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Fantasy short story where an artist sees in an oneiric vision a woman who has died years earlier

La Cafetière (The Coffee Pot, 1831), the first short story by Théophile Gautier. From this review: “The Coffee Pot” is best described as an extremely brief vignette stylistically similar to the sort ...
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Movie in which the couple figurine atop a wedding cake doubles as a voodoo doll

Is this From Beyond the Grave (1974)...? From Wikipedia: Four customers buy or steal items from Temptations Limited, an antique shop whose motto is "Offers You Cannot Resist". A nasty fate ...
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Movie about killer army ants, involving a partially devoured cow in a barn and a scene with a man driving around dropping dynamite into ant hills

It might be Phase IV, from the early 1970s
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Short story in which a driver picks up hitchhikers who each try to kill him for political reasons

All the Last Wars at Once by George Alec Effinger All the Last Wars at Once by George Alec Effinger (Universe #1, 1971) starts with two men, one white and one black, announcing on live news that ...
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Seventies or sixties movie where creatures are unearthed from beneath the streets

Is this Quatermass and the Pit (1967)...? A mysterious artifact is unearthed in London, and famous scientist Bernard Quatermass is called in to divine its origins and explain its strange effects on ...
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Online story - mother tempted by youth leader, demonic possession involving a movie

Finally thought to search the Tor.com (Reactor.com now) website and found The Devil's Reel by Sean Eads and Joshua Viola. The main character is a woman with two teenage sons. The man Richard pointed ...
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Horror short story : a character escapes from a sinister castle and finds a beautiful one

This is The Outsider by H.P. Lovecraft. It ends precisely as you've described. In his shock and surprise, he loses his balance and touches the creature. Horrified, he runs from the building back to ...
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Horror/Monster movie shown on TV in Basic Instinct

The film's makers acknowledged two clips in the end credits, an episode of The Jeffersons and the 1987 movie Hellraiser. Obviously that still leaves open the question of precisely which episode of ...
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Horror/Monster movie shown on TV in Basic Instinct

This is Hellraiser (1987) A woman discovers the newly resurrected, partially formed, body of her brother-in-law and lover. She starts killing for him to revitalize his body and escape the demonic ...
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Short horror story where it is revealed that everyone who dies is tormented

I'm going to guess this is the same story as I mentioned in my answer to Telepath investigating saint finds proof of eternal damnation as the themes seem similar even though the details differ. If ...
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