the big spooky holiday is coming up! so what is your favorite ghost story? do you even believe in ghosts? or have you had a personal encounter with a ghost? tell that story.
my favorite ghost story is 'the haunting' the old black and white movie with julie harris and claire bloom from 1963. the new one is tacky lacking character development and i don't care one whit what happens to the characters in it. they can all get eaten by the ghosts for all the personality they have.
however the black and white one is truly scary and even believable. i have seen it multiple times and it still scares me. i tried to watch it at 2am in the morning many years ago. i knew the story and what would happen, but i still ended up sleeping with my 7 year old son.(for protection?) as dh was out of town. In 'the haunting only one person gets killed and it makes total sense. there is no gory scenes for the sake of seeing blood. the unseen tenants in the house are truly after one person and they want her. the house itself is scary to look at and the black and white cinematography enhances the fright.
to quote the opening line:
'hill house has stood for 90 years and might stand for 90 more. silence lays steady against the wood and stone of hill house and whatever walkes there walkes alone!'
just don't watch it alone... in the night...in the dark...!
i have never had an encounter with a ghost, but it sure is fun scaring yourself silly with imagination!