I am a female and I actively seek out horror. I write it too. https://archiveofourown.org/works/20851322/chapters/49774322 Horror is my absolute प्रिय genre of book and movie. I almost exclusively watch horror फिल्में in theaters.
In other words, no I don't think it's और likely to appeal to men. I know so many women who enjoy horror very much. One of the biggest horror प्रशंसकों I know is female. And I also know a guy who is squeamish about horror movies. Gender doesn't dictate interests. I feel like society tries to push certain interests on boys and girls. But I also feel like that's happening less and less.
I also think that violence doesn't have anything to do with it. I don't seek out horror फिल्में because I crave violence. I seek it out because I crave a thrill. Something to give me a rush without actually putting myself in danger. And when I do seek out horror फिल्में to see people die it's usually because I'm in a bad mood and it's much healthier to watch fictional people suffer than go out and make real people suffer. I feel like violence/horror फिल्में have a certain draw because it's almost fascinating to see what a person can go through and withstand. It harmlessly quenches a curiosity.
I don't think it only applies to men. Like Zanhar1 कहा 'Gender doesn't dictate interests'. It really depends on the person. I myself am Female and I प्यार horror and violence. I प्यार to watch it just as much as I प्यार to read it.I like to get scared and grossed out. I also know pleanty of other females who प्यार horror.