Why? Why? Why do people purposefully scare themselves? Is it an adrenalin rush? Does the everyday world seem safer, knowing THAT (possessed car, possessed dog, possessed whatever) could not possibly ever happen. Is it our chance to exercise our flight or fight instincts without risking breaking a heel? Apparently, yes, it is all of these things.
Well, turns out it seems, that it is not just the ghoulish amongst us who enjoy a good scare. Horror fans are living quietly amongst us, enjoying their lives. They are from all walks of life and hardly any of them are turning into werewolves at the height of the full moon.
Different things scare different people. Something for every taste.
The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty
Ghosts and the supernatural.
Coldheart Canyon by Clive Barker
Maniacs and Sociopaths
Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
Cell by Stephen King