The Psychology Behind Why We Love Horror

What draws us to horror movies and why do we keep coming back for more? In this video, our team of experts explores the fascinating psychology behind our love for all things horror. From the thrill of being scared to the adrenaline rush of a jump scare, we delve into the science of fear and why it’s so appealing to our minds.

Through research and analysis, we uncover the deep-rooted psychological factors that make horror movies so irresistible to us. From our innate curiosity about the unknown to the cathartic release of our fears, we provide an in-depth understanding of the human psyche and its relationship with horror. If you’re a horror fan or simply curious about the science behind our fascination with the macabre, this video is for you.

We also made a video on how the brain works:

Writer/ Researcher: Se Joon Park
Script Editor: Caitlin McColl
Script Manager: Kelly Soong
Voice Over: Brandon @LittleGhostyOfficialTM
Animator: Tris Canimo
Music & Sound Design: Gower Sun @MidnightCityMusic
YouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong

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