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#15 : October 07, 2009, 10:13:29 AM

Yeah, but you're a cameraman so you have to think that probably colors your judgment a little.  BTW, I'm not saying I lost sleep for like two weeks or anything, just that night I was a little freaked out and had some trouble falling asleep.  See I didn't think Poltergiest or Exorcist were that scary even when I saw them as a kid.  I don't know that kind of scary stuff doesn't really freak me out so much.  You know Paranormal stuff or Demon related things.  Although I probably will see this movie to see how scary it really is.

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#16 : October 07, 2009, 10:21:45 AM

Exorcist never bothered me. Psycho, yes. The Ring, yes.

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#17 : October 08, 2009, 09:25:27 AM

Its funny that some of you say you were bored by the Blair Witch Project because that movie is literally the only movie that I've seen as an adult that made it difficult for me to sleep I was so shaken up by it.  And yes I knew it wasn't real when I saw it, but I still couldn't shake the feeling that I had seen something real. 

I think the reason I felt so shaken though was that when I was in High School (I went to Land O Lakes High) I was in the car with some friends and this girl was driving out to Hwy 52 to buy some weed.  We got out to 52 and after traveling on it for a few miles we turned right onto this dirt road and drove back into basically, BFE with no lights or anything until we got about a mile back and the dirt road turned to the right and there was a patch of about 4 trailer homes there and that was it.   My friend jumped out of the car and went up to the guy's trailer to get the weed.  (We didn't go in because apparently the guy was paranoid about having people he didn't know at his place)  Anyway, my friend Eric comes back to the car and my girl friend turns the car around and she ask's "How the hell do I get out of here?" 

Well, there was a road directly to our left heading back toward 52 as well as the original road we came in on that went up about 30-40 yards before that road turned to the left and also headed back toward 52.  So anyway, I say "well why don't you just take this road right here on our left?  That heads in the right direction."   So as soon as I say that the ENTIRE CAR of people simultaneously 'yells "NOOOOO, Don't go that way!"    Thinking that an odd reaction I of course ask why and this dude Eric tells me that they were out at this guys house buying weed some other night in some other guy's car and they took that road to get back to 52.  He said they went down the road for about 3/4 of a mile and there was a tire in the middle of the road with a road turning off to the right.  They figured it must be someone's private property back there so they turned on the road going right and went up about another 20 feet or so and there was another tire in the road.  So they were like "what?"  Well, then he proceeds to tell me that a bunch of people started coming out from the woods around them in black hoods with knives and chains and baseball bats and crap like that.  So basically he was telling me that this band of Satanist's were there and they started moving to surround the car.  This dude Kenny says he was driving and he just hit reverse and he said he thinks he might have killed one of them because the car did a big thump, thump as he rolled over someone while reversing and then they just got the hell out of there.

Now, I know it sounds too much to believe, but I do remember that anytime I would hear about crimes that were linked to Satanic activity it was always in the Dade City area which is out that way.  Stuff like grave robberies where certain bones had been taken that were used in Satanic ritual and things of that nature.  So that lent some creedence to their story, but also it was the way that everybody in the car reacted SIMULTANEOUSLY when they yelled No. 

Anyway, I believed they were telling me the truth and when I watched the Blair Witch Project I couldn't help but be shaken thinking I was watching these kids being hunted by a Satanic coven basically, and it shook me up.


The other funny thing is how I've heard SOOO many people tell me how they were so scared by The Exorcist.  I honestly wasn't that scared by that movie, but an intersting story, I did my 1st year of clinicals at the hospital in St. Louis where the exorcism that the film was based on actually took place.  That wing of the hospital had been torn down for about 2-3 years, but they did tell me that after that exorcism took place they locked that room and never opened it again until the demolition was about to start, due to the disturbing things that everyone involved with the exorcism had seen and experienced when it happened.  Interestingly, when they did finally open the door they found a play by play journal that had been kept by the priests young apprentice in the nightstand.

