PDA

View Full Version : Ghosties, Ghoulies, Things That Go Bump In The Night...And Other Good Haunting Ideas



Yasmine Galenorn
September 24th, 2004, 04:57 PM
:bat: :artist: :ghostie:

...okay, as some of you know, my current Emerald O'Brien book I'm working on is very much a classic ghost/mystery/romance tale. I'm looking for mood enhancers (NO, not the type you swallow) as we head into autumn and I get deeper into the writing.

LOOKING FOR: suggestions of good movies--I've already got Sixth Sense, the Others, Dracula (Gary Oldman), Queen of the Damned, The Ghost & Mrs. Muir, Rebecca, and a number of others, but VERY open to suggestions. Not really looking for gruesome horror, but good ghost/monster movies with dark mood...(and no, not Ghost...am NOT a Patrick Swayze fan, nor am I a Whoopi fan even IF my husband has a big crush on her! *grins*). Suggestions?

And while we're at it, let's talk ghost stories, things that go bump in the night....Samhain is on the way...the spirits walk, the ancestors come back to peek over our shoulders...and we almost all of us love it, don't we?

Yazzapanther :colorful:


:bat: :artist: :ghostie:

Cev'aq
September 24th, 2004, 07:05 PM
I'd suggest dropping Queen of the Damned and getting Interview With the Vampire. (I still haven't quite forgiven Anne Rice for the Queen of the Damned movie... :p )

An American Werewolf is London is good. Mary Reilly was a strange take on Jekyll/Hyde, but I enjoyed it. Hubby recommends Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

FlyingBear
September 24th, 2004, 07:06 PM
Let's see here.....can't promise they're "good", but certainly moody....of sorts LOL

Nightmare before Christmas
Something wicked this way comes
Gothic
Magic
Sleepy Hallow ( Jonny Depp )
The Wicker Man ( Christopher Lee )
Donnie Darko
Witches of Eastwick
Pulse
Ringu ( the orginal Ring from Japan)

And this where my brain locks up. I *know* there's good stuff out there, but suddenly nothing comes to mind! :hrmm:

I'll post more if I think of 'em



:tub:

Yasmine Galenorn
September 24th, 2004, 07:21 PM
I'd suggest dropping Queen of the Damned and getting Interview With the Vampire. (I still haven't quite forgiven Anne Rice for the Queen of the Damned movie... :p )

An American Werewolf is London is good. Mary Reilly was a strange take on Jekyll/Hyde, but I enjoyed it. Hubby recommends Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

LOL...I'm exactly the opposite. I LOVED QotD (liked it much better than the book, actually), but wasn't that keen on IWaV which I also have. I still haven't forgiven them for casting Tom Cruise in the part of LeStat! *grins*

Yeah, Mary Reilly was good...I've never seen it all the way through but it was pretty cool. There's supposed to be a new Frankenstein coming out, I believe.

Yasmine

Yasmine Galenorn
September 24th, 2004, 07:23 PM
Let's see here.....can't promise they're "good", but certainly moody....of sorts LOL

Nightmare before Christmas
Something wicked this way comes
Gothic
Magic
Sleepy Hallow ( Jonny Depp )
The Wicker Man ( Christopher Lee )
Donnie Darko
Witches of Eastwick
Pulse
Ringu ( the orginal Ring from Japan)

And this where my brain locks up. I *know* there's good stuff out there, but suddenly nothing comes to mind! :hrmm:

I'll post more if I think of 'em
:tub:


Yep...good ones...have Sleepy Hollow, Something Wicked, The Wicker Man (though that doesn't quite fit this). Haven't heard of Gothic, Magic, Pulse, Ringu, or Donnie Darko...will look into them, hated Witches of Eastwick (I am so not a Jack fan). Nightmare Before Christmas was great!

