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The thread that goes bump in the night! [Spooky] Thread y'all!

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  • LadaiLadai Registered User regular
    As I'm currently enjoying the heck out of Twin Peaks season 3, I've been meaning to check out more of Lynch's previous work.

    So I started watching Mulholland Dr. on Netflix. I know nothing about this movie beyond it being one of the higher recommended Lynch stuff.

    The thing I really like about Lynch's stuff is that you always have a permanent feeling of dread, even when he's being silly. It's clear how much inspiration the Silent Hill series took from his works, as it follows a very similar tone.

    That said, I got to the part where
    the guy was talking about his spooky dream at the Denny's/IHOP/Whatever. As usual, I'm all about that feeling of dread, even if a jump scare never happens.

    When the jump scare actually did happen, I screamed out an obscenity and had to pause the movie as I was literally shaking.

    Fuck you/Thank you, David Lynch.

    That scene
    is legit one of the most frightening scenes I have ever seen in a movie.

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  • Professor SnugglesworthProfessor Snugglesworth Registered User regular
    I bet it has nothing to do with the movie, either.

    I'm noticing more and more that Lynch likes to insert what was probably a short story or idea he had into his works, as if taking advantage of whatever current budget he gets to work with.

  • I needed a gnome to post.I needed a gnome to post. Registered User regular
    Lynch's works are closer to novels than tv or film I think, in that there can be a long segment that just seems to be its own thing that serves as reinforcement of the themes, but not as tightly connected as we're used to for media compared to a hefty book

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  • DedwrekkaDedwrekka What Would Nyarlathotep Do? Registered User regular
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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    Does anyone remember who posted a story here from when they were a kid/teenager, walking through the woods with some friends and heading to a cabin, and being followed by someone or something that also tried to get in the house? And I think, whatever it was spoke through the door and tried to convince them it was another friend of theirs

    I feel like it possibly had something to do with a Native American legend

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  • Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    i very happily don't

    jesus

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  • AuralynxAuralynx Darkness is a perspective Watching the ego workRegistered User regular
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    Does anyone remember who posted a story here from when they were a kid/teenager, walking through the woods with some friends and heading to a cabin, and being followed by someone or something that also tried to get in the house? And I think, whatever it was spoke through the door and tried to convince them it was another friend of theirs

    I feel like it possibly had something to do with a Native American legend

    I am pretty sure you're thinking of a story I remember from one of the /r spooky archives about a kid on vacation in the South hanging out with his cousins and that sort of thing ensued.

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    Maybe? It was definitely also posted here though, if it was that

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  • JayKaosJayKaos Registered User regular
    Skinwalkers or something along those lines I think.

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  • JedocJedoc Take a look. It's in a book. It was always in a book, you fool.Registered User regular
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    Does anyone remember who posted a story here from when they were a kid/teenager, walking through the woods with some friends and heading to a cabin, and being followed by someone or something that also tried to get in the house? And I think, whatever it was spoke through the door and tried to convince them it was another friend of theirs

    I feel like it possibly had something to do with a Native American legend

    Is that the one where they went back later and burned it down? I tried to search through the archives, but couldn't come up with the right combination of search terms. Which is surprising, because it seems like it's mentioned and reposted every few years or so.

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  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    Jedoc wrote: »
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    Does anyone remember who posted a story here from when they were a kid/teenager, walking through the woods with some friends and heading to a cabin, and being followed by someone or something that also tried to get in the house? And I think, whatever it was spoke through the door and tried to convince them it was another friend of theirs

    I feel like it possibly had something to do with a Native American legend

    Is that the one where they went back later and burned it down? I tried to search through the archives, but couldn't come up with the right combination of search terms. Which is surprising, because it seems like it's mentioned and reposted every few years or so.

    Are you guys sure you weren't just staring at a screen of static?

