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Why is being scared so fun? - Margee Kerr

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At this very moment, people are lining up somewhere to scare themselves, be it with a thrill-ride or a horror movie. In fact, in October of 2015 alone, about 28 million people visited a haunted house in the US. But you might wonder: What could possibly be fun about being scared? Margee Kerr examines the biology and psychology behind what makes fear so fun.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Margee Kerr
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Director Neta Holzer
  • Sound Designer Pete Karam
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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