It’s an interesting question, isn’t it?
You mean horror as a genre?
Nope! I get nightmares really easily, but I still like watching/reading crime mysteries and dramas. I learn a lot about life from them, and how to be street smart.
Nevertheless, I most definitely am not a fan of after hauntings.
“Do you enjoy being scared (by fictional media)?”
The New York Times and Washington Post do not scare me.
I’ve started listening to a collection of short “thriller” (not horror) stories.
It’s quite the experience, although I don’t think “scared” is the right word.
In one of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy books (probably the first one) the grumpy robot, when asked if he’s telling the truth about something, says something along the lines of “Life! Isn’t there enough of it already without making up more?!”
I think that there are enough terrible things happening in the world without making believe that there are extras.
So, no, I don’t enjoy being scared by fictional media. And I don’t understand people who do.
Was Marvin lying or not? (His argument isn’t proof of anything.)
A good horror story can thrill you. A great horror story can haunt you.
Rand0m3x, no, I don’t think Marvin was lying. (BTW, thanks – I couldn’t remember his name when I posted and Googling it or Wikipedia-ing it was too much of a hassle.)
RebYidd, horror stories are horrible.