ByJ. “TAco” Badger, writer at

Ghosts, huh? Just when you think nothing will get rid of these invisible specters, you call a team of expert ghost hunters to save the day. No matter who ya' gonna call, these guys seem to always find a way to save the day. And today we salute the Seven Greatest Ghost Hunting Teams of Movies and TV!

7. Mystery Incorporated - Scooby-Doo

Members of Mystery Inc., Fred Jones, Velma Dinkley, Daphne Blake, Shaggy Rogers, Scooby-Doo, and Scrappy-Doo travel together in a van across the country. Four teenage drifters solve mysteries with their titular Great Dane.

GREATEST ASSET: Fred, Velma and Daphne have good enough detective skills, and by the end of the day, the Mystery Incorporated always get their man.

BIGGEST WEAKNESS: Aside from Scrappy-Doo, Shaggy and Scooby aren't exactly Sherlock Holmes. Also, they're at the bottom because they never actually hunt a real ghost.

6. Sam, Dean and Castiel - Supernatural

I'll be the first to say I'm not the biggest Supernatural fan, but the Winchester brothers and their gay angel buddy have been culturally prominent enough to sneak onto my radar.

GREATEST ASSET: Castiel, homosexual angel extraordinaire.

BIGGEST WEAKNESS: The quality of the show after Season 1.

5. Dr. Malcolm Crowe and Cole Sear - The Sixth Sense

The only ghost hunting team with an actual ghost as a team member, M. Night Shamylan cast Hayley Joel Osment as the tortured dead-people-seeing Cole Sear, and Bruce Willis as the dead therapist, Dr. Malcolm Crowe, as the duo help out other ghosts.

GREATEST ASSET: Despite the messed up sh*t he sees, Cole is relatively calm for a kid, and Malcolm surprisingly believes Cole.

BIGGEST WEAKNESS: Malcolm doesn't know he's dead, and neither does the viewer for a while.

4. Ed and Lorraine Warren - The Conjuring

Real-life 1970s ghost hunting couple Ed and Lorraine Warren are the subject of The Conjuring, a surprisingly creative horror film of the 2010s. Called in to rid the secluded Perrons of a paranormal entity, they soon delve into the family's rather interesting history.

GREATEST ASSET: Their intellect and chemistry during work hours.

BIGGEST WEAKNESS: They never "capture" a ghost, and this leads to Annabelle getting her sequel, so, thank you guys.

3. The Scooby Gang - Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Taking name of an earlier gang on this list, Buffy and company may normally associate with the paranormal of vampiric blood, but that's not to say they haven't tackled the occasional ghost or demon.

GREATEST ASSET: The Sunnydale High School ghost hunters all have great chemistry together and are all likable in their own right, and, as usual, they always get their baddie.

WORST WEAKNESS: It could all be part of an insane Buffy's imagination.

2. The Exorcists - The Exorcist

Max Von Sydow and Jason Miller play a couple of priests sent to exorcise Reagan O'Neal of the demon Pazuzu in the horror classic The Exorcist.

GREATEST ASSET: Both are excellently written characters, in a classic piece of American cinema.

BIGGEST WEAKNESS: In their pursuit against Pazuzu, both are killed by the demon, so, no more exorcisms, I suppose.

1. The Ghostbusters - Ghostbusters

Who ya' gonna call? Egon Spengler, Winston Zeddemore, Peter Venkman, Raymond Stanz, of course, as if anyone else was going to top this list. These guys are the ghost hunting team. In fact, no one says ghost hunt, they say ghost bust, because of these scientists.

GREATEST ASSET: They're funny, charming, cool, nerdy and all four are classic characters that you just cannot forget.

BIGGEST WEAKNESS: Ghostbusters 2.


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