If you like Halloween and haunted houses you’re not alone. It’s an ideal emotional cocktail of “fear, enjoyment, and surprise,” And can also provide relevant feedback about ourselves. It might be useful to know which types of things are scary to us and which are not. It turns out we love haunted attractions because they give us just enough of a thrill that we don’t go into full panic mode—something we find enjoyable, and many people find addictive.