For my 40th birthday I'd like to have a slumber party with a small group of my friends. I love scary movies (although I prefer supernatural, and am not a fan of slasher films) and would love to incorporate a couple into the fun. One of my close friends can only tolerate not very scary movies (I'm thinking at the level of Rosemary's Baby). A few other important details inside... [more inside]
posted by ezrainch
on Aug 2, 2014 -
My partner loves ghost story movies that take out the usual blood-and-gore trappings of horror movies. The Others
is a particular favorite. Can you recommend other movies in this unsearchable-on-Netlflix microgenre?
posted by HeroZero
on Jan 10, 2014 -
There was a tv show that had various hidden camera type pranks. One involved a couple eating in a diner and a woman dressed as a ghost enters the diner and freaks out the girlfriend. The whole diner, waiter, and boyfriend are in on the prank and pretend not to see the ghost. Any ideas what this way or where I can find it?
posted by jmmpangaea
on Oct 7, 2013 -
Off-topic ghost story threads on various internet forums? They are delicious. Load me with links, please. [more inside]
posted by Lou Stuells
on Apr 11, 2013 -
FolkloreFilter: What entities (?) do I need to read up more about that are like the gebbeth in Ursula Le Guin's Earthsea Trilogy? I want something that occupies (or can) the same physical space as a person but which freerides, parasitises, occupies, drains or otherwise has negative effects on a person.
posted by cromagnon
on Dec 19, 2012 -
The fruit of our looms has discovered ghost tales. You know - Bloody Mary
and her ilk. However she has not yet heard "If the log rolls over we will all be dead." [more inside]
posted by peagood
on Nov 8, 2012 -
Help me remember this book that I checked out of the library... ghost story set in New England (I think Maine, but I'm not positive), begins in more or less present day, with an old woman telling the story of the summer she was a teenager and fell in love for the first time. Most of the story takes place in that summer, but also a lot of scenes from the mid-to-late 1800s. [more inside]
posted by Kriesa
on Aug 21, 2012 -
HELP! My wife won't be able to sleep tonight unless she knows what happens in "What the Night Knows" by Dean Koontz. Please put all the spoilers here! [more inside]
posted by Brent Parker
on Dec 9, 2011 -
Looking for a children's book about someone who is eating rice with a devil/ghost on his back who keeps stealing the food from him before he can get it into his mouth. [more inside]
posted by cmp4Meta
on Mar 27, 2011 -
Literary eerie suspense novelists: I've read and loved a certain type of author and I am looking for more like them. Their main novel tropes are unreliable narrators (i.e., are they being haunted by a ghost or their own mind?) and a good balance of suspense and philosophy (well-paced novels of ideas with likable, believable characters). Prose style is literary and intelligent but not metafictional. [more inside]
posted by xenophile
on Dec 27, 2010 -
Halloween is sneaking up fast and I need some help with makeup ideas and sources.
Every year my niece and I create a Halloween costume for her. It's a fun tradition, She has frequently been something princess related, but this year she is going as a ghost. (She is 15) [more inside]
posted by annsunny
on Oct 12, 2010 -
In what sense was Roman Polanski the director of "Ghost Writer"?
I see in his wikipedia article that he has been unable to visit many countries because he would be deported to America to face rape charges. I just watched the movie and was clear to me that a lot of stuff was shot in America; the IMDB indeed lists Germany and the UK as locations, but also Massachusetts. How did he direct those scenes from across the ocean? And..when was this all shot? Apparently Polanski had been under house arrest in Switzerland in 2009.
Maybe I just don't totally grok the job of a director, but I don't see how he could have directed the scenes in America. Nobody else is listed on the credits as a director. Was there a Ghost director involved?
posted by Osmanthus
on Aug 10, 2010 -
A friend of mine has got a ghost. Phenomena include noises from nearby rooms, whispering from under the bed, feelings of pure irrational terror, cold breezes, nightmares, and distinct footsteps. His dog freaks out at these occurrences, and his girlfriend has experienced some of them while sleeping over. [more inside]
posted by MrVisible
on Jun 1, 2010 -
Please help me find find some "historic" ghost stories. Emphasis on folklore and authenticity. [more inside]
posted by AtomicBee
on Jan 21, 2010 -
I want a book that I have to put into the freezer.
