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  • Why do we love horror films?

    Photo of Jim Hansen seated in an armchair next to a bookcase with posters from suspense and horror films on the wall in the background.

    With horror films dominating Netflix queues right now, English professor Jim Hansen spoke about why we love horror. It’s because horror films let us “choose the shape of our fears and then to face up to those fears,” Hansen said.

    Photo by Fred Zwicky


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