Marguerite Valentine

Marguerite Valentine

Books for the Psychologically Minded

Migrants and Symbolism:Sci-Fi and Horror

Ever wondered why sci-fi and horror films and books have such a hold on our imagination? Might it be the fear of being invaded by an alien force who want what we have, whether real or imagined, and will stop at nothing to get it; risking their lives in the process. The press  cover of the desperation of migrants is similar, presenting  them as sub-human and capable of the most extreme behaviour and therefore by implication ultimately destructive of the Western way of life. There is a reality and there is a fantasy but there is a difference between them and the hysteria of the press and others doesn’t help. Maybe reading or watching a film which works with these primal fears may put such fears into perspective.

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