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The Call of the Void

What is it about heights that can have such a dizzying effect on us, and send us into a slow panic. Perhaps it is the fear of falling into a known end, the fear of the void just be...

Methinks I See Thee, Now

It is the root of all our fears. The heart of the human condition. The knowledge of our own death shapes us from our youngest ages. But is our mortality inescapable, or, like so ma...

A Man of Wealth and Taste

Call him what you will, by any of his myriad names, the Devil still inspires fear in an increasingly secular world. And convince yourself as you might that he does not exist, part ...

Since time immemorial, humans have marvelled at the moon in the night sky. We made it our mission to reach it, to step on it, and in doing so uncover its secrets. And yet the moon ...

The Big Blue

Water can be soothing and comforting. It is easy to drift away in it and leave the world above the surface behind. But in a flash it can turn from something that embraces you into ...

Beauty is not something we typically associate with being scared. It is alluring and aesthetically pleasing, but in many ways it can also be dangerous. And perhaps the scariest thi...

Unlucky for Some

Numerology has long been part of our every day superstitions. And while we think of numbers as objective, in actuality we often attach to them special meaning. Perhaps we use our l...

The Killing Joke

We have all become accustomed to the grim visage of the distorted and subverted clowns of our childhood. Films and books have long traded on our fear of that painted face, and have...

Forms of Fright

Ghosts can seem like a relic to a quaint past, a past where folklore was more than mere tales and hauntings were all too commonplace. And yet in a world where secularisation and at...

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