Monday, August 15, 2011

A Guide to Surviving Horror Movies

Being horror-movie aficionados, it is only logical to have amassed a wealth of do's and don'ts along the way. So yes, ladies and gentlemen, here's my part of the list, gathered from the many years of suffering through (often) lame horror movies.

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  • Never pick up hitchhikers. They could be ax-murderers or phantom riders.
  • Don't go to the basement, especially when the power's gone out. I know you have a flashlight, but it might just flicker and die out on you.
  • Beware of strangers with chainsaws, machetes or in general, anything that could be used to carve you up like a turkey.
  • If your car runs out of gas at night, don't go to the nearest farmhouse/kampung house for help. Chances are that you'd meet someone who either chop you into pieces or lock you up.
  • Always listen to the crazy townsfolk who say that the area is cursed. Take the first bus out of town.
  • Don't try to be the hero; it will get you nowhere. Based on my horror-movie experience, everybody dies. Even the hero.
  • Always check on the history of a house before buying it; it might be built above a cemetery or something.
  • If you found out that there's a curse placed on your family, disown them, change your name and move away immediately.
  • Self-sacrifice is always a bad idea. The person you sacrifice your life for would usually end up dead anyway.
  • If you hear a strange noise and a friend suddenly disappears, abandon the friend and just run. The friend can take care of him/herself.
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  • Puzzle boxes are difficult to solve for a reason.
  • Never open the closet door, especially if you hear weird scratching or heavy breathing from the other side.
  • Skeptics are always proven wrong in painful and fatal ways. Be the believer.

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