9 surprising facts scientists learned by watching horror movies

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Oct 2, 2013

Viewers watch horror movies because they love a good fright. But who's watching the watchers of horror movies? Scientists and researchers, that's who, and they're doing so because horror movies are a ripe field for those who want to learn more about the physiological and psychological responses to fear.

 

Or maybe they just want to rewatch Jigsaw get a saw in his throat, because that never gets old.

For the second of our 31 posts celebrating the 31 days of Halloween, take a look at what science has learned from horror movies.