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NELIGH, NE - SEPTEMBER 28: Dillon Smith gets popcorn for customers in the concession stand at the TK/Starlite Drive-In Theater on September 28, 2013 in Neligh, Nebraska. The theater, which opened in 1952, is one of only two drive-in theaters left in Nebraska, a state that once had almost 50. At the peak of their popularity in the late 1950s there were between 4 and 5 thousand drive-in theaters in the United States, there are now only about 350. As movie studios begin to phase out distribution of 35mm film prints in favor of digital media, the high cost drive-in theaters face when switching to a digital projection system is expected to force more of these theaters to close. The TK/ Starlite installed a digital projector earlier this year. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Halloween is fast approaching, and it’s the perfect time of year to cuddle up on the couch with a big bag of popcorn, and watch a good scary movie.

Did you know though, all those scary movies you’re watching could actually be good for your health? Really!

Based off various studies, the benefits of watching scary movies can include elevated mood, short-term increase in immune function, improving your sense of self-accomplishment, and even burning calories(we’ll take it!)

Basically after a scary experience, people tend to feel less anxious, less frustrated and happier.

Now you can enjoy all those scary movies EVEN more!

To see more info on the individual studies, click here.