I hate scary stories. They annoy me.
Its the same reason I dont fall back on pop-culture ‘viruses’ to explain real virology– I dont need to make up fake scary viruses. There are REAL scary viruses.
Likewise, you dont need to make up scary stories about ‘mad scientists’. There are very real humans who were scientists who have done terrible, horrifying things. The New Yorker has a story up about one such scientist, Amy Bishop. A scientist who killed three and wounded three more of her colleagues in 2010 for denying her tenure.
From what I have read, it is an excellent piece of writing, but I admit I couldnt read it all the way though.
I guess I dont like real scary stories either.