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

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  • Metzger MeisterMetzger Meister Registered User regular
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    It was me, Austin! It was me the whole time!

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  • ReynoldsReynolds Raving Rabbit Registered User regular
    You all bought it, even the dog bought it!

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  • chiasaur11chiasaur11 Never doubt a raccoon. Registered User regular
    Aw, son of a bitch.

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  • BedlamBedlam Registered User regular
    Matev wrote: »
    Trying to decide if I want to try and get Halloween off this year
    Make sure to buy it a drink first and definatly neg its shoes.

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  • Metzger MeisterMetzger Meister Registered User regular
    I wonder if the new Jeepers Creepers is gonna be any good...

    Haha, what am I saying, of course it will be!

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  • GR_ZombieGR_Zombie Krillin It Registered User regular
    I wonder if the new Jeepers Creepers is gonna be any good...

    Haha, what am I saying, of course it will be!

    It's not being made by the same guy is it?

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  • Professor SnugglesworthProfessor Snugglesworth Registered User regular
    This coming October is one of the most exciting for me.

    The reason? The Playstation VR.

    Since mainstream VR started coming on its own, the number one genre I've been the most interested in is Horror. The potential is practically limitless, and much of the secondhand commentary has been unanimous over the terrifying experience VR brings.

    Whether by coincidence or timing, October is already bringing the following horror-based titles alongside PSVR:

    Until Dawn
    Here They Lie
    Paranormal Activity
    Weeping Doll

    We're also going to finally get to experience Kitchen, which has gotten rave reviews in trade shows for some time now. PSVR is also supposed to have a "cinematic mode" for non-VR games, so I'll be curious how PT will work with it, being a first-person game.

    Counting the days down to launch. Very excited.

  • CampyCampy Registered User regular
    Started watching the new Exorcist tv series. Only a single episode out so far, but it's out of the blocks fast! Don't want to spoil anything, but it's definitely ticking all the right boxes with a good balance of subtle intrigue and holy shit demons! going on.

  • CampyCampy Registered User regular
    GR_Zombie wrote: »
    I wonder if the new Jeepers Creepers is gonna be any good...

    Haha, what am I saying, of course it will be!

    It's not being made by the same guy is it?

    Am I right in thinking that the dude who made the originals is a straight up paedophile? I might be mixing up my films/directors, but preeeeetty sure the guy is a creep of the worst kind.

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  • Professor SnugglesworthProfessor Snugglesworth Registered User regular
    Been looking to watch more American Horror Story, only seen the first season so far.

    I've got a friend who insists season 2 is the best one, while my sister says I should skip ahead to the witches one. She's also currently watching the new season, which looks pretty neat.

    Thoughts?

  • GustavGustav Registered User regular
    There was a dead snake on the floor besides my bed this morning. What really scares me is how nonplussed I was about it.

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  • CampyCampy Registered User regular
    Been looking to watch more American Horror Story, only seen the first season so far.

    I've got a friend who insists season 2 is the best one, while my sister says I should skip ahead to the witches one. She's also currently watching the new season, which looks pretty neat.

    Thoughts?

    To me it seems that each series tries to capture the essence of a certain genre of horror/cinema. So I think it depends on what you're into. Up until the latest series they're all completely stand alone, and the call back in the newest is barely necessary.

    On a personal note, I really liked Asylum, so I'd say tuck into the 2nd series first.

  • Metzger MeisterMetzger Meister Registered User regular
    Been looking to watch more American Horror Story, only seen the first season so far.

    I've got a friend who insists season 2 is the best one, while my sister says I should skip ahead to the witches one. She's also currently watching the new season, which looks pretty neat.

    Thoughts?

    2 is waaaaaaay better than Season 3, Coven lost the thread fuckin HARD by the end of the season.

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  • GR_ZombieGR_Zombie Krillin It Registered User regular
    Campy wrote: »
    GR_Zombie wrote: »
    I wonder if the new Jeepers Creepers is gonna be any good...

    Haha, what am I saying, of course it will be!

    It's not being made by the same guy is it?

