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Cracked.com has an interesting post about the real fears that movie monsters embody, and it’s a fascinating look into an idea that what scares us isn’t what’s on the screen. I disagree with some of it, of course, because the nature of fear in movies is that we identify with the characters on the screen, and don’t symbolically tie the fear to some real world phenomenon. But it’s still a funky idea. Best quote from the article?

Spooky vaginas!

[Link: Cracked.com – Real world fears behind 8 popular movie monsters]

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