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Old 05-10-2013, 11:58 PM   #1
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Chuck it in the freezer!!

This refers to the episode of Friends where Rachael and Joey are discussing books that really got to them. Joey's is The Shining and Rachael's is Little Women. They each read the other's book. This clip is when Joey is reading Little Women. What books have you wanted to put in the freezer, because they really affected you?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_2ZW7rMXgc

One of mine is The Road. I still have nightmares about some of the situations in there.

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Old 05-11-2013, 05:38 PM   #2
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Too bad I didn't know about the freezer idea when I was a kid and read a book of ghost stories that freaked me out (long before Friends). It took ages for me to stop thinking about one particular story when I was trying to go to sleep.
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Old 05-11-2013, 05:54 PM   #3
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Too bad I didn't know about the freezer idea when I was a kid and read a book of ghost stories that freaked me out (long before Friends). It took ages for me to stop thinking about one particular story when I was trying to go to sleep.
When I was very young, and stationed in Germany on my tour of duty, I read Salem's Lot in my off-base apartment. I had a tree outside my window (in Ludwigsburg, GY) that would brush against the roof/patio/window. It's one of the only books that ever really "scared" me, but for days, I awoke constantly every time the damn tree moved, LOL!

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Old 05-13-2013, 05:11 PM   #4
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Robert Heinlein's The Puppet Masters. I woke up seeing dark shapes lurking in corners for months.
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Robert Heinlein's The Puppet Masters. I woke up seeing dark shapes lurking in corners for months.
I loved that book when I read it as a youngster.
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Amityville Horror - if you have read the book, there is a scene in there that has a lot of flies. That scared me so much, that I noticed a fly in my room after reading it, and was so scared that I couldn't fall asleep that night
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Amityville Horror - if you have read the book, there is a scene in there that has a lot of flies. That scared me so much, that I noticed a fly in my room after reading it, and was so scared that I couldn't fall asleep that night
I kept waking up at 3:15 am every night for weeks after reading that!
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:49 PM   #8
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I have never understood the charm of reading stories that scare you so badly you can't sleep for weeks.
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Old 05-14-2013, 03:07 PM   #9
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I have never understood the charm of reading stories that scare you so badly you can't sleep for weeks.
Really? When I was a kid I remember having a paperback copy of Psycho with a blurb that said something like: Don't read this when you are alone. Especially at night.

So of course I saved it to read one night when my parents were out and I was home alone.
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I have never understood the charm of reading stories that scare you so badly you can't sleep for weeks.
Me either. I still don't read or watch scary stories. I grew up in my own nightmare and had bad dreams from it. I don't need anything else to add to my imagination.
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Me either. I still don't read or watch scary stories. I grew up in my own nightmare and had bad dreams from it. I don't need anything else to add to my imagination.
It's weird--I don't really understand the fascination with horror/being scared, myself. I certainly didn't expect to jump out of my bed every 10 minutes post-Salem's Lot, either, LOL, (mumble) years ago. But I think I can honestly say it's the only book that ever really "frightened" me, or made me react that way. Usually, I'm just disgusted. (Particularly gratuitous animal violence. Definitely puts me in a very bad mood.)

I also don't get the horror-film thing, although everyone has different levels of "horror." I knew a woman that actually walked out of Jurassic Park because it frightened her. I don't understand that at all--I don't think I've ever been "frightened" by a movie--it's a movie, right? I certainly never felt like the T-Rex was going to leap off the screen and get me. (Although, I do have a thing about heights, and since the advent of HD, I do get a jolt of adrenaline in the bottom of my feet when I see a scene with a huge distance down, like the MI scene with Cruise where he jumped off some massive building.) Mostly, I usually end up nauseated from watching "horror-porn" type movies, which seem to be trying to out-gross (pun alert!) the other. ;-)

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I never liked horror movies either. I think most of them are silly. Take the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre. My memory may be fuzzy, but I remember a scene where a woman was chased into a barn. She picked up something like a piece of wood. She hid behind the door and when the evil doer charged in with his chain saw screaming, she whacked him over the head. He falls down and drops his chain saw. She runs screaming from the barn, he shakes it off, picks up the chain saw and runs after her.
I would have picked up the chain saw and carved him into little pieces. End of movie.
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I started reading Jack Ketchum's the girl next door based on a blurb by Stephen king. Gave it up when I saw where it was going. It was too much.
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I like suspenseful, atmospheric horror stories, not stories filled blood and guts and gratuitous violence.
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I never liked horror movies either. I think most of them are silly. Take the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre. My memory may be fuzzy, but I remember a scene where a woman was chased into a barn. She picked up something like a piece of wood. She hid behind the door and when the evil doer charged in with his chain saw screaming, she whacked him over the head. He falls down and drops his chain saw. She runs screaming from the barn, he shakes it off, picks up the chain saw and runs after her.
I would have picked up the chain saw and carved him into little pieces. End of movie.
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I'm with you, Apache:

I've always thought that I'd like to make a micro-film, with the usual ubiquitous self-centered clueless teens piling in a van, taking off for (insert location here: Lake, Cabin in the Woods, Haunted House, etc.). They arrive; they argue over who's getting what bedroom. They eat, party, dance, get stoned, get drunk, etc. The next day, cut to hungover guy. Oh, NO!!!! A bad guy leaps out at him, carrying a massive AXE!

Hungover guy whips out his concealed carry .357, shoots bad guy.

--The End--

MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA. I mean, really: enough silly horror movies, folks! Why is it that horror victims are almost always screaming GIRLS (why don't the men shriek and scream, eh? Why do men yell manfully, but girls run screaming endlessly, unlike any person in real life?), who are defenseless and clueless. It's just so drearily predictable. I don't get the attraction to that or to any type of torture-violence porn.

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