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Link between Horror and Comedy

I'm a university freshman studying what factors make horror media funny. The survey is 17 questions long the first 8 questions are demographic and pre-viewing questions. The last 9 questions require you to watch 3 one minute videos and respond to them. DO NOT complete the last 9 without viewing these videos: Video 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhuccK8eCfo Video 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jizAvQJIUg Video 3(Watch only the first minute and 16 seconds): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ameComQbTEo AND DO NOT view videos before answering the first 8 questions. Links will be provided again when you reach the last 9 questions.

Do you identify as?

0% (0) Male
0% (0) Female
100% (1) Third gender/Other/Gender Fluid
0% (0) Prefer not to answer

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How old are you?

0% (0) Under 13
0% (0) 13-17
100% (1) 18-28
0% (0) 29-39
0% (0) 40-50
0% (0) 51-60
0% (0) Older than 60
0% (0) Prefer not to answer

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Is English your native language?

100% (1) Yes
0% (0) No
0% (0) Prefer not to answer

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How much do you agree with the following statement? "In the right light, most horror media can be seen as comedic."

0% (0) Completely Disagree
0% (0) Somewhat Disagree
100% (1) Somewhat Agree
0% (0) Completely Agree

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Have you ever laughed when watching a scary movie, playing a scary game, reading a scary text, or going through a haunted house?

0% (0) Never
100% (1) A few times
0% (0) Several times

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What do you think can make horror media comedic? Check all that apply

100% (1) Acting
100% (1) Graphics or special effects
0% (0) Sounds/Music/Tone
100% (1) Watching other people's reactions to the media
100% (1) Plot
0% (0) Pranks
0% (0) Element of surprise
0% (0) Other:

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How much do you agree with the following statement? “I like to be scared sometimes.”

100% (1) Completely Disagree
0% (0) Somewhat Disagree
0% (0) Somewhat Agree
0% (0) Completely Agree

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How much horror media(ex: movies, games, music, haunted houses, books) do you consume on average?

0% (0) None
100% (1) I only consume horror media during Halloween time
0% (0) One every few months
0% (0) 2-5 every few months
0% (0) 1-3 per month
0% (0) 3-6 per month
0% (0) 6-10 per month
0% (0) More than 10 per month

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Answer the remaining questions AFTER viewing the following three short videos. WARNING: The following videos contain scenes from a horror video game(Outlast), a horror trailer(The Son of Dracula), and a Japanese prank show. These videos may be frighting to some viewers, view at your own risk. Video 1(prank): < https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhuccK8eCfo > Video 2(trailer): < https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jizAvQJIUg > Video 3(Watch only the first minute and 16 seconds)(commentary): < https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ameComQbTEo >

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Please rank the three videos from scariest to least scary and mention if you only found certain videos scary.

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Please rank the three videos from funniest to least funny and mention if you only found certain videos funny.

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If you were in the first video, do you think you'd be frightened?

100% (1) Yes
0% (0) No

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If you were in the first video, what would you do, after you discovered it was a prank? Check all that apply

0% (0) Cry
100% (1) Laugh
0% (0) Get Angry
0% (0) Nothing
0% (0) Other:

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Do you think if you were viewing the second video during the 40s, your reaction would be different? Check all that apply

100% (1) Yes, it'd be scarier
0% (0) Yes, it'd be funnier
0% (0) Yes, it'd be LESS scary
0% (0) Yes, it'd LESS funny
0% (0) Yes, Other:
0% (0) No, my reaction would be the same
0% (0) Unsure/Prefer not to answer

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If a horror movie with a similar plot to the second video was created with modern technology, would it be scarier than 1943 movie?

100% (1) Yes
0% (0) No

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How much do you agree with the following statement? “The game in the third video looks scary.”

0% (0) Completely Disagree
0% (0) Somewhat Disagree
0% (0) Somewhat Agree
100% (1) Completely Agree

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How do you think seeing someone react in the third video affected how funny or scary you viewed the scenes? Check all that apply.

0% (0) It made the scenes scarier
100% (1) It made the scenes funnier
100% (1) It made the scenes LESS scary
0% (0) It made the scenes LESS funny
0% (0) It did not affect how funny or scary the scenes were

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After viewing the videos, how much do you agree with the following statement?“In the right light, most horror media can be seen as comedic.”

0% (0) Completely Disagree
0% (0) Somewhat Disagree
0% (0) Somewhat Agree
100% (1) Completely Agree

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This poll was created on 2014-10-02 01:21:53 by Aly Uzuamki
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