Examining What Scares Us with Lights Out

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Since I’ve started this horror blog – and have thus re-immersed myself in the world of the terrifying and often supernatural – I’ve become increasingly more interested in answering life’s “big” questions, at least, as they pertain to the horror genre.  Most specifically, I’m interested in what scares us.  When we’re children, I think, this list can be broad and sporadic.  If my parents are to be believed, I was once afraid of gloves (yes, gloves!)  And my sister possessed the unusual foreboding that she couldn’t go in the bathtub, lest a rogue ostrich who had stumbled into our abode might attack her.  (You heard correctly: my sister was afraid there was an ostrich in the bathtub).  There seems very little in the way of pattern or predictability when examining what scares us when we’re young.

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