Why are horror movies comforting? (Explained)

Today I’ll be explaining why horror movies are comforting.

I personally started getting into horror movies after conquering my fear of Chucky and the Child’s Play franchise as a kid.

Why are horror movies comforting?

Horror movies can be comforting because of the relief that they could provide for the watcher. They can provide relief from stressful realities. And they could also let you experience fear in a controlled setting, because it’s only a movie.

Relief from tension

There’s therapeutic benefits to horror movies that help fight mental health problems (such as anxiety).

Controlled fear

One of the coolest thoughts about what horror movies can do intentionally is allow the viewer to experience fear, safely.

Final Thoughts

Horror movies are comforting because they provide relief from tension, and allow you to experience fear in a controlled environment.

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2 responses to “Why are horror movies comforting? (Explained)”

  1. […] For example, there’s people who actually claim that watching horror movies calms their anxiety. […]


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