Submitted by spirited-astray
Many classic horror icons and other disturbing creatures share common characteristics. Pale skin, dark, sunken eyes, elongated faces, sharp teeth, and the like. These images inspire horror and revulsion in many, and with good reason. The characteristics shared by these faces are imprinted in the human mind.
Many things frighten humans instinctively. The fear is natural, and does not need to be reinforced in order to terrify. The fears are species-wide, stemming from dark times in the past when lightning could mean the burning of your tree home, predators could be hiding in the dark, heights could make poor footing lethal, and a spider or snake bite could mean certain death.
The question you have to ask yourself is this:
What happened, deep in the hidden eras before history began, that could effect the entire human race so evenly as to give the entire species a deep, instinctual, and lasting fear of pale beings with dark, sunken eyes, razor sharp teeth, and elongated faces?
… Just be careful out there.
Where is that white people gif of them dancing in snuggies.
I need it now.
This is a silly question. There is no such thing as species memory. We don’t have a collective subconscious. Protip: Jung was full of shit on this one.
Sure, you all may shrug this off. But were you really not scared, or at least startled, when you scrolled down and saw this on your dash? BECAUSE I WAS FUCKING TERRIFIED!!!
Sorry, no. More turned on than anything else.
….WHAT?! I REGRET NOTHING!
I agree with the comment above. And I regret nothing either!
Posted on Thursday, 7 June 2012
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