The Anatomy of Fright – Why We Love to Scare Ourselves

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Mental control may separate the horror of a scary movie from the terror of a truly dangerous situation. 

Dracula, Frankenstein, witches, ghosts and goblins are all around us at this time of year — and Hollywood keeps them at our beck and call for the rest of the year as well. Scary movies allow us to experience the tonic of a good fright whenever we want one, but why do people seek out that experience?

 

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