Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - If Halloween gets you in the mood for scary movies, did you know you can burn off some candy calories by watching one?
A new study finds watching 90 minutes of adrenaline-pumping terror could burn as much as 113 calories.
That’s close to the same amount as a half-hour walk and equivalent to a chocolate bar.
The adrenaline - produced during short bursts of intense stress (or in this case, brought on by fear) - lowers the appetite, increases the basal metabolic rate, and ultimately burns a higher level of calories."
According to the study, the top 5 calorie-burning horror films are:
1. The Shining: 184 calories
2. Jaws: 161 calories
3. The Exorcist: 158 calories
4. Alien: 152 calories
5. Saw: 133 calories