Kristian’s World of Horror -Day 17

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Today’s pick is another one of my all time favorites! This was the first Alfred Hitchcock film I had seen, & my mom introduced me to The Birds, Dial M For Muder, & many others! I’m a big Alfred Hitchcock fan!

Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960)

This was the movie that made me afraid to take showers while I’m home alone. (I still don’t like to.) As an adult, I don’t really find the movie all that scary, but it was very well done, and Norman Bates does still give me the creeps!

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Have you seen Psycho? What are your thoughts?

Love & life lessons,

Kristian

 

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Finish The story Oct #3 ‘Number 604’

 

(Finish The Story Oct #3) ‘Number 604’

 

https://thehauntedwordsmith.wordpress.com/2018/10/12/finish-the-story-october-3/

The Haunted Wordsmith has a story tag which she starts and then passes the baton. You can continue it to where you want! There are no set number of days/ blogs it must run so anyone can choose to finish it or extend it. This is her start to the story and the following progress so far:

I have been tagged to write the next part by The Britchy One from Bitchin in the Kitchen

(Finish The Story Oct #3) ‘Number 604’

Number 604

David had been a postal clerk long enough to know not to think too much about what people receive in the mail. Under normal circumstances, he followed that unwritten rule, but Number 604 and their numerous mysterious letters, parcels, and the monthly large case wrapped in plain brown wrap fed his curiosity. All the mail ever delivered to Number 604 was stamped with vintage stamps, wax seals, and no return address. If that wasn’t enough, David swore that many of them were addressed with quill and ink or other calligraphy pens.

It was another sweltering day in the city, and as David made his rounds, the heavy postbag kept slipping off his shoulder and hitting the ground. He was very happy to see his last stop because that meant the bag would be empty for the mile walk bag to the postal truck.

David slipped the mail into their proper slots while singing to himself. He stopped mid-song when he turned over an old battered envelope with vintage stamps and found the wax seal had broken after being dropped so many times. With a quick glance around to make sure he was alone in the building’s lobby, his fingers teased the envelope flat.

Should he or shouldn’t he? Did he dare risk losing his job because he was curious about the mysterious owner of Number 604? What on Earth could have been in all those letters and packages?

Job be damned, his fingers slipped under the envelope’s lip and opened the envelope revealing …

Jay-Lyn

The single sheet of paper, so thin, like parchment, seemed to jump into his hand. He looked over the spidery handwriting and realized that no one ever wrote like this today.

My Dearest David;

It has taken so long for you to succumb to your curiosity. During this time I have waited and waited.

I realize that this is confusing to you, but know my love, I have been waiting throughout the cycles of time for you. Every life you have lead moved you further and further away from our love. Now though I sense that you are ready to find me.

I shall wait upon the cliff where first we met.

Please my darling, don’t make me wait.

Love Tabitha.

David stared at the words written and began to feel. Warmth. Desire. Memories teasing, just out of reach. He began to fold the letter up, realizing that he must deliver it. However, did he have to? It was actually addressed to him, even if the address was to Number 604.

David did not realize that he was being watched. That through the peephole of Number 604 a brilliant green eye gazed upon him. Crimson lips, wet with saliva, parted and a whispered breath whistled. She hoped that he would succumb, he would take the bait. For she had waited a long time to…….

Bitching In The Kitchen

…see him fall into her trap. As she looked at him, she allowed herself to wonder at her self-restraint. She had hated him and planned her revenge for so long and the waiting had taken its toll.

She was all alone now. Her parents, broken after her sister Tanith’s disappearance had given up on lives and died of broken hearts. Dave’s refusal to speak of the events of that day had destroyed her family. Two young kids, they’d gone into the haunted house but only one returned. Finally, she could make him reveal the events of the day.

She watched him read the letter. She knew he couldn’t resist the mystery, it was what had drawn him and Tanith to that haunted house after all. She knew he’d go to the cliff and she knew she’d be waiting to meet him, ready to…

Kristian F’s Addition:

extract from him his final confession, before exacting her revenge.

She was more than just her sister, she was her twin. They had done everything together until Dave had come along. He’d taken her away and then lured her into that place from which she never returned. She had felt the moment when her life had left her body. She had never felt whole again.

