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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Get in touch with your inner marmot

First, a leftover from a few days ago: Another article I came across about "flying" snakes.

And today's link is about musical scores in horror movies.

We all know a good score can really add a lot to a movie. One of my favorite scores is the extra-creepy score for John Carpenter's The Thing. Even hearing the score without the visuals provided by the movie causes the hair on the back of my neck to stand up.

But who knew there was a scientific basis behind it? Who knew that the right music might just tap into the primal part of our brain that still remembers what it was like being a tasty caveman in a world of real monsters looking for a snack?

You can read the article here:
Scary Movie Scores Mimic Nature's Alarms

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