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#the body as a haunted house
natalieswood · 4 months ago
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BIRDS OF PREY (2020) dir. Cathy Yan THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE (2018) 01.08 "Witness Marks" JENNIFER'S BODY (2009) dir. Karyn Kusama
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qsy-complains-a-lot · 2 years ago
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American people in Amityville, NY : this house is haunted because people died here.
French people in Paris, living atop old limestone quarries filled with six million dead bodies : what
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luthienne · 2 months ago
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paramore, “interlude: i’m not angry anymore” / martha gellhorn, selected letters / adonis, selected poems; “rage” (tr. khaled mattawa) / anne carson, plainwater: essays and poetry / carole maso, the art lover / jade bird, “furious” / carmen maria machado, in the dream house
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things Old Man Sam looks like:
- an English teacher with a severe drinking problem
- an unsub on Criminal Minds
- your uncle who’s not allowed to come to family Christmas because your parents filed a restraining order against him when you were 3
- my sleep paralysis demon
- man who’s too senile to realize there’s no lenses in his glasses
- man who’s wondering if he remembered to turn the oven off
- theology teacher who believes his class will change your life 
- Mr. Roger’s shadow self
- Count Olaf, but a Chad
- Jamie Lee Curtis in Halloween (2018)
- old man who’s like, really into bird watching
- tenured professor but no one actually knows what he’s supposed to be teaching
- Mr. Feeny, if he never got to meet the Matthews family
- Me when I dressed up as the grandmother in Billy Elliot for a musical theater class performance in 11th grade
- what Bernie Sanders thinks he looks like in his mind’s eye
- the Unabomber 
- guy you’ve lived next door to for years and you think he’s really nice if a little socially awkward and then one day the police show up and tell you he has dead bodies buried in his basement 
- man you just discovered lives in the neighborhood haunted house that everyone thought was abandoned 
- your ex-boyfriend at your high school reunion, cementing the feeling that you really dodged a bullet
- Peter Capaldi if he stayed on Doctor Who any longer
- an actor who’s realizing he just spent the last 15 years of his life working up to a terrible finale episode 
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luthienne · 2 months ago
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Adonis, Selected Poems; “Beginnings of the Body, Ends of the Sea” (tr. Khaled Mattawa)
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luthienne · 6 months ago
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Valeria Luiselli, from Faces in the Crowd (tr. Christina MacSweeney)
[Text ID: It’s a ghost story. Is it frightening? No, but it’s a bit sad.]
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betharmons · a year ago
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“A ghost can be a lot of things. A memory, a daydream, a secret. Grief, anger, guilt. But, in my experience, most times they're just what we want to see. Most times, a ghost is a wish.” 
― The Haunting of Hill House (2018) dir. Mike Flanagan 
“There are things that tie them to a place, very much like they do us. Some remain tethered to a patch of land. A time and date. The spilling of blood. A terrible crime. But there are others. Others that hold onto an emotion. A drive. Loss. Revenge. Or love. Those, they never go away.” 
― Crimson Peak (2015) dir. Guillermo del Toro
“There are such things as ghosts. People everywhere have always known that. And we believe in them every bit as much as Homer did. Only now, we call them by different names. Memory. The unconscious.”
― Donna Tartt, The Secret History
“What is a ghost, after all, but a repressed memory, the past demanding to be heard in the present?” 
― Alfred Mac Adam, Introduction of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey
“If that staid old house near the Green at Richmond should ever come to be haunted when I am dead, it will be haunted, surely, by my ghost. O the many, many nights and days through which the unquiet spirit within me haunted that house when Estella lived there! Let my body be where it would, my spirit was always wandering, wandering, wandering, about that house.” 
― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations 
“May you not rest, as long as I am living! You said I killed you — haunt me, then! The murdered do haunt their murderers. I believe — I know that ghosts have wandered on earth. Be with me always — take any form — drive me mad! only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you! Oh, God! it is unutterable! I cannot live without my life! I cannot live without my soul!”
― Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights 
“Come back! Even as a shadow, even as a dream”
― Euripides, Herakles 
“In one aspect, yes, I believe in ghosts, but we create them. We haunt ourselves.”
― Laurie Halse Anderson, Wintergirls 
“In real life it’s the living who haunt you.”
— Franz Wright, from section 1 of “Observations,” Earlier Poems (Alfred A. Knopf, 2007)
“Perhaps I haunted her as she haunted me”
— Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca 
“They were nothing more than living ghosts, haunting each other with what could be. What can't be.”
― Libba Bray, A Great and Terrible Beauty
“And how odd it is to be haunted by someone who is still alive.”
― I Guess the Old You is a Ghost (#589: June 25, 2014)
“You’ll always be my favourite ghost”
― Big God, Florence + the Machine
“I’m begging you to keep on hunting me” 
― Haunting, Halsey
“I’ll come back to haunt you”
― Haunt, Bastille 
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gayarsonist · a year ago
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every gothic horror novel ever: YES this house is haunted YES people have died here NO we will not leave how DARE you even SUGGEST such a thing. this is our HOME. if we hear weird noises at night WE IGNORE THEM and if you’re foolish enough to get up and investigate them that is on YOU and we WILL hide your body.
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gregory-peck · 9 months ago
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To learn what we fear is to learn who we are. Horror defies our boundaries and illuminates our souls. The Haunting of Hill House (2018) dir. Mike Flanagan
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luthienne · 9 months ago
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Telling stories doesn’t solve anything, doesn’t reassemble broken lives. But perhaps it is a way of understanding the unthinkable. If a story haunts us, we keep telling it to ourselves, replaying it in silence while we shower, while we walk down streets, or in our moments of insomnia.
Valeria Luiselli, Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions
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thelaziestmotherfucker · 2 years ago
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We're not, though. Like any other family. We're different. Because of where we grew up. Now, you stand there and you talk about ghosts and spirits. And you sell tickets for the privilege, and yet you don't believe in any of it. And you tell me I'm crazy, and that Mom was crazy and Luke's crazy and we're all just nuts, and then you tell our stories. My stories, the same stories that you told me were just dreams or delusions.
The Haunting of Hill House: The Bent-Neck Lady
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luthienne · a year ago
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—haunt me, then!
Emily Brontë, from Wuthering Heights
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vanessacarlysle · 2 years ago
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Mom say that a house is like a body, and that every house has eyes. And bones. And skin. And a face. THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE (2018)
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gallusrostromegalus · 5 months ago
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Me, waking up from a nap to randomized honking noises under the couch: is my house now haunted by tiny clowns now??
Me, waking up more: ah, no, the puppy is just very enthusiastic about this chew toy and capable of jamming his tiny body into strange places.
Me, achieving enlightenment: what is a corgi puppy if not a tiny clown that haunts your house?
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