Celluloid Scares and Psychological Terror

Why do horror movies scare us?

Simon Spichak
Jul 29, 2020 · 4 min read
Photo by Stefano Pollio on Unsplash

I didn’t particularly appreciate the horror genre for most of my movie-viewing career. I remember watching Scary Movie and Scream while flipping through channels. But I don’t think I sat through a whole horror movie until I was around 20. While studying neuroscience at university, I was interested in taking some of the stranger courses. I…