Scariest horror movies ever made according to scientists

When Halloween is near, everyone loves watching horror movies. Scientists wanted to see which movies are the scariest so they conducted a scientific study. First, a list of the 50 most popular horror movies from IMDb, Reddit and Rotten Tomatoes was selected. The videos were then shown to the study participants and their heart rate was measured simultaneously. At the end, the average heart rate was compared with the normal heart rate and this is how the list of the scariest movies was created. It is worth adding that with the scariest movie that took first place, the heart rate was 131. They study showd that “Sinister” is the scariest movie. Another interesting fact, the biggest jump scare took place during The Insidious, where the heart rate was equal to 133.


1. Sinister – Washed-up true crime writer Ellison Oswalt finds a box of super 8 home movies in his new home that suggest the murder that he is currently researching is the work of a serial killer whose work dates back to the 1960s.

The rest of top 10 is as follows:

2. Insidious – A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further.

3. The Conjuring – Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.

4. Herediatary – A grieving family is haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences.

5. Paranormal Activity – After moving into a suburban home, a couple becomes increasingly disturbed by a nightly demonic presence.

6. It Follows – A young woman is followed by an unknown supernatural force after a sexual encounter.

7. The Conjuring 2 – Ed and Lorraine Warren travel to North London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by a supernatural spirit.

8. The Babadook – A single mother and her child fall into a deep well of paranoia when an eerie children’s book titled “Mister Babadook” manifests in their home.

9. The Descent – A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators.

10. The Visit – Two siblings become increasingly frightened by their grandparents’ disturbing behavior while visiting them on vacation.

Check out this infographic below to see more movies that made top 50 of the scariest movies. What are the scariest movies that you have ever watched?

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