His Incredible Song Will Give You A New Perspective On This Beloved Classic

While we don’t often sit and think about movie soundtracks until the Grammys and Oscars roll around, film scores are critical pieces of the cinematic puzzle.

Imagine Titanic without the driving force of Celine Dion’s iconic voice. Imagine what all of those Disney movies would be like without the songs that made up the soundtrack of your childhood. Imagine your favorite films in total musical silence.

One of the most beloved songs of all is “Over The Rainbow,” which is forever tied to the story of Dorothy’s trip down the Yellow Brick Road. Because it’s a classic, artists over the years have created their own versions of the time-honored track. Take rising musician Chase Holfelder, for example. By singing the song in a minor key, he turns Dorothy’s world into something that is at once intriguing and unsettling.

It’s pretty amazing how such a simple change forces us to see one of our favorite films in an entirely new light.

To learn more about Chase Holfelder’s music, be sure to check him out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you can’t get enough of his voice, follow him on YouTube!

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One Intoxicated Nurse Changed Two Families’ Lives Forever With A Monumental Mistake

Normally, switched-at-birth narratives are reserved for network dramas and blockbuster movies, but Sophie Serrano’s story is a real-life nightmare.

When she was 18 years old, the French woman gave birth to a beautiful baby girl with her boyfriend, Davy. The two were thrilled when their little one, Manon, came into the world. But shortly after her birth, nurses placed Manon in an incubator to deal with a case of jaundice. The new mother felt a twinge of anxiety, but she was assured that everything would be okay.

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And that certainly would’ve been the case had the nurse who returned Manon to her mother not been intoxicated at the time. As soon as Sophie held her baby, she knew that something was wrong. Convinced that she was just being paranoid, however, she and Davy went home to start a new life with their tiny addition. Little did they know that the baby with whom they left the hospital was not actually theirs.

By all accounts, the three of them lived in a happy home. But as Manon grew up, Davy started to question if he was really her father because of her appearance.

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He walked out, but Manon and her mother formed an incredibly close bond over the years. The only problem was that after he left, Davy demanded that Manon undergo DNA testing so that he could get out of paying child support.

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The tests didn’t just confirm that Davy was not Manon’s father. Shockingly, the girl’s DNA revealed that Sophie was not her mother either.

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In her drunken stupor, the nurse who’d returned Manon to her mother accidentally picked up the wrong baby. Both of them were heartbroken, but their mother-daughter bond was unshakable.

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Sophie was conflicted. Somewhere in the world was her biological daughter, but the relationship she’d already formed with the little girl she raised on her own was something she could never break. She panicked at the thought of Manon’s birth parents wanting her back.

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The two families eventually ended up meeting, but the girls remained with the parents who raised them. All parties involved were given hefty settlements from the hospital that had caused them so much confusion and pain.

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The situation was obviously traumatic for everyone, but at the end of the day, these two had each other. Sophie even went on to have more children with her new partner, Stephane.

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But Sophie loves Manon just as much as her biological children. As the mother explained to a French news network, “My feelings for Manon are eternal and as powerful as those I have for my other children. There is no difference.”

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The two families affected by this glaring oversight are no longer in contact with one another, primarily because they’ve already built worlds around the children who left the hospital with them that day. Fortunately, those worlds are still spinning.

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This Is The Perfect Two-Minute Horror Movie To Play At Your Halloween Party

One of my favorite parts of Halloween is watching as many scary movies as I can handle.

But for me, it’s way more fun when my family and friends join me for all the jump-scares and terrifying moments — even if I have to force them (or trick them) to sit through the films. That’s why I’m making it my mission to share this delightful piece of horror at every Halloween party I go to this year so I can enjoy all the collective terror.

The short film “Lights Out” won the Best Director award for the 2013 Who’s There Film Challenge, and you’ll soon see why…

Well, I’m leaving my lights on at night for the rest of eternity.

Read More: Even If This Awful Audio Is Fake, It Will Still Send Chills Down Your Spine

Have fun giving nightmares to everyone you know! I definitely will.

