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  • How do filmmakers keep us on the edge of our seats?
  • How do filmmakers keep us on the edge of our seats?
    Eric Vondy, Creative Commons (2010) ©
Science

Trick or treat? The science of suspense

Scaring people is big business, with horrors making up all of the ten most profitable films from the last five years. But what creates those heart-in-mouth moments? Keith Bound, who studies the psychophysiological responses to suspense, explains to Canvas8 what gets us on the edge of our seats.

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