I've read this question
, which was looking for thrillers, and this post
looking for short stories, but I can't seem to find a thread looking for scary, engrossing novels where supernatural is okay. [more inside]
posted by Addlepated
on Mar 31, 2009 -
Today I bought a Dell laptop with Vista Home Premium. I want to make a full disk image before I start changing partitions and other things. Booting to my Ghost 2003 cd seems to go well at first. The computer asks me to press any key to boot from the cd. I do. It brings up the menu for driver support. I select 4 for USB 2.0 support. It proceeds and comes to an a: prompt. Here I usually type "c:" (for some reason my other laptop sees the cd as c:), but when I do here it says "invalid drive specification". I tried all drive letters. A: and B: have boot files but no directories so I know they're not the cd. I need to get into cd's \Support directory so I can launch ghost.exe
Thanks for your help.
posted by atm
on Feb 18, 2009 -
Corrupted Ghost 8.0 image! Is there a way to at least extract files off one of the img files? [more inside]
posted by Zeker
on Nov 20, 2008 -
The apartment building I'm moving into might be haunted. I know it's not rational to believe in ghosts, but I'm kind of superstitious. [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby
on Jun 18, 2008 -
I'm not sure I have the terms right, but how do I make a "hardware-independent deployable disk image"? [more inside]
posted by penciltopper
on Jul 11, 2007 -
How can I efficiently deploy dozens of computers (all different makes and models) with Windows XP and Office 2003? [more inside]
posted by coolin86
on Jun 11, 2007 -
So it's come to this - I see no other option than to ask a "help me fix my PC" question. After some troubleshooting the STOP errors seem to have been resolved, XP now boots successfully but is excruciating slow to the point of being unusable. Details and specs below the fold. [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane
on Mar 4, 2007 -
I'm looking for a young adult collection of ghost/scary stories I read in middle school (1980s). It was illustrated by Edward Gorey and contained a story about a young girl who discovers a creature of some sort living in a quarry near her home. She becomes obsessed/infatuated with the thing and frequently visits it. I remember strong sexual undertones in this story. [more inside]
posted by anonymous78
on Dec 11, 2006 -
Floppy disks? Are you kidding me? I haven't used Symantec Ghost in a long time, but am forced to at the moment. Even back then, floppies were on the way out, and now they're flat-out gone. But as far as I can tell, Ghost still absolutely flat-out requires you to use floppies (which can then be transferred on to CDs) in order to function. Am I right? And if I am, isn't this absolutely insane?
posted by Sinner
on Nov 16, 2006 -
4 Bigshot users. Highly customized profiles. All getting new (different) hardware. How do I get the new machines "the way I had it before" for them without spending a week re-doing all the software customizing that they can't tell me how they did in the first place? [more inside]
posted by bartleby
on Nov 6, 2006 -
I want to buy a new computer but don't want to reinstall everything from my old one: how far can ghosting hard drives take me? [more inside]
posted by Silentgoldfish
on Oct 1, 2006 -
I seem to remember an American TV medical drama in which one of the subplots concerned a patient who had died... but didn't realize he was dead. His ghost wandered around seeking treatment and couldn't understand why nobody paid attention to him. The show may have been "ER" but I'm not sure. Any one else remember this?
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese
on Aug 11, 2006 -
I just bought Norton Ghost 10.0. It is complete crap, as far as I can tell. What can I do, either to make it work the way I want, or to actually return it for a refund? [more inside]
posted by gregvr
on Mar 24, 2006 -
How come we never hear about nude ghosts? Clothes always seem to go into the spirit world in anecdote and popular culture. Is this a reflection of society's taboos, or do ghost believers have an explanation?
posted by shannymara
on Mar 17, 2006 -
Have you ever been visited by a (spirit, ghost, apparition, etc.) of a friend or loved one after they have passed on? [more inside]
posted by punkrockrat
on Dec 1, 2005 -
At work I have a fancy new big giant Apple cinema display. I like it. But I noticed that recently, since I changed my desktop picture to something near 50% grey, I get afterimages - for example, when I close illustrator after working on lineart, I see a ghost of the lineart on my desktop for 15-30 seconds. I thought it was my eyes but my cow-orkers see it too. Is this bad? Can I up the refresh rate on the screen or something? I don't like it.
posted by luriete
on Nov 9, 2004 -
What's a cherry ghost
? I'm writing a review of the new Wilco
album A Ghost is Born
and I'm curious if a "cherry ghost" is anything significant or nothing at all. Google isn't turning up anything helpful.
posted by josephtate
on Jul 5, 2004 -