trade. He is often at odds with his former colleagues in law enforcement and is willing to bend or break the rules to achieve his goals. Johnson's notable television credits include CSI: Miami , Law & Order , Cold Case , and Castle , among others. He remains a prominent figure in the entertainment industry, showcasing his talent and versatility as an actor.

Alix Lapri as Effie Morales

Alix Lapri plays Effie Morales, a student at Stansfield University who becomes romantically involved with Tariq. Effie is portrayed as an intelligent and independent young woman who is also involved in the drug trade. She initially befriends Tariq because she wants to buy drugs from him, but their relationship quickly becomes more complicated as they become closer and develop feelings for each other. Lapri is a singer-songwriter who began her music career at a young age, performing covers of popular songs on YouTube. This eventually led to her signing a recording contract with an independent label.

Berto Colon as Lorenzo Tejada

Berto Colon plays Lorenzo Tejada, the incarcerated patriarch of the Tejada family, a powerful drug-dealing organization based in Queens, New York. Lorenzo is portrayed as a shrewd and ruthless criminal mastermind who is feared and respected by those around him. Despite being behind bars, he continues influencing his family's operations and maintaining control over their criminal empire. Colon began his acting career in the early 2000s and has since appeared in numerous films, television shows, and stage productions. He's appeared in shows like Orange Is the New Black , Blindspot , and Narcos .

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Paton Ashbrook as Jenny Sullivan

Paton Ashbrook plays Jenny Sullivan, a lawyer that defended James St. Patrick during Tasha St. Patrick's trial for murder. But the charges against Tasha were abandoned after Saxe had charged Tasha with the queen pin statue. Jenny is returning to the spotlight to defend Jabari Reynolds, who was murdered at Stansfield University. She is determined to prosecute Reynolds's killer, whoever that may be. Ashbrook is an actress and director who has gained recognition for her work in several projects, including Minor Premise and Shameless .

Larenz Tate as Rashad Tate

Larenz Tate plays Rashad Tate, a former New York City Councilman and a successful political candidate who runs for the position of Lieutenant Governor. Rasha is portrayed as a charismatic and ambitious politician willing to do whatever it takes to achieve his goals, including dealing with unsavory characters and manipulating those around him.

Tate is best known for his roles in films such as Menace II Society , Dead Presidents , and Love Jones . In addition to his work on the big screen, Tate has also appeared in several television series, including The Postman and Rescue Me .

Monique Curnen as Blanca Rodriguez

Monique Curnen plays Blanca Rodriguez, an NYPD detective investigating Ghost and Angela. Following Angela's death, she persuaded Jacob Warner to appoint her as the task force leader investigating the case along with Cooper Saxe. Curnen appeared in shows like Lie to Me and Gotham .

New Characters

Season 3 of Power Book II: Ghost also sees the arrival of new characters. Keesha Sharp plays Harper Bone, a new professor at Stansfield University. Sharp starred in several popular television series, including Girlfriends and Everybody Hates Chris . David Walton , from Heist , appears as Lucas Weston, an adventure-seeking high-level executive at his family's Wall Street firm. Moriah Brown plays Kiki Travis, Tariq's new love interest and Bayden's new lover.


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    Elementary school students Kazuki, Taichi and Sosuke acquire a magical book. It leads them to a mysterious world where they meet classmate Minato. Together with teacher Yoko, they discover to be in a world where ghosts live. The five soon try to escape, but it seems that they have to catch ghosts for the magic book.

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