Do you love watching scary movies? Have you ever wondered why? There are three primary factors that make horror films so alluring. They have tension which is generated by suspense, mystery, terror, shock, and gore. They often have an element of personal relevance or cultural meaningfulness, for example, the fear of death. The third element might be a surprise, and that’s the element of unrealism. People pay money to watch horror films, while similar depictions of real-life horror would be avoided at all costs. The reason for this is that horror films are of a fictional nature, and viewers are afforded a sense of control because there is a psychological distance between themselves and what’s happening. A person watching a horror film knows the events are unreal. Whatever the reason, there are many people who enjoy being scared. Movies are the most obvious way to get your horror fix but are there any other ways you can entertain the darker side of your nature?
- Horror Novels
Long before the advent of the horror movie, people were scaring themselves by reading a book. Horror books have been a part of the literary world for years, but it seems that recently they’ve enjoyed an upswing in popularity.
- Horror Apps
We have become a world of app users. Think of something you want to do and there’s often an app for it. No surprise then that lovers of all things horror can find an app when they need a horror fix. If you wish that every day was Halloween it can be with a range of horror apps. Whether you’re a fan of being made to jump out of your skin or prefer to be spooked by a tense atmosphere, there are plenty of horror apps for your mobile device.
- Horror Video Games
Horror video games are a dime a dozen. Some of them are good while others are terrible. The list is very varied and there’s something for all types of horror fans. From splattery gore, through psychedelic architectural spaces to gonzo game mechanics. Whether you want to be terrified or sit on the edge of your seat, there are plenty of horror games up for grabs.
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- Escape Rooms
An escape room or escape game is a mental and physical adventure-based game in which you have to solve a series of puzzles and riddles using clues, hints, and strategy. Not really something that involves blood, guts, and gore, but there is an element of suspense. You get to enter a room, or series of connecting rooms, with your friends and the clock, starts ticking as soon as the door closes behind you. You get to enjoy 60 minutes of your own real life adventure game.