What’s the scariest movie ever? Well, science has gone ahead and used heart rate monitoring to measure terror and concluded the Top 10 Scariest Movies Ever.
Here’s the Top 10 Scariest Movies Ever:
- Sinister – 86 BPM (Beats Per Minute)
- Insidious – 85 BPM
- The Conjuring – 84 BPM
- Hereditary – 83 BPM
- Paranormal Activity – 82 BPM
- It Follows – 81 BPM
- The Conjuring 2 – 80 BPM
- The Babadook – 80 BPM
- The Descent 79 BPM
- The Visit 79 BPM
Yes, Doctor Strange and The Exorcism of Emily Rose director Scott Derrickson’s semi-found-footage freakout Sinister is the scariest movie ever made.
Here’s the explanation of “The Science of Scare” (via BroadBand Choices):
The Science of scare. Is there anything better than a night in with the lights off and a truly terrifying movie that gets your heart pounding? We don’t think so. That’s why we’ve explored the science of scare, with our experiment to categorically find the scariest films for your scary movie night. Our team studied critic’s lists and Reddit recommendations to curate 50 of the best horror filmsever made, before subjecting them to our test subjects. Watching each movie in 5.1 surround sound, our panel of 50 people consumed over 120 hours of the best horror movies, each fitted with a heart rate monitor to measure which movies got their blood pumping the most to find the ultimate horror movie and crown the king of fright night.
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