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Cinephobia is the fear of watching movies. The term is the combining form of cine, meaning "movie", and phobia. This phobia is most commonly caused by getting really scared or even shocked by a movie during their childhood. Sufferers of cinephobia would typically not watch movies, while few may watch very calm movies without any bad events depicted. Cinephobia can be treated by having psychologists calmly telling patients that every event depicted in the movies are not real. The next step is to have a sufferer watch the movies, starting with the calm, relaxing film and working the way up in the amount of actions.
- Cinematophobia – fear of going to a movie theater