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13 Of The Most Unintentionally Terrifying Children’s Characters That Have Been Created

When children get scared of seemingly innocuous things, it’s easy to assume that they’re just quick to frighten.

I remember getting really creeped out by some of the movies I watched as a kid, and I had previously chalked my fear up to the same reason. However, as I’ve revisited a few of the TV shows and films that I used to love so much, I’ve realized that my younger self had every right to be afraid — some children’s characters are seriously disturbing.

Whether they’re terrifying in their looks or behavior, it’s clear that these freaky characters really aren’t meant for little ones to see.

1. This absolute creep is from a Slovakian children’s show.

2. Fofão is from a Brazilian children’s show in which he is a magical alien that came down to Earth to start a band and sing with a bunch of young kids. His horrifying face really says it all.

3. Even the beloved “Sesame Street” has a super creepy character called Nobody.

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4. Téléchat is a French satirical news show with unsettling puppet animals, one of which has human breasts.

5. Oobi is a show on Nick Jr. that features a family of hands with eyeballs glued on top. Seriously, who comes up with this stuff?

6. The Greedy from “Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure” is definitely going to give me nightmares.

In the movie, Raggedy Ann and Andy are on an adventure to rescue their toy friend. Along the way, they fall into a taffy pit that is actually a living being who can’t stop himself from consuming everything he comes across. After Raggedy Ann mentions that she has a candy heart, he goes crazy and tries to cut it out of her so he can eat it.

Oh, and I forgot to mention that the way he moves around is absolutely disgusting.

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7. When Courage from “Courage the Cowardly Dog” feels guilty about something he does in one episode, this inexplicable fetus-like blue nightmare randomly pops up.

8. The puppets used in the Australian kids’ show “The Wiggles” look like they want to eat your soul.

9. Not much is known about this terrifying creature other than his name, which is Morso. He’s from a Finnish children’s show.

10. Karbonkel is from a show in the Netherlands that aims to teach kids how to read. However, it goes without saying that he instead gives a lot of them nightmares.

11. A ’70s kids’ show called “Pipkins” has a character named Hartley Hare who, besides being generally creepy, gets extremely inappropriate in one episode.

He pulls out a glove puppet and says to the viewers, “You can be naughty with a glove puppet.” Then he proceeds to heavily imply that this means doing sexual things with the puppet.

12. The puppets from the ’80s show “Peppermint Park” have been aptly described as coming straight from Hell.

Read More: 8 Childhood Photos Of The Worst People Throughout History

13. The educational show “Wizbit” is about a magical talking wizard’s hat, and could definitely double as a horror movie with its unnerving characters, music, and settings.

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Even as an adult, I feel really disturbed right now. I can’t even imagine the terror that the kids who see these characters must feel!

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Apparently, ‘The Exorcist’ Doesn’t Even Need Sound In Order To Be Terrifying

Most people who have seen “The Exorcist” agree that it’s one of the scariest movies of all time.

Even for the most jaded horror lovers out there, the film does a great job of leaving you feeling very uncomfortable and afraid. Everything about it is creepy, including the behind-the-scenes footage that didn’t make its way into the final cut.

This compilation of outtakes and superimposition tests on the movie set is silent, but that definitely doesn’t make it any less unsettling to watch.

Right after the three-minute mark is when it gets especially disturbing for me.

Read More: This Disturbing Video Has People Convinced That The Man In It Is A Kidnapper

Somehow, I’m even more unnerved by the fact that Linda Blair actually suffered a back injury as a result of the scene above. Like I said before, this film is just oozing with creepiness.

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How These 15 Kids Freaked Out Their Babysitters Is Insane. #4 Will Haunt My Dreams Forever.

Children are often used in horror movies as a way to shock audiences.  They may turn into a monster, or tell a scary story, but no matter what, they always leave the biggest impressions on your (future) nightmares. What if instead of a movie though, the kids we see everyday started to tell us things that scared us to our core.  What if the kids you babysit for started seeing monsters at night, told us stories of how they died, or even saw ghosts standing next to you? What would you do? [intra-ad-a]

I don’t know about you, but I’m certainly going to sleep with the light on tonight. H/T: Tickld If you want to freak out your friends now enough to make them agree to a sleepover, share this story below.

