Laughing During Horror Movies


An audience laughs as a skeleton hangs over their heads, late 1950s or early 1960s. Photo by Weegee (Arthur Fellig)/International Center of Photography/Getty Images
An audience laughs as a skeleton hangs over their heads, late 1950s or early 1960s. Photo by Weegee (Arthur Fellig)/International Center of Photography/Getty Images

Have you ever heard inappropriate laughter during a horror movie? For that matter, are you the guilty party? Join Robert and Christian as they explore our curious reactions to frightful cinema and how horror and comedy converge in the human mind.

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Topics in this Podcast: neuroscience, psychology, humor, horror, Halloween 2017