When you take a step back you start to notice some eery similarities in all our scary stories. We explain the dark secrets that shape our scariest stories.
Disclaimer: there is crude language in this video (admittedly from a crude comedy website), but this is actually a very philosophical and insightful piece about the cultural reasons. In the U.S., scary movies take place in the wilderness while British horror legends are usually urban. What does this mean about the societies that created these 'scary stories.' Why are our fears culturally-based? Why do we have 'urban legends' and 'camp fire' stories?