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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

To Sleep Perchance To Dream; Neat Horror Characters

Okay I am doing the best I can but even a close up of this creepy doll won't work

Anyway the legend of the Old Hag, as well as the Shadow Man, both precursors to the Slender Man meme has been a mainstay in cases of sleep paralysis. Memorialized as far back as the Old Masters these are essentially demons who sit on your chest and absorb your essence as you sleep.

Rooted deeply in the mythos of the incubus and succubus these interesting psychosexual explanations for a natural bodily process feeds our imaginations and stories with terrifying possibilities.

These are better characters to use than a shambling brain dead zombie or plodding bigfoot.

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