"When I look at people, I can sense a sort of aura around them. A colored outline based on how long that person has to live. Almost everyone I meet around my age is surrounded by a solid green hue, which means they have plenty of time left. A fair amount of them have a yellow-orangish tinge to their auras, which tends to mean a car crash or some other tragedy. The real fun is when the auras venture into the red end of the spectrum, though. Every now and again I'll see someone who's basically a walking stoplight. Those are the ones who get murdered or kill themselves. It's such a rush to see them and know their time is numbered. With that in mind, I always get to class very early so I can scout out my classmates' fates. The first kid who walked in was basically radiating red. I chuckled to myself. Too damn bad, bro. But as people kept walking in, they all had the same intense glow. I finally caught a glimpse of my reflection in the window, but I was too stunned to move. Our professor stepped in and locked the door, his aura a sickening shade of green." - story posted by Zenryhao on reddit
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Guys, I'm having so much fun designing a talk about elements of horror and the uncanny in my work for a poetry class I'm visiting this week at Northern Kentucky University! This is my favorite time of year -- when all I want to do is read gothic horror books and draw pictures of monsters.
Dog Body was a monster that lived at North Woods Camp in New Hampshire when my mom was a little girl. It's hard to say how many campers, counselors and camp staff members were devoured by Dog Body over the years, but the number is probably frightfully high. He was very elusive, prowling around campers' cabins at night, sniffing at their windows, scratching around in the dirt right outside their doors. A glimpse of Dog Body was a harbinger of CERTAIN DEATH. If you sensed him stalking through the forest at night, it was best to shut your eyes very tightly.
This past weekend @danielbonner and I shot a Halloween inspired short film for a film festival organized by @368 and @moment. Definitely was a challenge with the amount of time we had and only being able to shoot with an iPhone, but it’s always good to push yourself 👍 And now for the editing process...
The Mothman. Originally a book was published called The Mothman prophecies, which later became a movie. It speaks of incidents that took place in point pleasant,West Virginia 1966. A creature standing around 12ft tall with glowing red eyes was seen around the town. About a yearLater the silver bridge collapsed. Still unknown as to how it happened. Most blame the mothman. What the movie leaves out is details as to the one named Indrid Cold. A. K. A the grinning man. Reported to have been encountered in a road walking out of a strange craft. Indrid confronted multiple people. All of which mentioned his creepy grin
MOVIE MONDAY MADNESS!
IT: Chapter One (2017) has garnered quite a bit of praise from both moviegoers and critics. The original 1990 movie was claimed to have terrified TV viewers when it premiered and at least the first part did. However, in retrospect, it is quite silly, as the clown only actually kills a few people and all off-screen. Tim Curry gives a splendid performance as Pennywise but the "rules" of the being known as "IT" are not made clear and therefore they make it seem like the least capable supernatural killer ever. The 2017 version offers a quick throwaway line to somewhat explain this, fear makes the children delicious, but there are still some inconsistencies. There are a few characters he kills immediately upon meeting them, yet some of the main characters run into Pennywise all alone, show the same amount of fear as the characters he killed a scene before and yet he lets them get away. There is nothing that happens to help the kid to escape IT, he just lets them go. That being said I thoroughly enjoyed the movie and found it had a few great creepy moments. One of my favorite small details to this version of Pennywise is the eyes, which never seem to align correctly. As an ancient supernatural being trying to pass for something approachable to humans it gives off the idea that, even after all these millennia, IT either can't or doesn't care to get every single detail correct. It makes the long shots of his face all the more uncomfortable. My other favorite scene is the projector in the garage scene. While not particularly scary it was really damn cool and a much better scene than the photo album scene of the miniseries (just close the damn book!). All the actors did a very good job, kids and Skarsgard alike, the directing and cinematography were great. Overall the movie did a good job of fixing some of the issues and silliness of the original and I'm hopeful part 2 will deliver way more than the ridiculous part 2 of the 1990 miniseries.