I could have sworn that coffee mug just laughed at me. Weve all thought it from time to time. Before disregarding the mocking tone of the coffee mug for simply being a dangerously over-caffeinated delusion, perhaps we need to take a second. Maybe our paranoid instincts arent really at fault; maybe the coffee mug is possessed. Sound outrageous, unbelievable and altogether silly? Well, let this history lesson teach you a few things about the adaptability of ghostly possessions. Theyre not just for houses or little girls anymore, oh no. Anything can be possessed from buttons to cellphones to tapping shoes. The trick to making a possessed object genuinely frightening, as opposed to an absurd laughing coffee mug, is age. Like a fine wine, the object must be given time to exist and not only become part of the general publics awareness, but also become a beacon of familiarity and safety. This is crucial important, because without it, the holy object cannot be tainted, violated or otherwise corrupted. If we dont already trust what is becoming a harbinger of deceit, then the terror becomes neigh, becomes laughable. Some films choose well, others arent quite as successful. Shall we begin
I have a keen, almost obsessive fascination with the macabre. It has lead me from a quiet life growing up in a small town to where I am now; creating horrific works about horrific things in many different mediums including films, short stories and essays. I live life by a simple motto: learn to like the dark, cause eventually, it'll come for all of us (lightening flashes and thunder claps)... but it ain't so bad.