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Is it Possible to Be Scared to Death?

Any strong emotional state could do the trick.

Source: Chelsea Beck

A couple weeks ago, along with more than worth of other Americans, I saw the movie As is the case with most horror movies I see, I wasn’t as scared as I hoped to be. At least, I wasn’t especially frightened by the clown Pennywise himself. What did frighten me was the notion that fear itself—what Pennywise ultimately represents—could kill. I may not scare easily in a movie theater, but I scare extremely easily just about everywhere else. If it really is possible for a person to

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