The Psychology Behind Why We Love (or Hate) Horror - Deepstash

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Why do we consume horror in the first place?

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 this way makes us feel more worldly or daring
  • Horror entrainment may help us (safely) satisfy our curiosity about the dark side of human psyche.

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Benefits of consuming horror

  • 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
  • Post-horror relaxation: While the experience allows for the post-pubertal release of oxytocin, which is often released when we are in frightening situations, it can also trigger a post-traumatic stress disorder

The absence of any of these psychological protective frames in the moment reduces the preference for horror consumption.

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