It's almost Halloween season, which means it's time for things to happen at night and horror movies to give you the heebie-jeebies. what scary movie reigns supreme in fear issues? We now have, incredibly, aonse - according to science, that is.
So the scariest horror movie of all time? This would be the horror film directed by Scott Derrickson in 2012, Sinister . Hereinafter, Insidious , while The Conjuring , Hereditary and Paranormal activity complete the five first.
But what is the methodology behind this frightening study, commissioned by Broadbandchoices for their Science of Scare project?
Simple: Make a list of the top 50 horror movies - across IMDb, Reddit and others - have a fight for willing contestants, hook them up to a heart monitor and off you go. Throw in the audience's average resting heart rate for each movie against their usual resting heart rate and you'll get the results once you determine the difference. was actually James Wan's Insidious which caused the biggest increase in heart rate, with one scene generating a beat of 133 beats per minute. Not for the faint hearted then, clearly.
Now I'm not a horror person to say the least - Hereditary spoiled me for a long time - but if you want to get all-in on Halloween you could do a lot worse than this top 10 full...
- The Conjuring
- Paranormal activity
- It follows
- The Conjuring 2
- The Babadook
- The Descent
- The Visit
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