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Want to lose weight? Then try to watch as many scary movies as you can, says a new study. The rise in heart rate, fast shallow breathing and other physical manifestations of fear result in you burning a third more calories on average than just watching a normal movie or TV show.
The more frightening the film or show the more calories you will lose too. The Shining came first in the research, causing those who watched it to burn 184 calories. Jaws came in second while The Exorcist came third.