Oh the HORROR!!!

  
By:  Veronica  •  2 weeks ago  •  147 comments


Oh the HORROR!!!
Love me some jump scares

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I have had my fill today of total shit storms brought on by narrow minded bigots (the ones that make horror a reality).

SO I decided to write something fun.

Most people that know me here know that I love the paranormal, cryptids and generally anything scary.  I love horror films (not gory, but scary ones), love ghost stories, love creature features.  I love jump scares....

Throughout the year I have certain times that I watch or certain movies & read certain books.  I am only going to mention the horror side of it in this article (I do a Mother's Day movie marathon, but they are not horror movies - well, my husband says they are).

In April I watch movies with Tim Curry (his birth month).  Movies like the mini series  IT,  Legend, Congo.   I also watch Clue  (not a horror film, but HILARIOUS).

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On July 4th - it is Jaws because as the mayor says "Tomorrow is the 4th of July and those beaches will be open".

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Every September (a few months away) I only read books (or short stories, serials) written by Stephen King (his bday is 9/21).  I also watch movies adapted from his writings.  

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AND of course Halloween on Samhain.  The original one, not the sequels, not the remakes - the 1978 version.  Which has no blood in it, but is spooky as hell.  For the rest of October I watch a lot of the Hammer films on TCM.

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In December I read  A Christmas Carol and watch as many versions on film as I can.  My son buys me at least one new one every year - I have an awesome collection. 

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Twice a year my sister and I have a horror movie weekend where we seclude ourselves with a whole bunch of horror films.  We sometimes go with series, such as one weekend it might be Conjuring connected movies ( The Conjuring series, The Nun , the Anabelle series) or it might be The Predator series.  We have done Dracula weekends (so many of those out there).  We have done Wolf-Man weekends.  We have also have had weekends with just a hodgepodge of horror films (no theme).  This past April our weekend included The Shining and then Doctor Sleep.  We do a lot of drinking and snacking on these weekends.  

So lets here if for some horror.  What is your favorite horror movie?  What is your favorite horror book?

My favs:

    Movie - the original  Halloween - reason: it scared the crap out of me with little to no blood

    Novel -  Ghost Story by Peter Straub - reason:  The hair still raises on my neck when I hear the description of the nightmare they all have.  

Come on - join the dark side....


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Veronica
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1  author  Veronica    2 weeks ago

Something fun.

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
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1.1  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Veronica @1    2 weeks ago

If you're looking for fun horror this one tickled the funny bone...

Tucker and Dale vs. Evil - Official Trailer (2010) - YouTube

 
 
 
Veronica
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1.1.1  author  Veronica  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @1.1    2 weeks ago

Thanks.  I will check it out.

 
 
 
evilgenius
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1.1.2  evilgenius  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @1.1    2 weeks ago

Great movie!

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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1.1.3  Trout Giggles  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @1.1    2 weeks ago

OMG I love that movie!

 
 
 
Ender
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1.1.4  Ender  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @1.1    2 weeks ago

I will have to look that up. It looks funny.

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
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1.1.5  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Ender @1.1.4    2 weeks ago
I will have to look that up. It looks funny.

It takes the classic teens/college students in the woods with supposedly psycho hillbillies horror and turns it on its head. It also has Alan Tudyk who is one of my favorite actors since watching him on the old sci-fi show 'Firefly'. Also Tyler Labine is hilarious and if you've never watched the old show "Reaper" that's another one to check out.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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1.1.6  Tessylo  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @1.1.5    2 weeks ago

If you like Tudyk check out Resident Alien.  It's a pretty good show.

 
 
 
Ender
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1.1.7  Ender  replied to  Tessylo @1.1.6    2 weeks ago

I saw the first season of that. Didn't see the second.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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1.1.8  Trout Giggles  replied to  Ender @1.1.7    2 weeks ago

I don't think the second season has premiered yet. I can't wait for it

 
 
 
Tessylo
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1.1.9  Tessylo  replied to  Ender @1.1.7    2 weeks ago

I watched every episode of the first season up until the last episode.  The second season comes up soon.  