    Am I right in thinking that the dude who made the originals is a straight up paedophile? I might be mixing up my films/directors, but preeeeetty sure the guy is a creep of the worst kind.

    Even worse, he's a convicted child molester!

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    Magic Pink
  • I needed a gnome to post.I needed a gnome to post. Registered User regular
    How about music, spooky thread? What music puts you in a particularly haunted mood? It doesn't necessarily have to be music that scares you or makes you uncomfortable and spooked or anything, but rather what evokes the atmosphere that you look for in a chilly October? Gothic or folk, ambient or electric, what's your ear popcorn here?

    Personally I've been fairly into Chelsea Wolfe this year, whom cites her experience with night terrors as inspiration.

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    Metzger Meister
  • Professor SnugglesworthProfessor Snugglesworth Registered User regular
    Obviously the Silent Hill series will be the go-to for most people, though this track here is probably my favorite in the entire series:



    There's also the (semi unofficial) soundtrack to House of Leaves, composed by the author's sister:



    The soundtrack to Death Note also has some spooky tracks, and is the closest thing to capturing the feel of Yamaoka's Silent Hill soundtracks:

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  • HybridHybrid South AustraliaRegistered User regular
    I'm not really a soundtrack guy but I love all of the Silent Hill soundtracks. Wounded Warsong is def one of my faves as well.

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  • Professor SnugglesworthProfessor Snugglesworth Registered User regular
    edited September 2016
    I loved playing Wounded Warsong often while reading House of Leaves.

    Man, I don't think I'll ever find a book as awesome and unsettling as HoL: that's the only time I've been so into a scary book I've periodically stopped to turn my head around thinking I heard something or saw a shadow moving.

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  • ZellpherZellpher Registered User regular
    edited September 2016
    I make playlists whenever I run games of Dread. Here are some of my go-to artists.

    I generally start out with the stuff that sounds closer to structured music and move more towards ambient and then noise as the session goes on.

    Spoiler'd for huge.
    John Carpenter-Great for opening narrations, post-session epilogues.


    Desiderii Marginis- not always spooky but has some really great stuff if you're looking for a kind of grandiose, haunted castle feel.


    Aphex Twin- Well known electronica guy. Also does a lot of great ambient stuff, some of which is REAL CREEPY. Like this song, which has become one of my regular player's "theme song" because it keeps coming on when he's in a bad spot.


    Atrium Carceri- More creepy electronica! This is about the time in the session where things with a beat/rhythm start to drop out in favor of droning sounds.


    False Mirror- Nightmare spa music. Very slow, brooding. Great for capturing a feeling of isolation and loss. I try to synch this up with when the players have gotten in way over their heads and escape options have been exhausted, if attempted.


    Cities Last Broadcast- Pretty similar to False Mirror, really. Just a little denser.


    James Plotkin- Leans more towards noise, electronic sounds.


    Merzbow-It's noise. Dude is good at making noise. This is usually saved for climactic encounters with whatever the Monster of the Week is. Generally if it's come to this though, the session is real close to ending.

    Honorable Mentions: Lull, Monarch!, Helm, Raime, Sunn O))), Tim Hecker, Biosphere, Brian Eno (Small Craft on a Milk Sea+the Drop, mostly), Pimmon

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  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    @Zellpher I've never heard of dread, how is it? I've got a friend who hasn't ever done roleaying but is interested, and the two of us plus some other friends are huge horror nerds. Does it function well for like a one night deal?

  • ZellpherZellpher Registered User regular
    edited September 2016
    Vann Diras wrote: »
    @Zellpher I've never heard of dread, how is it? I've got a friend who hasn't ever done roleaying but is interested, and the two of us plus some other friends are huge horror nerds. Does it function well for like a one night deal?

    Considering the nature of the game (your checks are all made by pulling from a Jenga tower) it's pretty much only suited for one-shots. I've done one two-part session but had to house-rule the tower's reconstruction.

    I'm a big big fan of dread. Since the character creation is just answering what amounts to a creepy psych evaluation, anyone who can read and manipulate blocks can play. The tower (which represents hope) adds tension to every check just by its very nature. Average sessions last about 2-3 hours. Typically, about 1-2 people die from the tower, though I've had parties just dissolve into paranoid self-destructing maelstroms.