Thank you kindly for the suggestions!
Yazza

celticfire
September 24th, 2004, 08:41 PM
i'm a little late...and am not sure if any of these will 'fit' for you or not...but they are some of my fav's:

mothman prophecies
the watcher in the woods (1980)
amityville horror (the original)
house on haunted hill (yep, a bit cheesey but it creeped me out a bit)
the others
poltergeist (i still can't watch the first one alone...ever!EEK)
bless the child
in the mouth of madness

Yasmine Galenorn
September 24th, 2004, 09:07 PM
i'm a little late...and am not sure if any of these will 'fit' for you or not...but they are some of my fav's:

mothman prophecies
the watcher in the woods (1980)
amityville horror (the original)
house on haunted hill (yep, a bit cheesey but it creeped me out a bit)
the others
poltergeist (i still can't watch the first one alone...ever!EEK)
bless the child
in the mouth of madness

Oh you're not late, I'm only on chapter five so far. I have yet to see the Mothman Prophecies and I've heard a lot about it...House on Haunted Hill...was that the one with Roddy McDowell? (He was one of my favorites).

Yasmine

Calyx
September 24th, 2004, 09:18 PM
AAAAAAAAH!
In the Mouth of Madness really, really creeped me out! :hairred:
But, it's a good one to watch as far as scary movies.
Only a few to list that others haven't yet:
Event Horizon (another one that creeped me out severely)
Dragonfly
Stir of Echoes (creepy as hell)
and yes, the Others.
for a very old scary movie, Julia.

Good luck and happy watching, hon. :whistle:

Gala
September 24th, 2004, 09:49 PM
The Haunting is great!

The Others


Stir of Echos

WolfMoon
September 24th, 2004, 10:20 PM
Good ghost movies....

I can vouch as well for Stir of Echoes...creeped my husband and friends out so badly they vowed never to go to another movie suggested! :) Personally, I loved it.

I don't know if you like anime, but there's a lot of good creepy ones out there from a totally different story-telling perspective. I'd recommend Vampire Princess (or Vampire Princess Miyu).

Dog Soldiers is a fantastic British werewolf movie! Quite possibly the best non-CGI werewolves I've ever seen... Not a ghost movie, but the dawning horror factor is excellent!

Ah, another dawning horror movie is Dagon! Based off of HP Lovecraft! Very creepy!

Yasmine Galenorn
September 24th, 2004, 10:38 PM
Cool, and so my list grows! Thanks y'all.
Yazzapanther :colorful:

lightdragon
September 24th, 2004, 11:30 PM
Since i made attempts to do actual ghosthunting and still speak with the Long Island Paranormal Research Group. Was wondering if i can relate stories of actual investigations?

Cinnamon Girl
September 24th, 2004, 11:44 PM
Ooh! I love good ghost stories!

The Haunting (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057129/) is the original black and white movie based upon Shirley Jackson's superbly creepy book. The cheesy remake doesn't hold a candle to it.

Ghost Story (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082449/) which stars Fred Astaire among other classic actors.

I can't remember if this was already mentioned, but don't forget The Shining (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081505/) (although if you're not a Jack fan you might like the recent miniseries better - it's also more true to the book).

While not actually a ghost story, Audrey Rose (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075704/) is a sufficiently scary tale of reincarnation.

Another good one is The Watcher in the Woods (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081738/) and also The Innocents (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055018/).

Happy watching! Muhahahahahahah! :ghost:

Yasmine Galenorn
September 25th, 2004, 12:24 AM
Since i made attempts to do actual ghosthunting and still speak with the Long Island Paranormal Research Group. Was wondering if i can relate stories of actual investigations?

Oh, that would be fascinating! I actually use some of my own experiences in my novels, exaggerated and changed of course...sure gives it a touch of realism here and there. I'm always fascinated by actual encounters (though the ever practical side of me always checks out the mundane first).

Yasmine :colorful:

Yasmine Galenorn
September 25th, 2004, 12:26 AM
Ooh! I love good ghost stories!

The Haunting (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057129/) is the original black and white movie based upon Shirley Jackson's superbly creepy book. The cheesy remake doesn't hold a candle to it.

Ghost Story (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082449/) which stars Fred Astaire among other classic actors.

I can't remember if this was already mentioned, but don't forget The Shining (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081505/) (although if you're not a Jack fan you might like the recent miniseries better - it's also more true to the book).

While not actually a ghost story, Audrey Rose (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075704/) is a sufficiently scary tale of reincarnation.

