I have this dumb little theory about why people seek out negative emotions that I’d like to put out. -People who like rollercoasters and thrills and scary movies tend to be bored with their mundane life. -People who like tv shows and movies that make you sad and wanna cry tend to have pent up emotions or trauma/sadness that they want to cry to release. It’s normal to feel these things but a perfectly content person (no such thing) would not want to feel hugely negative emotions like fear, anger, and sadness when watching tv shows and movies for entertainment. I have a couple soyboy friends who love sad, emotions anime’s. I know they are just pent up emo sad boys though. I also know a dude who does way too many drugs and is super bored in his day to day life. Has the attention span of a goldfish. He needs super high adrenaline scary movies to even fully pay attention. He wanted to watch that new conjuring movie but I’m a pussy so I was like fuck that dude. Let’s watch something like Candyman. Kind of a compromise. He didn’t pay attention to the movie at all. It captivated my attention but god damn was that movie shitty lol.