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You can hate getting scared and still want to watch scary movies. I’m a little crying baby, but I didn’t let that stop me from enjoying The Babadook, or enjoying and then hating 10 Cloverfield Lane. My strategy for both was simple: Watch on the couch with a friend, pausing a little for drinks. It worked great, I only had two nightmares after each movie!

Over at GQ, my fellow scaredy-waredy powderpuff Jaya Saxena recommends the couch-with-friends strategy, plus some other ways to cope with scary movies when you aren’t a diehard horror fan.

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As it is now October, the spookiest month, everyone is obligated to watch far more horror than they usually do. For me, this means an attempt to watch and rate as many horror movies from Netflix's library as I can in one month. If you're after a new horror to watch, here's what I think of everything streaming now on Netflix.

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In case you haven't noticed, it's Friday the 13th, which means you're obligated to sit down tonight with your friends or family and scare yourself silly. Luckily for you, we've collected some great recommendations for all the kinds of horror you would want to indulge in.

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No matter how good a horror movie is, it'll never quite match the horrifying feeling of being in control of the main character's desperate struggle for survival. Horror games are uniquely terrifying for their interactivity - you're not allowed to just close your eyes when things get scary. Here's our pick of the five scariest horror games every horror junkie needs to play.

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Want to spook yourself silly when you're meant to be sleeping tonight? Welcome to the world of creepypasta - first person horror stories that live on the internet and are just realistic enough to scare the crap out of you. As with all forms of horror the quality of creepypasta varies wildly, but we've collected ten of the best right here.

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Ari Aster's Hereditary has been rightly hailed as one of the greatest and scariest horror films of all time. With that said, its deeply disturbing ending has left more than a few moviegoers scratching their heads in confusion. Just what the hell is going on?

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Some people enjoy a good scare, but could do without all the spurting claret. If you're sick to death of so-called "torture porn" movies, this list of violence-lite chillers will provide the willies you crave without grossing you out in the process.

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You know that creepy urban legend you heard about that thing in your town? Yeah, someone is probably telling that very same story in another part of the country right now. Here's why everybody seems to know the same spooky stories, no matter where they are.

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It's that special time of year again when everyone is looking for a good scary story. And though podcasts more often conjure up the images of gentle interviews with creative types and soothing NPR voices, more shows are moving into the territory of old-school radio plays, producing unsettling (and addictive) stories from true crime to horror. I hope you brought an extra pair of pants, 'cause these podcasts bring the terror.

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"I don't like scary stuff," you tell people -- as if it's an allergy of some kind. You won't go to haunted houses, you wouldn't dream of playing the new Resident Evil, and your fingers are perpetually crossed in the hope your moviegoing friends won't pick a horror flick. Well, what if I told you scaring yourself is actually good for your mind, body and soul?