We've all experienced those jumpy, heart-racing moments while watching a scary movie — and the scarier it is, the more our body reacts.
Most of us can probably remember that one horror movie or scene that made us jump out of our seats and haunted us for the rest of our childhood. Maybe it was when the little girl crawls out of the TV in The Ring or when the alien runs through the corn maze in Signs. Maybe — like for me — it was the shark attack scene in Jaws.
Scary movies have a way of making us scream, panic, and sweat even though we know we aren't in real danger. Some people love the rush and others avoid it at all costs.