239. Monsters Like Calling You From Inside the House
Kids these days and their cell phones. Us old-timey monsters didn’t have such luxuries 20 years ago. If we wanted to call our victim before slaying them, we had to make do with what we had.
When we were staked out quietly in an upstairs closet, all we had were the home’s landlines.
But it worked. It was utilitarian, and really freaking creepy.
Imagine that you think you’ve locked me outside.
You breathe a sigh of relief.
The phone rings.
Uh oh. It’s your monster stalker.
And you suddenly realize that I’m not locked out. . . . . . . You’re locked in. . . . . . . with me!
Jim MacKenzie is an amateur futurist on his way to guru-hood. He studied journalism and works in television. Jim writes for several blogs, including The Incredible Vanishing Paperweight and the satirical horror site StuffMonsterslike.com. Jim and his SML co-blogger, Sarah Giavedoni, have started a holiday, ticked off celebrities and tried to purchase the lunar surface.
In his spare time, Jim likes listening to rock music, reading, giving away free books at his nonprofit "The POP Project" and trying to catch the real Thomas Wolfe Home arsonist.