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This is "The Man Who Found Out", by Algernon Blackwood, POSSIBLY the origin of the trope. ✓ Tablets of the Gods ✓ Absolute truth of the nature of the universe ✓ The guy is miserable after he finds it ✓ Other guy flips out ✓ Uses hypnosis to erase his memory ✓ Orders servant to discard the tablets and some burnt papers Then he did a curious thing. Taking ...


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I think I've found a couple options for your mysterious collection. If this was Soft by F. Paul Wilson, it was in Masques: All New Works of Horror and the Supernatural. This was printed a little earlier, in 1984, and seems to be mostly horror. Another collection titled Soft and Others: 16 Stories of Wonder and Dread was also published, in 1990, and also ...


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"Soft" by F. Paul Wilson Can be found in a number of horror fantasy anthologies, including Masques and Soft and Others. See the link above for a full list of places the story has been published. I was lying on the floor watching TV and exercising what was left of my legs when the newscaster’s jaw collapsed. He was right in the middle of the usual plea ...


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Noting that the original querent identified the film as Fright Night. I am 100 percent certain it was the movie Fright Night. I have no idea were I got the Hawaiian shirt from but the scene with the tiger was actually a wolf and the pie was a sandwich. I knew the name Brewster sounded familiar, for 12 years I thought it was just a dream. Now I will watch ...


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Ah, Deathwatch. British war horror movie made in 2002. It was the directorial debut of Michael J. Bassett, who later went on to direct the movie Solomon Kane and starring Jamie Bell and Andy Serkis. Set during World War I, a group of British soldiers "go over the top" in an assault against German lines. However, in the middle of the battle, a ...


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