I love watching horror movies! Horror is one of my favorite genres. I love the adrenaline rush that I get from watching them. Some horror films work better than others on me. I like films that mess with my head and make me feel uncomfortable when the lights go out. A couple of my favorite kind of horror films are The Conjuring and Session 9. Slasher films with lots of murder and blood don't really do it for me.
Here's a great video essay called The Psychology of Scary Movies, from FilmmakerIQ.com, that goes deep in the human mind and dissects our fascination with being scared. It explores eight theories of why we enjoy watching horror films.
Watch the video below and let us know what kind of horror films are most effective for you. What are some of your favorite horror movies?