8 Of The Scariest Are You Afraid Of The Dark? Episodes Ever

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Originally posted on Thought Catalog:

It’s October now, which means basic boys and girls across the land are celebrating the return of Hocus Pocus-watching season. To be fair, that movie is incredible, Bette Midler is everything, and as far as “scary movies” are concerned, HP is about as terrifying as Eloise at the Plaza. In essence, the film is 100% my speed, my innermost basic self is not ashamed, and it’s most definitely my go-to for fall/Halloween binge watching. It’s the only Halloween-centric thing, besides the Disney Channel Original classic, Halloweentown, that I can manage to watch without peeing my pants.

This is why I cannot for the life of me understand that when I was in college, I asked my mom for the entire series of Are You Afraid of the Dark? on DVD. Actually, there were three reasons:

A) I was making my Christmas list (Yes, I still make a Christmas…

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‘Walking Dead’ Q&A: Ross Marquand on What’s Next For Aaron

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Originally posted on Variety:

Spoiler Warning: Do not read on unless you’ve seen “The Walking Dead” season 5, episode 11, titled “The Distance.”

Ross Marquand’s introduction as Aaron on last week’s “The Walking Dead” — joking about “stranger danger” to a still grieving Maggie and Sasha — turned out to be unexpectedly prophetic this week. Only the danger didn’t come from Aaron, but from an ultra-protective Rick, whose understandable suspicion of Aaron’s intentions wound up leading the group into even more deadly situations.

[pmc-related-link href=”http://variety.com/2015/tv/opinion/walking-dead-distance-recap-episode-511-alexandria-1201438848/” type=”See More:” target=”_blank”]’The Walking Dead’ Recap: ‘The Distance'[/pmc-related-link]

Of course we still don’t know for sure if Aaron’s role as a “recruiter” will bring salvation or another hellish situation, but we do know he helped everyone (including baby Judith) get out of that smelly barn. Fans of Robert Kirkman’s “Walking Dead” comics already have their theories for where Aaron’s storyline is going, but Variety spoke with Marquand about the…

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Two-Sentence Terrors

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Originally posted on ruined head:

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Despite my ghoulish reputation, I really have the heart of a small boy. I keep it in a jar on my desk.” – Robert Bloch (author of Psycho)

In the spirit of resuscitating a year(s)-old internet meme—the Two-Sentence Horror Story:

The Gilt Mirror
Reflected in the large gilt mirror hanging above the living room mantle, I saw my wife step from the hallway into a room past the bedroom and close the door quietly behind her. I clutched at the mantle for support, because there is no room just past the bedroom, and my wife died five years ago in a fire.

Anyone else have two sentences to share?

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Always Loving

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Earlier I listed the shows I currently watch and love. These are shows that have ended their runs that I love, and could watch over and over.

Off the air
Drama:

Twilight Zone
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
The Sopranos
Star Trek: The Original Series
The X-Files
Breaking Bad

The original Twilight Zone is my favorite show of all time, and I’ll always watch it when it’s on. One day, I would like to do a proper re-watch, and maybe even write a little about how I feel about it. I’m also thinking of doing a re-watch of the X-Files.

Comedies:
Seinfeld
Mary Tyler Moore Show
The Bob Newhart Show
All In The Family
The Office
The Ricky Gervais Show
Golden Girls

Right now I am doing a re-watch of The Bob Newhart Show, as well as THe Mary Tyler Moore Show. They air daily on Comedy Gold here in Canada. In a few months I plan to do a re-watch of The Office. I’ve watched a lot of Golden Girls and All in the Family lately, so those re-watches will wait.

The most wonderful thing is happening…..

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Three of my favorite people in the world are getting together to make a sitcom – Amy Poehler, Julie Klausner and Billy Eichner are set to make “Difficult People”. 

The Emmy-nominated Billy on the Street host is teaming with longtime friend and head writer Julie Klausner (Mulaney) to create and star in a scripted comedy for USA, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

In Difficult People, which Eichner and Klausner created, the duo star as frustrated comedians and pop culture-loving best friends living in New York City who hate everyone — except each other.

 

OMG!!!!!!  Billy and Julie will star, and Amy will produce! Comedy on TV is starting to head in a direction I really like. 

TV Show Podcasts

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I’ve realized that I thoroughly enjoy podcasts where they go through, episode by episode, a show that no longer airs. Some of my favorites:

Go Bayside

Comedian April Richardson is probably the biggest Saved By The Bell fan and she does this podcast where she watches every episode with a friend (usually fellow comedians) and then they talk about the episode. Some of the guests loved the show like she did, some are just aware of it and some others never saw it or don’t like it at all. It’s a great mix and it’s one of the funniest things I listen to.

I’ve only heard one stinker amongst the whole bunch. Episode 48 featured Justin Warfield, who was actually an extra on SBTB for a short time. That premise excited me, I thought I’d hear some great stories. What I got was a guy who spent a whole episode name dropping his famous friends and acting like he was so above the show. My favorite episodes so far have been with Jimmy Pardo, episodes 25 and 52. You’ll love his unique take on what to do with Screech after he messes up in getting U2 tickets for the gang.

Twilight Zone Podcast & Twilight Pwn

Let me just state that The Twilight Zone is my favorite show of all time. So discovering not one, but two podcasts from fellow fans of the show was a thrill.  The first is my favorite of the two. It has recently changed hosts, but both hosts are excellent. They really dig into the episodes and give a ton of backstory on them, as well as personal insight. I’m a trivia nut so I enjoy hearing tidbits about the actors, the production, etc.  The Pwn is more light-hearted, and while I like it, I do wish they’d treat it a little more serious at times. They have a great bit where they do their own version of a Rod Serling intro for the episode which I thoroughly enjoy.

 The Night Gallery Podcast

Night Gallery was another anthology series, this podcast is also from the same guys behind The Twilight Zone Podcast so it’s similar in nature. As Chris goes through the show, each segment gets it’s own podcast episode. If you’re a fan, this is a great one to give a listen, there’s so much backstory to each episode. Night Gallery isn’t as well known as Twilight Zone but it’s similar in nature. I actually watched Night Gallery for the first time and treated this podcast as a sort of aftershow for it. This one has finished it’s run.

McCoyCast

McCoyCast is one I recently discovered. This one goes through all the 80’s horror and sci-fi anthology series episode by episode. I’ve only listened to a few episodes and it’s been hit or miss, but it seems to be much better in the more recent episodes. Most of the issues I have had with it have been audio issues.

Official Breaking Bad Podcast

This is one of the best TV show podcasts I’ve listened to. It’s basically an aftershow for each episode of Breaking Bad. Vince Gilligan sits in on the majority of them and there’s a ton of insight and backstory. If you’re going to give BB a chance, or even if you’ve already watched it, this is something you will want to listen to. Unfortunately they only started with Season 2 and didn’t go back to do the first season.

Do you have a favorite you’d like to add?

Currently Loving

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These are the shows I am currently watching and loving, as well as my favorites that have ended as well.

Currently Airing
Dramas
The Walking Dead
Game of Thrones
Mad Men
Supernatural
Orphan Black
CSI

Comedies
Parks & Recreation
Veep
Bob’s Burgers
Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Other
Paranormal Witness
Judge Judy
People’s Court
The Chase
Hollywood Game Night