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10 Items Movies Have Taught Us Not to Touch, Ever

In this weekend’s new release The Possession, poor little Em Brenek just has to buy an old box at a yard sale. Even though the thing clearly isn’t meant to be opened, Em insists and she’s left with creepy fingers popping up in the back of her throat. If only Em had watched a few more horror movies, she would have picked up on the telltale signs that something isn’t right about her precious little box. No, we don’t want to live our lives in plastic bubbles, but thanks to the genre we know that there are quite a few things out in the world that might be alluring, but are just not worth touching.

Infamous Videotapes

When legend has it that if you watch a certain videotape you’ll die within seven days of watching it, you might as well stay on the safe side and opt out of popping it into the VHS player. Nightmares, nose bleeds and incessant phone calls just aren’t worth it. If you’re so curious that you can’t bear to go on without catching what’s on this haunted videotape, better figure out if you’ve got the guts to make a copy and pass it on. But then what poor soul will you pass it on to? Good thing VHS players are just about obsolete!

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Don’t Shoot! 8 Subjects Never to Record

Demons, sex, and other things the movies taught us never to commit to camcorder.

After seven years of Saw ringing in the holiday, it’s about time something truly scary gets to do the honor –something like Paranormal Activity. For the past two years, the Paranormal movies have shared the Halloween spotlight alongside Saw VI and Saw 3D, but this time around Paranormal Activity 3 gets the spotlight all to itself.

As someone who used to work as a cameraperson for a local news station, I can assure you that whether you’re merely looking for a man-on-the-street interview or perhaps catching someone red-handed in the middle of a crime, the large majority gets pretty testy when recording devices are involved. Lucky for us, the film industry highlights a few touchy subjects that are bound to raise some serious problems should they be forced in front of the lens.

Considering dusting off the old video camera? Don’t even think about recording any of these …

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