In all honestly, horror is only a different and grotesque view of reality. It is based upon a person’s perception of a circumstance. The human mind has a tendency to distort the reality of a situation — making something out to be more terrifying than what it really is. What frightens humans the most are typically the most benign. For example:
- The ghostly movements of your living room curtains is really your cat playing behind the draperies with a toy mouse.
- The silhouette of a man that can be seen through the kitchen window is actually a hedge that is in need of reshaping.
- The blood curdling screams from the other side of your wall is only your apartment neighbor yelling at his TV when the Steelers lose.
- The spider that crawls across the bottom of your tub — Oh my GOD! A spider! IT’S A SPIDER! Kill it! Kill it quick with fire!!!
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