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.