How to forget about a horror movie

Written by melissa king
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How to forget about a horror movie
The sights and sounds of a horror movie cannot always be easily forgotten. (Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

You enjoy watching horror movies, but sometimes you see a scene so graphic and disturbing that you just can't get it out of your mind. Or you may hate horror movies, but you decided to watch one with your friends, and now you regret it. Whatever your situation is, you have seen something scary that you would rather not remember. Graphic violence and terror has a lasting effect on people's minds, even if they know it isn't real. There are a few things you can do to relax and forget about the horror you experienced.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Tell yourself that what you saw was just a movie and in no way real. The things you saw in the movie are highly unlikely to ever happen in real life.

  2. 2

    Spend time with other people. If you watch a movie alone, you are much more likely to be scared. Talk to your friends or spend time with family after seeing a scary movie. This will take your mind off of what you have seen, allowing you to forget it.

  3. 3

    Watch a funny movie to help you take your mind off the scary one. If you do not want to watch another movie, listen to some relaxing music or read a book.

  4. 4

    Do exercises, like push-ups or crunches, or go running. Right after seeing a horror movie, your body is filled with adrenalin. Exercising is an ideal way to "spend" that adrenalin, and you feel more relaxed afterward.

Tips and warnings

  • Do not watch horror movies by yourself at night. This makes it difficult for you to relax before bed, and you are more likely to have scary nightmares when you do fall asleep.

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