Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Scary stories

The other night, I was watching the movie When a Stranger Calls, which is just a variation on that old campfire story about the girl who keeps getting phone calls while she's alone babysitting, and when the police trace the call, "The call is coming from inside the house!" I actually really liked the movie, because it didn't have any blood and guts. When you see the two dead people, they're just dead. Most of the movie is the fun kind of jump-when-the-music-swells suspense. I like that.

Anyway, this movie got me thinking about all those scary tales we used to tell each other at slumber parties. You know, when you'd hold a flashlight under your chin and tell tales guaranteed to make your friends jump and squeal? Many of them have become urban legends ("..and when he got out to open her car door, there was a hook hanging from the door handle!!"), others have become movies.

My favorite one ends with the line "Humans can lick hands, too." Brr! Gives me the cold shivers, just like a good scary story should. (If you don't know the story, email me). What's your favorite scary story?


  1. It was so much fun to tell all those stories when we were kids but my goodness Tink cant handle anything like that. I dread when she goes to camp an dthe stories start. Im sure I'll have to bring her home of she hears any of these! LOl

  2. The original 'When A Stranger Calls' and the sequel 'When A Stranger Calls Back' were far superior to the recently made made. The Japanese horror movies are very scary.

  3. Oh, I LOVED When A Stranger
    Calls!!! Sooooooooo good!!!

    I have NOT heard the story about licking hands... can you share it?

    My fav is the story about the man who picked up a hitch-hiker, in the spot where years earlier someone had died, and it turned out to be her ghost.... so cool.

    Before I forget, you have won two quizes girly!!! But when I tried to e-mail you, I didn't get a reply. Could you e-mail me at Janatheshort@yahoo.com please?

  4. I don't know the story, you have to send it to me!!!
    I liked that movie too! I went with my girlfriend, and as I was jumping, she was rolling her eyes at me :-)

  5. I don't know that story - please share