Halloween is the real holiday of love and here is why...

Forget Valentine’s Day. Halloween is the real festival of love and it’s all down to the science of fear.

A recent study revealed evidence that feeling afraid can trigger the same emotions as we fear when we’re attracted to someone - it’s why taking a date to a horror movie is so popular. Not only is it more acceptable to snuggle into a prospective partners shoulder in an attempt to shield your eyes from a horrible bloody onslaught, but feeling afraid heightens the senses and increases attractiveness and attraction.

Fear can heighten attraction so can you think of any better time to start dating than Halloween, unless of course you have a huge fear of Santa then you may want to wait a month or two!

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The sex hormone Oestrogen plays a crucial role, generating feelings of desire but also alertness and fear. Oxytocin AKA the cuddle hormone is also linked to feeling afraid.

“It’s a good idea to take someone to a scary movie,” said Dr Viren Swami, a psychologist from the University of Westminster, who found that people are more attracted to each other while watching horror films.

Anything that sets the pulse racing is likely to spark romance.

So if you’re planning a Halloween Horror Screening with your date, here are our top five…


The troubled widow, Essie Davis discovers that her son is telling the truth about a monster that entered their home through the pages of a children's book.

The Shining

Jack Torrance played by Jack Nicholson becomes winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado, hoping to cure his writer's block. He settles in along with his wife, Wendy and his son, Danny, who is plagued by psychic premonitions.

The Exorcism Of Emily Rose

The Rev. Moore is prosecuted for the wrongful death of a girl thought to be demonically possessed, because he administered the church-sanctioned exorcism that ultimately killed her. Prosecuting attorney Ethan Thomas contends that the young woman, Emily, suffered from schizophrenia and should have been medically diagnosed.

The Woman In Black

Arthur Kipps, a lawyer, is recently widowed and grieving the loss of his wife when he is sent to a remote village to put a deceased eccentric's affairs in order. Soon after his arrival, it becomes clear that the villagers are hiding a terrible secret. The house is haunted by the spirit of a woman trying to find something she has lost and that no one is safe.

It Follows

After carefree teenager Jay sleeps with her new boyfriend, Hugh, for the first time, she learns that she is the latest recipient of a fatal curse that is passed from victim to victim.
Some say that it is important to do something that scares you every day to push yourself – but actually it’s just great for your love life!

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