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    Jedoc wrote: »
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    Does anyone remember who posted a story here from when they were a kid/teenager, walking through the woods with some friends and heading to a cabin, and being followed by someone or something that also tried to get in the house? And I think, whatever it was spoke through the door and tried to convince them it was another friend of theirs

    I feel like it possibly had something to do with a Native American legend

    Is that the one where they went back later and burned it down? I tried to search through the archives, but couldn't come up with the right combination of search terms. Which is surprising, because it seems like it's mentioned and reposted every few years or so.

    No, that was siliconenhanced, I remember that one very well
    This was much more recent though

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    DiamondGFX wrote: »

    Fuck, that's it
    I guess I got several wires crossed trying to remember it
    Thanks!

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  • AuralynxAuralynx Darkness is a perspective Watching the ego workRegistered User regular
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    DiamondGFX wrote: »

    Fuck, that's it
    I guess I got several wires crossed trying to remember it
    Thanks!

    That was the one I meant; I think I wiki-walked to it somehow off the staircase stories back when we were talking about those. You probably did too.

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    God I just read it again and I'm going to die

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  • GreenGreen Stick around. I'm full of bad ideas.Registered User regular
    Just watched Tag on Netflix after seeing a gif of the bus scene

    What a frustrating film that was

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  • Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    Green wrote: »
    Just watched Tag on Netflix after seeing a gif of the bus scene

    What a frustrating film that was

    it was fucking nuts

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  • DepressperadoDepressperado I just wanted to see you laughing in the pizza rainRegistered User regular
    so I haven't had a migraine in a while, but they are incapacitating when I do

    late last night, I was walking up to my front door and the porch light dies with a little pop and I notice that

    against the big oak tree next to my house, I catch a glimpse of somebody leaning. They were just a silhouette, like they were under a soft gray light that just kind of highlighted them, without being bright enough to discern any details

    and I'm staring at it, trying to... put this image together I guess? Like when you see a monster in your bedroom, but then you focus and realize that it's just a coat thrown over a chair or something

    then it pops off like a fucking flashbang and immediately it feels like someone is trying to force my eyes through the back of my head. it hurt so bad and the accompanying phosphenes from this migraine just

    burn that silhouette into my vision

    so I spent like an hour lying on the floor in my living room with my eyes closed, in agony, forced to contemplate this thing

  • Erin The RedErin The Red The Name's Erin! Woman, Podcaster, Dungeon Master, IT nerd, Parent, Trans. AMA Baton Rouge, LARegistered User regular
    Hold the fuck
    Is one of you a cast member on the creepypasta Podcast
    Because I just got a notification that there was an episode about that exact goatman story

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  • DepressperadoDepressperado I just wanted to see you laughing in the pizza rainRegistered User regular
    goatman is the one like, pressure vent I give my paranoid anxiety

    so I am always in a state of major fret about possible goatmen

  • DelduwathDelduwath Registered User regular
    Well, you know what they say:

    If you've met some goatmen, you've met some goatmen.

    If you haven't met any goatmen, you are the goatman.

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  • Johnny ChopsockyJohnny Chopsocky Scootaloo! We have to cook! Grillin' HaysenburgersRegistered User regular
    Delduwath wrote: »
    Well, you know what they say:

    If you've met some goatmen, you've met some goatmen.

    If you haven't met any goatmen, you are the goatman.

    Dammit, I heard Timothy Olyphant say that in his Justified drawl as I read it.

    Raylan Givens vs Spooky Legends is a project I would watch and maybe personally fund.

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  • StragintStragint Do Not Gift Always DeclinesRegistered User regular
    So the relaunch of Secret World is dropping soon and I have gotten the desire to watch movies or shows that have a similar theme. Does anyone have suggestions?

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  • Ravenhpltc24Ravenhpltc24 So Raven Registered User regular

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  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    Hey folks, I'm wondering if y'all can help me with some brainstorming.

    I'm working on my Halloween ideas for this year, and I think I'm locked in to a pretty solid theme. The plan is to do an infernal casino sort of affair, with my costume being a white suit style Lucifer (along the lines of Sandman or The Wicked + The Divine). I'll set up some card tables, maybe some craps or roulette, learn how to cheat at cards again, that sort of thing.

