15 Movies That Made People Physically Ill
The most enjoyable thing about going to see a horror movie in the theater is that split-second between everyone screaming and everyone laughing — that brief period of insanity where your body is still terrified but your brain is moving on to being amused by how scared you just were. It’s awesome, weirdly exhausting and doesn’t quite work the same way at home.
Something that also sometimes happens when watching horror movies that isn’t particularly enjoyable? Puking your fucking guts up in fright and disgust. But it happens, and arguably becomes enjoyable in hindsight — good for you, you really committed to the role of “frightened theatergoer.”
People have been fainting, crying, having panic attacks and voiding themselves at movies for most of the history of cinema — shrewd marketers take these tales and run with them, so you get to the ridiculous situation of people saying, “I heard this movie is guaranteed to make you shit yourself, we should totally go and see it.”