Veronica

Sigh - Why Is It Always Demons??? Just a Rant.....

  
By:  Veronica  •  Generic  •  4 weeks ago  •  99 comments

Sigh - Why Is It Always Demons???  Just a Rant.....
“…evils are not caused by God; rather, that they are a part of the nature of matter and of mankind; that the period of mortal life is the same from beginning to end, and that because things happen in cycles, what is happening now — evils that is — happened before and will happen again.” ― Celsus, On the True Doctrine: A Discourse Against the Christians

All I wanted to do was watch a ghost show (yes I know they aren't real - but sometimes have a few scares in them) to get a little chill when what pops up - DEMONS.  Why are these shows always talking about demons?  I do not find demons scary at all - maybe because I find it all so ridiculous.  OOOO something from hell is trying to possess this woman in East Bumfuck Iowa.  REALLY??????  If demons existed why would they bother & surely her god (because most of them claim to be devout Christians) should protect her - can protect her - if not, not much of a god.  If God created Satan - why can't he oust him from a devotee when asked - why an exorcism?  

Yes, I believe there is evil in the world - I do not believe it comes from Satan.  

I just want to watch a scary show......  No zombies, no demons - just scary stuff.  

Just a rant for my furlough day.

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Veronica
1  author  Veronica    4 weeks ago

Give me old fashioned scary....

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Perrie Halpern R.A.
1.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Veronica @1    4 weeks ago

Watch the Omega Man. You will be scared to death and zero demons. 

 
 
 
Veronica
1.1.1  author  Veronica  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @1.1    4 weeks ago

Saw that years ago & it did scare me then.  I think now it will just depress me.

 
 
 
pat wilson
1.2  pat wilson  replied to  Veronica @1    4 weeks ago

That was a good one !

 
 
 
Veronica
1.2.1  author  Veronica  replied to  pat wilson @1.2    4 weeks ago

Maybe I will watch it again...  

 
 
 
Kathleen
2  Kathleen    4 weeks ago

If you want to watch a good old fashion scary movie, watch The Changeling with George C Scott. It was the 1980 version. No demons and a real good ghost story. It’s my number one all time favorite scary movie.

 
 
 
Veronica
2.1  author  Veronica  replied to  Kathleen @2    4 weeks ago

I will check it out.  Thanks.  

 
 
 
Kathleen
2.1.1  Kathleen  replied to  Veronica @2.1    4 weeks ago

If you do, let me know what you think... 

 
 
 
Veronica
2.1.2  author  Veronica  replied to  Kathleen @2.1.1    4 weeks ago

I will - gonna search for it for tomorrow's downtime.

 
 
 
evilgenius
2.2  evilgenius  replied to  Kathleen @2    4 weeks ago
The Changeling with George C Scott. It was the 1980 version.

Good movie!

 
 
 
Veronica
2.2.1  author  Veronica  replied to  evilgenius @2.2    4 weeks ago

I can't believe I missed it - gonna have to find it.

 
 
 
Kathleen
2.2.2  Kathleen  replied to  evilgenius @2.2    4 weeks ago

I was watching a interview with Martin Scorsese and he thought this movie was the scariest out of the horror movies.  I guess he liked it too.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
2.3  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Kathleen @2    4 weeks ago

HOLY HELL that movie scared the hell out of me as a kid.

DEFINITE MUST SEE!!!!!!

 
 
 
Kathleen
2.3.1  Kathleen  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2.3    4 weeks ago

It gives you the chills...

 
 
 
evilgenius
3  evilgenius    4 weeks ago

I like a good scary movie. I don't like what was referred to as "torture porn". I want a good story, compelling characters and some spooky atmosphere.

 
 
 
Veronica
3.1  author  Veronica  replied to  evilgenius @3    4 weeks ago
I don't like what was referred to as "torture porn". I want a good story, compelling characters and some spooky atmosphere.

I agree wholeheartedly.  I don't need exploding heads.  

 
 
 
Ender
3.2  Ender  replied to  evilgenius @3    4 weeks ago

A good psychological thriller is better than fake gore.

 
 
 
Veronica
3.2.1  author  Veronica  replied to  Ender @3.2    4 weeks ago

I love watching those.