 
 
 
Ender
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1.1.10  Ender  replied to  Tessylo @1.1.9    2 weeks ago

For some reason I was thinking it already aired. I thought I remembered they took a break for a little while then came back.

Memory fading....

I think I did miss the last couple of episodes then.

 
 
 
CB
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1.1.11  CB   replied to  Dismayed Patriot @1.1    2 weeks ago

What a trailer. It's an anti-thesis to the hillbillies sociopath? I missed that one. :)

 
 
 
Veronica
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1.1.12  author  Veronica  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @1.1    2 weeks ago

I watched it las night.  It was amusing.  Loved the chainsaw fighting off the wasp scene...I laughed so hard.

 
 
 
SteevieGee
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1.2  SteevieGee  replied to  Veronica @1    2 weeks ago

Mrs. Gee found the old soap opera Dark Shadows recently from the late 60s and early 70s and watched every episode.  It took her about 6 months.  There's over 1200 episodes.  They're pretty good but I only watched about 100 of them with her.  They have vampires, ghosts, ghouls, frankenstein type monsters, haunted houses, zombies, time travel - parallel dimentions, witches, and pretty much every other type of monsters.  When she was done she asked me, "What am I going to do now?"  LOL.

 
 
 
CB
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1.2.1  CB   replied to  SteevieGee @1.2    2 weeks ago

Oh my goodness.  I loved me some Barnabas Collins and Angelique. Who could laugh like that?! I have not heard the original soundtrack from Dark Shadows or Angelique's laughter since that era of television—I can still hum the tune and hear the laughter.

(Now that I think about it the late great Lawrence Olivier must have been channeling Angelique when he laughed at the end of his monologue for Thriller.)

 
 
 
Mark in Wyoming
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1.2.2  Mark in Wyoming   replied to  CB @1.2.1    2 weeks ago
(Now that I think about it the late great Lawrence Olivier must have been channeling Angelique when he laughed at the end of his monologue for Thriller.)

Wrong actor , that was Vincent Price , Not L.O.

 
 
 
Ender
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1.2.3  Ender  replied to  Mark in Wyoming @1.2.2    2 weeks ago

The one that I always got wrong was the voice at the beginning of the Iron Maiden song. I always thought that was Price and several people pointed me in the right direction.

 
 
 
CB
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1.2.4  CB   replied to  Mark in Wyoming @1.2.2    2 weeks ago

Thank you! You are correct. I got my great actors mixed up! The great Vincent Price in this case. :)  (Ain't aging grand. We have seen a great many (good) people pass through this 'lot' we exist in.)

 
 
 
Veronica
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1.2.5  author  Veronica  replied to  SteevieGee @1.2    2 weeks ago

Yep, used to watch that.  

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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2  Trout Giggles    2 weeks ago

Fav movie - The Sixth Sense...that movie had me jumping, then the ending....WOW!

Fav book - The Stand by Stephen King. He shares a birthday with my boy.

I've always enjoyed "Charmed". I know you didn't ask for fav TV shows based the genre, but that was a really good series

 
 
 
Veronica
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2.1  author  Veronica  replied to  Trout Giggles @2    2 weeks ago

I read The Stand every other September - the even years.  SO I will be consuming it again this year.

I didn't think about TV shows.  Hmmmm.  I like Charmed, but I think my fav would have to be the X-Files.

 
 
 
cjcold
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2.1.1  cjcold  replied to  Veronica @2.1    2 weeks ago

I believe!

 
 
 
Veronica
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2.1.2  author  Veronica  replied to  cjcold @2.1.1    2 weeks ago

So do I.....

 
 
 
Tessylo
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2.2  Tessylo  replied to  Trout Giggles @2    2 weeks ago

The Stand is one of my favorites by King.

There is another author that I really like, Robert R. McCammon who has a book called Swan Song.  Its about the survivors of a nuclear holocaust.  It's excellent. 

