"Up next on the frame classic horror movies. That were inspired by real science. We don't BELIEVER BECAUSE PEOPLE STILL IN DRACULA Frankenstein. The mummy and creature from the Black Lagoon are classic. Scary movies with something else in common and they were all inspired by real science. That's the focus of a current exhibit at L.. As Natural History Museum called Natural History of horror. The Frame Contributor Collin Friesen tells us more. The Natural History of horror exhibit isn't the largest display at the natural history museum but on this rainy Weekday Strana Toronto crowd standing by a man sized costume for the creature from the Black Lagoon Chris. A self-described longtime or fan says the attraction to spooky stuff is simple creatures and the stories definitely like the fantasy aspect of it. And he's right. Of course it's a fantasy there is is no actual creature from the Black Lagoon or an actual dracula or well. There was a mommy but not the army. You get it but what this exhibit tries to show people is that that behind the fantasy you can find the unique scientific underpinnings that inspired some classic Hollywood horror and the creature sued is on loan on the original doesn't survive unfortunately and then this mask is pulled from the original cast but that doesn't survive either that senior exhibition developer. Sarah Crawford who put this show together so the story we're talking about in this section is about a silicon if you've ever heard of the seal can't I hadn't but it turns out a sealer can't is a big ugly fish with Gills and a lung lung that was considered the missing link in our evolutionary. Move from the water to the land. It was discovered a few years before they made the creature from the black lagoon and its existence kind of makes the possible existence of the creature logical was. I didn't know a dedicated. Scientists were willing to risk their lives. Live to find out this loan fish. The bridge between vision the Landau. This one was a pay. It hasn't changed in millions of years here here here. We have a clue to answer. Move a little further insight and you'll get an explanation about how without rabies. We might NOT HAVE BEEN GIFTED WITH DRACULA OCULUS. Some scientists think that the vampire legend was inspired by rabies. If you look at the symptoms of both they're kind of similar when you are infected with rabies. You you get over. sexualizing you get hydrophobic. You get averse to strong smells you snarl and then also to major rabies carriers bats and wolves aren't very creatures that Dracula can shift into. No people have always taken things that scare them that they don't understand and come up with antastic and magical explanations and and what this exhibit does so well is reversed that to show the natural or scientific discovery that got us these horror stories in the first place. Take our old PAL Frankenstein. Frankenstein who might never have existed without an Italian doctor slash inventor slash philosopher. who had some kind of weird hobbies Luigi Galvani who it was a scientist in the late? Seventeen hundreds he basically was trying to figure out what made animals move And so he took some severed frog legs put them. I'm outside attached to metal wire to them and wait until they got struck by lightning. This caused a frog legs to move on so he thought okay. I discovered the secret to life You might recognize. Is that scene from Frankenstein right. So Mary. Shelley was very inspired by science and Contemporary Science and she followed the work of Luigi Galvani and mentions him in her introduction to."