According to experts, watching scary films is good for you!
Researchers at Coventry University – not too far from PocketWin Towers! – took blood samples from volunteers before, during, and after they watched a horror film.
They reported that the levels of white blood cells – usually boosted in response to fighting off an infection – saw a marked increase. They also reported that watching horror films triggers the “fight or flight” response, and releases adrenaline.
Adrenaline not only mobilises your immune system, but also increased your heart rate and your metabolic rate. A study in 2011 found that 1980’s film The Shining scared off 184 calories, the same as a Cadbury’s Crunchie Bar.
In theory then, watching horror films cold help you lose weight.
That’s one addition to your diet plan you weren’t expecting, I bet!