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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2.2.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Tessylo @2.2    2 weeks ago

That's sounds right up my alley

 
 
 
Veronica
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2.2.2  author  Veronica  replied to  Tessylo @2.2    2 weeks ago

I have read a few of his books.  I cannot recall if Swan Song was one of them.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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2.2.3  Tessylo  replied to  Veronica @2.2.2    2 weeks ago

There's a total synopsis there.  Really good book.  

 
 
 
Tessylo
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2.2.4  Tessylo  replied to  Trout Giggles @2.2.1    2 weeks ago

It's also a good against evil type of book.  Good wins in the end.  

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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3  JohnRussell    2 weeks ago

The Exorcist

book and movie. 

 
 
 
Veronica
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3.1  author  Veronica  replied to  JohnRussell @3    2 weeks ago

Both are on my list of reads & watches.  I usually watch & read every couple of years or so.  I think I am due.

 
 
 
Kavika
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4  Kavika     2 weeks ago

My favorite King book was, ''Cujo''.

The movie would be ''The Shining''.

 
 
 
Veronica
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4.1  author  Veronica  replied to  Kavika @4    2 weeks ago

That one really bothered me.  I felt so bad for the dog.  

 
 
 
Tessylo
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4.1.1  Tessylo  replied to  Veronica @4.1    2 weeks ago

In which one did the little boy die?  The book or the movie?  I hated that

 
 
 
Veronica
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4.1.2  author  Veronica  replied to  Tessylo @4.1.1    2 weeks ago

Not sure about the movie (couldn't bring myself to watch it).  He dies in the book.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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4.1.3  Tessylo  replied to  Veronica @4.1.2    2 weeks ago

Then he didn't die in the movie.  There's usually a twist in one or the other. 

Like in the Mist by Stephen King - in the book - or short story - they live in the end - in the movie version - the main character kills everyone but himself

 
 
 
Veronica
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4.1.4  author  Veronica  replied to  Tessylo @4.1.3    2 weeks ago

Another one I really did not like.  I don't know what it was about that one, but it bothered me deeply.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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4.1.5  Tessylo  replied to  Veronica @4.1.4    2 weeks ago

Me too.  If he had waited less than 5 minutes - the National Guard or something like that - came along.  

 
 
 
Ender
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4.1.6  Ender  replied to  Tessylo @4.1.5    2 weeks ago

That was just weird to me. They made it that far just to give up...

He should have shot himself first...Maybe they would still be alive.  Haha

 
 
 
Veronica
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4.1.7  author  Veronica  replied to  Tessylo @4.1.5    2 weeks ago

Yea, one of the few King movies & stories I have watched & read only once.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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4.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @4    2 weeks ago

When Jack Nicholson stuck his head into the hole he smashed in the door and shouted "Here's Johnny!!!" I laughed so hard I couldn't focus on the rest of the movie.

 
 
 
Veronica
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4.2.1  author  Veronica  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @4.2    2 weeks ago

At the beginning movie as we sat in the theater i turned to my brother, Paul and said "He looks just like Uncle David".  AND he did.  Exactly.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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5  Ozzwald    2 weeks ago

Movie = Dark City.  An out of the ordinary sci-fi horror.  Well worth the watch. (and it has Riff Raff from Rocky Horror in it)

I hate rereading books, but will generally check out one of the King family books.

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Veronica
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5.1  author  Veronica  replied to  Ozzwald @5    2 weeks ago

I will definitely give the movie a look.

I reread a lot of books (my softcovers are so worn).  

 
 
 
Tessylo
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5.2  Tessylo  replied to  Ozzwald @5    2 weeks ago

That looks really interesting.  I'll have to look for that one

 
 
 
JBB
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6  JBB    2 weeks ago

I found Anne Rice's The Witching Hour horrifying...

 
 
 
Veronica
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6.1  author  Veronica  replied to  JBB @6    2 weeks ago

I have never read that.  Think I will have to check it out.

 
 
 
JBB
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6.1.1  JBB  replied to  Veronica @6.1    2 weeks ago

Makes my arm hairs stand up remembering it!

