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I feel fine: fans of world-ending films ‘coping better with pandemic’

Researchers say apocalyptic movies prepare people for Covid-19 and make them more resilient

For those of you who whiled away hours on the sofa watching society crumble in the face of marauding zombies, deadly aliens and infectious diseases – it’s time to reap the rewards.

Psychologists have found evidence that fans of apocalyptic movies – where global order is upturned – may be more resilient and better prepared to deal with the coronavirus pandemic than the rest of us.

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