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    RoyalOrient
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    This is an odd and random fact that I came across….Wes Craven credits Cambodia as inspiration for his movie, A Nightmare on Elm Street.

    The basis of the film was inspired by several newspaper articles printed in the LA Times in the 1970s on a group of Cambodian refugees, who, after fleeing to America from Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge regime, were suffering disturbing nightmares, after which they refused to sleep. The basis of the film was inspired by several newspaper articles printed in the LA Times in the 1970s on a group of Cambodian refugees, who, after fleeing to America from Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge regime, were suffering disturbing nightmares, after which they refused to sleep. Some of the men died in their sleep soon after. Medical authorities called the phenomenon Asian Death Syndrome.[9][10]sudden unexplained death syndrome or Brugada syndrome. The condition itself afflicted only men between the ages of 19-57 and is believed to be sudden unexplained death syndrome or Brugada syndrome.

    Scroll down to Production and development to read more.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Nightmare_on_Elm_Street

    [Message last modified 02-24-2010 11:05pm by RoyalOrient]

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    seashore82
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    We can’t get any credit for anything positive. Always have something to do with death.

    #1583424
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    VWAaron
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    wow, that’s why i was always freaked out by this series

    #1583425
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    linnnie
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    My professors would always dock my points for citing wikipedia lol.

    #1583426
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    That’s why instead of citing wikipedia, you cite the references wikipedia uses but you really just read/write what’s in wikipedia.

    [i]Originally posted by linnnie[/i]
    My professors would always dock my points for citing wikipedia lol.

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    [i]Originally posted by seashore82[/i]
    We can’t get any credit for anything positive. Always have something to do with death.

    Yup, war and sex trade.

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    #1583428
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    [i]Originally posted by Korbelicious[/i]

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    [i]Originally posted by seashore82[/i]
    We can’t get any credit for anything positive. Always have something to do with death.

    Yup, war and sex trade. [/quote]

    also forest of ecstacy. haha

    #1583429

    seashore82
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    lol you are right..for some strange reason if see a show on tv and they are talking about Cambodia i made sure i record it and show it to my parents and grandmother

    [i]Originally posted by crazymonk[/i]

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    [i]Originally posted by Korbelicious[/i]

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    [i]Originally posted by seashore82[/i]
    We can’t get any credit for anything positive. Always have something to do with death.

    Yup, war and sex trade. [/quote]

    also forest of ecstacy. haha[/quote]

    #1583430
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    Sovie
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    ^^ Add this one to your list. On True Blood they play a Dengue Fever song and they even titled the episode after one of the band’s album. T was watching it the other day and he’s like that sounds like Khmer music and sure enough it was. :D

    http://bobbleheaddiary.wordpress.com/
    #1583431
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    [i]Originally posted by RoyalOrient[/i]
    Some of the men died in their sleep soon after. Medical authorities called the phenomenon Asian Death Syndrome.

    I’m more interested in this Asian Death Syndrome:

    September 23, 1988 / 37(37);568-570
    Update: Sudden Unexplained Death Syndrome Among Southeast Asian Re fugees — United States

    http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00001278.htm

    CMAJ. 1996 September 1; 155(5): 537–540.
    Sudden unexplained death in Asian immigrants: recognition of a syndrome in metropolitan Toronto.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1335032/?page=1

    I’ve heard of these stories by the old folks of people dying in their sleep, but I always thought it was fake and if it were real, that they were explained deaths. The old folks probably have an explanation, too bad I didn’t pay attention to them…

    #1583432
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    Seems like this thing is caused by some ghost in SEA culture:

    “The medical folklorist Shelley Adler postulates that a supernormal nocturnal experience that is part of Hmong traditional beliefs can trigger the fatal syndrome. The experience is referred to as a “night-mare,” not in the modern sense of a bad dream, but rather in its original denotation as the nocturnal visit of an evil being that threatens to press the very life out of its terrified victim. Hmong refugees in the United States experience a culture-specific manifestation of the universal nightmare phenomenon. The Hmong Nightmare (known as dab tsog ) causes cataclysmic psychological stress, which can trigger sudden death.

    http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-3407200270.html

    #1583433
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    i wonder if there is an updated study.

    Originally posted by agent0o5
    Seems like this thing is caused by some ghost in SEA culture:

    “The medical folklorist Shelley Adler postulates that a supernormal nocturnal experience that is part of Hmong traditional beliefs can trigger the fatal syndrome. The experience is referred to as a “night-mare,” not in the modern sense of a bad dream, but rather in its original denotation as the nocturnal visit of an evil being that threatens to press the very life out of its terrified victim. Hmong refugees in the United States experience a culture-specific manifestation of the universal nightmare phenomenon. The Hmong Nightmare (known as dab tsog ) causes cataclysmic psychological stress, which can trigger sudden death.

    http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-3407200270.html/quote

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