Why do people like horror movies?

This question is for horror movie fans only. Sometimes I just don't understand why some people like these movies, especially the more gruesome and disturbing ones (Imprint, House of 1000 corpses, just their facebook pages disturb me). If possible, try to refrain from answers like "We just do" or... show more This question is for horror movie fans only. Sometimes I just don't understand why some people like these movies, especially the more gruesome and disturbing ones (Imprint, House of 1000 corpses, just their facebook pages disturb me).

If possible, try to refrain from answers like "We just do" or "Why do YOU like ____?" I'm just wondering if people find them fascinating, aesthetically interesting, etc. Be descriptive.
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