Blake’s Advice Column
I was talking to my brother in the car one day when he was going to see a movie. He was telling me, that the only movies he enjoyed seeing was horror. That genre has never appealed to me. Do you have any idea why people love to be scared from watching a flick?
From Dolton, Illinois
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Horror movies have been and probably always will be very popular. For the most part, they appeal to violent criminals and to people like your brother that more than likely doesn’t value human life… which may include yours. Many fans who regularly go the theater just to feel terrified, have an abnormal curiosity to know what it feels like to have a heart attack. Another set of people who enjoy the “petrifying scenes”, know they are going to hell, and want to have a general idea of how they’ll be reacting on Judgement Day. But after doing a considerable amount of research trying to find a consistent and accurate profile of people that are addicted to being frightened, it appears to be a medical condition. A gastroenterologist who had conducted a lengthy study recently made his findings public. He concluded that “a sudden jolt of hair raising fear” will benefit a person that is constantly constipated, by spontaneously inducing a bowel movement. I think you know what I mean. I hope this helps.