My General Psych teacher, who was also a proferssor of religious studies, told me about that, and we actually watched a Showtime documentary on that case in which they had interviewed my teacher, because he was somewhat of an expert on the case and actually taught a full semester course that you could take where the subject matter was just that one possession case being studied for the whole semester.

ummmmm, great story, but did any of you ever think of contacting the authorities?

especially your buddies who got surrounded by the satanists?

story is great, but I'm doubting it to be true.


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#18 : October 08, 2009, 09:49:08 AM

Exorcist never bothered me. Psycho, yes. The Ring, yes.



The Ring???

I thought it was one of the worst movies ever.  Besides the chick coming out of the tv at the end, which I laughed at the first time I saw, I didnt really understand what was so scary.   A video cassette?  Horses?  Lots of driving around and interviewing people?  Never understood the fascination around that movie...same with Signs...

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#19 : October 08, 2009, 09:54:09 AM

Its funny that some of you say you were bored by the Blair Witch Project because that movie is literally the only movie that I've seen as an adult that made it difficult for me to sleep I was so shaken up by it. And yes I knew it wasn't real when I saw it, but I still couldn't shake the feeling that I had seen something real.

I think the reason I felt so shaken though was that when I was in High School (I went to Land O Lakes High) I was in the car with some friends and this girl was driving out to Hwy 52 to buy some weed. We got out to 52 and after traveling on it for a few miles we turned right onto this dirt road and drove back into basically, BFE with no lights or anything until we got about a mile back and the dirt road turned to the right and there was a patch of about 4 trailer homes there and that was it. My friend jumped out of the car and went up to the guy's trailer to get the weed. (We didn't go in because apparently the guy was paranoid about having people he didn't know at his place) Anyway, my friend Eric comes back to the car and my girl friend turns the car around and she ask's "How the hell do I get out of here?"

Well, there was a road directly to our left heading back toward 52 as well as the original road we came in on that went up about 30-40 yards before that road turned to the left and also headed back toward 52. So anyway, I say "well why don't you just take this road right here on our left? That heads in the right direction." So as soon as I say that the ENTIRE CAR of people simultaneously 'yells "NOOOOO, Don't go that way!" Thinking that an odd reaction I of course ask why and this dude Eric tells me that they were out at this guys house buying weed some other night in some other guy's car and they took that road to get back to 52. He said they went down the road for about 3/4 of a mile and there was a tire in the middle of the road with a road turning off to the right. They figured it must be someone's private property back there so they turned on the road going right and went up about another 20 feet or so and there was another tire in the road. So they were like "what?" Well, then he proceeds to tell me that a bunch of people started coming out from the woods around them in black hoods with knives and chains and baseball bats and crap like that. So basically he was telling me that this band of Satanist's were there and they started moving to surround the car. This dude Kenny says he was driving and he just hit reverse and he said he thinks he might have killed one of them because the car did a big thump, thump as he rolled over someone while reversing and then they just got the hell out of there.

Now, I know it sounds too much to believe, but I do remember that anytime I would hear about crimes that were linked to Satanic activity it was always in the Dade City area which is out that way. Stuff like grave robberies where certain bones had been taken that were used in Satanic ritual and things of that nature. So that lent some creedence to their story, but also it was the way that everybody in the car reacted SIMULTANEOUSLY when they yelled No.

Anyway, I believed they were telling me the truth and when I watched the Blair Witch Project I couldn't help but be shaken thinking I was watching these kids being hunted by a Satanic coven basically, and it shook me up.


The other funny thing is how I've heard SOOO many people tell me how they were so scared by The Exorcist. I honestly wasn't that scared by that movie, but an intersting story, I did my 1st year of clinicals at the hospital in St. Louis where the exorcism that the film was based on actually took place. That wing of the hospital had been torn down for about 2-3 years, but they did tell me that after that exorcism took place they locked that room and never opened it again until the demolition was about to start, due to the disturbing things that everyone involved with the exorcism had seen and experienced when it happened. Interestingly, when they did finally open the door they found a play by play journal that had been kept by the priests young apprentice in the nightstand.

