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iScream

Posted in Belleville, Friends with tags , , , , on November 6, 2009 by Jeremy
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A weird school schedule this week.  Off on Tuesday for Election Day and off on Thursday and Friday because there’s a Teacher Convention.

Thus, Monday night = PARTY IT UP.

Not exactly.  Just another scary movie night at a friend’s house.  We watched “The Uninvited.”

Thinking my system was already saturated with all that scary stuff from October, I wasn’t too freaked out in the beginning.  But I found myself jumping and covering my face once again from the middle until the end.  Even screamed a few times.  Not a high-pitched girly scream.  Just a regular scream.

New Meaning of Creepy

Posted in Friends, Out of Town with tags , , , , on November 1, 2009 by Jeremy

 

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Jennifer shrieked.  She found the hunting knife that she knew she hid in the attic last summer soaked in mustard on the couch.

“What’s going on?” Ted yelled.  “This is a sick Halloween joke!”

“Trust me.  This is no joke,” Ellen, Jennifer’s sister, shakingly replied.

“Oh, thanks, Ellen,” Bill said.  “Thanks for letting us know that you really want to kill us.”

“I’m not doing this!”

Thunder roaring, lightning flashing, a dark figure suddenly appeared behind them, only visible to Jennifer.  Without anywhere else to go, she jumped onto the couch behind her.

“What’s wrong?”

“Someone’s behind you!” Jennifer pointed towards where the figure was.

The remaining three quickly looked back, jumping away from whatever Jennifer was pointing at.  The figure was gone.

“OK, whatever you two sisters are up to, just stop it,” Ted said, attempting to sound brave, masking the terror that had been brewing inside ever since they found a message written with mustard on the kitchen wall.  “You’re next!” it said.

“Who are we kidding, Ted?” Bill said, laughing half-heartedly.  “Let’s just get out of here!  There’s no point.”

“You’re crazy if you think we’re going to stay here,” Ellen exclaimed, running to the door.

Shoving Ellen to the side, Bill rushed through the door, towards his parked car.  Suddenly, a shriek was heard.  Jennifer, Ellen, and Ted ran outside to see what happened.

The three followed suit and began to scream.  The Mustard-Hat Killer had beat them to the car.

“Who’s next?” he said creepily.

Or the guy can just be a stalker.

A synopsis of my Halloween:

  1. Woke up before noon
  2. Was told by sisters that we would go to a free dance workshop in Bergenfield (The workshop was going to start in twenty minutes.)
  3. Got lost with Lawrence and my two sisters
  4. Got lost more
  5. Did not get to attend the workshop
  6. Walked around waiting for a friend from the dance group
  7. Gloomy day
  8. Rain
  9. Trick-or-treat in Bergenfield
  10. Felt old for trick-or-treating
  11. Rain
  12. Rain
  13. Got bored
  14. Went home

Considering all the Halloween stuff that I did for the past two weeks, today was definitely a lackluster culmination of the Halloween season.

I think I’m all pooped out from yesterday.

 

Marginally Helpful

Posted in Friends, Out of Town with tags , , , , , on October 12, 2009 by Jeremy
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When expecting a scary part of a horror movie, I often wrap my hands around my face to slightly cover my vision.  It still see about 90% of the screen, but for some reason, it just helps.  (Yes, I know the scene doesn’t seem suspenseful at all.   That’s because it isn’t.  You don’t actually expect me to have my camera ready when something’s about to come up.)

Anyway, I hope this photo isn’t illegal.  Haha.  Watched Paranormal Activity today.  Wow, that was terrifying.  I’d hate to sound like many other reviewers of the movie, but I’ve never been so scared of a movie in my life.

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What striked me as the most horrifying aspect of the movie was the fact that for the majority of the film, there wasn’t a physical entity associated with whatever was haunting (or hunting) the protagonists.  There wasn’t a face or a body to be terrified of.  I think that really did it for me.

In addition, the fact that we thought the videos were real footage got to us.   After some research, we discovered it wasn’t real.  A “mockumentary.”

Oh gawsh. I need to stop replaying the scenes in my head.  I can’t calm down.

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Not Zombies, But…

Posted in Belleville, Friends, Summer Vacation, Work/Volunteer with tags , , , , , , , on July 30, 2009 by Jeremy
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I started to volunteer at the library yesterday, and I went again for my second day today.  Both days required me to help a few kids with their reading, and yesterday, I also had to return some books to the shelves.  I’ll eventually take some pictures of me doing some work.

[So, today, after helping a kid read his book for the summer, I browsed through some shelves of books and realized that I had placed some books yesterday in the wrong section.  They had a special sticker that indicated where they were to go, but I completely disregarded them and put them in a completely different floor.  I discovered my error when I was browsing around because that area was were the special-stickered books were supposed to go.  Hoping to mend my mistake, I stealthily grabbed the books I misplaced and returned to the room where they belonged.  However, I encountered another problem.  Only one of the two books I recovered looked like it was supposed to be there, so, hoping to avert an error that might embarrass me, I decided to borrow that book that didn’t belong.  Hence, I carried Pride and Prejudice and Zombies on my way home.]

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies looks like an interesting novel, but I feel obliged to read the original first before moving to this adaptation.

Speaking of the supernatural, some friends came over late afternoon.  (No, they’re not the supernatural ones.)  I decided to entertain them with some activities involving ghosts and other scary subjects.  First, I presented to them quite a terrifying game, called “The House“.  Then, I showed them this website, where we looked at some mildly creepy videos, but it was really “The House” that got them.