Ghost Whisperer

Season 3 Episode 15

Horror Show

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Apr 25, 2008 on CBS
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Melinda investigates the haunting of a college student after the student sees a horror movie.

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  • A great mixture, ghost story, horror movies and haunted people.

    A great mixture, ghost story, horror movies and haunted people.

    I specially love the way the used all those horror movies into the story, the references, the hauntings, the videos.

    The scene at Toby's studio, the first time Melinda goes there...that was a great scene, the way he was daring her and she was responding. The all the screens with her face, he recorded it all.

    I don't like horror movies. OK I saw the SAW I, II and III but I laugh all the time, I saw them in less than 12 hours.

    Movies made to scare people, to create such and atmosphere that people get scared of doing things.

    This was a hell of an episode.

    They never said they loved each other but they did...

    A new mystery comes up...moreless
  • A very good episode, which I think I enjoyed more because I too love horror movies.

    The episode starts off with Professor Payne and Melinda in office waiting for Kylie, who Payne recommended to help Melinda with her taxes. Melinda tells him that the Kylie is late and that she has to go as it is her night to cook. We then see a girl (who we soon discover is Kylie), walking through Campus and she thinks that something is there (there is a ghost there). She hears a strange noise, which is coming from the speakers on the campus. Professor Payne then tells Melinda that he thinks that Kylie maybe haunted. Kylie goes to the store (the next day) to start doing the taxes, when she gets attacked by flies. She then falls backwards through the glass door of the store. Both Delia and Melinda go to help her, and Delia goes to get Jim. Once Jim thinks that she is ok Kylie is in a rush to leave. Melinda soon tells her that she can see ghosts and that one is haunting her.

    We then see Jim in shower, as Melinda gets into bed. Something grabs her and tries to drag her down. Jim comes rushing in as she screams and then it hits her. All of the things such as the flies and her being pulled under are all things from horror movies. It is then that she realised that Kylie is being haunted by things from such movies. Payne finds a flyer for horror movie auditions and tells Melinda about it. . Melinda goes to where they are held which turns out to be an abandoned warehouse. She still goes inside even though the flyer is months old in search of the person holding the auditions, Tony Bates.

    Melinda chases a ghost round the building and then finds a mannequin with blood all over it which looked like the ghost. Aldo there is an editing bay which has all clips of Melinda playing it on. She steals the laptop to try and find out more information. She and Payne try to find out how Toby and Kylie are connected. They believe that it may be through a close friend of Kylies who auditioned for Toby.

    He friend tells Payne that he auditioned ad that Kylie went with him, but she didn't audition. He said that Toby would ask people what their favourite horror movie and what scene scared them the most and then put them in that scene (by re-creating it). It is then that Payne discovers that Kylie is a massive horror fan.

    They mention find Toby sites about the movies which he was making and I know what you did last summer is mentioned. Payne then gives Melinda a look (This is due to the fact that the actress that plays Melinda was in I know what you did last summer & I still know what you did last summer the sequel). It is soon discovered tat Toby is making his movies from the grave. The ghost goes to Melinda and scares her as she is watching one of the movies which Toby made. She at first thinks that it may be Jim trying to scary her, but she soon realises that it isn't him. It is soon discovered Kylie was working with Toby behind the camera. Kylie goes back to her dorm room and starts freaking out. Toby is there and he keeps playing his death over and over to her, on her TV computer in the mirror etc. It is then that Melinda discovers that he simply tripped and fell. When Melinda goes home, Toby is there. He tells her that he knows why she likes horror movies so much, and that it is because someone abandoned her. He tells her Kylie will finish the movie that they were making and that she has no choice. Kylie soon understand all of this for herself and goes to finish the movie, when she goes back to edit it, she can't hit the finish button, almost as if Toby is stopping her. When then discover that Kylie worked away for the summer, and wasn't told that her father was dying. She had made her mind up that she wanted to make movies and that she was going to tell her father, but then her mother called and he died. Toby says he was only there to help her find her dream.

    He sees light and crosses over Melinda does cry, but only a little this week. We then see her and Jim in bed. She then sees a ghost which a mask coming at her in her sleep. Jim wakes her up and asks her if she is ok. She answers him by telling him that it was a memory from when she was younger and that it happened to her. Jim gives her a hug.moreless
  • Melinda hires a collage student at her store her first day there Melinda finds out this collage student is being haunted by the ghost of a young man who was making a homemade horror movie when he died.moreless

    I loved this episode. It was the first episode that really scared me. In the first part of the episode I really thought this ghost was not going to cross over. I thought for a while that he might have been wide brim hat man (Romano). I thought this episode was going to not be scarey. I miss read the preview. It was really scarey and over all I loved it. The only thing I dident like about the episode was there was only like two seens with Jim and Mel in it. The end really stumped me though. Once again I loved this episode and I cant wait for Friday.moreless
  • Loved this episode.

