As long as stories have existed, we’ve been telling scary ones—in conversation, by campfire light, in literature and onscreen.

But what’s the real reason we spin tales of ghosts, zombies and assorted boogeymen? To symbolize fears of the real world. Moreover, these stories morph over time to reflect the anxieties of each generation. From giant lizards born from an atom bomb to aliens hiding in plain sight, see how our imagination often reflects what really keeps us up at night.

 

 

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