It’s dark you are watching attentively and suddenly you make a small sudden jerk as you feel your heart jump. Turns out watching horror movies is good for your health and here are 5 reasons why :
1.It can reduce anxiety: Watching horror movies makes you produce increased amounts of adrenaline, glucose and cortisol. This is what causes you to feel tense in the movie. However because this is a situation you put yourself in, it makes you feel safe in comparison to the real world dangers.
2.Increase your brain activity : According to researchers watching horror movies releases neurotransmitters which causes the brain to be more active and more alert.
3. Improves your immune system: A study showed that after watching a horror movie people had an increase in there white blood cells. White blood cells are the ninjas of the body who beat up virus and bacteria particles.
4.Stimulate your DNA : So historically speaking we are built to fight in order to survive however we don’t get much of that here in the concrete jungle. Watching horror movies makes you feel like you are in the fight or flight situation, this stimulates your DNA.
5.Reduce stress: This one will only work if you actually like watching horror movies. So I would think it can work for pretty much any genre you enjoy watching. Seeing something you like reduces your stress level.