How horror may reduce anxiety and improve mental well-being

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Horror gives us the creeps, but ironically, it also helps us manage our anxieties. Often we think we lack the strength to deal with our everyday worries. But if you saw a murderous clown holding an axe (on your TV…), you could shut off the film—or you could switch off the lights and grab a cosy blanket. You have the choice to feel frightened and anxious when watching a horror film, and you can control the unavoidable misery brought on by external situations. Read full article here

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