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Bizarre Science: Why do we watch horror films?

As Halloween approaches and the nights get darker, lots of people will be settling down to watch a horror film. What is it about these movies that make horror-lovers obsessed with them and keeps them coming back for more jumpscares and gore? What makes someone sign up for a dose of “media-induced masochism”? Science may…

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Why Do We Watch Horror Films?

Horror is one of the most enduringly popular genres of cinema and has been from the very start. Glancing over lists of highest grossing films by year, it is inevitable that behind the barrage of superhero and animation features, a litter of twisted flicks will prove to be some of the biggest earners and local…

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