Why Scary Movies Can Be Oddly Comforting
My husband loves horror movies. I watch them with him, but I wouldn't exactly say that I like those kinds of films. I'm a bit of a scaredy cat if I'm being honest. Now I found out that there are some reasons why people really like scary movies.
- People like the feeling of being scared because it puts your body in the fight-or-flight mode. The adrenaline pumping through your veins when you're frightened can get you feeling excited and people really like that feeling!
- It can make you feel connected to those you're watching the scary movie with. Bonding over being scared together is a real thing because horror movies can make you feel vulnerable.
- People feel pleasure sometimes from watching scary movies. Don't ask me why! Those with anxiety can somehow find pleasure in horror movies because the calm down after the movie is so satisfying when you are always just a little bit more high strung in your real life.
Whatever the reason for your fascination with scary movies, I just want to say that I really can't relate, but I push through for my husband and watch those kinds of movies with him anyway.