Another good one is The Watcher in the Woods (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081738/) and also The Innocents (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055018/).

Happy watching! Muhahahahahahah! :ghost:

I like the miniseries of the Shining a lot better, to be honest--I really thought it captured the book far more than the movie did. Haven't seen the Watcher In The Woods but do want to get hold of a copy of the Innocents--saw it when I was little and read Turn of the Screw, which it was based on.

Anybody here ever see the movie version of The Other (by Tom Tryon, not The Others with Kidman in it)? I saw the movie a few weeks after I read the book as a teen and creeped myself out for WEEKS.

Yazza :colorful:

Gala
September 25th, 2004, 12:48 AM
About The Other.. I don't remember. I may have.
I've seen both of The Hauntingsthe original and the remake... I liked them both.

the book, The House Next Door totally freaked me out.. the first and second time I read it about 15 years apart. Anne Rivers Siddons. Just thinking about it has be jumpy. Seriously.

Cinnamon Girl
September 25th, 2004, 11:30 AM
Anybody here ever see the movie version of The Other (by Tom Tryon, not The Others with Kidman in it)? I saw the movie a few weeks after I read the book as a teen and creeped myself out for WEEKS.

Yazza :colorful:
Oooh, yes! That was on TV a couple of weeks ago (I think AMC). Very creepy. :shaker:

StephanieAine
September 25th, 2004, 01:33 PM
:bat: :artist: :ghostie:



...okay, as some of you know, my current Emerald O'Brien book I'm working on is very much a classic ghost/mystery/romance tale. I'm looking for mood enhancers (NO, not the type you swallow) as we head into autumn and I get deeper into the writing.

LOOKING FOR: suggestions of good movies--I've already got Sixth Sense, the Others, Dracula (Gary Oldman), Queen of the Damned, The Ghost & Mrs. Muir, Rebecca, and a number of others, but VERY open to suggestions. Not really looking for gruesome horror, but good ghost/monster movies with dark mood...(and no, not Ghost...am NOT a Patrick Swayze fan, nor am I a Whoopi fan even IF my husband has a big crush on her! *grins*). Suggestions?

And while we're at it, let's talk ghost stories, things that go bump in the night....Samhain is on the way...the spirits walk, the ancestors come back to peek over our shoulders...and we almost all of us love it, don't we?

Yazzapanther :colorful:




:bat: :artist: :ghostie:

Hmmm. Okay, the scariest thing I can think of is Dr. Phibes.

LOL - those Phibes movies used to scare me to death as a kid, and I was positively terrified of Vincent Price... but I didn't even realize, until very recently when I saw a Phibes movie on an old movie channel, that they're actually supposed to be sort of *funny.*

Well, anyway, they're worth a watch. At least to see how completely freaky they are. (Creepiest moments: seeing Phibes drill a hole in the ceiling above a sleeping woman's bedroom, drizzle honey through the hole and on to the sleeping woman's blankets and head, and then insert a tube of some kind that would allow a zillion killer bees to attack her... and another scene where Phibes has an entire orchestra made of dead people. <shiver>... )

Oh, and of course, the movie *Misery.* That's a favorite... but yeah, it's funny, too. (And yes, I realize that these aren't actually classic murder, ghost, or dark mysteries... but you never know. Maybe you'd end up developing an extra weird writing attitude <g>).

Elfa Wylde
September 25th, 2004, 03:51 PM
Suggestion: There's a little movie out of Hong Kong called "The Eye." it has a little gross stuff to it... but it's really MUCH more than just the old hack and slash. I'll tell you this... it's VERY intense at times.

the premise is a young woman who had gone blind when she was i think 2 or 5.... but now, she's had a cornea transplant from another young woman. What no one told was the fact that the donor could see ghosts and something VERY interesting.. in chinese culture there are beings from the otherworld who come to escort the dead. the donor could see them too!!
This is a GREAT movie.... oh.. btw.. it's subtitled.. but i'll tell you... you get so into the story that you forget you're reading and could swear afterward that you totaly understood everything they were saying!!
you GOTTA see this! (i've watched it 7 time now.. and i'm thinking of renting it again.)

