GHOSTS - The outward and visible sign of an inward fear?

A couple weeks ago I was reading a post on Freddy in Space where he interviewed the star of Deadgirl. While it did increase my interest in a movie I already wanted to see it also got me interested in another thing. During the interview they talk about filming on a haunted set and the actress mentions two other places that she's been that spooked her. Those two places happen to be within an hour and a half radius from me. Which apparently awoke my inner ghost hunter cause ever since I've been looking into other supposed haunted places. Turns out there are several in the town I live in, which is a pretty small place so it was somewhat surprising. I'm also wondering how true these sightings are since I grew up here and went to the only high school in the area without ever hearing about them. It makes me very curious. I'm not a skeptic by any means cause I do believe that ghosts exist or at least I'm pretty sure I do. My grandmother used to hold seances across the street from where I lived growing up and swears up and down that she used to see ghosts there all the time. During all the time I spent there as a kid I never noticed anything creepy or odd so it might have just been the Manhattans talking in her case.

I have come across other things that just creeped me out and I couldn't logically explain them. Many many years ago we were at the home of a friend of the family. I can't remember the reason why now but I went into one of the bedrooms to get my coat, since it was an old house it didn't have any overhead lights only lamps near the bed so you had to cross the room to get to them. Upon entering the dark room I get halfway across when I notice the digital clock is changing from hour to hour (like they do when you're setting them) and there is no one in the room but me. I hightail it out of there and try to think logically, assuming someones trying to scare me so I need to not be a chicken and go back in. I try once again and fail miserably. The clock is still changing and I'm totally freaked out. Now there wasn't an evil presence or anything that I felt but it just didn't feel right. My dad ends up going in to get it cause that's what dads do, they come in and save the day. The night ends without anything else happening and I end up finding out sometime later that the people who lived there had seen a farmer walking down the hallway towards them on the couch several times. Creepy.

I have to be totally honest and admit that I'm still a chicken shit. I've always been one and I doubt that will ever change. Hell I remember hiding behind the couch when the Thriller video would come on. Yeah, embarrassing but I've come to accept that part of me so wanting to go explore these supposedly haunted places has got me torn. If I go will I just imagine things being there like when the water heater in the closet becomes Pinhead coming for me? Part of me still wants to go while the other part thinks I'm insane. Somehow I don't think that what I've seen the Winchesters do on Supernatural will have any basis on anything in real life but lore and myths have to be based on something right? Basically I need to make up my mind. Are ghosts real or are they only bits of peoples imaginations? Will salt and iron save my ass since I don't know any Latin? Or do I just watch too much Supernatural?


Repo! The Genetic Opera

Mass organ failures worldwide. GeneCo comes out of darkness to save the world with financing. Love the comic styled into. Organ repos are legalized. Holy crap this guy (Graverobber - Terrance Zdunich) is delicious!! Love the goth gypsy whatever the hell it is look he has going on. I really like the look of this movie. For some reason I keep thinking steampunk even though it's really not. I wouldn't consider if goth either. Maybe salvation army goth. Ew bugs. Why does every movie have to have creepy bugs now? Now I'm going to be feeling itchy all night. Damn Carmen Cortez (Alexa Vega) has a set of pipes on her. Not even talking about how she's grown up. Get your minds out of the gutter. Giles (Anthony Head) is her daddy!! Shilo aka Carmen Cortez has a genetic blood disease that her father is tryin to cure so she doesn't die like her mom.

So far the music has been really catchy, at least I think it is. I bet I will be singing it in my head when I'm trying to sleep later tonight.

Shilo 17 yrs old. Mother got sick while pregnant. Nathans cure ended up killing her, he saved Shilo vis C-section. I'm going to assume that the poor girl has always been bald since she even had bad wigs in the flashbacks. Daddy is ultra possessive since "she is all I have." Turns out Daddy is the Largo family's main repo man. This family is seriously fucked up. Talking about screwing any holes available or making one or having sex with their sister. Sarah Brightman as Blind Meg is outstanding. Turns out that before Shilos mother met Nathan she was involved with Rotti Largo. After she left him for Nathan, Papa Largo (Paul Sorvino) played a large part in the illness that killed her. Largo claims to have the cure for Shilo.

Ooohhhh! Fearnet has the Freddy commercial in the middle of the movie. I'm really excited to see Jackie Earl Haley in this role. And I do love Katie Cassidy, even if it's only from her days the the original Ruby on Supernatural.

Back to the movie. Ok I'm not handling Nahtan/Repomans "operating" on this guys stomach well. Bad memories. lol His dark portrayal is surprisingly believable considering I see him as Giles from Buffy or the guy from the coffee commercial.

Pavi has a new face hooked over the bolts coming out of his skull. Luigi is sporting some pretty grisly stitches zigzagged across his stomach. Blind Megs eyes are hypnotic. She was Shilo's mothers best friend. She had her eyes operated on so she could see but was bound to the Largos in a blood contract.

Daddy is out working (repossessing although Shilo doesn't know this, she thinks hes a normal doctor) and they have an nice little duet vie phone while Dad is repossessing some poor schmucks spine.

Amber Sweet no shows during her fathers interview. Is she hooked on surgery or street drugs? I wonder if any of that is a friendly jab at Paris Hilton. Singing Hookers!! Zytrate (drugs). Paris does a surprisingly good job with her writhing and breathy singing. A vast improvement from House of Wax.

Using Nathans guilt over his wife's death Largo forces him to repossess Blind Megs eyes. After a repossession (not Megs) Nathan quits leaving Largo to threaten taking him out. Meg goes to visit Shilo.During her visit Meg's eye show videos of Shilos mom. Very creepy. Uh oh Dad's home. Shilo busts out in some song about 17 all I can think of is how is she keeping her boobs inside that shirt? Oh awesome Joan Jett!!

Ambers newest surgery went bad. She looks half Freddy Kruger. Largo calls a hit on Rhe RepoMan aka Nathan as Shilo goes to meet Largo wearing her mothers dress. Seeing Blind Meg standing under a large chandelier is a nice Phantom reference. Meg prepares for her final show. I love watching Bill Moseley smiling and swaying on stage.

Amber's final look is amazing. It would be an incredible costume that probably like 5 people would understand.

Italian singing ends in some nice self-inflicted bloodshed.

Oops. Shilo made a boo boo.Expected father/daughter fallout ensues. All is revealed in song!

I bet this would even more entertaining done Rocky Horror style with the audience participation.