Don’t Fear The Reaper: Why Is Death In Pop-Culture Rarely Scary?

After reviewing some of the screen’s best and creepiest clowns, I got thinking. Clowns shouldn’t be scary at all. On the face of it, they’re just some jump dressed up in bright colours, clunky shoes and make up. And yet many people cack their pants at the sight of them. But someone, or something, that should legitimately be scary is death. The faithful scythe wielding grim reaper.

Yet, when you look through representations of the skeletal chap, in many cases death isn’t portrayed as frightening or scary, as clowns so frequently are. Instead, he’s made a bit of a joke of. Continue reading “Don’t Fear The Reaper: Why Is Death In Pop-Culture Rarely Scary?”

Horror Game ‘Ghost Theory’ Wants To Take You Ghost Hunting

With the sheer volume of horror films that flood the market on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis it easy to feel like you’re watching the same scary movie again and again. And once you’re used to the most used horror tropes, you often come to expect each and every scare.

Luckily, when it comes to getting a fright, video games have got us covered.

Even though games have being scaring the actual bollocks off of us for decades, the quality of graphics and technology now makes it a more realistic, immersive and all round pant-wettingly good experience. Everything from Evil Within to Five Nights at Freddys has had people on the edge of their seats in ways films rarely manage recently.

So whenever a new contender arrives, it’s always exciting. Enter Ghost Theory.
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