Yasmine Galenorn
September 25th, 2004, 07:03 PM
I was positively terrified of Vincent Price...Oh, and of course, the movie *Misery.* That's a favorite... but yeah, it's funny, too. (And yes, I realize that these aren't actually classic murder, ghost, or dark mysteries... but you never know. Maybe you'd end up developing an extra weird writing attitude <g>).

LOVE Vincent Price--did you know he did a guest cameo on one of Alice Cooper's tracks off of Welcome To My Nightmare? I loved it!

And Misery is one of the freakiest books/movies I've seen. Consider this, my dear: I've had people come up to me, totally excited, saying, "I'm your Number One fan!!!" After seeing Misery and reading the book, that put a whole 'nother spin on it. :imout:

~grins~
Yazzapanther :colorful:

Yasmine Galenorn
September 25th, 2004, 07:04 PM
Suggestion: There's a little movie out of Hong Kong called "The Eye." it has a little gross stuff to it... but it's really MUCH more than just the old hack and slash. I'll tell you this... it's VERY intense at times.

the premise is a young woman who had gone blind when she was i think 2 or 5.... but now, she's had a cornea transplant from another young woman. What no one told was the fact that the donor could see ghosts and something VERY interesting.. in chinese culture there are beings from the otherworld who come to escort the dead. the donor could see them too!!
This is a GREAT movie.... oh.. btw.. it's subtitled.. but i'll tell you... you get so into the story that you forget you're reading and could swear afterward that you totaly understood everything they were saying!!
you GOTTA see this! (i've watched it 7 time now.. and i'm thinking of renting it again.)

That sounds fascinating...jotting down the title. I have no problem with subtitled films. Have you ever seen the Eyes of Laura Mars?

Yasmine :colorful:

lightdragon
September 25th, 2004, 07:31 PM
Oh, that would be fascinating! I actually use some of my own experiences in my novels, exaggerated and changed of course...sure gives it a touch of realism here and there. I'm always fascinated by actual encounters (though the ever practical side of me always checks out the mundane first).

Yasmine :colorful:

Thanks for being patient with me. There was this place in Rayham Hall in Oyster Bay Long Island,NY(there is another one in England and that one is haunted as well and more famous). Common site for the group to investigate. As a rule no one ghosthunts alone. you take a buddy or two with you. so one guy says he's gonna check out the place with his class. so i agreed to come . Brought with me some gems and crystals for protection and warding against possible hostile ghost attacks.incense which i never used there. and an electronic thermometer. Actually you are supposed to take a infrared non-contact thermal scanner and i never bothered with getting am EMF as well as recording EVP's. just interested in photographs.No one shows up and the place is closed. I was mad and ready to make someone a ghost. I took the pics and strolled around. Felt like someone was following me. I had to take the L.I.R.R. back to NYC. Very creepy there waiting for the train. So when the train finally arrives. then i decide to take out my electronic thermometer and the thing went crazy and went out of order. plus the photographs never developed. That was the first and last time i did an investigation.The guy turned out to be a sicko and a troll. later about a year later the founders and some other people did go there and GOT permission. As you should always do when investigating a haunted house from the inside of it.As investigating without permission is breaking and entering which is criminal. and did get shots of a ghost hiding on the outside of the house looking in real fast.Tried to ditch the photographer but it failed and he got the photo. Plus they got one word EVP's . As far as doing more investgations. I don`t have the time right now. maybe another time.

Another story was this woman i spoke with in a chat session. She said she lived in Chicago.One day she said the cabinet and cubboard doors were opening and closing like wild. Then one day her boyfriend saw a four foot glowing person floating one foot off the ground in their house. These things happened for a while and i told her to see a psychic. Never heard from her again.

I`m not sure if i`m boring anyone with this. If not i have more stories.

Gala
September 25th, 2004, 10:21 PM
Hey what was that movie with Mia Farrow, when she was blind and all the people in her house were killed and the killer started chasing her through the woods and stuff?

