Friday, January 19, 2018

Saturday Smiles - Scary Movie Time

Abby Lab here, "bacheloring" it with Mom while Dad is in the UK on business.  A couple of years ago Mom and Dad gave away their small flat screen TV.  It really looked out of place in our 100-year-old home and there was no wall space to mount it given the many sconces and windows.  They hardly watched network TV anyway and don't miss the cable bill.  Mom has an extra large monitor for teleworking so they stream or watch shows and movies on that through Amazon Prime or their collection of boxed sets as the office (which was originally a very large master bedroom) is also a den with a comfy futon, fluffy rugs and other decor to make it cozy.
But with Dad gone Mom I watched some scary movies.  He doesn't like them, but Mom does.

After watching a few of them,  I'm going to teach you what we learned the last few nights.

When it seems that you have killed the monster, never check closely to see if it's really dead.

If you find that your house is built upon or near a cemetery, had previous inhabitants who went mad, flung themselves off the roof, or died in some horrible accident OR inhabitants that dressed in black robes with a giant flaming Pentagram in the yard (I know they said it was a Tupperware party, they lied) move immediately.

Never read a book of demon summoning aloud, especially not as a YouTube video.

Do not search the basement if the power suddenly goes out.
Never ask "is somebody there?" if you live alone and hear a strange noise.

When traveling in numbers, never "pair off" or go it alone.

As a general rule, don't solve puzzles that open portals to Hell.

Never stand in, on, above, below, beside, or anywhere near a grave, tomb crypt, mausoleum or other house of the dead at midnight on Friday the 13th.
If you hear a strange noise in a distant part of the house and find out it's just the cat, leave the house immediately, as it's never the cat.

If appliances start operating themselves, move out. If it's the 1940's stand mixer, call a Priest.

If you find an old farm town which looks deserted, it's probably for a good reason.  Take the hint and turn around. If there are two vacant-eyed kids selling kettle corn at a roadside stand in said deserted town ignore all posted speed limits.
The mutant alien cucumber from "It Conquered the World.

Vegetables can hurt you.  Eat more Pizza.

If you hear a strange noise outside  Do NOT go out there. Or at least take a weapon, some common sense, or a disposable secondary character to use as a distraction.

Don't babysit - seriously, in scary movies babysitters are psychopath crack. Mow lawns, the psychos never go after the kid mowing the lawn.
When Muppets Do Meth

Don't fool with recombinant DNA technology unless you're really sure you know what you are doing.

If you are running from the monster, boogieman, etc, expect to trip or fall down at least twice, more if you are female and scantily clad.  Also note that, although you are running and the monster is merely shambling along - it will still catch up with you
If that house in seemingly excellent condition is SUPER cheap don't buy it.
If your companions or housemates suddenly being to exhibit uncharacteristic behavior such as hissing, fascination with blood, glowing eyes, increasing hairiness and so on, get away from them as fast as possible.

If your car runs out of gas in the middle of nowhere do not knock on the door of the nearest dark dwelling for help.  That never ends well.
If your children sudenly speak to you in Latin or in a  deep, dark voice other than their own, pack up their things and drop them off at a relative you don't like.

Don't be a teenager - sure the parties and alcohol and lack of parents at your rave in Mom and Dad's mansion may seem like fun but it just draws demented ax murderers.  Case in point.  Last night, Mom watched a movie wearing Cuddleduds with hair color on her roots and munching on popcorn.  I can guarantee there wasn't an ax murderer within 50 miles.

And lastly folks - if you want to survive to the end of the movie - KEEP YOUR CLOTHES ON!
I'm not scared Mom, let's watch another one.


  1. How many movies did you watch??!! We never watch them. SHE's too scared.

    1. We watched about four. Mom slept with the spot line on the driveway on all night.

      Abby Lab

  2. Hari OM
    ... I'm with dad on this one Abby... but you two continue as you were. Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  3. Scoot over, Abby...this scaredy cat needs needs company to feel safe.

  4. And should you stop for fuel and the pump jockey casually informs you that the folks around here keep mainly to themselves and don't take well to outsiders - pay for your fuel, get back on the two lane blacktop and drive for 12 hours straight. Then check into a Holiday Inn. Monsters and other undesirables never stay at Holiday Inns.

  5. I always love the Scream movies for making light of all the horror movie cliches - so I'm clearly going to love a post like this!

  6. I am sorry you got scared Abby. Pocket doesn't like scary movies either, or movies with loud noises, or high pitched noises. Pocket doesn't like much. You have created a very funny list

  7. Lady can't do scary movies. Man loves them. Hope your dad has a safe trip. Maybe he is somewhere near Uncle Chris in the U.K.

  8. BOL! We haven't seen a horror movie in ages.

    Oh, and for some odd reason, my ghostwriter can never look in a mirror in the dark. What a weirdo!

  9. This is so me...the watching scary movies with munchies when the hubby is away part, I mean. The big loud "DO-DOOOOMMM" at the beginning of Netflix always made Lexi jump, but she was down with scary movies, too.


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