Inspiration Comes From the Oddest Places

I love “Celebrity Ghost Stories”.  There, I’ve said it.

They don’t try to prove or disprove the existence of ghosts.  They are just well trained storytellers telling their ghost stories.

I’m in heaven!

Okay, okay — the subtitle could more accurately be “Hollywood Sees Dead People” (which I totally ripped off from Saturday Night Live – and which you can see here on hulu.)  but hey, what a perfect sentiment.

You may note that the logo doesn’t show the face of an actual celebrity, but then the show doesn’t either.  It’s not as bad as “I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!” (who are you again…?), but for all of us character actor fans, this is like old home week.

The show schedule is just as oddball as some of their choices (Did anyone else see Tom Arnold?  Was he or wasn’t he completely stoned?) and I’d try to help you catch an episode to check out yourself, but they (Biography channel) don’t make it easy.  I’m sorry, but I’m not up at 3am on Monday, January 25th.  Well, I might be, but I’ll be cursing and bemoaning my insomnia, not watching celebrities curse and bemoan their bewildering paranormal experiences.  Of course, this next episode features Barry Williams, Debi Mazar, Greg Grunberg and Sammy Hagar, so I might tune in.  Or I might watch it online.  After all, are any of us surprised that Sammy Hagar sees ghosts?

Happy Haunts,

Susan Scot Fry

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Psychic Kids – Paranormal Children

I’m watching it Right Now. Brought to you by the demon-chasing folks (or is it just my impression?) at A&E’s hit series “Paranormal State”.

Check it out at http://www.aetv.com/psychic-kids/

The jury is out.

What do you think?

Happy Haunts,

Susan Scot Fry

Apparently, the Answer is “No, It’s Not Too Soon” for One Filmmaker

On December 2nd, 2009 a Haunts Blog posting asked the question, “When is it too soon to include a particularly heinous crime destination in a Haunt Spots tour?”  One of the examples was notorious Wisconsin murder, Ed Gein.  Although convicted of one single slaying, he gained huge notoriety for his hobby of digging up other corpses and creating trophies and keepsakes from their bones and skin.  The formerGein farm property up in Plainfield, WI is rife with stories of ghostly activity.

An article in the January 2, 2010 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel contained an answer to my blog question.  The article, entitled‘Ed Gein:  The Musical’ will have world premiere, is by Journal Sentinal reporter, Chris Foran.  He describes the film as a ‘ dark and somewhat controversial comedy’.  Uh-huh.  I’m a ‘dark and controversial comedy’ fan along with the best of them, but I suspect I will take a pass on this one.  Not even the YouTube trailer was enough to hook me.  It’s not graphic by any stretch, but it did induce a little queasiness.  It may have been the singing.

I stand by my earlier post.  It’s not my personal story, but in a Haunt Spots tour I’m privileged to tell it and get to choose how. Apparently, filmmaker Dan Davies thinks so too.  More power to you, Dan.  I think.

Happy Haunts,

Susan Scot Fry

Caper Company Tours LLC