Listen, I’ll take any excuse to have a movie marathon. And when it’s this close to Halloween, you bet that I’ll want to spend hours watching scary fare. Recently I’ve been trying to drop a few pounds, and I’ve been heading to the gym and eating right in order to do so. But now it seems there’s another, more fun way to burn a few extra calories: by watching horror films! So which flicks will scare you into losing the most weight?
According to the source, all horror films are not created equal when it comes to burning those extra calories:
Viewers who put themselves through 90 minutes of adrenaline-pumping terror can use up as much as 113 calories, close to the amount burned during a half-hour walk and the equivalent to a chocolate bar.
The movie top of the list of calorie-burners was found to be the 1980 psychological thriller The Shining, with the average viewer using up a whopping 184 calories.
Jaws took the runner-up spot, with viewers burning on average 161 calories, and The Exorcist came third, with 158 calories.
So there you have it: even more reasons to watch a scary movie this Halloween. (My personal favorite to pop in on the 31st? The Thing.) So this way you can eat that candy bar…and then burn it off on your couch! [via The Telegraph]
What’s your favorite horror movie?