Wednesday, April 18, 2012

P is for Poltergeist



Most-Wanted Monsters is thrilled to be one of more than a thousand blogs taking part in the 2012 A -Z Blogging Challenge - 26 opportunities to help you survive a paranormal apocalypse. Don't let our epic monster poems fool you - the lore we share about the beasties featured in each daily post could literally save your life. Know them before they GET you!

POLTERGEIST

Knock, knock. Who’s there?

Malicious spirits give you a scare.

Pound, pound goes your heart

This game won’t end ‘til they depart.

Poltergeists, ghosts or entities who've mastered the hair-raising art of making weird sounds and moving objects, are known to manifest in households with volatile teens, usually girls.

They're the paranormal equivalent of a home wrecker. Often overturning furniture and blowing up lightbulbs. Polts cause sleepless nights for their victims, induce terror, perform harmless pranks that may quickly escalate from rapping on tables, moving furniture, emitting foul smells, and slamming doors to scratching, biting, and even sexual molestation.

Not quite Casper, eh? You may want to get in on the Rue Morgue event to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the film, Poltergeist, to get a better feel for the beasties. FYI, Rue Morgue is Canada's coolest horror magazine, a real scream.

SURVIVAL TIP: Poltergeists don't have much staying power, a year, tops. Thankfully, they seem to leave as abruptly as they enter our lives. You can wait it out, or contact your local medium or ghostbusting paranormal investigators to give it a shot.

Alright, let's have it - what "P" creature trumps a polt?

Now, levitate over to some of the other blogs on the A-Z Blogging Challenge.

12 comments:

  1. I remember when this movie came out and Heather O'Rourke became a household name. I'm just sad for her untimely death as it makes the movie even more eerie to watch nowadays. Even the circumstances to Dominique Dunne made for widespread rumor that the set of Poltergeist was cursed.

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    1. Ah, yes, the curse...surely seemed like the set and cast endured more than their share of bad luck.

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  2. I think this was one of the first thriller/horrors I came across. Not sure it made me a fan of them, but I watched it to the end. :D

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    1. And we're glad you did - the lore you absorbed just might save your life! And the MWM blog, that is. ;)

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  3. I have a sister named Carol Anne, she really hated when I'd chase her around the house saying her name as creepy as I could.

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    1. Jenn - you sound like a torment! Love it.

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  4. I love the old school Poltergeist movie. It's a classic.

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  5. One of the best movies EVER! A perfect combination of laughs and chills! :)

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    1. Exactly! A combo we strive for with every post.

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  6. Poltergeist is one of my favorite scary movies! I saw it for the first time when I was 7... yes, it traumatized me. LOL But not enough to turn me off of horror; it's one of my favorite genres.

    This is a very cool site, glad I happened on here!

    ~Lynn
    http://www.acommonsea.com

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    1. Why, thanks, Lynn. We're horror film survivors turned fans as well. Maybe that's how it works....get scared out of your mind and then you are ever craving the rush.

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