Archive for the Entertainment Category

Hush

Posted in Entertainment, Fiction, General, Horror with tags , , , , , on November 4, 2009 by smilingjacks

Can’t even shout, can’t even cry.

The Gentlemen are coming by.

Looking in windows, knocking on doors.

They need to take seven and they might take yours.

Can’t call to Mom, can’t say a word.

You’re gonna die screaming but you won’t be heard.

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“The Gentlemen” are from “Hush” and are properties of Mutant Enemy and Twentieth Century Fox.

One of the Most Ridiculous EVPs on the Internet

Posted in Entertainment, General with tags , , , on October 26, 2009 by smilingjacks

I came across this very strange EVP (electronic voice phenomena) video posted by the Youtube user WickedDeathX. I can’t make any educated claim regarding its authenticity because I don’t know the circumstance under which it was recorded (though I must make the observation that this was posted under the “Entertainment” category). However, whether or not it’s legitimate is irrelevant, because this is one of the most ridiculous EVPs I’ve ever encountered. It’s funny and scary at the same time. You can see for yourself here:

The EVP itself is hilarious. Why would a demon say that it had the body of a pig, and why would it make that humorous oinking sound? Is this a demon with low self esteem or just an unholy comedian?

The image at the end–while scary (and a little blurry and probably no more authentic than images of faces in the smoke of burning buildings)–might hold the explanation. If both the image and the EVP are real, and if that picture does indeed depict the entity featured in the audio, then that demon seems to indeed have the body of a pig. Fascinating stuff.

A Different Take

Posted in Entertainment, General, Movies, Non-Fiction with tags , , , , , on October 24, 2009 by smilingjacks

I was wondering–on a basic level–what makes horror (be it movies, stories, or anything else) scary? Is it about the content or the way it’s presented? I happen to think that the presentation is more important. Here to support my claim, I have a very special clip. It’s a re-edited trailer for Mary Poppins called “Scary Mary,” which was made by Chris Rule and Nick Eckert. Once you see this, you may never look at this movie the same way again.

Same story as the original, just with a different take on the presentation, and this is what we get. I wonder, what other benign things could become chilling, given the proper modifications?