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The Pros And Cons Of Watching Horror Movies

Posted on: September 27th, 2022

Horror is one of the most popular genres when it comes to movies you can watch, either at the cinema or at home. But, as with everything in life, there are pros and cons to everything, and there are certainly pros and cons where horror movies are concerned. And some are more important than others.

Inspiring other content
It’s perhaps overlooked where horror movies are concerned, but many of them have inspired other forms of content over the years, be it TV shows, podcasts or video games. Some of the most popular movies inspire some of the most exciting slots games too. The reach of horror movies is quite incredible, and it proves that people can’t get enough of them when they’re keen to consume other forms of horror content when it comes their way.

An adrenaline rush
There’s no denying that some horror movies are damn scary. And many of them invoke so much fear and horror when watching that they provide viewers with an unmistakable adrenaline rush. Now, many horror movie fans are also adrenaline junkies, so the rush is likely to pay dividends and keep them entertained for a good while after the film has finished.

Burn off a few extra calories
Kind of linked to the above, but horror movies, especially if they invoke an adrenaline rush, are great for burning off a few extra calories. It’s reported that the average film lasting around ninety minutes in total can see viewers burn off around one hundred calories. However, you’d imagine that it will be a case of the scarier the film, the more calories that can be burned.

You could be awake all night
Yes, that’s the truth. Many people love horror movies but what they don’t love is what comes after, which often involves checking under the bed, jumping at every sound and laying awake for hours on end. It’s usually partly to do with what was in the movie just watched and also because of the adrenaline rush’s effect on the body, which will keep viewers alert and focused for a good while before it starts to wear off.

Developing irrational fears
Believe it or not, some people do watch horror movies that literally scar them for life. It’s been seen many times before, with films such as Jaws springing to mind. After watching the movie, people in their droves began avoiding the sea in case they were attacked by a shark. Movies involving spiders and clowns have spawned similar responses over the years, and many attribute what they’ve seen in films to their fears and phobias.

In the main, horror movies are great, and there’s more to like about them than to dislike. If you’re of a nervous disposition or not great when adrenaline hits, it’s potentially wise to give them a wide berth. But, for most people, they’ll provide plenty of nervous excitement and fun.

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