Horror Writing

Horror Writing: For the Love of Fear

I love the science behind why we love to be afraid.

It makes no sense, after all, being afraid sucks right? IT’s a negative emotion, one of distress and agitation. Yet some of us consciously seek it out, we take pleasure in that feeling of adrenalin and fright. We read books that make our skin crawl, what movies that make us sleep with the lights turned on and watch documentaries about the worst humanity has to offer.

So why do we do this?