Mostly Ghostly

Another quiet night.  Well, technically morning.  Boo to that, I say.  Boo!

Every year around this time, I usually go on a horror/thriller spree and let myself get scared silly, but this year has been too busy to get much terror time.  I did, however, get to go out to see Paranormal Activity Friday night, and OH BOY it did the trick.  I ended up meeting up with a guy I know from school, and it was really fun being scared…until I got home and was alone.  You know that feeling that something’s going to grab your ankle if you get too close to the bed?  Yeah, it was kind of like that.  Guess I should give y’all a little review of it, so here goes:

Throughout most of the movie, I was kind of just waiting for it to scare me.  Other people in the theater were WAY overreacting to little things, so that made it funny.  It did eventually start being frightening, though, and by the end I was practically in my friend’s lap because I just KNEW something bad was going to happen.  A few people walked out before the end.  I think they built the suspense very well, but I also think it wouldn’t be half as scary viewed outside of a dark theater with surround sound and the nervous energy of a hundred other people.  If you like to be scared and believe in ghosts/spirits/demons/poltergeists, it’ll probably be your cup of tea.  If you’re one of those people who gets a boner from slasher films, you won’t like it at all.  Overall, I think it was a good scare.  I was shaking as I drove home (I was alone, shuddup), and I found it very difficult to sleep that night (with the lights on, alone…shuddup). 

The rest of the weekend was spent babysitting Senor Fussypants so his parents could go out, homework, and shuttling the boys to various activities.  I lead a jetsetting life, I tell ya. 

So, do any of you have any good ghost stories/paranormal experiences?  Spill, spill, spill!

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12 Responses to “Mostly Ghostly”


  1. 1 Ms. Moon October 26, 2009 at 8:16 am

    I have had a few paranormal experiences but they were not scary. Going to see the Exorcist in 1974 was scary. So scary that the friend and I who went to see it together went and got another friend of ours and made him come and sleep with us. When one of us got up to go to the bathroom, we all had to go.
    That fucking movie scarred me for life. I no longer go to scary movies. AT ALL.

  2. 2 vinomom October 26, 2009 at 8:45 am

    I have no stomach for scary movies, slasher films, or any dramatic movie that involves small children (Except the movie Enough w/ JLo – go ahead and make fun of me – that movie ROCKS!) I am too easily traumatized. I’ve never even seen The Exorcist or any of the Nightmare on Elm Street Movies! Pathetic right?

  3. 3 vinomom October 26, 2009 at 9:01 am

    Oh btw I just added you to my blogroll – User error leaving you out! Sorry!

  4. 4 Ron October 26, 2009 at 9:44 am

    Sounds like a good movie, I’ll have to check it out.

  5. 5 Karen October 26, 2009 at 9:45 am

    Horror stuff is not my cup of tea. I can’t wrap my mind around the fact that people actually LIKE to be scared. What the heck? LOL. Personally, I like to feel happy and safe. I have enough problems sleeping when I think about my own problems – I don’t want to put killers and spirits on top of that.

    But horror is a HUGE market so clearly I am in the minority.

  6. 6 amy d October 26, 2009 at 10:46 am

    That movie scared the crap out of me! And it was interesting how there were no special effects or scary music to add to my fear. Just goes to show you how powerful one’s own imagination can be!

  7. 7 The Dish October 26, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    The Husband and I were discussing the other night whether we believe in ghosts. He doesn’t know but I do! I love scary movies and cannot wait to see that one!

  8. 8 dadshouse October 26, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    I want to see that movie!!!!

  9. 9 Evil Twin's Wife October 26, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    I just thought the movie was creepy and not necessarily frightening. Sure, it was shocking at the end, but I slept like a baby. 🙂

  10. 10 Ginger Magnolia October 26, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    Ms. Moon – The reaction I had to this movie was similar to the reaction I had to The Exorcist, though I still think The Exorcist is the scariest movie ever. I can’t imagine seeing THAT in a theater when it scares the bejeebus out of me at home!

    Vinomom – Not pathetic, it’s just not your thang…and I didn’t realize you were back up and running. I have to add your new link!

    Ron – I thought it was really good.

    Karen – Haha, I don’t like slasher flicks, but paranormal stuff intrigues/scares the shit out of me.

    Amy – I KNOW! There’s one part I really wish I knew how they did, but I don’t want to theorize here as it could spoil someone else’s fun.

    Dish – It would be great for date night. Then, you can do fun stuff afterward (wink, wink) to take your minds off of it. 🙂

    Dad – It was great. My friend brought along his teenage (15 years old) daughter and two of her friends. They were cracking me up with their squeals.

    ETW – Haha, I doubt I would’ve been as scared if I had watched the trailer beforehand. I was only scared for that night, thank goodness!

  11. 11 Sarcastic Bastard October 27, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    I used to be scared of true hauntings shows when I was married. Now that I live alone, I am no longer scared. Isn’t that weird? I guess I feel really safe in my new place.

    Love you,

    SB

  12. 12 lola October 29, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    Glad you had fun! I don’t know about that movie. I have a feeling that it will be a bit like the Blair Witch farce that I ended up laughing my ass off at the whole time. I wanted to throw my popcorn at the screen it was so lame. Scary thriller, my ass!!


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