Can Horror Stories Be Good For You?

Here’s something special for this particular season:

Every Halloween, people ask, “Why do people like horror stories? In other words, “Why on earth do people like scary stories about terrible things happening?”

In my latest article for The Odyssey, I talk about three prominent horror writers – Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and Neil Gaiman – who answered this question, arguing that horror stories can actually help people deal with trauma.

Hope you enjoy it, and please have a fun (but not life threatening) Halloween.


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