Happy Friday! Happy November! Hopefully you have not already eaten all of your leftover Halloween candy yet – pace yourself and spread it out for a few weeks. Besides Trick-or-Treat this is the time of year that a lot of horror movies are being played on TV and streaming services. These movies besides offering entertainment also offer some valuable life lessons and this week I would like to share a few of them with you.
* Avoid exploring abandoned places. While getting off the beaten path may sound appealing, it is just not worth the risk. Go where there are people, lots and lots of people.
* Do not stop, even for a moment if you are somewhere so remote that that there is no cellphone coverage. Keep moving until you have at least two bars.
* Just avoid camping, it is not safe. Even if nothing evil happens, a nice hotel is a lot more comfortable.
* Do not trust anyone that you meet on an isolated road no matter how nice they seem or how dire his (they tend to always be male) circumstances are. Do not believe his story, just keep going.
* Do not trust anyone you meet in a small, quaint town that you never knew existed. They always SEEM nice at first – just keep moving.
* If that dream house in a relaxing setting appears too good to be true there is a reason. The real estate agent will not tell you about the ax murderer who lived there or about the walls that bleed at night.
* Keep an open mind. If strange things are happening and someone suggests a really weird, out-of-left field kind of theory, don’t just dismiss it. The wilder it is, the more likely it is to be correct.
* Exit through the front door as quickly as possible. Never, under any circumstances, run up the stairs if you are being chased.
* Beware of mirrors. They may seem harmless but they often are the first place where strange, evil beings appear. Do not ask questions to mirrors. Do not repeat names while staring into a mirror.
* If you find a nice, impressive, shiny object just left at the side of the road, assume that it is either possessed or a source of great evil.
Thought for the Week
“We all go a little mad sometimes.” ~ Norman Bates in Psycho