8 Oct

I Ain’t Afraid O’ No Ghost (But You Also Won’t Catch Me in a Haunted House)

By Libby Esterle, Senior Account Executive

As part of a Cincinnati-based marketing and communications agency, one of my “jobs” is to find and share interesting articles/tidbits/posts that we can use for our Rasor Marketing Communications social media efforts.

Since I love all things to do with autumn and Halloween, I found and forwarded this link to our social media expert and esteemed colleague, Erika Turan. Here is an excerpt from our email exchange:

On Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 1:55 PM, Libby Esterle wrote:

What about this? Nationally-recognized haunted house right here in Cinci. I’ve never heard of it until this year and supposedly it’s actually haunted and was an actual schoolhouse.

Erika, I think you should go and check it out… Dent Schoolhouse

On Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 2:1 PM, Erika Turan wrote:

Oh sweet Johnny Appleseed. Hell NO! You couldn’t get me to drive past that thing, let alone go into it. I heard a radio station giving tickets away to that place this morning, and my thoughts were exactly this (I kid you not):

“I bet Libby would like that. Because she likes to be scared. I wish more things were just spooky. Like that little haunted room they make at the back of Graeter’s in October. But even that has some skeletons and icky things. I wish all of it was like the Haunted Mansion at Disney World. Just with goofy ghosts and stuff.”

Libby – I’ll look for your blog explaining your experience at this place. 🙂

On Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 1:55 PM, Libby Esterle wrote:

Interestingly, as much as I like scary things/movies/etc. I HATE haunted houses! I prefer the comfort of being on the other, safe side of a movie screen, TV or book page so no thanks! And yes, I agree re: spooky things and the Haunted Mansion at Disney- that is perfection.

Now, I don’t like gratuitous gore, so slasher films are out. I don’t like to be touched or have things jump out at me, so haunted houses and haunted hayrides are also out.  No, I prefer to be scared in the relative comfort and familiarity of my own home (or neighborhood movie theatre).

So, to that end, following are some of my favorite creepy/spooky/scary shows, movies and books for your October entertainment:

TV shows
American Horror Story
• Dexter
• A Haunting
• The Haunted
Paranormal Witness
• True Blood
• The Walking Dead

• “American Psycho”
• “The Blair Witch Project”
“Dark Skies” (recommended by our awesome intern, Jimmy)
• “Insidious”
“The Pact”
• “Paranormal Activity” (1,2,3 and 4)
• “Taking Lives”
•  “The Uninvited”
• “The Woman in Black”

• A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King
• Ghost Story by Peter Straub (currently reading this classic, so the jury is still out)
Harvest Home by Thomas Tryon
• Those Across the River by Christopher Buehlman

Tell us- what are your spooky favorites?

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