There’s a thrill in getting creeped out. There’s a thrilling satisfaction in being scared, being threatened, being made to feel doomed. The point of life is to be entertained and feel alive, and that probably explains why we’re all taken to a life filled with anxiety in a kind that shames those that condone less anxiety-ridden living. We’re all for that, and a majority of Americans are, too.
Many surveys in the anxiety of Americans suggest we’re all scaring ourselves by choice and we encourage entertainers to produce content that scare the bejeezus out of us. We all like the creeps, the threatening appeal of being trapped in a ditch, helpless and in great distress. Woody Allen’s latest movie Blue Jasmine has for a protagonist as a scared anxious lady who is in tremendous turbulence of trauma and attempt to reinventing herself, and this lady just reminds everyone that being in distress is fascinating, at least if you look at it at the outside.
This explains why people believe in ghosts. Why people want Wes Craven to churn out more scary flicks and Saturday Night Live to engage in more shenanigans inspired by Halloween. All the people in your neighborhood who like Halloween also believe that haunting ghosts can either be your friends or enemies, depending how you look at it. This means even haunted houses we are supposed to fear to deep skin and bone can be taken as an element of surprise that gives variety to our series of entertaining media. That means it’s just so easy to appreciate haunted houses’ infographics like this.