    The primary room in my apartment is a big ol' great room, and this is what I'm planning on turning into the gambling hall. It's all dark wood paneled walls and high ceilings, and I'm planning on hanging some dark/heavy curtains to drop the light level even lower and get some luxurious upscale underground casino feel going.

    There's a couple of things I'm trying to work out still though, and that's where I could use some help.

    - I'm worried about getting across infernal as well as gambling hall. Current ideas I've floating are (fake) neon signs of occult symbols, an activated charcoal cocktail menu, and a variety of small decorative touches with the gambling equipment (custom playing cards and chips, carved bone dice, that sort of thing). But none of it seems terribly big, you know? I don't want anyone to be confused at exactly what sort of establishment they're frequently.
    - This decoration plan is great for the main room, but I also have an open kitchen that people will need to pass through and a large porch space that I'd like to be able to use. I have pretty much no ideas for these rooms. Also the bathroom, but the bathroom has historically been the easiest room to decorate (and also traditional the scariest, somehow).
    - I don't actually enjoy gambling myself, and have only ever like, walked through a casino, so I have very little practical experience with some of this stuff. I know a lot of the basics, and learned to cheat at cards back when I learned magic, but I'm worried that I'm gonna miss something still. Any less than obvious ideas I should be thinking of?

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  • Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    Xehalus wrote: »

    this is awful

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  • CalicaCalica Registered User regular
    edited June 2017
    Straightzi wrote: »
    Hey folks, I'm wondering if y'all can help me with some brainstorming.

    I'm working on my Halloween ideas for this year, and I think I'm locked in to a pretty solid theme. The plan is to do an infernal casino sort of affair, with my costume being a white suit style Lucifer (along the lines of Sandman or The Wicked + The Divine). I'll set up some card tables, maybe some craps or roulette, learn how to cheat at cards again, that sort of thing.

    The primary room in my apartment is a big ol' great room, and this is what I'm planning on turning into the gambling hall. It's all dark wood paneled walls and high ceilings, and I'm planning on hanging some dark/heavy curtains to drop the light level even lower and get some luxurious upscale underground casino feel going.

    There's a couple of things I'm trying to work out still though, and that's where I could use some help.

    - I'm worried about getting across infernal as well as gambling hall. Current ideas I've floating are (fake) neon signs of occult symbols, an activated charcoal cocktail menu, and a variety of small decorative touches with the gambling equipment (custom playing cards and chips, carved bone dice, that sort of thing). But none of it seems terribly big, you know? I don't want anyone to be confused at exactly what sort of establishment they're frequently.
    - This decoration plan is great for the main room, but I also have an open kitchen that people will need to pass through and a large porch space that I'd like to be able to use. I have pretty much no ideas for these rooms. Also the bathroom, but the bathroom has historically been the easiest room to decorate (and also traditional the scariest, somehow).
    - I don't actually enjoy gambling myself, and have only ever like, walked through a casino, so I have very little practical experience with some of this stuff. I know a lot of the basics, and learned to cheat at cards back when I learned magic, but I'm worried that I'm gonna miss something still. Any less than obvious ideas I should be thinking of?

    That sounds really cool! There are as many depictions of Hell as there are artists, obviously, but this is what came to mind: I think a casino run by Lucifer would be super classy, but also... off. As with a real casino, he'd want people to have every opportunity to enjoy themselves to excess. Unlike a real casino, there would also be clear indicators everywhere of what the place is, because in the end, Lucifer is all about free will.*

