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From: ABC News

From Halloween to Horror Movies, Why We Love to Be Afraid

ABC News:

On any gloomy day, Michele Sinesky asks her husband to find a good monster movie on television — “The Thing” or “The Tingler.”

“You name it, I’ve seen it twice,” said the 63-year-old grandmother of four from Charlottesville, Va. “For one thing, it’s an old-time memory back to my childhood when we kids would tell each other spooky stories late at night at sleepovers — the sense of someone saying ‘boo’ to you.”

“But I also get an adrenaline rush when the monster jumps out at me,” said Sinesky. “It’s really fun when you can sit there and grab someone’s arm or thigh.”

For those who like the genre, a good horror movie arouses a cocktail of chemistry in the cerebral cortex — the part of the brain that controls memory, perception and consciousness.

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