- Dr. Carl Jung believed horror films “tapped into primordial archetypes buried deep in our collective subconscious – images like shadow and mother play important role in the horror genre”.
- Horror films are watched as a way of purging negative emotions and/or as a way to relieve pent-up aggression.
- Horror movies are enjoyed because thepeople on screen getting killed deserve it.
- Cultural historian David Skal has argued that horror films simply reflect our societal fears.
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