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    Studies prove the strange benefit of screaming and fear during horror movies on health

    Studies have proven the ability of horror movies to relieve stress and anxiety by giving a certain degree of comfort within the excitement and goosebumps.

    Director Wes Craven stated that horror films do not create fear, but rather release it, by venting the things that frighten us, interacting with them and releasing adrenaline, according to what was published by the “Trends Blogger” website.

    Finally, horror films attracted many, and although many in academia did not see any benefit for this type of film, “Netflix” described it as a scary wizard that shows what disturbs man.

    Dr Andrew Scahill, author of The Rebel Child in Horror Cinema, said: “There was a concern about what annoys people in the horror genre.” He continued, “Early criticism of horror film came from this place where horror cinema was seen as empowering sadism. and that, essentially, it has given the body and physique an illusion that should not be nurtured.”

    Scientists began to change their view of horror films after the noticeable increase in their popularity, and they noticed how viewers act as an active receiver of what is presented to them, in addition to a deep interaction with this dark matter, revealing things that go beyond the apparent in the human psyche, explained by Scahill through the theory of “mother.”

    Alternative” which says that horror films allow the fear of death to be controlled by giving an alternative idea, and that the danger our body senses is contradicted by the sense of safety in comfortable seats, so that the body is stimulated in a safe environment which may in fact be an effective treatment process.

    Kurt Oakley, founder of MVT in San Francisco, likened the audience’s alternative experience with horror movies to the practice of therapy, in which the patient is exposed to pressure in a controlled environment to reduce its impact. It helps in managing daily stress and fears, as it is a means of venting.

    Director Jonathan Barkan revealed the interaction of horror films with mental health through the documentary “Mental Health and Horror”, where he confirmed his handling of these feelings through his personal experience in his sister’s battle with cancer, through which she faced an unknown and invisible monster where horror became a means to confront this monster and most importantly see that monster defeated, Barkan said, “I have learned that many people see and use horror in different, unique and beautiful ways to help their mental health,” and continued, “The ways in which we react to horror are as diverse and amazing as the species itself.” .