How to Watch a Scary Movie without Peeing Your Pants ...

20 years ago I hated scary movies and the horror genre pretty much in general. The only supernatural type stuff I could watch was vampires. Then I got outvoted on a trip to the movies and was forced to sit through Scream. Although there is a heap of silliness in that movie (and its sequels) it helped me realize I was being a scaredy cat for no real good reason. It helped me move onto watching other horror films. I won’t claim to be a big fan but I can at least get through them without hugging a cushion. You too can learn how to watch a scary movie …

1. Remember It’s Just a Movie

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When thinking about how to watch a scary movie, the real trick is to remember just that - that it’s only a movie! Even if the film is depicting horrific events that did actually happen in real life, what you need to remember is that at the end of the day all of the actors get to go home. A great tip to remind yourself that it’s only a movie is to try to think of all the different films that the actors have been in. It will make it seem much less real.

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