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mark211Best ghost story?2015-10-11 01:43:24
mark211One of the predecessors of Science Fiction as well as Fantasy is, of course, Gothic so continuing with this October's Horror theme, what are your favourite ghost stories? 2015-10-11 01:50:51
mark211One I'm going to put forward is Taichi Yamada's 'Strangers. If you've not read it, I can highly recommend it - I think what Yamada gets really right is the setting, which is a mundane and completely recognisable modern city. Without giving too much away, the ghosts in the story here are quite different (in my experience at least) from what we usually expect - the ghosts are 'subtle' by which I mean they only differ from the real world in fairly minor details. What also works really well is that you, the reader, get a much stronger sense of what is actually happening to the narrator, who for most of the novel does not appear to be aware of the danger that he's in. 2015-10-11 01:58:29
Sidewinder4THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW. But there is no ghost except in Ichabod Crane's mind. A funny extended joke. For those who do not know "Ichabod" means: 'the glory of the Lord is departed.' Ichabod was a few cookies short of a Happy Meal. 2015-10-16 21:11:33
micheledutcherThe ghost story that scared the heck out of me was Poltergeist. That creepy little lady was spooky enough for me, nevertheless the CG effects - amazing for the time. 2015-10-17 07:44:42
mark211"For those who do not know "Ichabod" means: 'the glory of the Lord is departed." That's nuts! I had no idea - thanks for that!2015-10-17 07:50:57





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