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Favorite Spooky Story

Post by tuttle » Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:55 pm

What's yer favorite spooky/scary/ghost/horror/weird/etc tale?

If you link a book or mention a title, give us a summary.
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Re: Favorite Spooky Story

Post by Jester » Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:11 pm

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
by Washington Irving
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Post by Fainn » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:01 pm

In 2010, I was dating a Wiccan. She sent me a text that had me scared for 3 straight days.
"I'm late."
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Re: Favorite Spooky Story

Post by DepartedLight » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:13 pm

Fainn wrote:
Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:01 pm
In 2010, I was dating a Wiccan. She sent me a text that had me scared for 3 straight days.
"I'm late."
Dude. You damn near had Rosemary's Baby? That needs to go here.
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Post by DepartedLight » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:15 pm

Gimme anything with Boris Karloff in it.

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Re: Favorite Spooky Story

Post by tuttle » Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:36 am

Jester wrote:
Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:11 pm
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
by Washington Irving
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I don't know if I've actually read this. I think my only exposure to this is pop culture remakes of the Disney variety.

My oldest daughter told me one day she wanted to read something scary and I picked it up at the bookstore and told her to check it out. Sometime later I asked her how she liked it and she told me that she never finished it. I asked why, and she said that it was too scary.

I should probably read it.
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Post by Fainn » Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:47 am

Obama wins re-election
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Re: Favorite Spooky Story

Post by FredS » Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:50 am

Fainn wrote:
Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:01 pm
In 2010, I was dating a Wiccan. She sent me a text that had me scared for 3 straight days.
"I'm late."
That's funny as hell right there.

Fainn wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:47 am
Obama wins re-election
I was going to post about the last presidential election - that Hillary and The Don are the very best Americans we could come up with - but I'm trying not to get political. But it was scary.
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Re: Favorite Spooky Story

Post by Rusty » Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:42 am

Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M.R. James. You can probably find it in the original on Amazon but there are now graphic versions, audio books, etc. There are a couple of volumes. They live on because they're pretty good.

I think they were first published just after the turn of the 19th to 20th century. Don't read them at bedtime because you won't sleep.
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Post by UncleBob » Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:47 am

Rusty wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:42 am
Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M.R. James. You can probably find it in the original on Amazon but there are now graphic versions, audio books, etc. There are a couple of volumes. They live on because they're pretty good.

I think they were first published just after the turn of the 19th to 20th century. Don't read them at bedtime because you won't sleep.
Its free for Kindle.
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Re: Favorite Spooky Story

Post by huddsbaggie » Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:02 pm

Rusty wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:42 am
Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M.R. James. You can probably find it in the original on Amazon but there are now graphic versions, audio books, etc. There are a couple of volumes. They live on because they're pretty good.

I think they were first published just after the turn of the 19th to 20th century. Don't read them at bedtime because you won't sleep.
I tend not to read in my sleep.

Actually, the film Night Of The Demon (AKA Curse of the Demon in America) based on James' story Casting The Runes (1957 British film) is a pretty scary/atmospheric film. It has aged well in creaky sort of way that makes it even more eerie.... But then, so have I since 1957.
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Re: Favorite Spooky Story

Post by tuttle » Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:04 pm

huddsbaggie wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:02 pm
Rusty wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:42 am
Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M.R. James. You can probably find it in the original on Amazon but there are now graphic versions, audio books, etc. There are a couple of volumes. They live on because they're pretty good.

I think they were first published just after the turn of the 19th to 20th century. Don't read them at bedtime because you won't sleep.
I tend not to read in my sleep.

Actually, the film Night Of The Demon (AKA Curse of the Demon in America) based on James' story Casting The Runes (1957 British film) is a pretty scary/atmospheric film. It has aged well in creaky sort of way that makes it even more eerie.... But then, so have I since 1957.
Oi! Good to hear from you huddsy!
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Re: Favorite Spooky Story

Post by Rusty » Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:55 pm

huddsbaggie wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:02 pm
Rusty wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:42 am
Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M.R. James. You can probably find it in the original on Amazon but there are now graphic versions, audio books, etc. There are a couple of volumes. They live on because they're pretty good.

