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Regarding death as a fear, I think that death is a very real fear for most people, but it may not be their own death that they fear. The idea of losing a spouse or a child can be far more terrifying than facing one's own mortality. But this is an area that should be handled with utmost care, if not avoided all together. After all, we want to scare people, not scar them....

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On 2003-11-06 10:52, Lee Darrow wrote:

When SciFi Channel debuted they show "Fear Factor" my first comment was, "somebody's going to get hurt by a victim taking this too seriously and responding with deadly force." My second comment was, "This show is a lawsuit just ITCHING to happen!"

In one segment of the show, they had a guy take a supposedly deadly shot to the head while the target "friend" was doing the person's HAIR! His hands were washing the lady's head when the "killing" took place (IIRC).


Lee Darrow, C.Ht.


I'm not nuts about the show myself. One of the things that I noticed about the show is the number of actors who are victims. The fellow who was involved in the incident at the barber shop ended up in a commercial I saw a few weeks ago. HMMMM. Bye-bye credibility.

No wonder Shannen Doherty gets jobs emceeing Criss Angel instead of David Blaine.
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I have found by doing my show that many people fear tight small spaces. Being buried alive is still a real fear some people have. Yet, as we have performed such things, people are at the same time fascinated by it. There is a strange psychology that we seem to be drawn to our fears.

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I am working on a show where we Explore peoples fears. So far I have bries alive..
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Brie alive? For those of us who are lactose intolerant that would be scary..
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On 2003-11-06 00:33, ELS wrote:
The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear. And the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown". H.P.Lovecraft

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Actually I think that it is love.
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How bout the fear of being wrongly accused of a crime you didn't commit, and sentenced to LIFE in prison.

- The fear of being raped / molested
- The fear of not being accepted (in a group etc.)
- The fear of being mugged or robbed
- The fear of someone breaking into your house
- The fear of going to hell
- The fear of God?
- The fear of a loved one dying before their time
(your mother or father, son or daughter)
- The fear of public speaking
- The fear of heights
- The fear of insects
- The fear of financial problems
- The fear of flying
- The fear of driving
- The fear of elevators
- The fear of deep water
- The fear of sharks or "Open Water"
- The fear of your spouse being unfaithful
- The fear of feeling afraid (fear itself)
- The fear of change
- The fear of your child getting kidnapped
- The fear of the unknown (or misunderstood)
- The fear of being different
- The fear of a nuclear holocaust
- The fear of being judged
- The fear of going to the doctor
- The fear of Aliens (UFO)
- The fear of not being believed
- The fear of mental illness
- The fear of rabies, West Nile virus or SARS disease
- The fear of getting cancer
- The fear of surgery
- The fear of underground parking garages
- The fear of walking to your car late at night
- The fear of the subway
- The fear of dangerous places (walking thru a bad neighborhood)
- Childrens fear of strangers
- The fear of gaining weight

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Most Common Human Fears:
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Sars Disease:
http://www.koshlandscience.org/exhibitdna/inf01.jsp
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Slightly off topic, but a number of years ago I got stabbed in the stomach and everytime I think of a routine involving smashing hands on spikes / knives or Banachek's version in the stomach it makes me go cold.

I have thought about putting a routine together involving the concept around the story to evoke the feeling of fear in other people as I dice with danger. It would involve genuine fear on my part, even if I was 100% certain, something that should come across to the audience without any need to act it out!

Who knows, if I can get over the feeling I get when I think about it maybe I will do it.
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Re: - The fear of not being exepted (in a group etc.)

is that telling? Axe me no questions and I'll tell you no lies to accept.

Or perhaps the fear of proofreading?

I usually prefer to be exempted Smile
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Townsend, I'm confused?, but I meant, Ones fear of not being accepted into a group or social/political clique, basically the "fear of rejection"

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Salsa,

A friend of mine was performing a "Death Trap" type effect, when he made a mistake and sliced his hand open fairly badly.

He still does the effect and tells me that people often complement him on his acting when he is performing it. He tells me that he doesn't need
to act, he really is afraid of it.

Point is, seems like your instincts are correct on this one.

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Tiresome magicians?
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Tiresome magicians?

HA HA. LOL!
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A few years ago Stephen King wrote a book titled "On Writing." It's intended for writer-types, but has a good section on how he picks up on fears, starting with his own. There's also good material on how to get the point across. Good book, and reads fast. As of this morning, it's available at amazon and probably lots of other places.
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I like to take them into the mind of the person in the effect and then have them experince the Horror with them. Look here for an example of one of my most requested effects.
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This might be a little late but in resonse to Mr. Darrow about "Scare Tatics" they were sued by a victum of a prank. The prank never aired. I don't know the result of the case.

I fear death, I was brought up catholic so I believe in Heaven and Hell. I am scared that I'll end up in Hell.
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How specifically do you expect to tell the difference between heaven and hell?
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On 2004-10-06 13:22, Jonathan Townsend wrote:
How specifically do you expect to tell the difference between heaven and hell?


I think you will know when you get there.
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Heaven is paradise, no want, no need, no hunger or pain.
Hell is just the opposite.
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Life is a system of circumstance presented coincidently in an illusory way.
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