 
 
 
evilgenius
3.2.2  evilgenius  replied to  Ender @3.2    4 weeks ago

I do like me a good thriller. I've seen piss poor psychological thrillers (or physiological horror) and some decent (is there any great ones?) gory horror. It's all about story for me. Too often it's just about scares and shock. I watched House Of A Thousand Corpes (no one still knows what happened to Dr Satan!) and The Devil's Rejects and liked them for what they were, but they will never be my favorite movies. Where Evil Dead 2 is just classic - Sorry Veronica there's demons called up from the Necronomicon (the Sumarian Book of the Dead). 

 
 
 
Veronica
3.2.3  author  Veronica  replied to  evilgenius @3.2.2    4 weeks ago
Sorry Veronica there's demons

Damn demons.

 
 
 
Kathleen
3.2.4  Kathleen  replied to  evilgenius @3.2.2    4 weeks ago

I am not into the gore, more like the kind of movie that will put a chill down your spine along with a mystery behind it.  I am sick of zombies myself. 

 
 
 
Ender
3.2.5  Ender  replied to  evilgenius @3.2.2    4 weeks ago

I use to love the older movies. One I remember was the man that was trying to drive his wife insane. Gaslight, I think it was.

 
 
 
Veronica
3.2.6  author  Veronica  replied to  Ender @3.2.5    4 weeks ago

Lord, it has been years since I saw that.  I recently watched Rear Window.

 
 
 
evilgenius
3.2.7  evilgenius  replied to  Veronica @3.2.3    4 weeks ago

I highly recommend it, though skip the first one if you haven't seen it. Evil Dead 2 is pretty much a remake of the first one. It's followed up by Army of Darkness which is way more comedy than horror. Then check out Ash vs Evil Dead on Netflix. 

A good - not scary - ghost story is The Frighteners - with Micheal J Fox as the lead.  

1408 is decent with John Cusack and Samuel Jackson.

I've been told Mama is good. I have that on my watch list.

I like 13 Ghosts the 2001 remake. The sound track is better than the story, but it entertained me for 90 minutes.

The Woman In Black is pretty scary at times. Danielle Radcliffe plays the lead. I've also seen it as a stage play.

 
 
 
Veronica
3.2.8  author  Veronica  replied to  evilgenius @3.2.7    4 weeks ago

I will put it on my list to watch.

I have seen all of the others you have mentioned.  Although I enjoyed the original 13 Ghosts more, the Juggernaut in the remake creeped me out immensely.  Mama was really good.  Loved the Woman In Black - the sequel is not so good.  

 
 
 
evilgenius
3.2.9  evilgenius  replied to  Veronica @3.2.8    4 weeks ago
Loved the Woman In Black - the sequel is not so good.  

I heard that and haven't watched it.

 
 
 
Veronica
3.2.10  author  Veronica  replied to  evilgenius @3.2.9    4 weeks ago

I was disappointed, but sequels tend to do that.  

 
 
 
Pedro
4  Pedro    4 weeks ago
If demons existed why would they bother

Exactly.

 
 
 
Veronica
4.1  author  Veronica  replied to  Pedro @4    4 weeks ago

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Eat The Press Do Not Read It
4.2  Eat The Press Do Not Read It  replied to  Pedro @4    2 weeks ago

They, or, Satan, does exist. How else would one explain Trump in the Whitehouse, instead of a Whorehouse?

 
 
 
Veronica
4.2.1  author  Veronica  replied to  Eat The Press Do Not Read It @4.2    2 weeks ago

There doesn't have to be a Satan - there are enough evil & ignorant people in the world to get stupid shit like that done.

 
 
 
Ender
5  Ender    4 weeks ago

I always get a laugh at the zombie movies. All one has to do is walk a little faster.

 
 
 
Veronica
5.1  author  Veronica  replied to  Ender @5    4 weeks ago

shamble shamble shamble.....

 
 
 
evilgenius
5.1.1  evilgenius  replied to  Veronica @5.1    4 weeks ago
shamble shamble shamble.....

That's why newer film makers came up with Infected. 28 Days Later was good!

 
 
 
Veronica
5.1.2  author  Veronica  replied to  evilgenius @5.1.1    4 weeks ago

I'll take your word for it....jrSmiley_91_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Ender
5.1.3  Ender  replied to  evilgenius @5.1.1    4 weeks ago

Train to Busan wasn't bad.

 
 
 
Veronica
5.1.4  author  Veronica  replied to  Ender @5.1.3    4 weeks ago

Haven't heard of that.  I will have to look it up.

