Here’s How Horror Movies Impact People Differently  
Why do some people love scary movies, while others have nightmares – or won’t watch them at all?

The paradox of horror is that some people enjoy watching situations we definitely want to avoid.  One theory is that the thrill is similar to a roller coaster, or that horror films are a form of stress relief.

But some people become desensitized; and that’s not a good thing. “Many studies have shown that consistent direct exposure — especially among young people — to graphic material, decreases empathy and increases aggression,” Dr. Ramnarine Boodoo said.

Some people completely avoid horror:  People with lower trauma thresholds, and people with anxiety are less likely to enjoy gruesome flicks.

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