Sunday, July 8, 2012

Fear of the Dark

Nyctophobia- Fear of darkness or night

We have it when we are usually 2-3 years old and possess an imagination at that point, but too young to understand that imagination isn't real.

Still, as adults, those who love horror movies know something else that ties back to those years of fear of the dark, that we can imagine something scary and react to it, heart beating, palms sweating, jumping and hiding. 

Technically, do we ever learn to distinguish imagination from real threat? Here's just some movies about the dark that might make you wonder....

"Darkness Falls"

"Pitch Black"

"30 Days of Night"

"Don't Be Afraid of the Dark"

1 comment:

  1. A dark forest is my biggest fear. You just don't know what is lurking at you amongst the pitch black trees.