Fans of horror movies are afraid of a pandemic, less than others

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Fans of horror movies are afraid of a pandemic, less than others

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The First horror films started to appear in the nineteenth century — even then, this genre has been thousands of fans around the world. Today, horror movies about maniacs, monsters and world catastrophes from time to time looks almost everyone. Scientists believe that scary movies are popular because they allow us to experience the extreme experience and get a dose of adrenaline just sitting on the couch. As it turned out, watching horror movies is also useful in helping people prepare for large-scale problems like the pandemic coronavirus. Horror lovers, though a little afraid of all kinds of diseases and difficult situations in society, but still with interest I read about them in news and articles. Consequently, they are more informed about what is happening in the world and how to act in order to "survive". But the people who are trying to protect themselves from reality, prepared to fewer problems.

Why watch horror?

The Use of horror films was proven by scientists of the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the author of the scientific work of scrivner Coltan (Coltan Scrivner), many fans of horror films there is a "morbid curiosity" to unpleasant subjects like crime and dangerous diseases. Watching horror movies, these people can put themselves in the place of movie stars and relive terrible events. When the fashion industry only began to spread in China, many people reviewed not very popular earlier, the movie "Contagion" from Director Steven Soderbergh. It also describes the virus that swept virtually the entire world. Viewers found this story very interesting despite the fact that the same terrible events occur in reality.

According to the Coltan scrivner watching movies like "Contagion", people can at least in fantasy to survive the worst scenario of life. They even slightly start to understand what to do in certain situations and what action is better to abstain. From this we can conclude that horror fans with less fear and more passion looking for information on an unpleasant but important things. On our website there are several articles on the subject of coronavirus, which can cause anxiety — for example, here is the story of how a man . If American scientists have put forward the correct assumption that most people who read this material, often watching movies.

Another intense film on the topic of viruses

Use of horror films

To prove the relationship between love of horror movies and interest in the "disturbing" subjects, the researchers conducted a survey among 310 people in the age from 18 to 72 years. The study authors were interested in the following:

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  • what are the genres of movies watch volunteers;
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  • do they read news and articles about coronavirus;
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  • whether they feel stress during a pandemic.

As predicted by scientists, lovers of horror films react to the pandemic coronavirus calmer than fans of comedies and romantic films. Supporters of the horror stories shared that were actively looking for information about how the coronavirus . Consequently, they were more than the others informed about what to do to not catch a disease. From this it follows that they were safer for their health.

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The fact that horror movies help people to prepare for scary situations, was reported by other groups of scientists. For example, a researcher Matias Clasen (Matthias Clasen) noted that fans of horror in his imagination have many times experienced a global catastrophe for them . Watching the action movie stars, people practice so-called "vicar learning" — that is, learning from the mistakes of others.

The Relationship between love horror movies and readiness for pandemics is, of course, interesting. Only this does not mean that to find peace you can simply "tickling" their nerves at the TV. It is necessary to learn critical thinking, learn to look for reliable sources of information and strictly follow the recommendations. About how to behave when fear of coronavirus, wrote my colleague Love Sokovikova — she had carefully studied the advice of psychologists and .

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