Boogins
September 25th, 2004, 10:30 PM
You could go reverse psychology, and go for Evil Dead II (I wasn't much of a movie) with email buddy Bruce Campbell. The movie does have some atmosphere, along with a lot of ridiculousness.

lightdragon
September 25th, 2004, 11:44 PM
You could go reverse psychology, and go for Evil Dead II (I wasn't much of a movie) with email buddy Bruce Campbell. The movie does have some atmosphere, along with a lot of ridiculousness.
I remember that movie. It was reviewed by Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert . i was surprised they even reviewed as this was a low budget movie. And it surprised me even more is that they gave it TWO THUMBS UP!!!!! one of them said they loved the fact the way Bruce Campbell portrayed the way his hand was possessed and he had to fight it.
And Boogins ,I think you are the second person i`ve met who is email buddies with BC. is your real name's inital's MAL by any chance?

Yasmine Galenorn
September 25th, 2004, 11:53 PM
GOT permission. As you should always do when investigating a haunted house from the inside of it.As investigating without permission is breaking and entering which is criminal. and did get shots of a ghost hiding on the outside of the house looking in real fast.Tried to ditch the photographer but it failed and he got the photo. Plus they got one word EVP's . As far as doing more investgations. I don`t have the time right now. maybe another time.
I`m not sure if i`m boring anyone with this. If not i have more stories.

Nope, not boring me. I've had enough encounters that I love reading about them. (I realized I've overused the word 'fascinated/ing' in this thread way too much, therefore am NOT going to use it again today *grins*).

Good points on the breaking and entering--people often forget that just because a house may be abandoned, doesn't mean it's open for the looking.

Feel free if you want to tell a few more!
Yasmine :colorful:

lightdragon
September 26th, 2004, 02:43 AM
Feel free if you want to tell a few more!
Yasmine :colorful:
One investigation recently dealt with a cursed African idol. that was sold on eBay. Here is the description:
A woman was a missionary to Africa in the 1960's and a local
spiritual leader was offended that she was attempting to change their
basic religious belief system. He gave her this figurine upon which
he claimed to have performed a ritual and asked the interpreter to
explain that if the missionary believes that her god is the only real
god then there is nothing to fear. He then told her that if her
religion wasn't the true religion, the figure's powers would
become
evident and cause her much pain for trying to dishonor his
tribe's
ancient spirituality and belief in their own gods. She essentially
laughed him off and accepted the figure, thinking it would make a
good story to tell back home. Within weeks, she died of an infection
from an unknown cause. No one thought anything of it until her estate
was settled and her daughter took possession of the figure. She kept
it in a box for years but when she found it years later she took it
out and displayed it in her home. Within a week she had developed a
serious lung infection. No one made any connection until she gave her
mothers posessions to her own son in an attempt to settle her estate
before her looming death. He was killed in an auto accident on his
way home from this visit, with a box containing the figure in his
car. The daughter died later that week and the family had two
funerals just days apart. Someone made the connection and the figure
was given to the local college for permanent loan among her other
African collection, but first the person assigned to creating the
exhibit for which it was to be part of fell down a flight of stairs
and died. Later, many visitors to the exhibits were becoming ill and
the school spent a small fortune cleaning the room of suspected
spores in the ventilation. The illnesses kept coming until one day
someone half-jokingly suggested taking the figure out of the case,
remembering the stories about a curse on the object. It was and the
sicknesses stopped occuring immediately. One faculty member asked if
he could have the figure and it was gladly given to him. Within 2
weeks he was dead of a fall in his home while no-one else was around.
His family said he hit his head on a coffee table upon which the
figure was sitting. We received a call from the daughter who said she
was afraid to destroy the figure or throw it away and asked if we
knew what could be done with it. Apparently she found us by our
auction for the Prayer of Exorcism. I told her the best I could do
was buy it from her but I took it out of the box it was shipped in
long enough to take some pics, then the feeling of creepiness it has
was so overwhelming that I didn't want to risk it. I deal with
these
sorts of items on a regular basis and have had many, many items that
were claimed to be haunted. This is one of the very few that has a
real energy to it, a bad energy. I can't keep it but I wanted
whomever is the new owner to understand the full story behind this
figure. maybe it's all coincidence, like they say about the Hope
Diamond curse, but I know I can't touch it ever again.

