Horror movies: Love them or hate them, take them or leave them, everyone ends up watching them regardless. There’s something about that adrenaline rush, that tightening of the stomach, that edge-of-your-seat feeling that keeps us all going back for more. So, since I have a severe passion for the horror genre, I decided to point out why you should watch horror movies. I want you to know that these very things are actually good for your physical and mental health.
1. Get ready for an immune boost.
After watching a scary movie, a study was performed on 32 males and females and it showed some surprising results. The researchers found an increase in white blood cells, which would leave the viewers better suited to fight disease and repair the body. So, it pretty much it boosts your immune system.
2. You Burn Calories:
Yep, you read it correct. You burn calories. In another study, researchers found you can burn up to 220 calories in one sitting by watching notorious favorites. Therefore, you can totally skip leg day today.
3. Helps You Conquer Your Worst Fears:
“Watching horror movies is great for our DNA as although we have memory deep down to deal with situations that may frighten us, as our current environments often don’t put us in that state. Watching a horror movie acts as an emotional trainer for this and generates our DNA to respond.”
So thanks horror movies, lizards are less scary.
4. It Gets Your Adrenaline Pumping:
Research has proven that people who suffer from downheartedness often undergo rapid drops of adrenaline. So, if you’re not feeling too hot, just pop in a good horror flick. Due to the suspense of a horror movie, your brain will trigger that “fight or flight” state, making your body pump out that adrenaline. Therefore, with this little buzz, it gives you a nice energy boost and the potential to release some other “feel good” chemicals like dopamine, etc.
In the end, it’s all up to you which type of horror movie you’d like to try. Let me know your experience 🙂