    I loved how they kept giving credit to J. Love's work in I Know What You Did Last Night. Like how she loves thriller movies. When Jim tells her to turn on the lights if she's so scared, and Melinda is like and ruin all the fun. That was priceless and so true. Later Melinda was like Why do I always get the scary ones. They seemed to have fun with this episode because of J. Love's work in the thriller genre. Also about the overcoat, Mel is like pick one any one, if I remember I Know What You Did Last Summer the guy did wear a raincoat but it reminded you of an overcoat. I just enjoyed this episode it was fun.moreless
  • Absolutely fantastic!

    Where to begin? Well, first of all, there was the refreshingly fast plunge right into the plot. Normally, it takes about ten minutes, or so, for Melinda to meet her newest "client," and the earth-bound entity haunting them. But, last night, they (the cast and crew) got right to it. Something's bothering the daughter of Professor Payne's late mentor, and he thinks it might be up Melinda's usual alley. Then, there's the horror-film imagery that Melinda ultimately recognizes. Which, in turn, reveals a previously-hidden side of her; she loves semi-gory thrillers. In fact, when she and Payne are reading off the list of horror films from Toby Bates' computer, I love the "you-just-couldn't-resist-it" look Payne gives her at the in-joke mention of "I Know What You Did Last Summer." Classic! The only thing I did not like was the pastiche of "Blair Witch Project" done with the dropped camcorder. That type of so-called homage has been so overdone, it should be extinct! That being said, I loved the revelation that Toby's actions were motivated by a most-ironic fact. Namely, that the man who would force others to face their worst fears was too afraid to tell the woman that he loved how he felt. I was also suitably shocked, at the ending; when it was strongly hinted that Mel might have been molested when she was a child.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • 'Janet's Fear: I know what you did last summer'. They read that line of a website. The funny thing is that 'Janet' is afraid of a movie that Jennifer Love Hewitt is starring in.

    • When Melinda & Prof Payne are discussing the movies that were copied for the shockumentary he says "I Know What You Did Last Summer" and looks at Jennifer Love Hewitt...who starred in the movie & its sequel.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Melinda: So why has she been
      covering it with us?
      Payne: Have I not been trying to figure that out the entire ride over here??
      Melinda: I don't know, I wasn't with you.
      Payne: You're right, that was, uh, skippy. I forget. You guys look so much alike.

    • Payne: You know, nobody ever knew what the heck I was talking about.
      Melinda: And that's different now in what way?

    • Kylie: It's funny how the definition of luck changes depending on how bad yours is.
      Jim: Yeah,right, being attacked by a swarm of flies, not lucky.

    • Melinda (to Professor Payne): So you want me to give her a job, just in case she has a ghost? And if she doesn't, what do you want me to do then...clean her dorm room, do her laundry?

  • NOTES (1)

    • International Air Dates:
      Denmark: May 29, 2008 on Kanal 4
      The Netherlands: October 12, 2008 on Net 5
      Turkey: February 25, 2009 on CNBC-e
      Czech Republic: July 13, 2009 on AXN
      Slovakia: December 6, 2009 on JOJ
      Finland: March 13, 2010 on Nelonen


    • In this episode, the characters mention or reference the horror movies Carrie, The Amityville Horror, The Grudge, The Exorcist, The Blair Witch, Evil Dead, Friday the 13th, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Nightmare on Elm Street, Children of the Corn and The Shining.

    • Melinda: It's like Freddy Krueger meets Punk'd

      This is in reference to the the character Freddy Krueger from the series of movies entitled "A Nightmare On Elm Street" in which he is an undead serial killer. "Punk'd" is a hidden camera television show which plays pranks on numerous celebrities. Melinda is saying here that Toby's shockumentary is similar to these.

    • I Know What You Did Last Summer

      When Rick is looking at the list of Toby's actors and their most feared horror movies he mentions I Know What You Did Last Summer, then he gives Melinda (Jennifer Love Hewitt) a look. Jennifer Love Hewitt starred in I Know What You Did Last Summer.