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There Is A Batman Hotel Room With Your Name On It

Bat-signal and Batmobile included. Adulthood sold separately.

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Astronomers Discover Black Hole 12 Billion Times Bigger Than Our Sun

Researchers at Peking University have announced the discovery of one of the largest black holes known to science. The black hole, named SDSS J010013.02, is 12 billion times bigger than our sun, and six times bigger than other black holes of equivalent age.

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Man Builds ‘Star Wars’ Millennium Falcon Guitar

Doni from Doni’s Custom Guitars has built two Millennium Falcon guitars, and they are pretty awesome!

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Comic Book Heroes Mixed with Mythology!

Hey everyone! Welcome to the first complete edition of The Drawing Board here on the SourceFed website. Like we said last week, we’re really excited about this format and we hope you are too. This week’s theme was Comic Book Heroes Mixed with Mythology. We had some pretty kick ass designs for this so without further ado, LET’S TAKE A LOOK! These first three all come from Ioannis Hadjikyriakou. The Speedy Messenger Well done. The Flash here is running through Centropolis, which, along with the S.T.A.R. temple, are a great couple of nods toward The Flash’s mythology. The circular stitching

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Turkish Men Take To The Streets In Mini-Skirts For Women’s Rights

The February 11 murder of 20-year-old Turkish woman Ozgecan Aslan has sparked international outrage, with men and women vehemently protesting the brutal strain of violence against women and gender inequality in the country.

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Power Rangers Goes DARK?!

Actors James Van Der Beek and Katee Sackhoff lent their talent to producer/actor Adi Shankar (Dredd, The Grey, Lone Survivor, and fan film The Punisher: Dirty Laundry) for his gritty, violent rework of the Power Rangers franchise. Rest assured, it’s awesome.

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It’s Official: YouTuber Steven Suptic (AKA mlgHwnT) Has Joined The SourceFed Family! Check Out Our Exclusive Interview With Him!

If you haven’t heard, the DeFranco Creative team is officially welcoming the wonderful YouTube gamer and animator Steven Suptic into our arsenal of friends and hosts. Suptic is now a producer and host for Discovery Digital Networks‘ video division, officially joining the network’s comedic entertainment news and information series, SourceFed/SourceFedNERD. Steven’s YouTube channel, where he goes by mlgHwnt has over 545,000 subscribers watching his content. Along with his kick ass gaming skills, he’s also a skilled animator and has animated many projects, including the series To Kill a YouTuber. We’re super excited to have him here, so we sat him

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Simon Pegg Kills People In ‘Kill Me Three Times’ Red-Band Trailer

The Peggster just being awesome and taking names…and lives.

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Aquaman’s Costume Revealed and More DC Comic News!

The first image of the One True King has arrived.

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Fifty Shades Trailer (Parody)

50 Shades of Grey. 50 Shades of Grey. 50 Shades of Grey. You’ve probably heard something about the movie by this point. It hit theaters on February 13th and is still running strong, taking in $237.7 million globally on opening weekend (although that number includes early screenings Wednesday night all the way through Sunday). Domestically, it garnered over $102 million on a $40 million budget. So yeah, it’s pretty popular. What do we do with something so popular? We give it our own spin. Mr. Zaragoza will see you now. If you liked that, don’t forget to check out our

Horror Film Reactions

Horror Film Reactions – Why different people respond differently to Scary Movies

You’ve heard me say it time and again in movie club.  I hate scary movies.  I understand that many people love them and they have inspired many cult followings.  As I’m writing this, I’m sitting in a room with Joe and Steve watching “Cabin in the Woods.”  I have been assured that it is more comical than horrific and that I’ll enjoy it.  I am doubtful, hence my writing this blog to distract me from the film.

In order to help me not feel so much like a wuss, I did a little research into theories of why some people love scary films and why others hate them.  The findings of Joanne Cantor, Ph.D, Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Glenn Sparks, Ph. D. Professor at Purdue University both have some interesting ideas on the subject.

Sparks says different people feel differently after the movie.  In testing, everyone’s heart rate, breathing, and blood pressure increase and this causes people to have heightened experiences of whatever happens after the film without being aware of it.  If you watch something scary then have a great rest of your night, you are more likely to associate good feelings with scary films.  This is called the excitation transfer process.  I cannot remember any specific negative experiences after scary movies, besides, well, being scared, so let’s move on.

Sparks also says some people are simply built to like the adrenaline rush whereas others do not.  People who do not like horror films are most likely people who do not like rollercoasters.  I love rollercoasters, so that must not be it either.

Another theory for people loving horror films because the gore and intense circumstances are completely out of the ordinary.  People want to watch them for the same reason everyone slows down when passing an accident.  Cantor also says that people could watch horror films simply to enjoy the special effects.  The problem, even for these people, is that negative emotions are stored in a different part of the brain and are held onto longer than positive emotions.  For example, I saw Alien when I was young and I still cannot even hear X-Files music without freaking out.

Speaking of kids, Cantor says that kids of different ages are more affected by different things.  From age 5-7, anything they see on TV is perceived as real and very scary.  After age 7, more realistic threats, such as murder and kidnapping, are frightening.  And in the teenage years, abstract ideas become the most frightening, like supernatural forces or unexplained disease epidemics.  I think I hit each of these types of films at some point in my childhood and have memories of being scared for months after each.  The worse part is that my parents did not allow these viewings.  I did this to myself, like an idiot.

I am now almost at the end of “Cabin in the Woods” and while there were both funny and interesting moments throughout, the good does not justify the awful feeling in my chest right now, nor the countless number of times I will let my overactive imagination freak me out tonight when I get home.  Ugh…

QuestionHow do you feel about horror films?  What’s the most frightening film you’ve ever seen?

Comments

  1. Jose Quezada says:

    I gotta admit I love the rush that I get when watching scary movies, and I also get a kick out of the feeling I’m left with afterwards. Like any noise or shadow I see gives me this little thrill and I get scared and excited at the same time. Lov’em!

  2. GhostHunter says:

    I love horror movies, mostly supernatural ones. I just enjoy the excitation that comes with it. Though I rarely get really scared, sometimes it hits me and I really enjoy these moments. Like an adrenaline rush. I feel some kind of safety around me and my happiness intensifies at the same time. For example I like to lay down in my bed under the warm curtain and enjoy the feelings of warmth and happiness that I am where I am, I discover more gratefulness for everyday things and after horror movies I have more energy and am more creative. I also enjoy sometimes when it hits me real hard, when I imagine I see ghosts around the house (I don’t actually see them), like I’d want to see them for real lol. And I feel this tiny bit of being both scared and somehow happy at the same time for some hours after the movie. Anyway, it’s fun for me. I even went to a graveyard at night once just to see if there will happen anything spectacular. Nothing did, but these movies give me this childish curiosity and it’s just great. :)

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