Horror Movies and Weight Loss: Study Reveals It’s Possible


A study has revealed that horror movies might help you lose weight, and it’s not from sh*tting your pants bro. 

If you’re a fan of horror films, then you’ll be glad to know that it might be beneficial for your health.

Now, it seems like you really can burn calories by just sitting down…in front of a TV, watching a horror movie.

How much? Well, The Guardian in the UK reported that you can burn as much as a bar of chocolate.

However, these things seem dependant on how much you sh*t yourself, which will inevitably lead to a faster heart rate; ultimately, the scarier the film, the more calories you’ll burn.


The Shining can help you burn the most calories

If you really are a lazy piece of sh*t and want to try and shred that stubborn fat by watching movies, you’ll need to know which films are scientifically proven to promote fat loss.

Well, we’ve got you covered. We found the top 10 films that resulted in an equivalent of a chocolate bar’s worth of calories burned.

Check them out:

  1. The Shining (1980) – 184 calories
  2. Jaws (1975) – 161 calories
  3. The Exorcist (1973) – 158 calories
  4. Alien (1979) – 152 calories
  5. Saw (2004) – 133 calories
  6. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) – 118 calories
  7. Paranormal Activity (2007) – 111 calories
  8. The Blair Witch Project (1999) – 105 calories
  9. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) – 107 calories
  10. [Rec] (2007) – 101 calories



It’s pretty interesting that ‘The Shining’ can burn almost 200 calories; this isn’t bad ‘bonus’ while enjoying a classic film.

However, it’s worth noting that this is over a period of 2 hours 26 minutes…

If you think about how much calories you can burn doing this much cardio, then it’s easy to see that those looking for the ‘easy way out’ by watching horror films won’t be very time effective.

Personally, we’ll stick to weight training in the gym. But in all fairness, if you enjoy horror films and watch them in your spare time anyway, then it’s not a bad ‘bonus’ from sh*ting yourself.

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