In the August, 2007 issue of the Journal of Consumer Research Eduardo Andrade (University of California, Berkeley) and Joel B. Cohen (University of Florida) released their study of why people like to be frightened at the movies.
Their findings: "The assumption of people's inability to experience positive and negative affect at the same time is incorrect."
Maybe that applies only to horror movies; otherwise, why can’t I enjoy Adam Sandler comedies? With that in mind let us know what movie scenes scared you the most. Send your picks to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, October 14. We’ll be running the five best on October 20.
Shown: a trailer for the remake of “Carrie” by Kimberly Peirce
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