Science Has Determined The 25 Scariest Horror Movies Of All Time | SUN 99.1


Personally, I don’t make horror movies. However, I know a lot of people love them so if you are one of them here is a list of the scariest ones …..

For the second year in a row, the “Science of Scare” project set out to scientifically prove which horror film is truly the scariest ever.

The team said, “Our scientific study tracked the heart rates of some of the world’s most iconic horror movies, to study the science of horror and find the scariest horror movie of all time. ! We invited 250 ‘victims’ to watch 40 of the world’s scariest horror movies, including new entries in the genre. We equipped our participants with heart rate monitors and invited them to our specially designed “howling rooms” to watch the movies for several weeks, under the supervision of a doctor and researcher. We measured the average impact of our preselected films on the heart rate (measured in BPM) of our subjects, compared to the average resting BPM of 64. “

The results:

  • The best jump scare in horror history belongs to Insidious (133 BPM) with The Conjuring, Host, Sinister, and A Quiet Place Part 2 also ranking very high.
  • Modern horror films have performed better than the classics, with just three films over 20 years old, Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween & The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) appearing in the top 20.
  • The Exorcist has officially fallen from the top 20 scariest movies ever made.
  • Terrified of 2016 is the scariest foreign-language horror film made and the only foreign-language film to break the top 10


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