Posessions, Demons, Exorcisms, Anti-Christs and Resurrections – Oh My!
Posted by Christine Hughes
I don’t think I need a disclaimer today but just in case:
DISCLAIMER: This blog post was written in good fun. It does not reflect the views of anyone associated with this blog in anyway. In addition, it may contain some adult content and/or biblical mockery that may offend some people. If you are one of those people, read on at your own risk or don’t read on at all. Your choice. We all have choices and I choose to not take everything so seriously just as you, the reader, may choose to skip my Thursday blog posts. I am neither a heathen nor an atheist. As a matter of fact, I was raised in the Catholic Church and attended Catholic School for a number of years. Again, this is all in good fun – and laughing makes us all live a little longer. So if you’re ready to turn that frown upside down, read on.
I generally come to you on Thursdays to discuss the super-weird things I find in the Bible. Not quite Biblical FanFic but sort of. Today I was thinking of letting you know some of the things that really freaking creep me out about Biblical FanFiction. Since I am mostly auditory but always visual, I’d like to discuss a few movies that give me nightmares – and they all have religious overtones, undertones, themes, plots, characters…you get it. Most, if not all of these, have some basis in reality – if allegations of exorcisms and being taken over by demons are to be believed. Here are my top 7 freakout movies – in no particular order: (I would have gone ten but I don’t think my heart can take it)
1. The Exorcist
We’ve all heard the stories about poor Regan and her demonic possession. I can’t take this movie. I’ll never read the book. Some things just aren’t meant to be discussed.
2. The Seventh Sign
Demi Moore in all her pregnant glory. Too bad the seven signs of the apocalypse are threatening the world. I mean, why would she break the seals?
3. The Exorcism of Emily Rose
Never saw anything but the trailer for this movie. I think I had nightmares for a week.
4. The First Power
When Satan doesn’t want to get his hands dirty he calls on…anyone else to take care of business. He has created the ultimate killer; a man with no conscience, no motive and the constant urge to destroy. Nothing lef tto be said about this freaking creepy movie I saw when I was young. No kid should see this movie – especially when you live across the street from an old Gothic Church, like I did at the time.
For real? I can’t. I just can’t.
6. Pet Semetary
Why didn’t they just build a damn fence? And when that kid slices Herman Munster’s achilles….eeek! Kids and pets shouldn’t be resurrected.
7. The Omen
The kid is the anti-Christ? Kids are freaking creepy.
About Christine HughesA few things about me in no particular order: 1. I love the NY Jets (I know, I know...) 2. I love where I live. An hour to NY, Philly and the Jersey shore. 3. I have two boys and they make me laugh hard enough to blow liquids out of my nose. The hubs is funny enough to make me pee my pants. Not that it's ever happened. Of course not. 4. Being a writer is the best job on the planet, and not just because I can wear jammies to work, drink coffee by the gallonful, randomly catch up on my DVR'd shows, troll YouTube, flip on E! News and browse iTunes - all in the name of research. 5. I have some of the best friends in the world - they put up with my inappropriate jokes, foul mouth, strange musings and don't judge me if I drink too much wine on a Tuesday. Just sayin' - a girl needs her friends. 6. Represented by the most fabulous Michelle Johnson of Inklings Literary Agency. I fell into it with her - she is perfectly amazeballs. LOVE!
Posted on June 20, 2013, in Bizarro Bible Stories, Movies and tagged Bible, biblical fanfic, Biblical FanFiction, Bizarre, Bizarre Bible Stories, Christine Hughes, fiction, freak out, movies, pet semetary, stigmata, the exorcism of emily rose, The exorcist, the first power, the omen, The Seventh Sign. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.