For years she had dwelt on it, wanting and desiring her revenge. It was pure chance that had led her to cross paths with David again. Serendipity that had caused her to move into this neighbourhood and made David her postman, and she was not going to let this bit of good fortune pass without taking action.

She ran upstairs to change into a more appropriate outfit. She could see from her balcony window that David was walking quickly back up the street. Would he go home to change, or would he rush straight for that lonely stretch of cliff?

She opened her wardrobe and put on her black tracksuit and grabbed the crossbow that she’d been keeping for just such an emergency.

She thought she had prepared everything but…..

 

I think I will tag my pal, Kristian of Life Lessons from around the Dinner Table.

https://lifelessonsaroundthedinnertable.wordpress.com/2018/10/16/kristians-world-of-horror-day-15/

 

I have also included the following Word Prompts:

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2018/10/16/emergency/

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2018/10/16/rdp-tuesday-serendipity/

FOWC with Fandango — Balcony


Kristian W’s Addition

When she reached for the crossbow it wasn’t there. She flung everything out of her closet searching high and low for it, she knew she had put it in there only yesterday, so she could grab it and run. She frantically searched her house, thinking maybe she put it elsewhere and she was slowly losing her mind. She searched behind the sofa, under her bed, she even checked the freezer as she had once placed her car keys in there. She chuckled at the thought, “Of course you wouldn’t put a crossbow in the freezer, Tanith.” She said to herself.

Molly, her corgi was looking at her as if she lost her mind.

She grabbed the only other weapon she owned, a Model 70 Winchester rifle that had once belonged to Tabitha, the only difference they had, Tabitha loved to hunt.

“I can make this work.” Tanith said to herself. “I must finish this, only then will the spell be complete, only then can I save my sisters soul.”

She took one last look in the mirror and set off to the cliffs to await David.

Only when she got there David was already waiting for her, crossbow in hand….


To continue this story, I nominate The Eclectic Contrarian.

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Kristian’s World of Horror – Day 16

Welcome back!

Today’s choice is another favorite of mine, and is also nostalgic. My brother and I both are big horror buffs and every October we would have marathons of horror movies. I miss those so much!

Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead (1981)

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It’s your typical horror movie, a group of young adults head out to a cabin in the woods and they unknowingly release some demons.Ya know, the usual; lots of screaming, blood, and gore! Perfect for Halloween! I also really like Bruce Campbell.

Although the film was low budget, in my opinion, it was really well done. Even Stephen King praised the film! The film was actually shot in a remote cabin in Newport, Tennessee, which adds to its creepy vibe.

Have you seen The Evil Dead? What are your thoughts?

Love & life lessons,

Kristian

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Kristian’s World of Horror – Day 15

Welcome back!

Today’s pick is once again, not technically a horror movie. It is a thriller, but it definitely creeped me out, and I feel I should pay homage to it.

Jonathan Demme’s The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

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“Hello, Clarice.” Oh what a wonderful job of playing a psychopath Anthony Hopkins does! He deserved his Oscar for the role of Hannibal Lecter!

The “It puts the lotion on its skin,” scene was also very creepy! Oh, this movie still gives me chills, and as I mentioned, although it’s not considered horror, it’s on my list of scary movies. It definitely gives off that eerie vibe!

Have you seen Silence of the Lambs? If not, you need to watch it, like right now!! If you have, what are your thoughts?

Love & life lessons,

Kristian

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Thank You Monday #17

Every Friday Jimmy Fallon writes “thank you” notes to random people or places. I have decided to take a spin on that, only my “thank you” notes will be sincere because I don’t  say thank you nearly enough to the people in my life, and I will also do “Thank you Monday’s”, so I can start my week off on a positive note!

My 17th thank you note is to Metallica!

Metallica

Metallica,

Thank you for coming to Pittsburgh so that I can see you live for the very first time this Thursday!!!! I am so unbelievably excited to see you guys. I have so much respect for the entire band, but especially James Hetfield and his amazing lyric writing skills, you are a man of many talents, sir! And Kirk Hammett, I just adore you! One of the greatest guitar players of all time, and you also share my love of horror, and I follow your blog, by the way!!

I am a HUGE fan and I am so stoked to get to see you guys in 3 days!! I still can’t quite believe it, I am going to LOSE MY MIND!!!!!!!