 
 
 
Ender
5.1.5  Ender  replied to  Veronica @5.1.4    4 weeks ago

It is Korean.

 
 
 
Veronica
5.1.6  author  Veronica  replied to  Ender @5.1.5    4 weeks ago

NETFLIX?

 
 
 
Ender
5.1.7  Ender  replied to  Veronica @5.1.6    4 weeks ago

Not sure.

One thing I have noticed, about me anyway, nothing is really scary to me.

The ones that come the closest are the ones that can seem real to life.

 
 
 
Veronica
5.1.8  author  Veronica  replied to  Ender @5.1.7    4 weeks ago
nothing is really scary to me. The ones that come the closest are the ones that can seem real to life.

I understand that.  I disappoint my son because I like jump scares.  

 
 
 
evilgenius
5.2  evilgenius  replied to  Ender @5    4 weeks ago

I find those Chucky movies super stupid. It's a simple matter of physics. Soccer kick the little fucker in the fireplace - movie over!

 
 
 
Veronica
5.2.1  author  Veronica  replied to  evilgenius @5.2    4 weeks ago

I see that in a lot of movies.  It is almost as bad as the "killer" Bigfoot movies.

 
 
 
Ender
5.2.2  Ender  replied to  Veronica @5.2.1    4 weeks ago

Who couldn't love Sharknado.

Haha

 
 
 
evilgenius
5.2.3  evilgenius  replied to  Ender @5.2.2    4 weeks ago

I used to love those killer ant movies in the 80's! We need a new one with Jason Stratham in the lead! Hahahaha! It would be hilarious! 

 
 
 
Veronica
5.2.4  author  Veronica  replied to  Ender @5.2.2    4 weeks ago

The SYFY original movies are generally hilarious even when they are supposed to be scary.

 
 
 
Veronica
5.2.5  author  Veronica  replied to  evilgenius @5.2.3    4 weeks ago
Jason Stratham

Did you see him in The Meg?  My son & I decided to go to the theater to see it, knowing it was going to be bad - we loved it - had fun.  

 
 
 
Ender
5.2.6  Ender  replied to  evilgenius @5.2.3    4 weeks ago

Wasn't Joan Collins in one of those?

 
 
 
evilgenius
5.2.7  evilgenius  replied to  Veronica @5.2.5    4 weeks ago

Yeah. I saw it on HBO before I dumped my cable. It was fun.

 
 
 
evilgenius
5.2.8  evilgenius  replied to  Ender @5.2.6    4 weeks ago
Wasn't Joan Collins in one of those?

You're thinking of Empire of the Ants (1977). That was giant ants though. 

I was thinking more like Phase IV (1974) or the made for TV movie It Happened At Lakewood Manor (retitled to Ants!) (1977)

 
 
 
Veronica
5.2.9  author  Veronica  replied to  evilgenius @5.2.7    4 weeks ago

A friend asked why I bothered going to see it when it was reviewed so badly - I told him not all movies are Oscar contenders and some are strictly for entertainment purposes and we were entertained. 

BTW - I am glad the dog didn't get eaten because it is ridiculous to think that a predator that big would notice a little dog swimming.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
5.2.10  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Veronica @5.2.9    4 weeks ago

Agreed. Critics look for "artistic" content and the like. They don't get that some people just want to be entertained no matter how hokey the production is. 

 
 
 
Veronica
5.2.11  author  Veronica  replied to  evilgenius @5.2.8    4 weeks ago
I was thinking more like Phase IV (1974) or the made for TV movie It Happened At Lakewood Manor (retitled to Ants!) (1977)

Those are more like Kingdom of the Spiders with William Shatner.

 
 
 
Veronica
5.2.12  author  Veronica  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @5.2.10    4 weeks ago

For the price of going to the movies I want to be entertained.  

My son and I went to see Annabelle in the theater.  While it was not one of my favorites it had its moments. We had talkers sitting in the row behind us that was annoying.  When the movie was over the one woman said "That was the worst horror film I ever saw" - I turned around and said "Never saw The Blair Witch Project then?" 

 
 
 
evilgenius
5.2.13  evilgenius  replied to  Veronica @5.2.11    4 weeks ago
Those are more like Kingdom of the Spiders with William Shatner.

That movie was fun too! For some reason I liked killer ants more than killer spiders. I don't know why. 

