steepholm (steepholm) wrote,

Meanwhile, in a nice modern lift somewhere in Brazil...

Why is it that small ghostly girls are so much scarier than small ghostly boys?

Is it simply because they trigger memories of The Exorcist, The Shining, The Ring, etc.?* Or do those films themselves draw at some more ancient well of horror? Either way, if that had been a six-year-old boy I don't believe people would have been quite as freaked.

* None of which I've seen, by the way: just reading the Wiki entry for The Ring spooked me for days.
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