 
 
 
Veronica
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6.1.2  author  Veronica  replied to  JBB @6.1.1    2 weeks ago

Now I am very intrigued. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
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6.2  Tessylo  replied to  JBB @6    2 weeks ago

That is my ALL TIME FAVORITE ANNE RICE BOOK

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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6.2.1  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Tessylo @6.2    2 weeks ago

Surprised, I thought it would be Exit to Eden or one of the Sleeping Beauty books.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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6.2.2  Tessylo  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @6.2.1    2 weeks ago

I'm not interested in soft porn or any other kind

 
 
 
Tessylo
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6.2.3  Tessylo  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @6.2.1    2 weeks ago

Speaking about Sleeping Beauties, it's practically my bed time.  I get up at 4:30

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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6.2.4  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Tessylo @6.2.2    2 weeks ago
I'm not interested in soft porn or any other kind

You're always surprising me, girl.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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6.2.5  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Tessylo @6.2.3    2 weeks ago
Speaking about Sleeping Beauties, it's practically my bed time.  I get up at 4:30

Exactly, the better to come on strong in the early AM.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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6.2.6  Tessylo  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @6.2.5    2 weeks ago

NT is not my life.  Maybe yours . . . it's just a distraction to me - an amusement.  

 
 
 
Tessylo
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6.2.7  Tessylo  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @6.2.4    2 weeks ago
"You're always surprising me, girl."

That's what I live for

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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6.2.8  Raven Wing  replied to  Tessylo @6.2.6    2 weeks ago
NT is not my life.

Same here.

 
 
 
Veronica
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6.2.9  author  Veronica  replied to  Tessylo @6.2.6    2 weeks ago

It surprises me when people expect you to be waiting here on this site for whatever they type.  Or they expect the mods to be here 24/7/365.  As if they don't have lives.  

 
 
 
JBB
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7  JBB    2 weeks ago

Another top tier horror genre read that I would highly recommend is the Passage Trilogy by Justin Cronin.

 
 
 
Veronica
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7.1  author  Veronica  replied to  JBB @7    2 weeks ago

Will check into those as well. 

Thanks for the recommendations.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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7.1.1  Tessylo  replied to  Veronica @7.1    2 weeks ago

Also check out Dan Simmons, Children of the Night.

It's A really different and interesting vampire horror novel.  

Excellent

 
 
 
Veronica
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7.1.2  author  Veronica  replied to  Tessylo @7.1.1    2 weeks ago

Dan Simmons - sounds familiar - gonna have to look him up.

 
 
 
Veronica
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7.1.3  author  Veronica  replied to  Tessylo @7.1.1    2 weeks ago

Oh Yeah!!!!  I have not read Children of the Night, but i have read The Terror.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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7.1.4  Tessylo  replied to  Veronica @7.1.3    2 weeks ago

A lot of his other books are not even in the horror range - but that one was excellent - Children of the Night.  I never read the Terror.  

 
 
 
Veronica
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7.1.5  author  Veronica  replied to  Tessylo @7.1.4    2 weeks ago

I think I have read many of his books, not realizing who the author was.  Gonna have to go through the list again.

 
 
 
JBB
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7.1.6  JBB  replied to  Veronica @7.1    2 weeks ago

The Passage Trilogy isn't just horror. It's literature.

 
 
 
Veronica
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7.1.7  author  Veronica  replied to  JBB @7.1.6    2 weeks ago

Gonna have to hit the library to check all the suggestions I have gotten out.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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8  Buzz of the Orient    2 weeks ago

I can't think of a horror book that I've read, but there have been a lot of effective scary movies because I tend to imagine myself as being the protagonist in movies, and I think of Play Misty for Me and Duel in that regard. However, the horror movies that have had lasting effects on me were Jaws and The Birds. 

 
 
 
Veronica
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8.1  author  Veronica  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @8    2 weeks ago

Seen all of them.  Enjoyed them all as well.  

