Monstrous Sex Ed: The Alien Facehugger
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From the horrors of "Matango" to "The Last of Us," humanoid fungi and shroom-based mind control continue to terrify the human population. Join Dr. Anton Jessup as he explores how real-life carnivorous mushrooms and parasitic fungi match up to the out