TV Ghosts Best Worst

Top TV Ghosts From Ghostbusters, American Horror Story and More

Now that you’ve helped us crown TV’s top werewolf (Teen Wolf‘s Derek Hale!) and vampire (Buffy‘s Spike!), we’re officially halfway through our monthlong salute to small-screen spookies — and nothing screams stuck-in-the-middle like a bunch of ghosts, right?

While the creatures in our first two polls were all pretty run-of-the-mill — no offense to you stunning, chiseled vamps and wolves out there — the pool of TV ghosts appears refreshingly diverse. Among our 13 picks: three homicidal lunatics (thanks, American Horror Story!), two feisty grandmothers and a handful of animated oddballs.

Browse our gallery of the top TV ghosts below, then vote for your favorites and drop a comment with any we might have missed.

Comments are monitored, so don’t go off topic, don’t frakkin’ curse and don’t bore us with how much your coworker’s sister-in-law makes per hour. Talk smart about TV!

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  1. Me says:

    Slimer for sure!

    • Robby says:

      Credit J. Michael Straczynski and the others behind The Real Ghostbusters (still the greatest movie to cartoon spinoff of all time) for making a no-name movie character into a vital part of the Ghostbusters team.

  2. Creepers says:

    Love American Horror Story, film all the way baby!

  3. Mary says:

    Penny Halliwell! Gram was quite funny and a badass ghost witch.

  4. Alice says:

    Sally Malik- sassy ghost ftw

  5. Eli says:

    Phantom Dennis (Angel)

  6. Jake says:

    The fact that Casper is the ghost of a dead child is pretty creepy.

  7. Buschling says:

    Bobby Singer! Love him alive or ghostly…idjits :)

  8. bryce says:

    Stop. Derek Hale was the top werewolf? That’s obscene. He’s so… Boring.

  9. Josh says:

    Why is Tate even here? The guy’s a rapist/murderer

  10. Definitely Slimer. He was adorable.

  11. Jude says:

    Soooooooooo what happened to Bobby Singer on SUPERNATURAL ??? He kept right on protecting his surrogate boys and doing his job after he died……until he got a bit too vengeful on Big Dick the Leviathan…..

  12. Bartimeus says:

    Tate/Evan Peters is the reason Murder House will never be my favorite season. The worst character of the past six or so years.

  13. Drew says:

    Sally all the way!
    I was a fan of Bobby on Supernatural, but season 7 was pretty bad and unfortunately his death arc got caught up in that badness. I can’t vote for ghost Bobby.

  14. oliverhearst says:

    La Llorona from Grimm

  15. Jay Keaveny says:

    Third poll with no Dark Shadows characters. What a shame.

  16. IMHO says:

    Spike died as The Best Vamp on “Buffy” and became my favorite Ghost on “Angel “

  17. Alice says:

    The rapist won favorite ghost?
    People are sick.