I grew up reading mystery & gothic novels - Phyllis Whitney, Barabar Michaels - I was reading adult books when I was 8.  I moved to Stephen King when I was 12.  Devoured horror since Carrie.  I still read mysteries (JD Robb, Lillian Braun (may she rest in peace), Patterson).  I also love Preston & Childs duo.  Not to mention the non-horror Stephen King novels.  I love to read.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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9  sandy-2021492    2 weeks ago

I don't think I've read anything by Stephen King that I haven't liked, even his stuff that's not strictly horror, like Stand By Me.  But I think my favorite is either The Stand or Bag of Bones.

 
 
 
Veronica
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9.1  author  Veronica  replied to  sandy-2021492 @9    2 weeks ago

I did not enjoy Cujo or Pet Semetary.  I also was not a fan of the Tower series, but enjoyed them more since they have been tied into most of his other books.  

Have you read From a Buick 8?  It became a favorite of mine right away - same with Duma Key.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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9.1.1  sandy-2021492  replied to  Veronica @9.1    2 weeks ago

I've read From a Buick 8, but not Duma Key.

I liked Pet Semetary and Cujo, but the endings bothered me.

 
 
 
pat wilson
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9.1.2  pat wilson  replied to  sandy-2021492 @9.1.1    2 weeks ago

I liked Pet Sematary a lot. Duma Key was pretty good. But IT was it for me.

 
 
 
pat wilson
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9.1.3  pat wilson  replied to  pat wilson @9.1.2    2 weeks ago

Salem's Lot was good too.

 
 
 
Veronica
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9.1.4  author  Veronica  replied to  sandy-2021492 @9.1.1    2 weeks ago

I thought it was very good.  

The book, Sleeping Beauties, he wrote with his son Owen was a tad disturbing.  

It is very difficult for me to pick a favorite King book.  I like so many.

 
 
 
Veronica
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9.1.5  author  Veronica  replied to  pat wilson @9.1.2    2 weeks ago

IT was very good.  I have people complain about the length, but he needed it.

Have you read The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon?  Good book, shorter than some but damn powerful.

 
 
 
Veronica
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9.1.6  author  Veronica  replied to  pat wilson @9.1.3    2 weeks ago

My second King book read. Loved it.  

 
 
 
pat wilson
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9.1.7  pat wilson  replied to  Veronica @9.1.5    2 weeks ago
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon?

Sounds familiar. Like you I've read almost all of them, but not the Tower series.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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9.1.8  sandy-2021492  replied to  Veronica @9.1.5    2 weeks ago

My parents had a copy of The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon.  I started reading it while I was visiting, and it was gone the next time I was in, so I never finished it.  I need to get a copy, or the e-book.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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9.1.9  Tessylo  replied to  sandy-2021492 @9.1.1    2 weeks ago

Same here - in both movies - the little kids died - I HATE THAT

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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9.1.10  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  pat wilson @9.1.7    2 weeks ago
but not the Tower series.

I LOVED the Dark Tower series.  The movie was pure garbage.  There was so much left out of it that it really was unwatchable if you're familiar with the books.

 
 
 
Veronica
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9.1.11  author  Veronica  replied to  pat wilson @9.1.7    2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed.  My daughter did as well, even though she doesn't like "horror".  Funny how you mention Stephen King and people go "Oh no - he's too scary & gross", not realizing he wrote non-horror stories that became major movies - Shawshank, Green Mile, Stand By Me.  

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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9.1.12  Trout Giggles  replied to  Veronica @9.1.11    2 weeks ago

Misery and Dolores Claiborne were both excellent books tho not horror. The movies were pretty good, too

 
 
 
Veronica
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9.1.13  author  Veronica  replied to  Trout Giggles @9.1.12    2 weeks ago

Yes they were.  I read & watch at least once a year.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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9.1.14  Tessylo  replied to  Veronica @9.1.4    2 weeks ago

Needful Things was pretty good but the ending was kind of bogus.