    Ten Candles is another good horror RPG but requires a lot more commitment to theatrics, which might put people off. You play with actual candles and as each scene ends you put one out.
    http://cavalrygames.com/ten-candles

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  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    That's sounds AWESOME. gonna get some spooky friends together this month for sure and give it a go

    ZellpherMatev
  • JihadJesusJihadJesus Registered User regular
    edited October 2016
    HoL made me realize that the stuff that really gets me to buy on the stuff that's small, but physically impossible. In HoL it was the
    interior measurement consistently but only very slightly exceeding the exterior of the same space

    Blair Witch had the same thing with the following water downhill all day...and ending up where you started. It immediately helps me suspend disbelief, because it makes it clear I obviously don't understand the systems in play.

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  • GR_ZombieGR_Zombie Krillin It Registered User regular
    The new Exorcist show is pretty good! I like that it's not a retelling of the events of the film, but a sort of sequel set in the same world.
    I have a suspicion that Geena Davis's character is Reagan from the original, she jumped to the demon explanation real quickly. They totally got me with the daughter switcheroo.

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  • Professor SnugglesworthProfessor Snugglesworth Registered User regular
    How's the new Blair Witch movie? Probably watching it tomorrow with a friend.

  • JedocJedoc I fought THE POD and THE POD wonRegistered User regular
    The general vibe I'm getting is "bad sequel but decent October horror flick." Don't go in looking to be disappointed and you should have a pretty good time.

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  • GR_ZombieGR_Zombie Krillin It Registered User regular
    I'm less excited about the second episode of The Exorcist
    If this is leading up to some demonic conspiracy to kill the Pope or something I'm gonna be real bummed out.

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    So a friend linked me to a thread of some neat spooky stories but it's on reddit
    I don't see reddit linked much on the forums, and I don't frequent it myself, so I want to make sure there isn't any kind of frowning upon it before I link the stories

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  • I needed a gnome to post.I needed a gnome to post. Registered User regular
    there's nothing wrong with linking to cool things you found somewhere else on the net

    just don't link to white supremicists or racists

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  • TankHammerTankHammer Atlanta Ghostbuster Atlanta, GARegistered User regular
    So long as you don't turn the forum into one of those websites where things from Reddit get reposted I think you're good. I've seen some good subreddits, despite my overall aversion to the website at-large.

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    Okay, cool!
    from the NoSleep subreddit, which I didn't realize at first is explicitly fiction? I guess? Either way, neat stories

    https://www.reddit.com/r/nosleep/comments/3iex1h/im_a_search_and_rescue_officer_for_the_us_forest/

    A search and rescue officer for the US Forest Service has some stories about strange disappearances and other occurrences taking place in the deep woods

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  • GustavGustav Registered User regular
    How's the new Blair Witch movie? Probably watching it tomorrow with a friend.

    Saw it yesterday. And it's pretty much standard fare found footage. Missed a lot of the charm of the first one by just amping everything up. Mostly relies on fake jump scares and a couple body horror sequences.

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  • Metzger MeisterMetzger Meister Registered User regular
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    Okay, cool!
    from the NoSleep subreddit, which I didn't realize at first is explicitly fiction? I guess? Either way, neat stories

    https://www.reddit.com/r/nosleep/comments/3iex1h/im_a_search_and_rescue_officer_for_the_us_forest/

    A search and rescue officer for the US Forest Service has some stories about strange disappearances and other occurrences taking place in the deep woods

    Yo this is dope as fuck, thank you for sharing.

    I wanted to be S&R for a while, but I'm just not athletic or woodsy enough for it. I've spent a fair amount of time in the boonies, but I'm no woodsman.

    Plus a friend's cousin was S&R for a long time and he has described it as "the best job he's ever had, that he would absolutely never do again." Dude is haunted by it.

