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The science of monsters
ABC - Australian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | July 8, 2013 | Matt Kaplan

Posted on 07/10/2013 5:05:32 PM PDT by EveningStar

Why do we love scary stories? Matt Kaplan looks at the science behind monsters old and new, and our perverse love of a good fright.

In the darkness it came. There was no way out. Cornered and helpless, all who found themselves in this dreaded place knew their fate ...


(Excerpt) Read more at abc.net.au ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Books/Literature; Chit/Chat; Food; Health/Medicine; Music/Entertainment; Science; Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: behavioralscience; fear; fright; monsters

1 posted on 07/10/2013 5:05:32 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Borges; DollyCali; Perdogg

ping


2 posted on 07/10/2013 5:07:24 PM PDT by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: EveningStar

3 posted on 07/10/2013 5:08:48 PM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: EveningStar
There is truly only one 'monster'. The one of which all others are mere reflections.

Remember, Cthulhu loves you.


4 posted on 07/10/2013 5:15:54 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (I will not comply.)
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To: EveningStar

Good article. Thanks for posting it.


5 posted on 07/10/2013 5:25:39 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
There is another greater monster.


6 posted on 07/10/2013 5:26:56 PM PDT by MrShoop
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To: Jeff Winston

Excellent!


7 posted on 07/10/2013 5:32:06 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: EveningStar
Luckily, there's a solution:


8 posted on 07/10/2013 5:32:32 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: BenLurkin

I was worried it might be a bit too scary for younger FReepers.

But I decided that if their parents allow them on the site, they’ll just have to deal with any nightmares.


9 posted on 07/10/2013 5:38:31 PM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
Remember, Cthulhu loves you.

Indeed.


10 posted on 07/10/2013 5:44:50 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: EveningStar

I,for one, do not love scary stories, and I never have.


11 posted on 07/10/2013 6:03:26 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: EveningStar

They may love scary stories over there in Australia, but right here in the United States - Washington, DC in fact - we’ve got a real nightmare brewing and there’s absolutely nothing about it that isn’t a horror.


12 posted on 07/10/2013 8:00:04 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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