 
 
 
Veronica
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9.1.15  author  Veronica  replied to  Tessylo @9.1.14    2 weeks ago

Yea, the ending was a bit of let down....the book described the guy getting away better than the movie showed.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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9.1.16  sandy-2021492  replied to  Trout Giggles @9.1.12    2 weeks ago

Same with The Green Mile.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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9.1.17  sandy-2021492  replied to  Tessylo @9.1.9    2 weeks ago
the little kids died - I HATE THAT

Same.  I feel like kids should be off-limits.  I know that's my problem, and not the author's, but still.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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9.1.18  Tessylo  replied to  sandy-2021492 @9.1.17    2 weeks ago

I hate how Gage like dies - twice

 
 
 
Kavika
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10  Kavika     2 weeks ago

A new six-part series just started on AMC, Dark Winds on a book by Tony Hillerman an excellent mystery writer (numerous awards) and he mixes it with the spiritual world of the Navajo. Rober Redford is the Ex producer.

Joe Leaphorn, Jim Chee, and  Bernadette Manuelito are back as the Navajo tribal cops. 

Who knows perhaps the skin walkers will be in this one. 

 
 
 
pat wilson
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10.1  pat wilson  replied to  Kavika @10    2 weeks ago

Back in the day my dad and I read a number of the Hillerman books. We'd pass them back and forth. The Blessing Way was one of our first.

 
 
 
Kavika
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10.1.1  Kavika   replied to  pat wilson @10.1    2 weeks ago

Tony passed away a few year ago and his daughter, Ann started writing and I read her first two books and she kept all of Tony's characters and she is as good a writer as Tony was.

My favorite is ''Skin Walkers''.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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11  Jeremy Retired in NC    2 weeks ago

For Ghost Stories check out

  • The Changling (1980 with George C. Scott)
    •  
  • Ghost Story (1981)

For books, H.P. Lovecraft is one of my go to authors.  

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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11.1  Ozzwald  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @11    2 weeks ago
For books, H.P. Lovecraft is one of my go to authors.  

Classic!  Can't remember which, but when I was 12 - 13 years old, one of Lovecraft's books gave me nightmares for 2 days.  Maybe "At the Mountains of Madness".

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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11.1.1  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Ozzwald @11.1    2 weeks ago

I think "At the Mountains of Madness" gets everybody.  Regardless of age.  

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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11.1.2  Ozzwald  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @11.1.1    2 weeks ago
I think "At the Mountains of Madness" gets everybody.  Regardless of age. 

I believe they are finally trying to adapt it for the big screen.  Won't do the book justice though.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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11.1.3  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Ozzwald @11.1.2    2 weeks ago

I don't see them coming anywhere near the the book.  

 
 
 
pat wilson
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11.2  pat wilson  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @11    2 weeks ago

Ghost Story was awesome.

 
 
 
evilgenius
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12  evilgenius    2 weeks ago

A local horror enthusiast's Facebook group I recently joined is putting on a double feature on Saturday - Sleepaway Camp & Piranha. I have my ticket though I may not stay for all of the second feature. I'm old and need to get my beauty sleep... LOL.

 
 
 
Veronica
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12.1  author  Veronica  replied to  evilgenius @12    2 weeks ago

It has been years since I watched Sleepaway Camp, but my sister and I watched Piranha as part of our "Creature Feature" weekend back in December.

 
 
 
Ender
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13  Ender    2 weeks ago

Maybe it is my age but most horror films are not scary to me.

I guess I have become jaded and cynical...

 
 
 
Veronica
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13.1  author  Veronica  replied to  Ender @13    2 weeks ago

I can understand that.  I have found as I have gotten OLDer that it takes more to scare me when it comes to movies - but I still like to read scary books & get that shiver or watch a movie where something jumps out to get that shiver.  Takes my mind off the true horrors in my life and in the world.

I prefer the ones that are not gory because to me that isn't scary, but gross.  I like jump scares....

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
13.1.1  Ender  replied to  Veronica @13.1    2 weeks ago

Yeah, slasher flicks are not scary at all.

I actually like a good tingle or shiver. Haha  It just seems to get rarer and rarer.

I would take a good psychological thriller over a slasher film.

 
 
 
Veronica
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13.1.2  author  Veronica  replied to  Ender @13.1.1    2 weeks ago

I do enjoy the thrillers too.  

