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    Tod Browning’s Freaks flings itself in-between the different categories of Terror, Horror, and Revulsion, sometimes splicing and mutating the different categories into indefinable, unrecognizable, terms. Browning’s aim for his film is not to clear anything up, using the themes of: us vs. them, good and evil, humans and monsters, etc. to create understanding or enlighten people; and it certainly is not a film promoting the message, “Freaks! They’re just like us!” His intentions, rather, is to stir the witches brew, disturbing the layer of grime deep within us, bringing something to the surface, making us look at it in it’s bulging eye, and having us decipher or at least acknowledge the thoughts and reactions Freaks generates in us for ourselves.…

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    In Volume 1 of Mary Shelley‘s ‘Frankenstein’, horror and terror are themes that evidently run strongly throughout, for example the horror of the creation and the awakening of the Creature, and Victor Frankenstein’s fearful response. According to James. B. Twitchell – “Horror – horrére means to stand on end or bristle”, which most definitely applies to Frankenstein. Written in the early 19th century, Shelley took inspiration from society at the time – particularly science – with the use of…

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    Sleep terrors are usually terrifying experiences. A sleep terror is when a person is dreaming but they are physically having an episode of screaming and flailing in fear. It is considered a parasomnia, which is an undesired occurrence during sleep. Sleep terrors can last anywhere from seconds to a few minutes. In extreme cases they can last a while longer. Nightmares are also very terrifying, but they are not the same as sleep terrors. Sometimes you can remember bits and pieces of what the…

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    mystery. Gothic Literature relies heavily on romance and malice, and is also very scientific. Although Gothic Literature is sometimes poorly misunderstood due to its dark nature, we can learn a great deal from the lessons that it teaches. Gothic Literature has these fundamental values: it focuses heavily on death, ruin, decay, terror, and chaos, and favors irrationality and passion over logic and reasoning. Terror and horror is the main responsibility of the gothic novelist, he will try to make…

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    The article “Why Horror is Good for You and Even Better for Your Kids” perfectly narrates this in a few sentences. “If we take it further and make the children both the object of terror in these stories as well as agents for surviving the monsters… well, now you’re onto something magical. Plainly put, horror provides a playground in which kids can dance with their fears in a safe way that can teach them how to survive monsters and be powerful, too. Horror for kids lets them not only read or see…

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    Literary Techniques and the Horror of The Turn of the Screw One purpose of Henry James’ gothic novella The Turn of the Screw is to instill fear in the reader. There are several features of this work that make the story horror inducing; first, James’ deals with the idea of the corruption of innocence of children. In the story’s opening chapter, the observation is made that the corruption of a child in a ghost story “adds a particular touch” (James 115). Fear is also associated with the…

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    The crux of the issue is the method by which you and Dro engage combat. With literally every other creature in withered army training, you get to choose when to engage, and in some cases, you can choose not to engage at all. Discretion is the better part of valor; an option I employed with Lapillia. I didn't think I could deal 37-million damage in time, so I didn't even try. You can pull her if you want, and you can leave her if you want. However, you don't pull Dro. Dro pulls you. And if Dro…

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    “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself” (Franklin D. Roosevelt). There are many things in this world that people fear, some fears are big and some fears are small. There is a wide variety of the things people fear, heights, people, and getting hurt. Why do people fear heights? people fear heights because maybe they were high up, and they fell off, or maybe they have never been high up and they are afraid to go up on something high. One kind of height that someone may be afraid of…

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    When a supernatural figure is brought up, either one is scared or curious to explore that creature. However, monsters that appear from the earlier years seem to fear more readers than others, with an unclear background, many tales are told to scare off the audience. We are left with a history of this object, leaving us to stereotype them. We aren’t positive if the information given to us is fiction or true. Therefore, this leaves one clueless of what the characters are getting their selves into,…

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    “Shaking in every limb, I groped my way back to the wall; resolving there to perish rather than ris the terrors of the wells of which my imagination now pictured many in various positions about the dungeon.” The narrator is scared of what may be in the dungeon, since he cannot see anything. He does not know what is in this dungeon, so all he can do is imagine what is in here and how he is going to be executed. This relates back to my theme of the uncertainty of life and death, because the…

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