 
 
 
evilgenius
5.2.14  evilgenius  replied to  Veronica @5.2.9    4 weeks ago
A friend asked why I bothered going to see it when it was reviewed so badly - I told him not all movies are Oscar contenders and some are strictly for entertainment purposes and we were entertained. 

Yeah, I totally get that!

 
 
 
evilgenius
5.2.15  evilgenius  replied to  Veronica @5.2.12    4 weeks ago
When the movie was over the one woman said "That was the worst horror film I ever saw" - I turned around and said "Never saw The Blair Witch Project then?" 

I had to walk out of the movie theater when that played. I got so motion sick I puked in the parking lot. LOL. I finally watched it on TV and the only part that was scary or interesting was the last few seconds. The whole internet craze of The Blair Witch is based on a true story was externally entertaining and funny!

 
 
 
Veronica
5.2.16  author  Veronica  replied to  evilgenius @5.2.13    4 weeks ago

I do not like either, but can watch spider movies more than ants.....8 Legged Freaks    jrSmiley_10_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
evilgenius
5.2.17  evilgenius  replied to  Veronica @5.2.16    4 weeks ago

8 Legged Freaks was funny!

 
 
 
Veronica
5.2.18  author  Veronica  replied to  evilgenius @5.2.15    4 weeks ago

I dragged my husband to it.  When we left he said "You have lost movie picking privileges".  

I just think they could have done so much more with it.  Like when they came up to the house and they panned the camera across it - it would have been awesome to see a shadow or something move in the window.  

 
 
 
Veronica
5.2.19  author  Veronica  replied to  evilgenius @5.2.17    4 weeks ago

I thought so, too. 

 
 
 
evilgenius
5.2.20  evilgenius  replied to  Veronica @5.2.18    4 weeks ago
I dragged my husband to it.  When we left he said "You have lost movie picking privileges".  

ROTFL!

 
 
 
Veronica
6  author  Veronica    4 weeks ago

Remember the spine tingling old Twilight Zone.  Freaky!!!!

 
 
 
Ender
6.1  Ender  replied to  Veronica @6    4 weeks ago

There is a newer version of something like that. It is called Black Mirror.

I haven't watched any of it though so couldn't vouch for content.

 
 
 
Veronica
6.1.1  author  Veronica  replied to  Ender @6.1    4 weeks ago

I watched one episode and was not impressed.  My son calls me picky.

 
 
 
evilgenius
6.2  evilgenius  replied to  Veronica @6    4 weeks ago
Remember the spine tingling old Twilight Zone.  Freaky!!!!

Check out The Vast of Night on Amazon Prime. It's got that same type of vibe and a pretty good Scifi movie. 

I did a short review here: https://thenewstalkers.com/nigel-dogberry/group_discuss/8698/the-vast-of-night-review#cm1328609

 
 
 
Veronica
6.2.1  author  Veronica  replied to  evilgenius @6.2    4 weeks ago

I will check it out. Added it to my watch list. 

 
 
 
It Is ME
7  It Is ME    4 weeks ago

Loved watching - Kolchak: The Night Stalker and the 70's series Ghost Story.

 
 
 
Veronica
7.1  author  Veronica  replied to  It Is ME @7    4 weeks ago

Loved Kolchak.  Ghost Story was creepy.

 
 
 
It Is ME
7.1.1  It Is ME  replied to  Veronica @7.1    4 weeks ago

Miss those shows.

Now, it's nothing but how gory can they get.

 
 
 
Veronica
7.1.2  author  Veronica  replied to  It Is ME @7.1.1    4 weeks ago

I do too.  

 
 
 
evilgenius
7.2  evilgenius  replied to  It Is ME @7    4 weeks ago
 
 
 
Veronica
7.2.1  author  Veronica  replied to  evilgenius @7.2    4 weeks ago

They sometimes come up on either Amazon Prime or Netflix.  I watch them when I see they are available.

 
 
 
It Is ME
7.2.2  It Is ME  replied to  evilgenius @7.2    4 weeks ago

Cool !

 
 
 
Veronica
8  author  Veronica    4 weeks ago

Jeepers Creepers anyone?

 
 
 
evilgenius
8.1  evilgenius  replied to  Veronica @8    4 weeks ago

The first one was good. The second wasn't so good. I haven't seen the third one. I can't hear that song without thinking of the movie! LOL!