 
 
 
Tessylo
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13.1.3  Tessylo  replied to  Ender @13.1.1    2 weeks ago

I can't stand slasher films - they're all gore for the sake of gore.  

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
13.1.4  Ender  replied to  Tessylo @13.1.3    2 weeks ago

And they really have no plot. Just run around being chased.

I will admit I was a fan of the original Halloween with Jamie Lee Curtis.

 
 
 
Veronica
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13.1.5  author  Veronica  replied to  Ender @13.1.4    2 weeks ago

No blood in that movie at all - just creep city.  That is my go to October 31st movie.

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
14  Ender    2 weeks ago

I always thought this was hilarious.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
14.1  Tessylo  replied to  Ender @14    2 weeks ago

That's one of my favorites.  

"Why don't we just get into the running car?"

 
 
 
Veronica
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14.1.1  author  Veronica  replied to  Tessylo @14.1    2 weeks ago

"To the cemetery"

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
14.1.2  Ender  replied to  Veronica @14.1.1    2 weeks ago

I love that.  Right at the end.  Hahaha

 
 
 
Veronica
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14.2  author  Veronica  replied to  Ender @14    2 weeks ago

I love that commercial.  Hide behind the chainsaws....and the look on the killer's face as he shakes his head & sighs.  HILARIOUS!!!!

 
 
 
evilgenius
PhD Guide
15  evilgenius    2 weeks ago

Out in theaters next week (June 24th) - based on the novella written by Joe Hill (Stephen King's son) - The Black Phone

 

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
15.1  Ender  replied to  evilgenius @15    2 weeks ago

That looks weird.

 
 
 
evilgenius
PhD Guide
15.1.1  evilgenius  replied to  Ender @15.1    2 weeks ago

A boy is kidnapped and held in a basement where he communicates with the ghosts of the past victims through an old black phone that isn't hooked up. Yup weird shit ensues.

 
 
 
Veronica
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15.2  author  Veronica  replied to  evilgenius @15    2 weeks ago

I was wondering about that movie when I saw the ad.  

 
 
 
Veronica
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15.3  author  Veronica  replied to  evilgenius @15    2 weeks ago

I loved his Heart-Shaped Box and Horns.

 
 
 
evilgenius
PhD Guide
15.3.1  evilgenius  replied to  Veronica @15.3    2 weeks ago

Heart-Shaped Box was the first Joe Hill book I read. I still can't figure out why it hasn't been made into a movie yet. I think it's been optioned and Hill said he wanted Russel Crow to star in it way back in 2014. I haven't read or saw horns yet.

 
 
 
Veronica
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15.3.2  author  Veronica  replied to  evilgenius @15.3.1    2 weeks ago
Heart-Shaped Box was the first Joe Hill book I read.

My first too.  Not sure why they didn't follow through. 

 
 
 
CB
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16  CB     2 weeks ago

All Jeepers Creepers 1, 2, 3. and more. . . .

 
 
 
Veronica
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16.1  author  Veronica  replied to  CB @16    2 weeks ago

I did get a kick out of Jeepers Creepers.  He was sooooo freaky.  His truck was spooky.

 
 
 
Ender
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16.2  Ender  replied to  CB @16    2 weeks ago

I didn't really care for the third one.

 
 
 
Veronica
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16.2.1  author  Veronica  replied to  Ender @16.2    2 weeks ago

It was ok.  I waited so long the third - I had hoped they were going to move on to his next waking.  

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
16.2.2  CB   replied to  Veronica @16.2.1    2 weeks ago

I loved them all. Want more.

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
17  CB     2 weeks ago

Stephen King's Storm of the Century

Stephen King's «STORM OF THE CENTURY» // Full Movie // Thriller, Mystery, Horror, Drama

Always wanted to see a sequel to this movie! Did not happen as far as I know.

 
 
 
Ender
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17.1  Ender  replied to  CB @17    2 weeks ago

The Crazies wasn't too bad.

