Nov 24, 2011

In a Horror House


Though we were already informed that the place that we chose to explore that day was of somewhat haunted nature, we decided to move on. Standing at the door step of that house with palpitating hearts, we asked each other about reconsidering our decision of visiting it. Slowly the door opened towards somewhat emptiness, and what we could only notice with our failing senses was the growl of a predator from the thickened darkness in front of us. We were about to withdraw out of intuition and instinctive fear; but accidentally, someone joined us, and with a mysterious smile, he entered the house, darting a hilarious glance at us.

In a sudden flash of motivation, I jumped in to the darkness of the house, forcing my friend along with me. Suddenly I remembered, the one who preceded us in the process of exploring that inhuman house was a man with only one hand. His right hand was amputated at the joint. At the next moment, a wild feminine scream from some dark corners of that dirty house pierced our ear drums. That cry soon mixed with the terrifying howl of that fiendish animal, which was brooding in the dark somewhere close to us. We heard the sound of the door closing behind us. No turning back now!
While hesitantly staring with our empty eyes at the source of a bluish light creeping in to the room, a human voice from the left ordered us to turn to the right side, where there was a narrow corridor. While climbing the steps that led to the corridor in an act of imbalance, with my week aura, I sensed the presence of the man who went before us, who was also moving forward in an uncertain manner. I held his only hand out of desperation; though he initially disturbed by my embarrassing act, seeing the pathetic situation that we three were in, he was persuaded and permitted me to stick on to him. 

I screamed loudly, and shouted using curse words, seeing a headless human figure at the next juncture of that corridor. Hearing my loud cry, my friend, who was following me, closed eyes tight. That person, as I came to know later, opened the eyes only after we escaped from that haunted place. Everywhere, we heard devilish screams, terrifying echoes of the laughter from hell, and we saw only the moving shadows, hanging dead bodies on top of our heads, and cut opened throats, from where blood was gushing forth till it clotted, as it seemed, in an abrupt manner, simply some moments before. When that endless travel through the corridor finished, we entered into a room, which was dimly lit. Suddenly a beastly figure sitting on a wooden platform jumped at us, giving us another shock. Struggling to not attract the attention of that figure once again, we somehow managed to unlock the door in front of us, but at that moment, someone with a stick jumped at us in order to beat us. Our one-handed friend soon switched on his cell phone, and in that light, we saw the face of a young boy smiling at us out of embarrassment. 

Once we were out of that haunted place, which is operating at Cochin’s Oberon Mall, named ‘Scary House’, we all three broke into a joined laughter. While sharing our individual experience in the Scary House, where people pay to get scared, we heard from the house, the loud cries and screams of a pack of college girls who followed us into that place of entertainment of a different nature. People knew that they would get scared if they go inside it, though they are aware of the fake ghostliness and gimmicks on which that centre is based;  but still they find pleasure in that kind of scare. Human psychology is indeed queer!

16 comments:

  1. So you had a great time getting scared.. The description was very good brother. Probably the best blog post of yours till now. Keep it up.

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  3. Well written ...creatively portrayed.. Indeed one of your best posts..!!! Looking forward for more...

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  4. Your too funny ! All the while I was thinking you guys had actually encountered some ghosts in that haunted place until I read the lost paragraph! Humppphh ...

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  5. Glad all ended well and the haunted house wasn't all me were led to believe. As always an entertaining post, thanks for sharing this story with us.

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  6. he he he he .. awesome I was thinking i got to meet you to experience some of these moments he he he

    Bikram's

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  7. Dear Tomz,
    one gets frightened even if one knows its a ghost-train-house. Great descrition by you, getting the atmosphere! What I especially hated in ghost-trains were the hired real persons who jumped on a waggon and touched you. In Hamburg they have a "Horror Dungeon" - I was never in it. To WALK through such a house is an experience I can do without :-)

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  8. Lots of scary tales coming from you.

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  9. The sympathetic part of your nervous system can't differentiate between the real and fake scary stuff. That's why even though you know it's not a real haunted house, you still get heart-racing effects. I get enough of that just driving in traffic! Glad you had a good time, and the best part was the telling of it.

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  10. OMG... you really had me sitting at the edge of my chair biting my nails... ! I dont want to pay money to get scared like this :)

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  11. Very well framed post, nice one :)

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  12. Damn well written, would make a humorous scary story...we like to push our borders every now and then and revel in emerging unscathed.

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  13. @Harish

    Thank you..It is a pleasure getting scared once in a while..

    @Babli

    Thank you. I love to visit them

    @Sayuj

    Thank You for the good words..

    @Tassu

    I am happy to know that I have become successful in achieving what I had in my mind while planning this post..

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  14. @petty WItter

    I am happy to share such stories. I feel equally happy to know that you enjoyed the read..

    @Bikramjit

    Happy to make you experience some of such moments. Come down Cochin and I hope you will see them yourself

    Dear britta,

    Yes true. One will be afraid of going through such places, even if he knows it is fake. I never recommend you such a visit..because it is so frightening..Thanks for the appreciation

    @Rachna

    Yes..Are you afraid of reading scary tales?

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  15. @Walk2write

    Thanks for scientifically analyzing the phenomenon fear for me..Driving in traffic gives u such fear.well I wanna hear about that..

    @meera

    Thats a great appreciation from you..

    @Shreya

    Hmm Thnaks and welcome to my blog..Come back later..

    @Rek

    Such an appreciation from you is worth more than anything..Thank you

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