As I reflect on April Fool's day jokes, epic pranks and funny stories I can think of only one that really stands out: Paranormal Stare Down
So, I HATE/LOATHE/DETEST scary movies. My husband, on the other hand, LOVES them. Since we met, he has forced me to go with him to watch them. I always go, uber reluctantly, because they stress me out. And who wants to PAY to be stressed out? Not me. Well, over the years, I have warmed up to them, somewhat..I still don't like ones where people and monsters jump out at you, but I do enjoy the gory thrillers.
Now, while my hubs enjoys any and all scary movies, he's a bit "soft" when it comes to the ghost/spirit/exorcist films. Raised Catholic, surrounded by superstitious tias and vecinas, he believes those types of events can actually happen, but that doesn't keep him from enjoying the thrill. (I believe, but I have my doubts- I do believe in negative energy..so..) So, a few years ago when the movie Paranormal Activity came out, we were there at the midnight showing, first in line.
I knew the film would not be my favorite, but I did enjoy the storyline and the fact that it was fairly cleverly filmed. Lupe (the hubs), couldn't stop talking about it all the way home. Now, Lupe does NOT scare easily. I have tried sneaking up on him in the past and he just looks at me like WTF are you doing? (I'm not a very good sneaker up on either- I'm rather clumsy). But again, I know his weakness for the paranormal...SO....since he had made me suffer through scary movies for the last 5-6 years, I knew this would be my chance to get him back.
In the movie, there is a recurring scene where the main female character, gets out of bed (sleepwalking) and stands next to her boyfriend's side of the bed, hair a mess, rocking back and forth, staring down at him. (see clip below-WARNING- the clip below may not be suitable for all viewers)
Creepy, right? So, the morning after we watched the film at about 6am before the sun came up and the hubs was dead asleep I got up out of bed (we have one of those mattresses where he can't feel me move), messed up my hair, tiptoed over to his side of the bed and stood over him, rocking back and forth. (The pic below is not the day it happened, but my hair looked more or less like this)
When Lupe opened his eyes, hugging his pillow tightly, he flinched just ever so slightly (not much, but enough to give me great satisfaction) and said: I. Hate. You. And then he rolled over but couldn't go back to sleep.
For someone who doesn't scare easily, that was a big win for me! The rest of that day he kept shaking his head at me saying "I can't believe you would do that, you know I believe in stuff like that. Not cool, not cool."
That prank still makes me laugh.