My General Psych teacher, who was also a proferssor of religious studies, told me about that, and we actually watched a Showtime documentary on that case in which they had interviewed my teacher, because he was somewhat of an expert on the case and actually taught a full semester course that you could take where the subject matter was just that one possession case being studied for the whole semester.

ummmmm, great story, but did any of you ever think of contacting the authorities?

especially your buddies who got surrounded by the satanists?

story is great, but I'm doubting it to be true.

Well I had no reason to call the authorities I wasn't there when it happened and they were buying pot at the time so...and they weren't really the calling the authorities types.  Like I said I've doubted it too...the only thing that made me think they were telling the truth was the way that they all reacted simultaneously when I said to turn down that road.   That and the history of satanic activity in the area at the time.  Who knows? Could be horse puckey...could be true.

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#20 : October 08, 2009, 12:44:57 PM

I believe this is playing at Veterans. I may go check this out.


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#21 : October 08, 2009, 12:52:22 PM

99.9% (swagging the percentage, but close enough) of Satanic cult stories are made up.



Anyway, did anyone here see "white noise"?  That was a pretty decent flick...


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#22 : October 08, 2009, 12:53:52 PM

Anyway, did anyone here see "white noise"?  That was a pretty decent flick...

I honestly thought that movie was terrible. The climax was VERY lame.


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#23 : October 08, 2009, 05:50:05 PM


White Noise was one of the worst movies I have ever seen.

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#24 : October 08, 2009, 05:54:24 PM


White Noise was one of the worst movies I have ever seen.

Coming from you (who loves the paranormal) that's some harsh critique.  I liked it, but then again, I don't get out to the movies much, so whatever.


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#25 : October 08, 2009, 06:10:23 PM


White Noise was one of the worst movies I have ever seen.

not as crappy as Brown Noise


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#26 : October 08, 2009, 09:58:29 PM


White Noise was one of the worst movies I have ever seen.

Coming from you (who loves the paranormal) that's some harsh critique.  I liked it, but then again, I don't get out to the movies much, so whatever.

I had expectations since I am familiar with EVP and the people who do the research. White Noise was filled with too many scare tactics that didn't scare me.

My expectations were too high.

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#27 : October 09, 2009, 10:44:50 AM


White Noise was one of the worst movies I have ever seen.

Coming from you (who loves the paranormal) that's some harsh critique. I liked it, but then again, I don't get out to the movies much, so whatever.

I had expectations since I am familiar with EVP and the people who do the research. White Noise was filled with too many scare tactics that didn't scare me.

My expectations were too high.


Probably.  I went into it thinking it'd be a cheesy scare flick and was pleasantly surprised by the legitimacy of the film. 

Hey, did you catch the Destination Truth last week where they went to Chernobyl?  If not, it was really creepy, you'd probably like it.  Regardless of the paranormal stuff, just the vibe of the place was enough to creep you out...


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#28 : October 09, 2009, 05:15:19 PM

So I saw "Paranormal Activity"...

Is it scarier than The Exorcist?....probably not. Although that is a tall order to fill. It's not "the scariest movie of all time."

BUT this is a very creepy movie and ranks up there pretty high in its own way. Its sort of like Blair Witch, but this is scarier. This takes the concept to what Blair Witch should have been. Keep in mind also that this is an independent film. It was created with a $15,000 budget. The actors are unknown. The director is unknown. It doesnt have a soundtrack at all. There is no massive movie studio production behind this. When you take all that into account, it is a very good film.

If you are someone who believes in the paranormal and that sort of thing....this will likely leave you a little freaked and give you a chill since you will think it is really possible. The movie feels realistic and is shot like a home video sort of like watching a haunting in progress. It doesnt rely on blood, gore, or cheap effects to scare you. Its not your typical horror movie. It freaks you out in its own way.

But Joe, you gotta check it out. It's right up your alley.

I'd give it an 8/10. The only reason I see someone being disappointed in it is if you are a big skeptic or have no interest in the paranormal.

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#29 : October 09, 2009, 07:00:37 PM


OK, I'll go. But I better get my money's worth!

My wife wants to go so I guess she'll be happy.

I won't expect much. That always works out better for me.
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