Your music has helped me through depression, grief, and many other obstacles in my life. I am so thankful for all of you, your talents, and your music! I will cross off a bucket list item on Thursday, and I am eternally grateful! This will be a memory I will take with me to my grave!

Thank you again!

A huge fan,

Kristian

There are many Metallica songs I love, but this one is one of my all time favorites! Enjoy!!

 

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Kristian’s World of Horror – Day 14

Welcome back!!

If you’ve been following my blog for a while you probably know that I have a love for weird, quirky, and unusual things, and today’s choice is definitely quirky!!

Jim Sharman’s The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

This movie is not everyone’s cup of tea, but I really like it! I even sing along and do “The Time Warp.” Tim Curry is such a good actor, and in my opinion, he’s underrated, at least in America.

Once again this movie is a comedy, but it’s another must watch around Halloween, and you know me and traditions!! One day, I will see this movie in theater, it’s a bucketlist item!!

Have you seen The Rocky Horror Picture Show? What are your thoughts?

Love & life lessons,

Kristian

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Kristian’s World of Horror – Day 13

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Today’s choice is another Stephen King pick. You will see a lot from our friend, Mr. King, but who does horror better?

Rob Reiner’s Misery (1990)

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I remember the first time I saw this movie. I watched it with my mom, and I was blown away by Kathy Bates performance. To this day she is one of my favorite actresses. She is phenomenal! She plays a psychotic fan who becomes obsessed with an author. There’s a scene where she performs an act called “blocking,” which slave owners used to use as punishment on their slaves who tried to escape. It’s horrifying!! But Kathy Bates, man, she plays a great psychopath!

What about you? Have you seen Misery? What are your thoughts?

Love & life lessons,

Kristian

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Kristian’s World of Horror – Day 12

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Today’s choice is a comedy, but it’s one of my all time favorites!!

Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein (1974)

Oh my gosh, it does not matter how many times I see this movie, it makes me laugh! It’s a must watch, not just around Halloween, but any time of year. If you have not seen this one, I highly recommend it!! Gene Wilder is amazing, but all the actors are great, it’s just so funny!

What about you? Have you seen Young Frankenstein? What are your thoughts?

Love & life lessons,

Kristian

 

 

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Kristian’s World of Horror – Days 10 & 11

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My choices for both days 10 & 11 are more about tradition than actual horror.

Day 10:

Bill Melendez’s It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown (1966) & Phil Roman’s Garfield’s Halloween Adventure (1985)

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Linus: “You’ve heard of the fury of a woman scorned, haven’t you?” “Well, that’s nothing compared to a woman who has been cheated out of tricks-or-treats.”

I have been watching It’s The Great Pumpkin for as far back as I can remember, and as a little girl I always identified with Sally! Now that I’m an adult, not so much, but I find her adorably charming, and I love that she calls Linus her “Sweet Babboo.” Keeping with tradition I still watch this every year around this time! I am a big kid at heart, and I still very much love Snoopy!

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I remember watching Garfield’s Halloween Adventure as a child, and I absolutely loved it! I was so sad when they stopped airing it on TV. A friend of mine had it on DVD, so we started the tradition back up again, including walking around her house saying “Candy, candy, candy candy,” and annoying the crap out of her mom. The thought still makes me chuckle! I finally found the DVD at Wal-Mart and I got it immediately. It also comes with the Thanksgiving and Christmas specials, which I also love!! I am all about traditions!!

Day 11:

The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror’s

Some of these specials are better than others, but one of my favorite’s is from the third season when Homer gets Bart a Krusty the Clown doll which turns out to have an evil setting. I watch these every October as well! Thanks to FXX for hosting The Treehouse of Horror marathon!

 

What about you? Do you have any Halloween traditions? I’d love to hear about it!

Love & life lessons,

Kristian

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Kristian’s World of Horror – Day 9

Welcome back!

Today’s choice is another Stephen King pick. King is the epitome of horror and his works are among my absolute favorites!

George A. Romero’s Creepshow (1982)

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There are 5 horror tales in Creepshow and while all of them are good, the cockroach one scarred me for life!! Lol! Insects tend to give me the heebie jeebies, there’s only a few I don’t mind such as lightning bugs, cool caterpillars, and snails.

I also like the tale with the farmer, played by King, and the meteor.

What about you? Have you seen Creepshow? What are your thoughts?

Love & life lessons,

Kristian

 

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