Believe it or not, there is a scientific explanation for why you like haunted houses and horror movies. A new study found that when people finish doing something scary, but where, deep down, they knew there was no real danger...if affects their brain the way a REAL scary situation would. And that means it basically TRICKS your brain into releasing endorphins, which make you feel good and put you in a better mood.

According to the co-author of the research, University of Pittsburgh sociologist and fear specialist Margee Kerr, "...it's very similar, at least at a physiological and neurological level, to the runner's high experience, where you're really pushing yourself and your sympathetic nervous system is in go-mode. Once you're out of the scary situation -- one where there was never any real threat to begin with -- feel-good endorphins course through the body."

Come to the fairgrounds in Kennewick Wednesday night for one more crack at getting your scare on and feeling oh so good!

Last Halloween haunt hurrah and everything Infected at Scaregrounds in Kennewick beginning at 7:00 p.m.