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The Haunting of Alice D

You think we’d have gotten tired of vengeful spirits by now. If you really think about it, we’ve been telling stories of jilted lovers and villainous fiends returning as poltergeists since campfires existed to huddle around. There’s something about our existence carrying on, even in a tortured and warped form, that makes us want to believe.

Personally, I’m a sucker for ghost stories. It’s insane how many found footage films I have sat through just because it was tagged as “supernatural.” I can’t remember my Social Security number, but I’ll be damned if my brain will forget a second of The St. Francisville Experiment. So, with the upcoming release of RLJ’s The Haunting of Alice D, it got me thinking of some of the most memorable cinema hauntings I’ve seen. No, not the BEST, but the strangest, weirdest, most out there, and ultimately unforgettable paranormal happenings. So without further ado, here’s Ted’s 8 Most Unorthodox Horror Film Hauntings!

8) Stay Alive (2006):

Wow, I never thought I’d be making a “top” list with Stay Alive on it. It’s a movie that can generously be described as fun when drunk as a chimp being used for scientific research on addiction. As an actual gamer, it’s borderline offensively stupid. However, there’s no denying that the idea of a haunted video game is pretty badass. An action RPG where the villain is none other than the infamous Elizabeth Bathory, protected by a horde of monsters? Hell yes! Unfortunately, poor execution prevented the idea from really taking flight. I’ve watched this movie about six times on concept alone. I KNOW that it’s crap, but I just can’t stay away.

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7) The Collingswood Story (2002):

Video chat is now ubiquitous enough to be the prefered method for grandparents the world over to keep tabs on their progeny, but it wasn’t always that way. Back in the days of IRC, it was a Wild West of insanity that would make even the most furious of Chatroulette masturbators blush. As amateurish as The Collingswood Story was, it had the balls to tell a ghost story over video chat in 2002. When people think of “Skype ghosts”, they naturally go to Unfriended, but did that movie have video chat psychics and creepy shirtless Santa Claus impersonators singing you songs? It hasn’t aged super well, but The Collingswood Story is the embodiment of taking a risky idea and running with it.

 

6) The Possession (2012):

I can count on one finger the number of horror movies focused on Jewish mythology. It’s not like the culture is lacking its share of demons and monsters. Dybbuks, Golems, Leviathans, and Samael are an old world kind of badass that practically demand modern adaptations.Without a doubt, The Possession proves that these ideas can work. It’s a terrifying film at every step, constantly shocking you right up until the credits. I mean just look at this MRI! Fucking hell!

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