31 Days of Halloween with
The Kelly Society
Hello Everyone! I'm Vivien Kelly and I'm doing today's post. It's true, I'm one of the founders of our paranormal cleansing team The Kelly Society, but I didn't come up with the name - my team did. Just a fact.
Anyway, today I'm tipping my hat to psychic characters on screen that I love to watch. I'm not the only one, because all of these characters come from very successful films and TV shows.
Medium TV Series (2005-2011)
A chilling drama series inspired by the real-life story of research medium Allison Dubois. Allison, a strong-willed young mother of three, a devoted wife and law student begins to suspect that she can talk to dead people, see the future in her dreams, and read people's thoughts.
I loved the show, not only because I related to it - having psychic dreams and visions of my own, but because Allison ran a household with three daughters and a husband, and STILL had time to bring evil doers to justice! That amazed me. Medium ran for six seasons, because yes - it was that good. I'll catch a rerun on TV and many times stop to watch until the end. Allison Dubois is a truly amazing psychic in real life, who works with police in Arizona (where she lives) and Patricia Arquette played her beautifully. The rest of the cast was stellar as well. As a viewer, I felt like part of their family whenever I took in an episode.
The Conjuring Movie Series
The Conjuring Movies Synopsis:
Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help families terrorized by dark entities and/or demons. Based on case studies of the real Ed and Lorraine, each movie takes some dramatic license for sure, but the stories originate from true events.
When the movie The Conjuring started I sat in my theatre chair and thought, "Oh, crap! This is gonna be scary!" A hideous doll, and I do mean the stuff of nightmares - stared at all of us in the cinema with wicked intent. I was afraid it would come through the screen and get me! Of course, that was Annabelle, but that's how the Warren's were introduced to us in the first film. They go on to another case and help a family in Rhode Island suffering from an infestation haunting.
Out of the three Conjuring movies, Conjuring 2 frightened me the most. The demon terrorizing that young girl and her family was truly gut wrenching, especially when said demon challenged Ed and Lorraine's safety. But, love and courage wins in the end and that's what I enjoy watching.
The Dead Zone (1983 Movie)
The Dead Zone Synopsis:
When Johnny Smith (Christopher Walken) awakens from a coma caused by a car accident, he finds that years have passed and he now has psychic abilities. Heartbroken that his girlfriend (Brooke Adams) has moved on with her life, Johnny also must contend with his unsettling powers, which allow him to see a person's future with a mere touch. After shaking the hand of aspiring politician Greg Stillson (Martin Sheen), Johnny sees the danger presented by the candidate's rise and resolves to kill him. This dynamic Stephen King movie came out in 1983, but I saw it years later on cable with my friend Winnie. My heart went out to Johnny, the psychic main character played by Christopher Walken. He got his gift from a dreadful accident and yet, he helped catch a serial killer in his hometown. But his gift continued to cause him pain and he lost the love of his life.
IF YOU'VE NEVER SEEN DEAD ZONE (THE MOVIE) SPOILER ALERT BELOW:
In the end however, Johnny does save America from a madman. He died a hero.
At the time, being a young psychic myself I truly felt for Johnny. All in all, the movie carried a compelling message and every piece of footage entranced me. I also freaked myself out and Winnie. After waking from his coma, Johnny asks the doctor how long he'd been comatose. There is a pause in the movie, and I blurted out, "Five years." The doctor promptly said, "Five years."
Winnie and I screamed! How did I get that? It could have been coincidence, but at sixteen, I knew better. I was having dreams and visions all the time but didn't want to admit it.
Anyway, Johnny is one of my favorite psychic characters on celluloid and if you haven't seen the original movie yet, I recommend it. Especially on Halloween!
Okay Mom, I'll get off your desk
if you tell me it's Halloween!
Well, I'm off to investigate a haunted house.
Have a magical and psychic Halloween!