Elvira Explains Why Horror Movies Are Good for Your Health in Netflix Video

It’s officially October — the month when audiences consume a large abundance of candy and Halloween-themed content to get in the holiday spirit. But the competition among streaming services has become more intense. Netflix is working hard to market its horror and thriller content to engage with its subscribers. The streaming service is now working with Elvira to inform the world what treats are in store. She recently explained why watching horror movies and thrillers is actually good for your well-being, so it should be enjoyed guilt-free.

‘Netflix and Chills’ features Elvira

Netflix host Elvira posing wearing black at Knott's Scary Farm and Instagram Celebrity Night at Knott's Berry Farm
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Elvira achieved fame with her legendary horror hosting skills. She has also become a face for the horror genre. Elvira started on the Los Angeles television station KHJ-TV’s Elvira’s Movie Macabre, where she regularly hosted a B-movie. She has maintained her horror status of Mistress of the Dark in guest appearances.

Netflix and Chills is a special that includes Elvira prescribing content through Netflix’s social media channels every Sunday during October. The Netflix and Chills special is another opportunity for her to stretch her impressive hosting muscles.

Elvira explains how horror movies are good for your health

Elvira recently discussed in a Netflix YouTube video why horror movies are good for you. She stars as Dr. Elvira as she listens to a patient describing his personal concerns. He fears he isn’t worried about the right things. Elvira’s presentation regarding the benefits of horror movies and thrillers is directed at him — and therefore the viewing audience, as well.

“Horror and thrillers are actually here to improve your well-being,” Elvira explains. “Don’t believe me? Well, restlessness is caused by stress and fear. That means heart-pounding thrillers can combat stress because they’re designed to elicit a shock response. This releases hormones like adrenaline, cortisol, and norepinephrine, resulting in a mood boost.”

She concludes: “After the credits roll, the brain calms itself down with some tasty serotonin, relieving tension and giving you a sense of well-being. Simple as that.”

According to Elvira, horror movies are an opportunity to unwind and shake off some of the day’s stresses.

The Netflix and Chills special video concludes with Elvira prescribing the streaming service’s movie Bird Box to the patient in her office. And she reminds audiences that there will be weekly sessions to ensure that people are getting their Netflix horror movie needs met.

Netflix is regularly delivering horror movies and thrillers

Midnight Mass, The Haunting of Hill House, and Stranger Things are just some of the trending horror television series on Netflix. Meanwhile, The Conjuring 2, Till Death, and The Mist are included in Netflix’s trending genre movie options.

Netflix is also releasing new horror movies and thrillers every Wednesday throughout October. This includes There’s Someone Inside Your House, Fever Dreams, Night Teeth, and Hypnotic. Stay tuned for more Halloween-inspired content that will get you in the spooky holiday spirit.

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