A cartoon essay that explores why we love to be scaredS

As comic essayist Lucy Knisley prepares to head to a haunted house, she begins to consider the role of horror in our lives, the comfort of safe scares, and the real-life fears that go deeper than supernatural terrors.

Be sure to click through to the second page of Knisley's latest comic "Scaredcited," for which she polled her readers on their greatest fears (those same readers appear in the comic beside their fears). Also, Johnny Wander webcomickers Yuko and Ananth make a cameo appearance on the relieved end of a haunted house.

Scaredcited [Stop Paying Attention]