Fearology: Scared to be Alive

March 5, 2018 // 15 Comments

  When the Sun goes to sleep—imaginary monsters wake up. Secretive abominations hide underneath our beds, while Boogeymen stalk the unseen corners of our closet. Nocturnal furry things live in the woods, and their territory is just beyond your cozy bed. A wall separates you from the wild [Click Here & Be Scared!]

Fearology: Screamers

July 25, 2016 // 28 Comments

Ahhhh! Oh. Excuse me. Pardon the involuntary airy expulsion. How come bipedal mortals (humans) scream when they’re scared? Have you noticed that? Perhaps you’ve been the victim of an involuntary airy expulsion. What caused it? One of them eight-legged atrocities? A scary movie that most [Click Here & Be Scared!]

Is There A Monster Underneath Your Bed?

July 4, 2016 // 39 Comments

  Mommy kisses you on the forehead. She pulls a blanket under your chin and then turns on a nightlight. The wooden floorboards squeal underneath her feet while you pull the cover underneath your quivering eyes. Mommy stands in the doorway—a black shadow creeps across the floor as she waves a [Click Here & Be Scared!]

Fearology: The Wretched Gut

March 19, 2014 // 7 Comments

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 [Click Here & Be Scared!]

Fearology: The Paradox of Mortality

March 17, 2014 // 3 Comments

Fear can preserve life, while at the same time causing it to prematurely deteriorate into perpetual death. Everyone felt paralyzed by fear at some point in their life. A hideous phobia has the potential to put someone’s mortality at risk, even though that same fear normally provides a [Click Here & Be Scared!]

Anatomy of Fear: Dissection

March 7, 2014 // 5 Comments

Close the windows and lock the door. See that apron? Put it on. You’re going to need it. Grab the spines. I’ll hold on to the horns…and let’s carry it to the examination table. We’re going to dissect the embodiment of fear.   Are you wondering what’s going [Click Here & Be Scared!]

Fearology: Death’s Attraction

March 6, 2014 // 2 Comments

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 [Click Here & Be Scared!]