    Random ideas that may or may not be useful:
    • Demon dealers are mandatory, really, if you have people willing to play that role for the night. Ideally you'd want them to dress real classy like.
    • Shine red light on the walls. You probably don't want to rely entirely on red light - people need to be able to see what they're doing and also show off their costumes - but the color will show on the walls and provide cheap atmosphere.
    • Print some renaissance paintings of hell and display them in frames on the wall.
    • If you have the time and you're feeling ambitious, you could make a large pair of wings out of craft foam and hang them on the wall like a trophy... preferably as the centerpiece of the room, so they immediately grab people's attention when they come in. (The tutorial is for cosplay wings, which are necessarily heavily reinforced. Since yours wouldn't need to be worn and would only be visible from one side, you could probably get away with just gluing "feathers" to a cardboard base.)
    • Strategically placed glowing coals.
    • Bottled souls displayed behind the bar, maybe labeled with names.
    • If you can figure out a safe and convenient way to do it, you could heat the poker chips and/or dice so that they're unnaturally warm when first handed to a guest.
    • Decadent (or at least decadent-looking) hors d'oeuvres featuring lots of black and red: classic colors for sex and pleasure, but also for temptation and ruin. (Black forest cupcakes are basically perfect in this regard! Ditto black tortilla chips.)
    • If you're getting custom stuff, maybe work in a theme of gambling with units of time instead of money. If somebody loses all their chips, have them give you a name in order to get more.

    *edit: or that's one interpretation, anyway. I suppose it depends on your Lucifer.

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  • Psychotic OnePsychotic One The Lord of No Pants Parts UnknownRegistered User regular
    Magic Pink wrote: »
    Xehalus wrote: »

    this is awful

    God that Narrator is awful. That and "it could be a guy dressed in all black or proof of shadow people" Yeah....thats the only answers

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  • CalicaCalica Registered User regular
    Magic Pink wrote: »
    Xehalus wrote: »

    this is awful

    God that Narrator is awful. That and "it could be a guy dressed in all black or proof of shadow people" Yeah....thats the only answers

    Too big and dark to be an animal, I thought. (By which I mean my money's on prank/hoax. Aren't shadow people supposed to be both less overt and less, I dunno, skittish?)

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  • TankHammerTankHammer Atlanta Ghostbuster Atlanta, GARegistered User regular
    Shadow people wouldn't show up on video since they don't exist in our plane of reality.

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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    Also the video of the office with doors opening and shit flying around is a confirmed hoax as part of an advertising campaign.

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  • CalicaCalica Registered User regular
    TankHammer wrote: »
    Shadow people wouldn't show up on video since they don't exist in our plane of reality.

    Erm. How do people "see" them then? (Assuming that's part of the lore and not just a roundabout way of saying they're hallucinations/tricks of the mind.)

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    Hold the fuck
    Is one of you a cast member on the creepypasta Podcast
    Because I just got a notification that there was an episode about that exact goatman story

    baader-meinghof effect

  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    Calica wrote: »
    TankHammer wrote: »
    Shadow people wouldn't show up on video since they don't exist in our plane of reality.

    Erm. How do people "see" them then? (Assuming that's part of the lore and not just a roundabout way of saying they're hallucinations/tricks of the mind.)

    They're made-up stories, you can say you saw whatever you want if you're making it up

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  • ShabootyShabooty Registered User regular
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    Hold the fuck
    Is one of you a cast member on the creepypasta Podcast
    Because I just got a notification that there was an episode about that exact goatman story

    baader-meinghof effect

    gesundheit

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  • Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive GNU Terry Pratchett Registered User regular
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    Hold the fuck
    Is one of you a cast member on the creepypasta Podcast
    Because I just got a notification that there was an episode about that exact goatman story

    baader-meinghof effect

    I just watched the QI episode about that

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  • WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    Calica wrote: »
    TankHammer wrote: »
    Shadow people wouldn't show up on video since they don't exist in our plane of reality.

    Erm. How do people "see" them then? (Assuming that's part of the lore and not just a roundabout way of saying they're hallucinations/tricks of the mind.)

    They're made-up stories, you can say you saw whatever you want if you're making it up

    I mean, I used to "see" them. Before I got on brain pills. It was actually just my paranoia from PTSD fucking with me.

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  • WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    Also, yesterday morning, woke up too early before a closing shift, decided to take a nap, ended up with sleep paralysis and what seemed like forever trying to yell to get Nuka's attention to come shake me.

    It's really had to yell when can be awake but not work any muscles in your face or neck and you're basically trying to breath out really hard. Also I was on my back with my arms crossed in an odd way and that's where the crushing sensation came from.

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