PLEASE NOTE: I will not be responsible for any unfortunate events
that may occur if you are the winning bidder. This is said in all
seriousness. Black magic is not a joke and should not be entered into
lightly."

There is clear lineage, that can, with some effort, be traced for
validation of the history of this object.

Ok folks back to reality. This object was proven to be a hoax. Although the figure is supposedly a Bakongo nkisi figure. this one missed it.At least five different experts in African artifacts agreed the figure was a fake. one of the things was the nails. In a real nkisi figurine the nails would be put in one at a time over a long period. also the features on the idol were not authentic to a real nkisi idol. Also to note these idols were used for protection against occult attacks. It's unusal for a real nkishi idol to be used this way. Although the story is a fraud i figured you might use it.

lightdragon
September 26th, 2004, 03:20 AM
another story goes as this: another investigator went to Bloody Bridge which is between Spencerville and St. Mary's, Ohio. There was reports of seeing a woman's face in thewater when the moon is full. Although under the investigation they did not see a woman's face. They did deal with "Bill".A skeleton was found in a well earlier. there wer emany sites for where it was. upon investigating this one. one of the members felt a highly negative presense and felt hot and became ill and left the area.He then took a digital camera and entered the area. it did feel hotter and later after taking pictures he discovered a mist was in the area where they could not see it with the naked eye.

Another investigation is with a Jewish prayer box which is called the Dybbuk and Kesilim box. This item is still under investigation and possibly deals with demons rather than ghosts. Also gives an outdated book called MAGIC, MYSTICISM, & HASIDISM: THE SUPERNATURAL IN JEWISH THOUGHT, by Gedalyah Nigel. According to this book dubbuks are evil spirits of a deceased human looking to repent for sins they did in life by possessing a person who is doing what they did in life. but in his section of ANGELS OF DESTRUCTION it will state here that while a dubbuk is in transmirgration it is also pursued by demons to torture it. Escape from the demons is by possessing a person or an object to loose the pursers.at least for a short period.

more info on this is atdybbuk and kesilin box investigation (http://www.liprg.com/dybbukbox.htm)

Annyka
September 26th, 2004, 04:29 AM
my favorite ghost movies are "Ghost Ship" and "13 Ghosts" but they may be a little more gruesome than you are looking for?

Annyka

StephanieAine
September 26th, 2004, 10:27 AM
LOVE Vincent Price--did you know he did a guest cameo on one of Alice Cooper's tracks off of Welcome To My Nightmare? I loved it!

And Misery is one of the freakiest books/movies I've seen. Consider this, my dear: I've had people come up to me, totally excited, saying, "I'm your Number One fan!!!" After seeing Misery and reading the book, that put a whole 'nother spin on it. :imout:

~grins~
Yazzapanther :colorful:


LOL - uh, yeah, I think I get far more out of that movie than non-writing friends do. And if I ever hear "I'm your number one fayun" coming from someone, I know I'll be seriously creeped... if only for a brief moment!

Even scarier: a grill, lighter fluid, and a match....

Very oogie. <g>

StephanieAine
September 26th, 2004, 10:29 AM
I just realized I missed the part about Vincent Price.

I'm not sure if I remember that or not, but there's something familiar about it. Then again, I have the world's most terrible memory!

All I remember is that way back in the dark ages, Vincent Price made an appearance in a music video... but wait, I think that was with Michael Jackson, LOL

Well, if you love Vincent Price, you've got to see the Phibes movies! Watch them at midnight in a dark room. They're extremely dark, extremely strange, and awfully funny. But they're almost too creepy!

Calyx
September 26th, 2004, 02:19 PM
I thought of another one, though it does have some gore in it......
The Brotherhood of the Wolf. It's in French with English subtitles. I really enjoyed this movie and highly recommend it! Quite fascinating.

Mab
September 26th, 2004, 02:33 PM
Ok, I don't know if these have already been listed but...here goes anyway:

Shadow of the Vampire (John Malkovich)
Nosferatu (the original silent one)
Dracula (the original Bela-Lugosi one--or really any of his old b&w horror flicks)
I'd suggest any of the old "horror" flicks starring Lon Cheney Sr.--they may be kinda cheesy at times, but he was such a master of theatrical make up & special effects for his time, and they all have that darkness.....

