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Posted Apr 14, '13 at 2:17am

EmperorPalpatine

EmperorPalpatine

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Rule 1: Never split up. No exceptions.

But it worked so well on Scooby-Doo.

Rule 4: Don't be a hero.

Unless you're certain that you're the main character. Or it's some ancient prophecy that doing so will reverse everything.

Rule 5: Don't stay in secluded locations.

Unless it's a zombie outbreak.

Rule 6: If your friend acts strange, don't take chances.

In a lot of horror movies, the 'normalest' ones tend to be the most screwed up.
And what are you gonna do? Some form of a witch trial, like shoot 'em and see if they turn into a demon and attack you? If you're wrong, you're down a man. If you're right, you've got a very angry, virtually immortal being next to you with no escape anyway.

Rule 7: I think your life is more important then an awesome story for the front page.

Should be part of #4.

Rule 11: The police are generally useless.

 

Posted Apr 14, '13 at 2:20am

Salvidian

Salvidian

3,950 posts

Rule whatever: Do not rip off Zombieland.

 

Posted Apr 14, '13 at 2:26am

EmperorPalpatine

EmperorPalpatine

4,984 posts

Rule 10: Do not, under any circumstances, accept gifts when you don't know who it's from.

Unless it's a weapon or factory-sealed food or clean medical supplies or a vehicle (and I don't mean a ride).

Rule 12: Always carry a weapon from Clue.

 

Posted Apr 14, '13 at 3:34am

nichodemus

nichodemus

12,121 posts

Knight

If you're not going to contribute or change rules, please go away. Anyway, they still have to get in close contact with you. Oh, and by the way:

Unless you're only going to insist upon self-flattering positive contribution, and not criticism, which is in itself a contribution then make sure to state clearly in the OP, and by all means, carry on sticking your head in the ground like an ostrich.

Hmm... I seem to remember a certain VIDEO, from the Ring. It doesn't necessarily have to be a gift to have Rule 10 apply.

If memory serves well, the first person to die in the film, watched the video with her boyfriend. The tape is then watched by the victim's friends and relatives. Hardly accepting an object from a stranger then is it not?

 

Posted Apr 14, '13 at 4:06am

EmperorPalpatine

EmperorPalpatine

4,984 posts

A ghost pops out, what can a group do but run?

Is it any better to be running alone? When has splitting up yielded a noticeably lower risk to the individual, other than if they left the area before the whole thing started?

 

Posted Apr 14, '13 at 9:05am

nichodemus

nichodemus

12,121 posts

Knight

Is it any better to be running alone? When has splitting up yielded a noticeably lower risk to the individual, other than if they left the area before the whole thing started?

When has being in a group done any better? A whole operation room of medical staff were massacred by the vengeful ghost in Ju-On, a group of exorcists is still wiped out in The Unborn, or a family is almost killed in Mirrors until the central source of malevolence was destroyed miles away. You can run and hide from normal, physical foes, but to try and escape a supernatural being is futile.

 

Posted Apr 14, '13 at 11:08am

blk2860

blk2860

3,686 posts

When has being in a group done any better? A whole operation room of medical staff were massacred by the vengeful ghost in Ju-On, a group of exorcists is still wiped out in The Unborn, or a family is almost killed in Mirrors until the central source of malevolence was destroyed miles away. You can run and hide from normal, physical foes, but to try and escape a supernatural being is futile.

Still, you die much quicker when you split up. Usually, when investigating what's going on, people try to split up, to cover more ground. The ghost isolates them and kills them off, one by one, and the others don't even know, so their guard isn't raised, and they're not on alert.

 

Posted Apr 14, '13 at 3:09pm

EmperorPalpatine

EmperorPalpatine

4,984 posts

You can run and hide from normal, physical foes, but to try and escape a supernatural being is futile.

The point is you're equally screwed against that type of a supernatural evil regardless of being in a group or alone. But if the enemy is physical and you've got a group, generally the risk is lower than being alone. Of course, there are some problems with a group. You'll get noticed easier. If there's something like a zombie outbreak and the group is large and poorly armed, it could spread quickly.

 

Posted Apr 14, '13 at 4:04pm

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

8,676 posts

Rule 11: The police are generally useless.

Also...they won't show up until after the climactic battle between the Antagonist and Protagonist..right after the Protagonist has killed the Antagonist.

Oh..and the antagonist isn't dead

 

Posted Apr 14, '13 at 4:10pm

EmperorPalpatine

EmperorPalpatine

4,984 posts

Rule 12: The crazy old man with the lazy eye is always right.

 
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