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Horror Games: Why Do We Enjoy Being Scared?

Horror is a huge part of the gaming medium with standout titles such as Silent Hill and Resident Evil, classic series that have been cemented in gaming history. Games can be much more immersive and terrifying than movies at times, as you actually have to participate and you can’t do so hiding behind a pillow. If they are so terrifying though, why are they selling so well and why do we go back and play them time after time?We sat down with Sociologist and fear expert Margee Kerr to find out.