# Why do some individuals enjoy watching horror movies? [closed]

What is a scientific explanation for why some people enjoy watching horror movies?

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## closed as not a real question by Artem Kaznatcheev♦, Vielle, Chuck Sherrington, Josh Gitlin♦Sep 12 '12 at 13:11

It's difficult to tell what is being asked here. This question is ambiguous, vague, incomplete, overly broad, or rhetorical and cannot be reasonably answered in its current form. For help clarifying this question so that it can be reopened, visit the help center.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

This question does not meet our standards of initial research since it is easily answerable by the obvious search query (like 'appeal of horror films'). This SE is for scientific questions about psychology, neuroscience, and other cognitive sciences, as such we expect our questions to be informed and framed in a scientific way when possible. – Artem Kaznatcheev Sep 11 '12 at 15:05
Thanatos, I had to close your question as it was too broad for this site and as Artem mentioned, it doesn't meet our initial research standards. Please don't be discouraged! You received a fairly good answer; please do research this further and ask more detailed followup questions (or totally unrelated questions) – Josh Gitlin Sep 12 '12 at 13:15