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October 30, 1987| Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press

Whether you savor the anticipation and suspense of "Psycho" or the murder and mayhem of "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre," horror films can be good for you, a University of Illinois cinema expert says, because there are few genres of film that play with our emotions as effectively as horror films. "These movies are a way of seeing our fears dealt with in a manageable way," associate film professor Richard Leskosky said. "It has a satisfying effect in the sense we have confronted our worst fears and coped with them. We have seen these horrors and we come out OK."

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