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FrightFest 2011 Diary: Day 3

First published by Little White Lies

Diary Day 3 – Saturday, 27th August 

Troll Hunter (preview)

“Fairytales don’t normally match reality,” Hans (Otto Jespersen) tells the three Volda College students (played by Glenn Erland Toskrud, Johanna Møck, Thomas Alf Larsen) whom he has allowed to accompany him on his latest nocturnal hunt so that it can be captured on film and exposed to the public – and it is precisely this mismatch, and the comedy of incongruity that it forges, which lies at the heart of André Øvredal’s impressive feature debut… 3,079 more words

watching my thoughts


What’s up? I wonder while watching my thoughts
scattering about like frightened chicken
thousands of unsorted  interesting matters
someone must have pushed the panic button… 85 more words

Life As It Is

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Uber Adding "Panic Button" To Mobile App In Chicago

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News

Uber To Offer 'Panic Button' To Improve Safety For Riders In India

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News

Check out Shadow: A portable panic button that phones for help

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