Violence and Humor Interact This viewer reacted to the first shots of The Departed, and when then the shooter joked, “Geez, she fell funny,” we see a large spike as well.  Perhaps both violence and dark humor can work together to create a physiological arousal effect, a one-two punch.

Violence and Humor Interact

This viewer reacted to the first shots of The Departed, and when then the shooter joked, “Geez, she fell funny,” we see a large spike as well.  Perhaps both violence and dark humor can work together to create a physiological arousal effect, a one-two punch.