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Old 08-16-2016, 04:54 PM   #17421 (permalink)
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Nah clowns are pretty weird looking. Their appearance is an anachronism that feels out of place and unsettling in the modern world.
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Old 08-16-2016, 04:56 PM   #17422 (permalink)
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Their appearance is an anachronism that feels out of place and unsettling in the modern world.
"Gah! How horrific! That's not a culturally relevant thing anymore!"

I'm not buying it.
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Old 08-16-2016, 05:00 PM   #17423 (permalink)
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"Gah! How horrific! That's not a culturally relevant thing anymore!"

I'm not buying it.
It's like old, decrepit animatronics from Chuck E. Cheese. Something that's supposed to be charming and cute, but it's just... off... and wrong.
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Old 08-16-2016, 05:00 PM   #17424 (permalink)
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Well, there is this guy....



King was really scary in the beginning and when reading the stuff during those times. Horror has come so far since that his stuff hasn't kept up as well. Clive Barker totally stole his crown.
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Old 08-16-2016, 05:02 PM   #17425 (permalink)
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It's like old, decrepit animatronics from Chuck E. Cheese. Something that's supposed to be charming and cute, but it's just... off... and wrong.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncanny_valley
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Old 08-16-2016, 05:03 PM   #17426 (permalink)
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I've read King's first two books. Not scary. When I was in my late teens there were a couple scenes from Salem's Lot that were creepy, but never actually scary.
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I've read King's first two books. Not scary. When I was in my late teens there were a couple scenes from Salem's Lot that were creepy, but never actually scary.
Can you let me know a few books you found genuinely scary?
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Can you let me know a few books you found genuinely scary?
The Turn of the Screw and bits of The Exorcist. That's about it for me.
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Old 08-16-2016, 05:20 PM   #17429 (permalink)
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Can you let me know a few books you found genuinely scary?
None. Lovecraft and Poe have great atmosphere, but they are not scary. This is the **** that keeps me up at night and makes me scared to go outside and smoke a cigarette.

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Ever read Ghost Story by Peter Straub. That's the only book that, after reading a brief section, I got goosebumps up and down my back. Hell House has some pretty scary parts. Same with Straub's Koko. The Haunting of Hill House has some pretty terrifying moments. Same with The Colour out of Space.

Read King's Pet Semetary only about a month after my first kid was born and it scared the crap out of me.

I try really hard to put myself inside of the character's heads when I'm reading fiction so maybe that helps a bit.
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