 
 
 
Veronica
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17.1.1  author  Veronica  replied to  Ender @17.1    2 weeks ago

Haven't seen that one.

The Town That Dreaded Sundown?  - Again - the original not the remake.

 
 
 
CB
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17.1.2  CB   replied to  Ender @17.1    2 weeks ago

I think I saw the crazies, but looking at a trailer, I barely recognize the plot. I will have to check it out!

 
 
 
Veronica
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17.2  author  Veronica  replied to  CB @17    2 weeks ago

I own that - Book & mini series.  I would love to see a sequel.

Did you watch Rose Red?  Loved that one too....A prequel was written by Ridley Pearson  

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
17.2.1  CB   replied to  Veronica @17.2    2 weeks ago
Rose Red

I will have to put in on my list and look for it. I am in the market for a good 'fright.'

 
 
 
Ender
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18  Ender    2 weeks ago

When I was young I remember going to the theatre to see Friday The Thirteenth part 3 in 3D.

What I remember was he squeezed someone's head and the eyeball popped out in 3D.

Was really weird.

 
 
 
Veronica
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18.1  author  Veronica  replied to  Ender @18    2 weeks ago

I liked the original, but the sequels turned me cold - it was all like Jason walking through the woods slashing with a machete...

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
18.1.1  Ender  replied to  Veronica @18.1    2 weeks ago

I remember when I saw the original, at the end when she went after the woman and chopped her head off the audience started cheering.

 
 
 
Veronica
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18.1.2  author  Veronica  replied to  Ender @18.1.1    2 weeks ago

I was still stunned at who the killer was at the end.  Even when I was done watching it I was like - HUH??? really - the mom????

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
19  CB     2 weeks ago

Thirteen Ghosts (2001) - Official Trailer

Thirteen Ghosts (2001) - Official Trailer

13 Ghosts. To this day, I am 'disturbed' by this movie. Such that I want to watch it a second time, but am . . .'concerned' about what it will do to my psyche!

 
 
 
Veronica
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19.1  author  Veronica  replied to  CB @19    2 weeks ago

I liked the original.

 
 
 
CB
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19.1.1  CB   replied to  Veronica @19.1    2 weeks ago

The one I saw listed from the 1960's? I have not seen it. But wouldn't the effects been 'less'?  BTW, I loved the concept of a glass house in this movie. The use of written runes on doors.

 
 
 
Veronica
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19.1.2  author  Veronica  replied to  CB @19.1.1    2 weeks ago

 I prefer the originals of most movies since they had to rely more on acting, music, and true chill producers rather than special effects.  Most remakes and new "horror" movies rely too much on special effects and gore for my taste.  I do not like gore.  I prefer true chills, not grossness.

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
19.1.3  CB   replied to  Veronica @19.1.2    2 weeks ago

BTW, I have "Rose Red" up for watching on Youtube.

 
 
 
Veronica
Masters Expert
19.1.4  author  Veronica  replied to  CB @19.1.3    2 weeks ago

I love that mini series.  

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
19.1.5  CB   replied to  Veronica @19.1.4    2 weeks ago

Okay.

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
19.1.6  CB   replied to  Veronica @19.1.4    6 days ago

I just watched three hours of "Rose Red" on Youtube and then it seemed to end abruptly. I don't know what to make of the presentation. It probably could be better if I could find a better version or complete version. But, I am surprised the movie is so long?! Okay, now I see that was the series 'slammed' together on Youtube, but the 4 hours plus movie cut off when mommy (and the professor) show up on the property!

 
 
 
Veronica
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19.1.7  author  Veronica  replied to  CB @19.1.6    6 days ago

It was actually a mini series on TV.  You got to find the ending.

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
19.1.8  CB   replied to  Veronica @19.1.7    5 days ago

I will look for it (more). Thank you!

 
 
 
pat wilson
Professor Guide
20  pat wilson    2 weeks ago

Great, fun ghost movie.

 
 
 
Veronica
Masters Expert
20.1  author  Veronica  replied to  pat wilson @20    2 weeks ago

Thanks - will check it out.

 
 

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