What Are We Really Learning From Scary Stories?
The woman's portrait had hung in his parents bedroom was over 100 years old, but as Alex stared at it that morning he swore he saw a bloody tear drip from her ice blue eye down her pale face.
Tales of bloody tears, looming sharks, and possessed children can be terrifying — that's why we love them!
It's just one of the many things that make the human experience truly remarkable: We can tell stories and scare ourselves. Moreover, being scared can teach us how to overcome other things we fear day to day.