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Fangs have historically been the center piece of most fictional characters. Vampires, werewolves and monsters all have them. Different size fangs and fang positions have existed throughout literature/theatrical history. Fangs create the image of wild beasts such as bears, lions and wolves that we as humans have been fearful of for centuries. Any type of fang has been a warning ...

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Goth and Horror


Modern day Goth has evolved from the 80’s punk ties being first coined by a band manager Anthony Wilson of ‘Joy Division’. He described the band as ‘Gothic compared to the pop mainstream’ the scene eventually started taking on a more ‘Gothic’ look, dressing in darken clothing, mimicking the tall shadow filled buildings of the Gothic Period. Goth transformed from ...

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Ghosts and Goblins – in film and Beyond


Ghosts have always been present from the moment man could make up stories about the unexplained. The Bible even references ghosts in various parts to help put an almost tangible creature to help explain some unexplainable events or interactions between people and the ‘unknown’. Even Jesus is referenced as part of the Holy Ghost or Holy Spirit. But where would horror ...

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What is fear? We hear the word and already our heart starts pumping a bit faster, we can feel our sweat glands begin to open, our palms get sweaty and get that all too familiar gross clammy feeling. FEAR can be broken down into an acronym, False Evidence Appearing Real. This is something any and all motivation speakers will tell ...

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