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Why We Love Being Scared

BOO!! Did I scare you? Did you like it? Of course you did. That’s why you’re reading this in the first place. Some people love it and some people hate it. I love it! That’s what inspired this evil labor of love. But what is it about it that we love so much? What drives us to search out the scariest things we can find? Why do we love having the crap scared out of us??

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I.HATE.CLOWNS.

I.HATE.CLOWNS. I have said this before, and I will say it again – I. HATE. CLOWNS. I don’t have a good reason. I just do. There’s no traumatizing clown experience in my past or anything like that. Feel free to make fun of me, you won’t be the first or the last…

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The Iron Maiden

The more I write about torture methods, the happier I am that I wasn’t alive when they were used. Today’s device is the Iron Maiden a/k/a the Nuremberg Virgin. The most famous version of it was built in Nuremberg, Germany, hence the name…

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Is This You?

Look out horror fans, we’re being studied! Apparently, scientists and psychologists have decided to try and determine the types of people that enjoy being scared. I’m no genius or anything (if you could see all of my spelling errors as I write this, you’d totally agree), but as far as I’m concerned, you either like to be scared or you don’t. It’s as simple as that! But…

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Do You Want to Be a Horror Writer?

Writing can be hard sometimes. Though we mostly write personal opinions here at Scary Matter, we do put in quite a bit of research to get our facts straight. I can only imagine how hard it is to write an entire novel or screenplay!..

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What Makes a Good Horror Story

I know that everyone has their own idea of scary. But let’s face it, we’ve all been there. You sit down with a “horror novel” and a few chapters later you’re ripping it up to use in the fireplace. The story is too slow and the plot has been done a thousand times. Does anyone want another story about the tortured vampire falling in love with a mortal, and then turning them (even though they swore they never would) after a zillion chapters so they can “be together for eternity”? …

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Ghost Photography

We’ve all seen pictures with ghosts in them. They’re the original photobomb. The ones people claim are evidence of a haunting. Did you know that after the Civil War, people would pay to have their picture taken in the hopes of the spirit of a loved one showing up?

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The Iron Chair

Here’s a lovely piece of furniture that is sure to look good on anyone’s deck or patio. It’s a great conversation starter or designated seat for an in-law. It was used in Medieval Times until around the late 1800s…

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Sleep? No Thanks!

As much as the thought of a solid 8 hours of sleep sounds beautiful, it hasn’t happened for me in quite some time. I’ve always bounced between having insomnia or nightmares. Oh well…that’s what coffee is for. But the more horror movies I watch, the more I think that sleep isn’t all it’s cracked up to be…