Whether it’s Halloween or not, you’ll find that there are some movies that stay with you long after you first watch them. It’s these iconic performances, stories, and creepy villains that haunt many people at night. Even though the movies are meant as entertainment, they can prove to be beneficial for a variety of reasons. Aside from scaring people, they can serve as educational tools, especially if you look past the initial violence and scary notions that are presented. In fact, you can learn several great life lessons from the majority of cinema that is meant to be quite creepy to say the least. The following are just some of the many things you can apply to life in general.
Be Vigilant at All Times – Perhaps the best piece of advice that you can have in life is to be vigilant at every step of your day. Do not relax too much, because it’s when you’re too relaxed that you miss some obvious things. Whether you are driving and tired, or you are walking down the street and forget to look both ways, calamity can strike if you aren’t paying attention. Many of the characters in the horror franchises that are popular play their lives aloof, and tempt fate before meeting their end. Always be alert, and aware of your surroundings, it’s a good trait to acquire.
Call For Help Immediately – Ever wonder why the main characters don’t just call the police? Many movies have played with this notion, having the main character run up stairs away from harm, or rather into the trap of a mad man. Call for help immediately, don’t wait, and if you find the phone is not working, run far away from the incident and seek assistance. Don’t stop at one place, keep searching until you have reached safety. This goes for any emergency, not just one that is of a nightmarish world.
Stay Calm in Crisis – When crisis hits, the best thing you can learn from horror movies is to do the opposite of what the characters do, stay calm. Do not panic, it helps no one to get into a frenzy. It’s when chaos reigns that you make a lot of mistakes, so do not allow fear or anxiety to settle in.
The preceding lessons are just some of the things you can learn from the many horror movies out there. They might sound rudimentary, but you’d be surprised how many ignore simple traits from entertainment. Then again, they are just that, entertaining pictures.