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Horror films may serve as a coping mechanism, experts say

Horror films may serve as a coping mechanism, experts say

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by JANIS JOPLIN G. MOISES and VANESSA NORIKO S. YAP HORROR MAY not always be a breeze to watch as it can bring traumas and other mental health issues to some, but in other cases, watching these kinds of films can be a way to release emotions that cannot be expressed in real life. Zachia Domingo, a behavioral science sophomore, said horror films helped her process suppressed emotions. “Horror films affected my mental health in a positive way since it helped me get a lot of emotions out of my system,” Domingo said. English Language Studies sophomore Joyce Estrella said watching horror movies has helped tap into her feelings and experience stronger emotions during a dull day. Estrella and Domingo admitted that horror films provide excitement and thrill rather than fright be...