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Top 10 Horror Movies for Weight Loss


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University of Westminster (Britain) researchers were commissioned by film rental company LoveFilm to do this study about people watching horror films and how the films do or do not effect viewers health.


Study discovered people burn calories, depending on horror film, the equivalent of up to a half an hour walk.


Article ("Scare Yourself Thin: Horror Movies Help Burn Calories, Study Finds")

about study here :



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Love it! Interesting idea. But along with a thin body, you'd also have ulcers and gray hair. I'd prefer to get in shape the old-fashioned way. :) I can't watch horror movies much stronger or more realistic than classic Dracula or Godzilla... (though I'd make exceptions for some films, like *The Shining*).

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Horror movies used in study and results per movie are below.

Source is the newspaper article here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2012/oct/29/horror-movies-help-burn-calories


*Top 10 energy-burning scary movies*


*1.* The Shining: 184 calories

*2.* Jaws: 161 calories

*3.* The Exorcist: 158 calories

*4.* [Alien|http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/movie/75860/alien]: 152 calories

*5.* [saw|http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/movie/102403/saw]: 133 calories

*6.* [A Nightmare on Elm Street|http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/movie/95602/nightmare-on-elm-street]: 118 calories

*7.* [Paranormal Activity|http://]: 111 calories

*8.* [The Blair Witch Project|http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/movie/79459/blair.witch.project]: 105 calories

*9.* [The Texas Chain Saw Massacre|http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/movie/82763/texas-chainsaw-massacre]: 107 calories

*10.* [[Rec]|http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/movie/123652/rec]: 101 calories



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I've seen all except for #5, 7, and 10.


And, yes, suppose if you barfed your dinner up while watching one of those flicks, that might count for something...


Basic idea 'tho is about increased heart-rate causing release of adrenaline that causes increased metabolic rate that burns calories...


Video including clips from horror flicks (including one of TCM's Miss Drew) and explanation on study here (gotta wait until short ad. is over before video starts):



Quick Trivia: What's the film that TCM's Miss Drew was in from the video above?

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