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The History of Horror Movies

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Mrs. Scheetz art classes made horror movie themed art work.

Mrs. Scheetz art classes made horror movie themed art work.

Mrs. Scheetz art classes made horror movie themed art work.

Nicole B., Staff Writer

Have you ever wondered why you get scared while watching a horror movie or why you act differently after watching one? Are there even the benefits of watching a horror movie? If you answer yes to any of these questions, then you’ve come to the right place!

We all know that there are a lot of people that do like horror movies and there are some that don’t. One thing that most people don’t really think about is while they are watching horror movies is that we are actually facing our fears while watching. This is good for distracting us from our actual stress in real life, but at the same time, while watching horror movies, we are facing our biggest fears. Some people hate horror movies because some people can get scared very easily; this can be because some people feel a negative energy while watching a horror movie. This negative energy  activates the nervous system and causes people to feel  scared and worried, but this  really just depends on whether you’re a fan of horror movies or not.

“Being scared and fearful is not only  common it’s completely natural,” says Natasha Sharma, a psychotherapist, in Toronto. In this world, there are two types of fears; there is natural fear and then there is everyday threats. People like being scared for their own reasons whether it’s the thrill they get from being scared or the horror they see from watching horror movies. Some people don’t watching scary movies because it introduces them to their greatest fears in life. On the other hand, some people like horror movies because some people enjoy being scared and/or screaming. This is because they are able to understand that the movie is not real and love the thrill of getting scared and getting over there greatest fears.

The most watched horror movies over the years would be The Shinning, Jaws , IT, and the Exorcist These have been the most popular because they have given the greatest scares to everyone. Many people consider theses movies unforgettable .The Shining is the most popular because ratings say that it has been # 1 to get the blood pumping in your veins  and has said  that the shining scars  mostly everyone that watches.

A lot of people don’t know that watching horror movies can have some benefits; for example, watching a scary movie can burn off calories and increase your immune system. Watching something scary gets your blood pumping, which gets your heart rate up.  This can burn calories, which is very surprising to a lot of people! Who knew that watching horror movies have some good benefits on your health?!       

Sometimes, just watching a couple of horror movies can be a good distraction that goes on in our life because someone could watch a movie instead of stressing and worrying about what they have to get done.  Watching a horror movie is good because you focus on your fears more than what’s going on in your life, or you can just take a break from reality and enjoy a good scare.  

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