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Flickering Light

I was coming home late from work and had to take the last train out of the underground. I was waiting at the stop and couldn’t help but notice how empty it was. I was the only one there. It was unsettlingly quiet. And of course there was a flickering light. It made the whole situation more eerie. A flickering light adds tension and a sense of foreboding. That’s why you see flickering lights in practically every horror movie ever made. There’s a never-ending battle between light and darkness and that’s what flickering is. Well, it’s either supernatural or a sign that you need to change the light bulb. I suppose it depends on how you look at the world.

Critically Rated at 11/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Commenting On a Really Old Facebook Picture

I checked my Facebook account earlier today and had a notification. A friend left a comment on an old picture of a summertime bonfire from 2009. It was really random. The picture was buried in one of several forgotten Facebook photo albums, which meant that she was looking through dozens of my pictures before finding that one and making a comment about it. She wasn’t even at the bonfire that night. There was no reason for her to comment on the picture at all. But she did. And it creeped me out so I deleted her. Ain’t nobody got time for that. Commenting on a really old Facebook picture makes you seem like a stalker. You shouldn’t have anything to say about a picture from the past that doesn’t involve you at all. So don’t do it and don’t let people do it to you. And call people out if you see them do it. It’s an epidemic that needs to be stopped. Together we can make a difference.

Critically Rated at 5/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Are You Afraid of the Dark? is a show that you were contractually obligated to watch if you grew up in the ‘90s. Kids like to get scared, and this was the scariest thing on TV at the time (that your mom would let you watch). Each week, another member of the Midnight Society would tell a scary story around a campfire. And each week, you would be terrified of going to bed that night.

            I recently found a bunch of old episodes on YouTube and it’s been pretty awesome reliving my childhood. And you’d be surprised at how many of the child guest stars went on to become famous. Ryan Gosling, Hayden Christensen, Neve Campbell, Emmanuelle Chriqui, and Jay Baruchel were all responsible for making you afraid of the dark at some point.

            If All That is a family-friendly SNL, then Are You Afraid of the Dark? is a family-friendly Tales from the Crypt. It’s family-friendly because there’s no swearing or nudity (god-fucking-damn-it). But it’s still creepy and scary and I wouldn’t recommend it before bedtime. It’s a little dated now, but it’s a classic show. You probably wouldn’t like it if you didn’t grow up watching it. But that’s your fault.

Critically Rated at 13/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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