I am a giant wuss. I do not want to go see the latest gorefest horror movie nor do I want to see the new creepy ghost movie with all the jumpy camera work and squeaky music. It is not my thing, because I get scared. I do not watch The Walking Dead or American Horror Story - those are way too scary for me! I get creeped out just from the commercials for them.
When the situation gets tense and the creepy music is playing and the blond in the tank top is just about to get eaten/possessed/burned alive/kidnapped a good distraction is welcome. This looks like a scary moment, time to check that email from Groupon…
7. Check the weather before viewing.
Because you have to make sure that all that fog outside IS actually a cold front, and not a horde of demons descending upon your home to eat your soul.