ISSN(Print): 2708-2105 - ISSN(Online): 2709-9458 - ISSN-L: 2708-2105

Effects of Horror Movies on Psychological Health of Youth

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The current study is an explanatory study on the effects of watching horror movies on the psychological health of teenagers in the city area of Faisalabad. Researchers tried to explain the mental health and psychological problems like phobias, nightmares, sleep disorder, harsh behavior etc., in teenagers and their preferences of movies watching. The study explains that the majority of teenagers are used to watching movies, and they prefer Horror and Action movies via the internet, and these movies are affecting their psychological health. They choose films to watch for entertainment, but such kind of enjoyment has deep down affected their brains and social behaviors. Responses were collected through a survey questionnaire.


1-Irem Sultana
Assistant Professor, Department of Mass Communication, Government College University, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.

2-Arshad Ali
Assistant Professor, Center for Media and Communication Studies, University of Gujrat, Gujrat, Punjab, Pakistan.

3-Ifra Iftikhar
Associate Professor, Lahore Garrison University, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.


Psychological Health, Youth, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Horror Movies, Anxiety, Fear, Stress

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VI - I

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Published: 03 2021

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