Fearology: The Wretched Gut

Your breath shortens as sweat build upon your skin. A hole opens up in your stomach as an unsettling numbness radiates through your body.   We’ve all felt the symptoms of fear at some point in our lives. The flight or fight response is responsible for these feelings—consider it a valuable curse from our sympatheticContinue reading “Fearology: The Wretched Gut”

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Fearology: Death’s Attraction

What is it about someone’s possible untimely death that we can’t turn away from? What is it about a particular threatening event that summons a crowd? Some say the possibility of death is more exciting than any stunt, although people seldom admit it. From the perspective of the one that puts their life on theContinue reading “Fearology: Death’s Attraction”

Monster Theory: Faces in the Mirror

What is horror? Is it blood ‘n’ guts? Confrontation with the unknown? A forceful perspective on mortality? In a way; the face of horror fractures into many faces. Horror doe’s not affect everyone the same: Some people flinch at the sight of blood, while others are unimpressed by its redden nature. Some people are strickenContinue reading “Monster Theory: Faces in the Mirror”

Slasher Theory: The Killer Within

What is it about a blade wielding maniac that we love to hate? A simple knife has the potential to transform anyone into a slasher; a breed of monster that culls those around them with the edge of a blade. You’ve seen them portrayed in movies, literature, games—the proverbial stalker in shadows that wants nothingContinue reading “Slasher Theory: The Killer Within”

Monster Theory: Tooth & Claw

A very simple question, yet difficult to answer: What is a monster? At first glance, it’s easy; a monster is a type of tangible/non-tangible entity that has sharp-tipped appendages and a mouth full of teeth. True, not every monster fits this rigid description. Generally, this hypothetical monster has some sort of distinctive, outward appearance toContinue reading “Monster Theory: Tooth & Claw”