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10 Things That Modern Movies Get Wrong About Vampire Stories In History.

Let’s face it. Vampires were subverted by Hollywood as a way to sell more tickets. In principle, I suppose there’s nothing wrong with this. Though, in the process, everything that used to make vampires so terrifying is now lost. (Scary vampires didn’t sparkle, for one thing.)

That said, here are 10 things that modern popular vampire culture gets wrong (or just plain ignores) about everyone’s favorite bloodsucking ghouls.

1.) The life cycle of a vampire. 

According to folklore, a vampire emerges first as a soft, blurry shape with no bones. Instead of a nose, the vampire at this stage has a sharp snout for sucking blood. If the vampire is able to stay alive for 40 days, it can start to develop bones. At that point, it’s much harder to kill.

2.) Vampires can feed on the dead. 

A widespread practice during the Black Death in Europe was to bury the dead with a rock or a brick in their mouth. This was to keep the dead from feeding on other bodies if they were to come back to life.

3.) Vampires are not always aristocrats. 

Most modern vampire stories show them as sophisticated aristocrats. Yet most vampires in popular folklore were uncultured peasants. You might even call these peasant vampires dumb.

4.) You can only kill a vampire with a stake.

Another huge misconception about vampires is that they can only be killed with a stake through the heart. According to vampire folklore, this is just not the case. Folklore is ripe with stories of vampires killed purely by cremation without needing to be staked.

Other popular methods of killing vampires include (but are not limited to) boiling the head in vinegar, burying the corpse at a crossroad, bury the corpse face down, and pour boiling oil on the body. Fun times.

5.) Vampires have powers.

No, they don’t. The idea of vampires with powers (telepathy, mind control, transforming into a bat) is a Hollywood invention. There is no traditional basis for powered vampires.

6.) How you become a vampire. 

Modern vampire mythology says that you can only become a vampire though getting bitten by another vampire. Traditionally, that’s not the only way you can become a vampire. For example, you were a risk of becoming a vampire if you were an illegitimate child, were once a werewolf, or if you had red hair. 

7.) You can avoid becoming a vampire if you’re bitten.

Legend has it that if you suspect you were bitten by a vampire, you should drink the ashes of a burnt vampire. To prevent an attack altogether, you could make bread with the blood of a vampire and eat it. Yum!

8.) Things that repel vampires.

Before Christianity, there were more ways of repelling vampires. These methods included scattering seeds, salt, iron, bells, peppermint, and running water.

9.) Vampires can have children. 

Contrary to older vampire movies and according to folklore, vampires can have children. It comes from the legend that if a dead husband came back as a vampire, the first person who he would go after would be his wife.

Sometimes the result of these encounters would be vampire sex resulting in a child. These children were considered to have powers that helped them slay vampires.

10.) Sunlight.

The idea that vampires can be killed by sunlight is also a recent invention. There is no mention of sunlight having any effect on vampires, according to folklore. 

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It sounds to me that the vampires from folklore are way cooler than our modern day idea of vampires. I always thought it was kind of dumb that vampires had telepathy powers. I mean, they’re immortal and kill innocents…don’t give them more powers!

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Your Worst Nightmares Are Actually Very, Very Real. I’ll Never Watch These Movies The Same Again.

If you’re the type of person who can’t keep their eyes open during a scary movie, you might not want to read any further. Not only are these movies terrifying to simply sit and watch in the comfort of your own home, but they are all inspired by things that actually happened. Some origins are tamer than others, filmmakers throwing in embellishments to make them spooky, but others are downright chilling. Scroll on…if you dare.

1. The Amityville Horror

2. The Conjuring

3. Jaws

4. Open Waters

5. From Hell

6. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Silence of the Lambs and Psycho

7. Dracula

8. The Hills Have Eyes

9. The Snake and the Rainbow

10. The Rite

11. The Strangers

(via: Izismile) If you need me, I’ll be hiding under my desk for the rest of the day. Scare your friends by sharing below!

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