a Group of American scientists claims that viewing horror films and movies about the pandemic helps psychologically to cope with the epidemic of the coronavirus. This conclusion is made based on the study of 310 volunteers. The material on this study is available on the website psyarxiv.com.
it turned Out that horror lovers were less prone to negative States during the pandemic and experienced less psychological stress. But an even better indicator of stress were fans of films about zombies and the Apocalypse.
According to scientists, this may be due to the fact that viewing scary movies allows you to feel fear and then overcome it. In principle, this effect is well known. Some scientists believe that hard kids games can be important from the point of view of evolution, as they simulate various dangerous situations. They develop cognitive and motor skills necessary to confront threats in adulthood. And when watching horror movies people can potentially better prepare for dangerous situations, not only physically, but also emotionally.