Horror Films: Current Research on Audience Preferences and Reactions

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that might account for the taste for vicarious horror, one should be alarmed at the possible consequences of viewing such films because they might disinhibit violent tendencies. However, if sensation seeking is a prominent motive and fright arousal from vicarious threat is the main source of reward, then such films are probably innocuous.


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