I think they were first published just after the turn of the 19th to 20th century. Don't read them at bedtime because you won't sleep.
I tend not to read in my sleep.

Actually, the film Night Of The Demon (AKA Curse of the Demon in America) based on James' story Casting The Runes (1957 British film) is a pretty scary/atmospheric film. It has aged well in creaky sort of way that makes it even more eerie.... But then, so have I since 1957.
1957 eh? You must realize that I collect and store anything like this. I'm part squirrel. 1957 was a good year in Britain. As your PM at the time said ... "most of our people have never had it so good". It was the end of petrol rationing. Certainly the beginning of the first good year for you.

You and Serapion (I don't why he wants to become a Pion) are the CPS 1957 cohort. Congratulations!
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Re: Favorite Spooky Story

Post by huddsbaggie » Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:45 am

tuttle wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:04 pm
huddsbaggie wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:02 pm
Rusty wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:42 am
Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M.R. James. You can probably find it in the original on Amazon but there are now graphic versions, audio books, etc. There are a couple of volumes. They live on because they're pretty good.

I think they were first published just after the turn of the 19th to 20th century. Don't read them at bedtime because you won't sleep.
I tend not to read in my sleep.

Actually, the film Night Of The Demon (AKA Curse of the Demon in America) based on James' story Casting The Runes (1957 British film) is a pretty scary/atmospheric film. It has aged well in creaky sort of way that makes it even more eerie.... But then, so have I since 1957.
Oi! Good to hear from you huddsy!
Good day to you, Tuttie.
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Re: Favorite Spooky Story

Post by huddsbaggie » Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:48 am

Rusty wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:55 pm
huddsbaggie wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:02 pm
Rusty wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:42 am
Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M.R. James. You can probably find it in the original on Amazon but there are now graphic versions, audio books, etc. There are a couple of volumes. They live on because they're pretty good.

I think they were first published just after the turn of the 19th to 20th century. Don't read them at bedtime because you won't sleep.
I tend not to read in my sleep.

Actually, the film Night Of The Demon (AKA Curse of the Demon in America) based on James' story Casting The Runes (1957 British film) is a pretty scary/atmospheric film. It has aged well in creaky sort of way that makes it even more eerie.... But then, so have I since 1957.
1957 eh? You must realize that I collect and store anything like this. I'm part squirrel. 1957 was a good year in Britain. As your PM at the time said ... "most of our people have never had it so good". It was the end of petrol rationing. Certainly the beginning of the first good year for you.

You and Serapion (I don't why he wants to become a Pion) are the CPS 1957 cohort. Congratulations!
You must be part red squirrel. My civil service pension should come through soon (10 years' service); their letter reminded me I am nearing that age....

Actually, I meant I was an embryo in 1957; born '58 and raised a mammal. I was approximating to the film's date.
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Re: Favorite Spooky Story

Post by tuttle » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:03 am

Rusty wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:42 am
Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M.R. James. You can probably find it in the original on Amazon but there are now graphic versions, audio books, etc. There are a couple of volumes. They live on because they're pretty good.

I think they were first published just after the turn of the 19th to 20th century. Don't read them at bedtime because you won't sleep.
Since Rusty posted this, I held it in the back of my mind. I found a copy of a bunch of collected M.R. James ghost stories at the bookstore the other day and it came to the forefront.

I've read about 3 or 4 tales and the creep factor is real. Good stuff.

Wish I could tell Rusty thanks.
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Re: Favorite Spooky Story

Post by AFRS » Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:10 pm

Given that; this thread is a zombie, there are posts by people who are no longer here, I vote this thread qualifies as spooky.

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