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Birthday Party Ghost Stories

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 - 27 answers

What are some good ghost story movies that aren't quite horror?

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 - 43 answers

I'm looking for a video clip of a ghost prank.

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 - 0 answers

spooky tales, let me be annoyingly picky about them.

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 - 10 answers

Draining spirits?

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 - 8 answers

The log is a...a...really?!

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 - 1 answer

Help me remember this book

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 - 3 answers

Ghost stories to tell children aloud?

Ghost stories to tell a five-year-old? [more inside]
posted by palliser on May 16, 2012 - 10 answers

This story sums up why babysitting is terrifying.

Inspired by this question, can you help me find a ghost story about babysitting? [more inside]
posted by pickypicky on Mar 10, 2012 - 4 answers

Supernatural romance(?) YA novel identification help

YA novel identification help - ghost girl takes over a body? [more inside]
posted by librarianamy on Dec 31, 2011 - 4 answers

What does the night know?

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 - 3 answers

kids' book about a devil stealing food while on a man's back

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 - 12 answers

NaNoWri...never.

Where can I find a ghost writer for a fiction(novel)? [more inside]
posted by lettuchi on Mar 24, 2011 - 9 answers

The novel, not sane, stood by itself against its shelves, holding darkness within.

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 - 36 answers

Haunted by Halloween

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 - 7 answers

How did Roman Polanski direct scenes shot in America in Ghost Writer

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 - 8 answers

Who ya gonna call? Well, me, apparently.

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 - 43 answers

I Ain't 'Fraid of no Ghost.

Please help me find find some "historic" ghost stories. Emphasis on folklore and authenticity. [more inside]
posted by AtomicBee on Jan 21, 2010 - 23 answers

Help me remember a film?

Help me remember a movie I saw? [more inside]
posted by LN on Dec 26, 2009 - 5 answers

Link between Christmas and ghost stories?

What’s the link between Christmas and ghost stories? [more inside]
posted by paulg on Dec 8, 2009 - 7 answers

Help me remember the title of a book about a guy who saw the dead!

Please help me remember a book I read about a guy who saw ghosts! [more inside]
posted by internet!Hannah on Sep 6, 2009 - 3 answers

Do any of you l33t hax-sawz know a way to capture this Red Bull Music Academy player's stream?

Do any of you l33t hax-sawz know a way to capture this Red Bull Music Academy player's stream? [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage on Jul 16, 2009 - 10 answers

Cursed Ghost Haunting my Data

Any alternatives to Norton Ghost for fbf recovery? [more inside]
posted by Jezztek on Jul 11, 2009 - 6 answers

Please scare me.

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 - 31 answers

Problem booting to Ghost 2003 cd

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 - 12 answers

Utterly forgettable

I tend to be forgotten between facetime sessions with friends. [more inside]
posted by @homer on Jan 23, 2009 - 14 answers

Corrupted Ghost Image; NEED TO EXTRACT FILES!

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 - 3 answers

Looking for good film depictions of the classic Victorian haunted house.

Looking for good film depictions of the classic Victorian haunted house. [more inside]
posted by greenie2600 on Oct 20, 2008 - 10 answers

There's something strange in the neighborhood...

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 - 52 answers

Is My Clock Radio Haunted? And If Not, Why Does It Play By Itself?

Why does my radio play when it's turned off and there is no battery inserted? [more inside]
posted by theichibun on May 29, 2008 - 15 answers

making flippy floppy

My Computer detects a floppy drive when there isnt one installed ......... [more inside]
posted by sgt.serenity on Jan 4, 2008 - 8 answers

White Sheet == Ghost?

When and where did we associate dressing up in a white sheet and yelling 'boo!' with ghosts? [more inside]
posted by nathan_teske on Oct 27, 2007 - 7 answers

"The night was dark, and also stormy..."

"Who's got a good ghost story?" [more inside]
posted by greytape on Sep 24, 2007 - 12 answers

need ghosts to put in machines

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 - 13 answers

Help me to help them...

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 - 8 answers

XP unusably slow after STOP errors and running checkdisk - what's going on?

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 - 25 answers

How to upgrade to a larger hard drive in Windows Vista???

Does Windows Vista have a built-in application to migrate or ghost a hard drive? [more inside]
posted by chaosscontrol on Feb 20, 2007 - 6 answers

Name that scary story for young adults

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 - 3 answers

Floppies have given up the ghost, but Ghost won't give up the floppies?!

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 - 19 answers

Ghost has... given up the ghost.

Copied hard drive won't let me log on! [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Nov 14, 2006 - 17 answers

Do I have a Ghost of a chance?

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 - 11 answers

Hard drives and the ghosting of

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 - 13 answers

TV medical drama with the ghost of a dead patient?

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 - 8 answers

What was this song?

Can you help me identify this song? [more inside]
posted by 327.ca on Apr 19, 2006 - 8 answers

A ghost of the previous program

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 - 9 answers

Yeah, it's sort of a rhetorical question

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 - 15 answers

Till we meet again?

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 - 49 answers

Poltergeist.filter

Can anyone explain why these wine glasses broke for what appeared to be no reason at all? [more inside]
posted by retro88 on Nov 12, 2005 - 16 answers

Afterimaging

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 - 4 answers

What's a cherry ghost?

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 - 9 answers

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