As we all know, the monsters that we watch in horror films always want to do us harm and ultimately would like to see us dead and sometimes even eaten.
But it’s human nature to focus on the negatives. If we alter our perspective somewhat, these horror fiends could actually be our friends, encouraging us to change our lives for the better, and with amazing results.
Below we outline a few ways that some of our most famous vicious villains could make a positive change to our lives.
5 Horror Monsters That May Actually Be Good For You
Michael Myers – Ultimate running buddy
Anyone that runs regularly will explain to you the importance of a running partner, a person that can jog along side you and help keep your pace.
But often conflicting schedules can get in the way making pairing difficult and this can have an impact on your motivation.
Not so with Michael. If you manage to get this psycho stalking you down you are guaranteed a devoted companion for (your potentially quite short) life.
He’ll never let you down, he won’t forget to chase you and his stamina is immense. Think of the calories you’ll burn as you run mile after mile in fear of your life.
Freddy Krueger – Sleep guardian
Everyone knows that not sleeping enough can have a big impact on your health and wellbeing. But there are studies that suggest that too much sleep can also be detrimental. And that’s where someone like Freddy Krueger can really help you out.
Alarms are old news and are easily ignored or missed. Not so with our nightmare dwelling nap monitor. You can be sure that when you sleep you’ll be dying to wake up again very soon, invigorated and with your pulse racing, ready to take on that new day.
Dracula – Age defying beauty
Vampires get a bad press. Yes they are terrifying, and yes they do bite people and drink their blood, but what often gets overlooked is the benefits of their curse.
Think back to pretty much every Dracula movie you ever saw. Remember that scene where you first see Dracula’s latest addition to his harem? Remember how hot she looked?!
It’s plain to see that if you’re transformed into a night dweller by vicarious Vlad your skin will be smoother, your hair will be full of volume and you’ll be energised beyond belief. And lets not forget the extended longevity. One disadvantage is saying goodbye to sunlight, but those damaging UVA and UVB rays can be almost as deadly as Drac himself.
Jaws – Ultimate supplement
It’s easy to understand why one might be anxious of a giant man eating shark with razor-like teeth and a body that is designed to do little else than kill with no remorse whatsoever.
But ironically, that same huge fish that makes you afraid of the water could actually be your key to improved health, flexibility and vitality. You see, sharks are brimming with essential DPA and EPA oils that we often lack in our diets. And we need these essential fatty acids to maintain healthy organ function.
Why waste time with minuscule cod liver oil supplements when you can get far bigger doses from that bigger game.
Jigsaw – Brain trainer
From crosswords to Sudoku there have been lots of studies to suggest that exercising your mind is a good thing to do. If you want to stay mentally sharp as you get older, testing those grey cells regularly could be key. And what better a test for your mind is there than one that really pushes it to its limits, such as the terrifying tasks set by Jigsaw from the Saw movies.
When the clock is ticking and a heavy blade is hanging above your head, you’re guaranteed to give any mental challenge 100%. Passing an intelligence test or exam will be a breeze after enduring this kind of pressure.
And if you do make it through, your brain is guaranteed to be at the height of stimulation, ready for all that counselling.