Developmental differences in responses to horror

Joanne Cantor, Mary Beth Oliver

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When I was about eight years old, I watched a film⋯ about a little doll that comes alive and terrorizes the owner. Many of the actions of the doll seemed real to me. This was particularly scary because my parents had just returned from Mexico and had brought me a doll that I thought looked just like the crazy doll in the film. For months after watching the film, I could hardly sleep and I would definitely remove the doll from my bedroom when I wanted to sleep⋯. Eventually my parents took it away so I could feel safer and more relaxed in my room. (College Student)1.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Horror Film
PublisherRutgers University Press
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9780813542577
ISBN (Print)0813533627, 9780813533629
StatePublished - 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities


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