 
 
 
Veronica
8.1.1  author  Veronica  replied to  evilgenius @8.1    4 weeks ago

I really liked the first one.  The second one had its moments.  The third really pissed me off.  It was supposed to be 23 years later & it turned out to be between the first two.  I didn't like it at all.

 
 
 
Kavika
9  Kavika     4 weeks ago

It's time to what ''The Shining'' again. 

Here's Johnny.......

 
 
 
Veronica
9.1  author  Veronica  replied to  Kavika @9    4 weeks ago

I was thinking The Stand or Rose Red, but The Shining is a good choice.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
9.2  sandy-2021492  replied to  Kavika @9    4 weeks ago

"The Silence of the Lambs."  I can't watch that one alone.

 
 
 
Veronica
9.2.1  author  Veronica  replied to  sandy-2021492 @9.2    4 weeks ago

I just watched that last week.

 
 
 
Kavika
9.2.2  Kavika   replied to  sandy-2021492 @9.2    4 weeks ago

Hannibal Lecter: You still wake up sometimes, don't youYou wake up in the dark and hear the screaming of the lambsClarice Starling: Yes.

 
 
 
Veronica
9.2.3  author  Veronica  replied to  Kavika @9.2.2    4 weeks ago

I can hear him....chills.....

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
9.2.4  sandy-2021492  replied to  Kavika @9.2.2    4 weeks ago

Stoppit.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
11  Buzz of the Orient    4 weeks ago

It doesn't have to be a supernatural demon, it could be a terrifying actual being.  Ever since I watched the movie "Jaws" I have never gone in over my waist in the ocean. 

 
 
 
Freefaller
11.1  Freefaller  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @11    4 weeks ago
I have never gone in over my waist in the ocean. 

Just so ya know Buzz, sharks have attacked and killed in less water than that (said with an evil laugh)

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
11.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Freefaller @11.1    4 weeks ago

Actually, maybe I shouldn't be so concerned - I'm entitled to professional courtesy. 

 
 
 
Freefaller
11.1.2  Freefaller  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @11.1.1    4 weeks ago
I'm entitled to professional courtesy.

LMAO

 
 
 
Veronica
11.2  author  Veronica  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @11    4 weeks ago

I am not a big water person - drowning & all that.  I usually only dip my toes in the water and let the waves cover them.

I do watch Jaws every 4th of July.

 
 
 
It Is ME
11.2.1  It Is ME  replied to  Veronica @11.2    4 weeks ago
I do watch Jaws every 4th of July.

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I don't do much "Swimming" in the ocean anymore either.

 
 
 
evilgenius
12  evilgenius    4 weeks ago

Does anyone want Wolf Creek on DVD? Just pay for shipping and it's yours! I got it free and never watched it. I'll even thow in Zombie Honeymoon.

 
 
 
evilgenius
12.1  evilgenius  replied to  evilgenius @12    4 weeks ago

No takers? LOL! Why am I not surprised...

 
 
 
Veronica
12.1.1  author  Veronica  replied to  evilgenius @12.1    4 weeks ago

You said Zombie & my blinders went up.

 
 
 
evilgenius
12.1.2  evilgenius  replied to  Veronica @12.1.1    4 weeks ago

LOL!

 
 
 
evilgenius
13  evilgenius    4 weeks ago

A new movie - Ghosts of War premieres on Direct TV June 18 and then goes to on-demand, digital, and virtual cinema screenings July 17.

A group of WW2 soldiers get stuck in a mansion haunted by the victims of horrific Nazi violence.

 
 
 
Veronica
13.1  author  Veronica  replied to  evilgenius @13    4 weeks ago

That sounds interesting....

 
 
 
evilgenius
13.1.1  evilgenius  replied to  Veronica @13.1    4 weeks ago

It does. It looks from the trailer they are trying to set up the Jewish family ghosts killing the soldiers, but I'm expecting a twist. Similar was Dead Birds (2002) where a group of Confederate soldiers hole up in an abandoned plantation after robbing a bank. I was surprised at how entertaining it was when I watched it years ago. 

 
 
 
Veronica
13.1.2  author  Veronica  replied to  evilgenius @13.1.1    4 weeks ago

Now that one sounds more my style.  

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
13.2  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  evilgenius @13    4 weeks ago

Damn.  I have Dish.