Why Do People Like Scary Stories?

All cultures have scary stories and movies. Why do people enjoy being frightened?

Here’s a very scary animation based on a story by the famous American writer, Edgar Allen Poe. Poe wrote many stories and poems about scary things. This story is told through the mind of a mad person. Why does that make the story even more frightening?

* Mad = angry.  Mad= crazy, insane (In this story, “mad” means insane.)

Here’s an even scarier version. How are they different? Which do you like better? Why?



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