CAS Presents: Why Do We Enjoy Watching Horror Films? with Aaron Garrett

Have you ever wondered why we enjoy watching movies meant to scare us? Aaron Garrett, a professor of [...]philosophy in Boston University's College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), explores the psychological underpinnings of this phenomenon.

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For anyone interested in further reading the "Paradox of Horror" was coined by Berys Gaut and is discussed in a wonderful article by the same name. Nöel Carroll and Cynthia Freeland also have a very interesting theory of horror. The idea that our emotions in play are different from our regular emotions, and pleasurable, is associated with Kendall Walton.

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