At some point in adult life, things that are supposed to symbolize innocent fun in childhood become terrifying. Or maybe the fear is always there, but only as adults can we finally admit that the clown at a neighbor's birthday party haunted our dreams or that we didn't want to be alone in a room with Aunt Mabel's doll collection. The reality is simply a Freudian dislike for the "uncanny"--those things and places that seem simultaneously familiar and repulsive. And horror movies have made great use of the idea... More >>>