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Gothic, strange & spooky personal essays and creative nonfiction?

I'm putting together a syllabus for an introductory creative writing class. It's not themed, but my taste in fiction runs towards the dark and Gothic (Shirley Jackson, Joyce Carol Oates) and I'd like at least some of the personal essays I assign to fall into the same vein. [more inside]
posted by pretentious illiterate on Dec 15, 2016 - 10 answers

What are your favorite creepy blogs?

I really like Unexplained Events, which is a Tumblr all about creepy stuff that has at least a basis in real life. I'm looking for other, similar blogs. However, I'm not really interested in creepy pasta, or just huge content dumps of creepy pictures. Tumblrs would be nice, since I have an account and it would be easy to follow them through that.
posted by codacorolla on Jul 27, 2016 - 2 answers

Spooooooky, but not too scary... or old... or good

Help me find slices of the particular flavor of cheesy Halloween movie that our kid likes. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 19, 2015 - 23 answers

Bring: pillows, blankets, YOUR SCREAMS...

I'm hosting a scary video game night for a group of college students! I have access to a projector, a PC, a PS3, and a Wii U. What spooky games should I feature? (Bonus for appropriate snack suggestions!) [more inside]
posted by brieche on Oct 11, 2015 - 19 answers

Specific Abandoned Place Website

Need Help finding specific old Abandoned Places website. [more inside]
posted by Twain Device on Oct 1, 2015 - 12 answers

What is a good, eery book to camp with?

I'm looking for a book to read at night while I'm camping tonight that feels like the video game, Alan Wake. Looking for something with a spooky feel, dark, more psychological than horror.
posted by Marinara on Aug 15, 2015 - 21 answers

Trying to remember a song with a spoken word element

I'm trying to remember a song I listened to many times years ago - it had a great spoken word part at the beginning of a woman talking about how we use wheels and doors for their emptiness - very similar to the Tao Te Ching chapter 11: http://earlywomenmasters.net/tao/ch_11.html [more inside]
posted by clockworkjoe on Jun 26, 2015 - 2 answers

Shadows Slowly Stretching Over Empty Rooms

I have been reading creepy things, and listening to creepy stuff while I read those creepy things, and have arrived unprepared at the horrifying realization that I do not have as much weird, unsettling, mysterious music as I should. Help me fix that--before it's too late. [more inside]
posted by byanyothername on Mar 2, 2015 - 23 answers

Tales from the database!

I'm looking for the spooookiest videos on YouTube. Or Vimeo. What are the scariest videos you've watched online?
posted by codacorolla on Oct 28, 2014 - 5 answers

I should like to find sinister-sounding dance music. Won't you help?

Hello darlings. My, you're all looking proud and healthy today! Delightful. Today, I am looking for song recommendations - in particular, I would like sinister-sounding funk/disco songs. I shall expound on this below the cut. [more inside]
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER on Oct 10, 2014 - 34 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

What are some scary numbers?

I'm thinking about setting up a tongue in cheek project for Halloween that involves showing numbers that are scary. What numbers (with the context of a description) make you anxious, or at least spook you a bit on first glance? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Oct 5, 2013 - 47 answers

Find the Mystery Halloween House

A few years ago (at least 3 years but probably 5 or more), I was driving with my mom and we saw the extremely decorated house in these pictures: [more inside]
posted by jaimystery on Jan 16, 2013 - 7 answers

Let's creep again like we did last summer / let's creep again like we did last year

The dark months are approaching: it's late October and it's time to be scared, but not by your typical Halloween spooks and haunts. Help me discover all that's disconcerting and downright disquieting online (and possibly off). [more inside]
posted by item on Oct 24, 2012 - 26 answers

This sound is coming like a ghost sound.

What do the cool dead kids listen to? I'm looking for vintage spooky pop with a particular flavor: that sparse, echo-y Day-O/Ghost Town mournful message from beyond-the-grave sound. With a beat. [more inside]
posted by roger ackroyd on Oct 16, 2012 - 28 answers

I need more haunting Southern Rock and Gospel music.

Playlist-filter. I've been listening to this song on repeat and I want more like it. Spooky-southern-gospel-rock type stuff. I know there are some ghost-story songs out there that would apply. Delta Rae - Bottom of the River
posted by domo on Sep 24, 2012 - 20 answers

Spooky poems for reading out

What are your favourite spooky poems, that are two to three minutes long when read out, for an audience of adults? [more inside]
posted by siskin on Oct 24, 2011 - 16 answers

Looking for creepy short films

What are some good creepy, disturbing, or scary short films on youtube? [more inside]
posted by ollyollyoxenfree on Oct 1, 2011 - 26 answers

Where in NYC can I find literary/spooky/cinematic/weird places to visit?

I will be holidaying in NYC this month for ten days and am staying near Union Square. Please tell me about literary/spooky/cinematic/weird things to do! [more inside]
posted by hot soup girl on Sep 13, 2011 - 20 answers

Orange you glad I didn't say "twisted shrine"?

Do you know of a ritual that involves burning oranges, possibly as an offering? Maybe a skull is involved? [more inside]
posted by ladypants on Jan 10, 2011 - 19 answers

Awesome Halloweeen Songs???

What are some awesome songs to put on a Halloween party playlist? [more inside]
posted by jitterbug perfume on Oct 23, 2010 - 47 answers

scare me!

Suggest to me some creepy, scary, spooky stuff to read/watch/play with online. Not neccessarily Halloweeny stuff. [more inside]
posted by FunkyHelix on Oct 22, 2010 - 23 answers

Lesser-known spooky and/or mysterious legends?

Tell me some scary and/or mysterious things that are local to your area, but not necessarily well-known to the rest of the world. [more inside]
posted by amyms on Sep 30, 2009 - 65 answers

Looking for old 90's mac/pc game involving a green haunted house...

Looking for old 90's mac/pc game involving a green haunted house... [more inside]
posted by frankie_stubbs on Aug 30, 2009 - 9 answers

The creepier the better!

LovecraftFilter: Let's you and me talk about spooky music. [more inside]
posted by Willie0248 on Aug 12, 2009 - 46 answers

Space-Age Bachleor Pa-aaaah Oh God No!

Music Mix Filter: Long story short, next week the model at my event is coming dressed as the Alien Queen from the ALIEN movies. I have no idea what kind of music to play for the background. The film scores seem obvious but who wants to listen to clanking and increasing strings for 3 hours? I can either go scary-horror-sci-fi or campy-alien-novelty songs. Ideally I could do both. What kind of weird space music recommendations do you have? Gotta have songs about alien invaders?
posted by The Whelk on Jun 30, 2009 - 33 answers

I'm looking for some specific spooky Christmas music, can you help me?

Some time ago either on MeFi or BoingBoing there was a link to a bunch of songs that I *swear* were Christmas songs played in the wrong key or one half-tone down or something... Does anyone have any idea what I'm talking about and where I could find this (again)? [more inside]
posted by mrzer0 on Dec 24, 2008 - 8 answers

Scary Websites for the Halloween Season?

Please recommend some spooky, scary websites for late-night, Halloween Season reading. [more inside]
posted by interrobang on Oct 20, 2008 - 12 answers

I Wanna Do Bad Things With You

MusicFilter: Mrs. Billtron would like more music like the opening song from HBO's True Blood, "Bad Things" by Jace Everett. She likes the sound of Chris Isaak and Junior Brown, which are the closest things in our mp3 collection, but misses the spooky vampire and warewolve ambience of the theme song. Any suggestions? Suggestions should err on the side of New Orleans rather than Nashville, since she just got back from Louisiana and really misses it.

PS I am really enjoying reading Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale at the moment.
posted by billtron on Oct 11, 2008 - 7 answers

Help me Halloweenify my house!

I need suggestions on inexpensive, not-too-tacky, fun Halloween decorations for the outside of my house. [more inside]
posted by catfood on Sep 21, 2007 - 18 answers

Like something out of Scooby Doo...

Help me find a detailed spooky graveyard silhouette! [more inside]
posted by cowbellemoo on Oct 23, 2006 - 1 answer

Someone is phishing my mind.

How does the game on www.milaadesign.com work? [more inside]
posted by oddman on Jul 21, 2006 - 7 answers

"I don't know, Scoob, I don't think we should explore that quicklime-filled elevator shaft."

A question about a spooky musical composition. [more inside]
posted by user92371 on Mar 9, 2006 - 6 answers

Where the heck did my hot water go

I've painstakingly and scientifically ruled out all of the other possibilities. My hot water heater is inhabited by the Virgin Mary. [more inside]
posted by felix on Jun 13, 2005 - 16 answers

Parenting a Visionary Child

My 6-year-old daughter sees things other people don't. "Skitter scatters," ghosts, auras. She just started school and there's something in the lunchroom only she can see, and this one makes her nervous. [mi] [more inside]
posted by putzface_dickman on Sep 23, 2004 - 109 answers

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