Halloween is just around the corner and we’re looking forward to scaring ourselves silly watching horror films.

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There’s a reason why some of us love being frightened – jump scares and creepy music increases your adrenaline, which gives you a feeling of exhilaration.

And science has proven that this spike in adrenaline can boost your sex drive.

Basically, the chemicals that cause sexual arousal are the same as those triggered by fear.

And that heady cocktail of serotonin and dopamine can be released by getting an adrenaline rush, such as a fright.

So, horror movies can help your sex life.

Perhaps skip the rom-com and step outside your comfort zone the next time you hit up the cinema with your other half.

Speaking of the cinema and horror movies, you can catch Scream and The Exorcist at a drive-in cinema in Galway in October.

iRadio is delighted to announce that we’re bringing back the drive-in cinema, in conjunction with Retro Drive-in Movies.

Cuddle up close with your partner and watch Scream and The Exorcist on the biggest mobile LED screen in the world at Ballybrit Racecourse.

Here’s the full schedule:

Friday, October 19th

Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone at 8pm

Saturday, October 20th

Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets at 2:45pm

Hocus Pocus at 6:45pm (SOLD OUT)

Scream at 9:30pm

Sunday, October 21st

Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban at 3pm

Hocus Pocus at 6:45pm (SOLD OUT)

The Exorcist at 9:15pm

Grab your tickets here.