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  • AuralynxAuralynx Thirty-Seven Keys Registered User regular
    edited October 2016
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    Okay, cool!
    from the NoSleep subreddit, which I didn't realize at first is explicitly fiction? I guess? Either way, neat stories

    https://www.reddit.com/r/nosleep/comments/3iex1h/im_a_search_and_rescue_officer_for_the_us_forest/

    A search and rescue officer for the US Forest Service has some stories about strange disappearances and other occurrences taking place in the deep woods

    Yo this is dope as fuck, thank you for sharing.

    I wanted to be S&R for a while, but I'm just not athletic or woodsy enough for it. I've spent a fair amount of time in the boonies, but I'm no woodsman.

    Plus a friend's cousin was S&R for a long time and he has described it as "the best job he's ever had, that he would absolutely never do again." Dude is haunted by it.

    A lot of the follow-on stories from commenters overshoot or are just stitched-together collections of things that should be spooky, but there are a few good ones sprinkled through those as well.

    Excellent fall reading.

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  • TankHammerTankHammer Atlanta Ghostbuster Atlanta, GARegistered User regular
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    Okay, cool!
    from the NoSleep subreddit, which I didn't realize at first is explicitly fiction? I guess? Either way, neat stories

    https://www.reddit.com/r/nosleep/comments/3iex1h/im_a_search_and_rescue_officer_for_the_us_forest/

    A search and rescue officer for the US Forest Service has some stories about strange disappearances and other occurrences taking place in the deep woods

    Ah yes, that's the one with the random staircases. I thought that was a nice touch.

    I wouldn't mind seeing someone do a Firewatch clone with this premise.

  • Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive GNU Terry Pratchett Registered User regular
    Oh hi, Spooky Thread, it's time to share stories about my wife.

    Specifically, my wife's current project at work.

    Quick back story: Mrs Rhesus is a rescue archaeologist. Builders want to build, they first have to call somebody like my wife to check that they aren't disturbing anything important.

    Last week, Mrs Rhesus gets assigned to a church where they're building a new path. Obviously, churchyards are known for having stuff underground, but there were no gravestones on the area where the path will be, so it wasn't planned to be a big project.

    First area the ground is broken: whole lotta bones. It turns out that they had uncovered a big ol' pit where a load of bodies had been dumped and their grave markers removed to clear up the church yard. Real Poltergeist shit. Every time the earth movers try to dig stuff out, more and more bone keeps turning up, some of it from the 18th century.

    Obviously, this turns a watching brief into a full-on archaeological dig. When I met Mrs Rhesus after work for a pint with her colleague, they went into a lot of detail about just how far gone a skeleton has to be before they can just chuck it into a box and sort it out later. If it's clear that the bones have been disturbed already (like the aforementioned charnel pit and the baby skeleton they found that had been cut in half by a later grave), it's not too bad. If all the bits are there, it needs to be excavated properly, and if there is any soft tissue left, it needs a specialist. Hair doesn't count, and skin that's fused to the bone like leather doesn't have to count if there isn't much left. If, however, you pick the skull up and it rattles, you've got yourself a tiny preserved brain, which changes the regulations on what you can do with the remains.

    During the course of all this digging, the team came across a number of straight-up tombs, which they will be raiding next week. Tombs, because they are more protected from the elements, have a lot more potential for... juicy remains.

    As you can imagine, there are only so many skeletons that you can dig in a week before it starts having an effect on you, even if they're so old that they disintegrate as you pick them up. Last night, as we were lying in the dark going to sleep, I hear Mrs Rhesus quietly say, "When I close my eyes all I can see is bones..."

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  • Professor SnugglesworthProfessor Snugglesworth Registered User regular
    Has there been any notable J-Horror movies in the last few years?

    The last really good one I saw a bit back was Noroi: The Curse (it's really good, go watch it).

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  • SmurphSmurph Registered User regular
    There was a clown hanging out on a large bridge in my area. Commuters were freaked out, police got called. Turns out it was just a regular clown doing clown shit, making balloon animals for kids and stuff, not trying to be creepy at all. I feel kinda bad for all the actual clowns now.

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  • TankHammerTankHammer Atlanta Ghostbuster Atlanta, GARegistered User regular
    Those clown sightings are getting way out-of-hand. I am pretty sure one is even trying to run for President!
    *rimshot*

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