By directing pulses of light onto specific regions of the brain, researchers from Columbia University Medical Center induced feelings of extreme thirst in perfectly well hydrated mice — causing them to drink the equivalent of seven pints of water for a human.
Sometimes, we're not really sure what the point of a piece of media is, but it seeps into our brains and keeps calling out, "Watch me. Watch me again." Such is the case with Lesley the Pony Has an A+ Day!, a bizarre short film about a smiling pink pony with an earworm of a soundtrack.
Sure, Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1 broke box office records, having the fifth best opening weekend of all time. But Breaking Dawn still doesn't break our hearts the way some other vampire tales do.
On a mission to cure a terrible virus, Priest Sang-hyeon is infected with vampirism - along with a roiling mass of carnal urges and guilt. If you like darkly funny, weird tales, don't miss Thirst from Park Chan-wook ("Oldboy").
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Thirst's vampiric priest is hardly the first man of the cloth to fall prey to his darkest urges. We found plenty of soul-stealing, blood-sucking, eye-gouging, and just plain creepifying priests and preachers who haunt the churches of scifi and horror.
The latest clip for Park Chan-wook's vampire film Thirst shows the proper way to make a priest strongly reconsider his vows. But can this religious vampire hold out for long? His head says no but this clip says yes.
The new vampire movie from Park Chan-Wook (Old Boy) follows the agonizing blood lust of a vampire Priest, and his desires for his best friend's girl in Thirst. Plus school-girl vamps fight winged nasties, in Blood: The Last Vampire.