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Old 12-09-2013, 03:51 AM
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I disconnected the cable at Mom's house when I moved in so I spend the bulk of my time on my computer. I'm sitting here now watching this EXTREMELY CREEPY episode of The Twilight Zone titled The Thirty Fathom Grave. And tomorrow's an exam day -- starting at 8 a.m. -- so at some point very soon I have to go to bed. Which means I have to ... ... *gulp* ... turn the lights out ...

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Old 12-09-2013, 12:36 PM
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I always do stupid crap like this. I know better than to watch or read scary stuff when my husband is away, but I do it anyway. Once I watched "Ghostwatch" while he was gone and didn't sleep for two days until he came back. And another time it was a documentary on the Mothman incident which was more about how modern folklore spreads than actually about the creature, and I was still freaked out. "Can't sleep, Mothman'll get me!" I'm an idiot.

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Old 12-09-2013, 04:07 PM
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Ah, no worries, at least you don't have to worry about Candle-*PFFFFFZZOOOOORTbweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee-* [SIGNAL TERMINATED]
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Old 12-09-2013, 05:03 PM
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I've never seen that particular episode, but I have to say that I think that the original "Twilight Zone" series is probably one of the most brilliant, well written television shows ever.

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Old 12-09-2013, 06:30 PM
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This kind of thing is one reason I tend to watch creepy stuff during the day, when the lights are on. Especially those web horror series like "Marble Hornets" or "No Through Road."
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Old 12-09-2013, 07:15 PM
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The OP brings to mind a happening in my teens (early 1980's):

My sister and I watch the original Friday the 13th on the brand-new premium channel. Through all the goriest scenes, she didn't blink or flinch. At the end HBO ran a block of trailers. I opted to crash as I had exams in the morning. She called out to me: "Turn on the light in my room would you, please?"
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Old 12-09-2013, 07:56 PM
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I've never seen that particular episode, but I have to say that I think that the original "Twilight Zone" series is probably one of the most brilliant, well written television shows ever.
I heartily agree. It had some of the most amazing TV adaptations of short stories and novellas. It also had some of the more interesting scripts purpose-written for the series. I will almost always watch marathons to pick up episodes I haven't seen previously.
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Old 12-10-2013, 01:45 AM
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It is indeed brilliant and that's why I don't even notice there's no TV (except when I want to lounge on the sofa and watch DVDs ... the TV works for that, but her DVD player doesn't, alas ...) I also get to see The Outer Limits and other really neat oldtime shows, that have great scripts and NO GORE. Someday I will buy the boxed sets of as many of these shows as possible.

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I always do stupid crap like this. I know better than to watch or read scary stuff when my husband is away, but I do it anyway. Once I watched "Ghostwatch" while he was gone and didn't sleep for two days until he came back. And another time it was a documentary on the Mothman incident which was more about how modern folklore spreads than actually about the creature, and I was still freaked out. "Can't sleep, Mothman'll get me!" I'm an idiot.
Join the club. In my last apartment (a whole 600 square feet) I sat through "Haunted Britain -- Real Ghost Stories" complete with reenactments. It ended at 2 a.m. Even in that tiny apartment there was NO WAY I was going to turn the lights off at my computer desk and walk to my bedroom in the dark! I turned every light on from the desk to the bedroom, then retraced my steps to the desk and began turning the lights out as I headed for bed. (Needless to say I have not watched it here at Mom's house!)

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Not sure what that's referring to but it sounds good, LOL!

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Old 12-10-2013, 01:47 AM
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Not sure what that's referring to but it sounds good, LOL!
Eric was just commenting on Candlejack and how you shouldn't say his na-
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Old 12-10-2013, 01:50 AM
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Have you watched "It's a Good Life" yet? It's a seriously disturbing episode starring Bill Mumy, based on a story by Jerome Bixby.
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