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The Psychology Behind Why We Love (or Hate) Horror

The Psychology Behind Why We Love (or Hate) Horror

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Why do we consume horror in the first place?

  • Exposure to terrifying acts, or even the anticipation of those acts, can stimulate us
  • Fright can trigger the release of adrenaline, resulting in heightened sensations and surging energy
  • Another reason we seek horror is to gain novel experiences
  • Being adventurous in th...

  • It's a catalyst for falling in love: Watching a horror movie together with a date may facilitate feelings of romance
  • Conduit for social bonding: Consuming horror in a group is a great way to bond and connect with our friends and family

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