Yasmine Galenorn
September 26th, 2004, 03:04 PM
I thought of another one, though it does have some gore in it......
The Brotherhood of the Wolf. It's in French with English subtitles. I really enjoyed this movie and highly recommend it! Quite fascinating.

You know, that sounds sooooo familiar...I don't know if I've seen part of it or heard of it...but for some reason, I seem to think I came in on part of it somewhere. I'll have to look it up again.

Yasmine

Boogins
September 26th, 2004, 04:32 PM
I remember that movie. It was reviewed by Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert . i was surprised they even reviewed as this was a low budget movie. And it surprised me even more is that they gave it TWO THUMBS UP!!!!! one of them said they loved the fact the way Bruce Campbell portrayed the way his hand was possessed and he had to fight it.
And Boogins ,I think you are the second person i`ve met who is email buddies with BC. is your real name's inital's MAL by any chance?
Nope, that's not me, but I know the person you're thinking of, I think. BC set up a private writer's circle online... wow, it's six years ago now! About every month to two months, my inbox fills with a flurry of emails discussing poetry, prose, screenwriting, novels... I guess there's about twelve of us, including BC himself. Interesting--nice coven size!

Boogins
September 26th, 2004, 04:35 PM
My only complaint with The Brotherhood of the Wolf was that it reminded me of Dudley Moore's Unfinishable Symphony--it just wouldn't quit!!! But, believe it or not, it is based on a true story, of a "monster" that was no more than a dressed-up, half-crippled wolf, that was meant to drive the peasantry back to Mother Church seeking protection.

lightdragon
September 26th, 2004, 05:05 PM
Ok, I don't know if these have already been listed but...here goes anyway:

Shadow of the Vampire (John Malkovich)
Nosferatu (the original silent one)
Dracula (the original Bela-Lugosi one--or really any of his old b&w horror flicks)
I'd suggest any of the old "horror" flicks starring Lon Cheney Sr.
What about Abbott & Costello Meet the Frankenstein monster. I think that one has LC Jr. and I believe Bela-Lugosi. :devil:

Calyx
September 26th, 2004, 06:29 PM
You know, that sounds sooooo familiar...I don't know if I've seen part of it or heard of it...but for some reason, I seem to think I came in on part of it somewhere. I'll have to look it up again.

Yasmine
It got very high ratings from movie critics. The cinematography is beautiful, and eerie all at once at times. The costuming is amazing. Very well acted, too.

Yasmine Galenorn
September 26th, 2004, 06:59 PM
What about Abbott & Costello Meet the Frankenstein monster. I think that one has LC Jr. and I believe Bela-Lugosi. :devil:

LOVE Bela-Lugosi, but I admit it! I can't stand the Three Stooges, Marx Bros., and really am not into A/C and L/H. *it's a girl thang, you know?*

Yasmine

lightdragon
September 26th, 2004, 10:42 PM
oh ok. i figured some girls didn`t like the three stooges. didn`t figure on A/C or L/H.
oh well.

Yasmine Galenorn
September 27th, 2004, 12:30 PM
oh ok. i figured some girls didn`t like the three stooges. didn`t figure on A/C or L/H.
oh well.

~grins~ Somewhere out there, there are women who like A/C or L/H. I'm just extremely picky about comedians. :colorful:

Yazzapanther :colorful:

kitsch
January 1st, 2005, 11:11 PM
sooo, i suspect i'm entering the party way too late, but thought i'd recommend one just in case you need more later on...
the changeling. i'm fairly sure it's canadian, so i don't know how readily you'd be able to access it, but it's quite creepy.

<---wannabe writer who's been lurking and thought it was time she piped up. :chattin:

Yasmine Galenorn
January 1st, 2005, 11:14 PM
sooo, i suspect i'm entering the party way too late, but thought i'd recommend one just in case you need more later on...
the changeling. i'm fairly sure it's canadian, so i don't know how readily you'd be able to access it, but it's quite creepy.

