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Monsters through the ages mirror our fears

Oct. 28, 2014

  Halloween is nearly upon us, a night of fright and fun that, for many, will close out a monthlong excuse to read scary stories and watch monster movies.

Horror movies can serve as an opportunity to have some fun with our fears, but they’re also a chance to ponder: What are we most afraid of?

It’s possible to trace people’s fears throughout history by the horror fiction of the times. We sat down with David Sandner, a CSUF professor who teaches a horror fiction class, to find out where some of our most beloved monsters come from and how they’ve aligned with society’s fears at the time. Continue reading the full article  online .

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