... you can learn from:
Crimson Peak (2015)
Ogilvie: A ghost story. Your fatherdidn't tell me it was a ghost story.Edith: Oh it's... it's not. It's more a story witha ghost in it. The ghost is just a metaphor.Ogilvie: A metaphor?Edith: For the past.
I love how Guillermo Del Toro just lays that out there in Crimson Peak -- a smack upside the head to reorient our expectations going into the movie, and yet so many people were like, "It's not scary enough!!! The ghosts are funny looking!!!" after watching it. This movie remains so underrated! Blergh, people. Anyway no blergh to Guillermo, who's celebrating his 59th birthday today! A very happy blergh-less day to him!