<---wannabe writer who's been lurking and thought it was time she piped up. :chattin:

LOL...well, just turned in A Harvest of Bones, but rest assured, all recommendations appreciated because there will be ghosts in other books, for sure!

What do you like to write?

Yasmine :colorful:

kitsch
January 3rd, 2005, 11:43 PM
i've always wanted to do something with pagan influences, and i might someday, but there's this one story that keeps biting me and demanding to be written. it's silly, but i'm really superstitious about talking about work that's not done.

er...let's say it's about a woman from a radically different background than mine, who's got a far more interesting and tragic life than mine, and whose life i wouldn't want. (it involves a fair amount of abuse, and she finds her strength in standing up against it.) i don't know what genre it would fall into...certainly not romance, not fantasy...human issues? is there even such a genre? drama, maybe.


looked back over what i wrote. i swear it's not as cheesy as i made it sound.

do you have any kind of odd superstition about your writing?

--sorry, didn't mean to hijack--

Yasmine Galenorn
January 4th, 2005, 12:21 AM
do you have any kind of odd superstition about your writing?
--sorry, didn't mean to hijack--

Yeah, actually I do have a few superstitions. I will never set up Emerald's husband to die in some horrendous way. He might get hurt, but he won't contact a dread disease (I'm coping with my husband's health issues and simply can't stomach more of them) or the like. I think there are a few others, too, that I won't touch. I can easily write suspense and horror, but I don't do gore easily...and I won't write about kids getting killed--at least not in a main plot/graphic-torturous way. Or animals.

Yasmine

Old Witch
July 17th, 2005, 06:10 PM
What about Abbott & Costello Meet the Frankenstein monster. I think that one has LC Jr. and I believe Bela-Lugosi. :devil: You know, I love that stupid movie...

Yasmine Galenorn
July 17th, 2005, 07:25 PM
You know, I love that stupid movie...

Never could get into Abbot/Costello, though I watched a little Laurel and Hardy, but I just don't have the patience for too much slapstick humor.

There was a wonderful old movie--very funny--called The Ghost Goes West. Anybody seen that one?

Yasmine :colorful:

BrigidMoon
July 17th, 2005, 08:19 PM
Yeah, actually I do have a few superstitions. I will never set up Emerald's husband to die in some horrendous way. He might get hurt, but he won't contact a dread disease (I'm coping with my husband's health issues and simply can't stomach more of them) or the like. I think there are a few others, too, that I won't touch. I can easily write suspense and horror, but I don't do gore easily...and I won't write about kids getting killed--at least not in a main plot/graphic-torturous way. Or animals.

Yasmine

Well that's good because I really identify with Emerald :) She's an awesome character!

Yasmine Galenorn
July 18th, 2005, 11:00 PM
Well that's good because I really identify with Emerald :) She's an awesome character!

A lot of people have taken her to heart! I guess I'd better avoid killing her off ~grins~ or I might just meet a Misery situation, huh?

Yasmine :colorful:

BrigidMoon
July 26th, 2005, 05:02 PM
A lot of people have taken her to heart! I guess I'd better avoid killing her off ~grins~ or I might just meet a Misery situation, huh?

Yasmine :colorful:

LOL. You're too funny. She'd need to have a twin or something if you killed her off. But there is a time and place for killing characters isn't there? I mean it does happen. If you're keeping abreast with the HP series that is.. If not, I didn't tell you anything!

:geez:

Nighthawk
July 26th, 2005, 05:07 PM
When I am writing instrumental music, I always have old horror or science fiction dvd's or tapes going. I can look up and an image makes a thought in my mind. Actually, we should talk.. I may have some music that will help you write.. and we are just down the road from each other, right?

Yasmine Galenorn
July 28th, 2005, 07:36 PM
When I am writing instrumental music, I always have old horror or science fiction dvd's or tapes going. I can look up and an image makes a thought in my mind. Actually, we should talk.. I may have some music that will help you write.. and we are just down the road from each other, right?

LOL...Bellevue, a stone's throw from Seattle. Drop me a private email, dearheart.

Hugs,
Yazza :colorful: