October without end (spooky stuff rec-and-share thread)

Discussion in 'Fan Town' started by jacktrash, Oct 18, 2019.

  1. jacktrash

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    it's the best time of year again: crisp air, harvest festivals, pumpkin everything, and spooky spooks galore! share your favorite scary things, from hilariously spoopy halloween display fails to genuinely terrifying creepypastas, and everything in between.

    please spoiler any realistic gore, body horror, etc. (no need to spoiler cartoonish and obviously fake stuff.)

    happy halloween!
     
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  2. jacktrash

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    my contribution for today: have y'all heard of the anime 'mononoke'? not princess mononoke. i mean the one with the absolutely trippy ultra-stylized animation, which looks like stop-motion with cut paper. absolutely GORGEOUS, and it's in bright pastels for the most part, so you wouldn't think it would be very scary... and to be frank, the mononoke themselves aren't all that scary, as japanese monsters go. what makes it my first rec for creepy stuff is the stories behind the monsters. mononoke are brought into being by human suffering, and to exorcise them, the protagonist has to understand them. it's a wonderfully evocative mix of pretty, artsy, spooky, and heart-wrenching.

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  3. Deresto

    Deresto Just a critter

    I work at a Jellystone and we are in full swing for the spoopyest month of the year! We've got decorated campsites, costume contests and trick or treating on Saturdays, and my end of the park is doing an outdoor haunt on Fridays with a "revenge" paintball trailer the next day where you get to shoot our aliens! It's so much fun, even for the employees!

    I also was invited to my very first Halloween party! I'm kinda stumped on costumes, prolly gonna end up being a skeleton cause my mom can do an amazing skeleton make-up! I'm excited
     
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  4. jacktrash

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    a lot of people have been recently introduced to the awesomeness of neil gaiman by the 'good omens' tv series, but have you heard of 'the graveyard book'? it's about a living boy raised by ghosts, and it's that perfect mix of creepy, funny, and deeply human that is my absolute favorite thing.

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    another thing that has my favorite mixture -- and which i'm sure y'all have heard of, but i love it so imma rec it -- is the podcast 'welcome to night vale'. it's been going since 2012, so there's a whole lot of archive to binge on. tons of amazingly creative fanfic, too. surreal, scary, hilarious, sometimes honestly heartwarming... i just love it a lot y'all. and cecil baldwin's voice is just so hypnotic.

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    if you want your podcasts less funny and more creepy (a LOT more creepy) then check out 'the magnus archives'. i'll be honest, i haven't gotten far enough in this one to have an opinion on the meta-plot with the archivists and everything, but the short stories themselves are magnificently spooky.

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  5. Deresto

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    @jacktrash have you listened to the "Alice isn't dead" podcast? It's by the same people who made nightvale and the main character is a lesbian truck driver looking for her lost lover as she drives through unsettling places in America
     
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  6. jacktrash

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    i have not, but it sounds promising! is it funny/creepy like night vale?
     
  7. Deresto

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    Leans more creepy, definitely surreal. Each episode feels like a decent level creepypasta imo
     
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  8. keltka

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  9. Acey

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    Anyone got recs for really bad horror? The unintentionally hilarious kind? I know I wanna show my girlfriend Birdemic, but if we had a couple more we could have a Bad Horror Night. :D

    Anyway, we’re gonna be witches and it’s gonna be AWESOME. <3 (My mom is gonna be a witch too so maybe that makes us a lil coven??) We haven’t really decided exactly what we’re doing but I’m genuinely considering recommending that we go trick-or-treating—there’s a neighborhood near me that goes absolutely BUCKWILD for Halloween and doesn’t mind adult trick-or-treaters (source: personal experience), so...

    Also maybe jack-o-lanterns?? My bestie still hasn’t ever made one despite being fucking 28 and I want to rectify that someday anyway.
     
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  10. Deresto

    Deresto Just a critter

    Yes, Jack-o'-lanterns Good

    Hm, cruddy horror... How about Troll 2? It's a horrible classic!



    Also, I forgot this existed til now but it's that time again:

     
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  11. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    A decent amount of the Mystery Science Theater 3000 circuit is terrible horror B movies. The level of bad varies from "hilarious" (Night of the Blood Beast, Werewolf) to "so unbelievably awful it's almost unwatchable even with the MST3k treatment" (Manos: The Hands of Fate, The Beast of Yucca Flats).
     
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  12. jacktrash

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  13. ChelG

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    SCP Foundation, if anyone in existence hasn't heard of it already! Trigger warnings vary by entry and there are thousands, so tread carefully.
     
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  14. Pumpkageist

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    Song of the Dead! I don't think you can count it as unintentionally bad, but it sure puts a lot of effort into being as bad as a horror musical can be. The whole film's on YouTube.
     
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  15. Deresto

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    I can't believe no one's (including me) posted David Pumpkins yet:

     
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  17. Camber

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    @jacktrash since I could second your night vale & graveyard book recs I gave the Magnus Archives a try and I'm really enjoying it, thank you! I was studying late and it felt very season-appropriate walking through the empty corridors listening to stories set in places I've been. I can add that there are official transpcripts for the first hundred or so episodes [here]. The only content warnings I could find are on the episode descriptions from episode 91 onward.
     
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  18. jacktrash

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    every so often i go looking for night vale + scp foundation crossovers on ao3 and sadface about not finding them. it would be. so perfect.
     
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  19. Pumpkageist

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    I don't have many recs for things that aren't terrible, but here's a delightful jingle/loathsome earworm from Halloween 3, which is at least endearingly bad?:
     
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  20. Acey

    Acey cool as an amphibian

    I cannot believe I haven’t recced Gravity Falls in here!!

    For those who don’t know of it, it’s an excellent cartoon about a pair of twins who go up to a small Oregon town (the titular Gravity Falls) for the summer and discover that the place has a lot of crazy stuff going on just beneath the surface. It’s kind of a horror-comedy—and given how genuinely scary it gets at points, it’s definitely more than spooky enough for Halloween!
     
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