If fear is very subjective from one person to another, scientists still wanted to study the question of horror films to determine the most frightening of them. Knowing that it is available in several ways on the big screen, it is quite difficult to determine THE horror film.
When science speaks of horror movies
With more people than ever experiencing a Halloween at home, our Science of Scare review was designed to help people find the most scientifically scary movies ever made, saving them time searching through thousands of titles. on streaming services like Amazon, Netflix, and Shudder.
To realize all this, there was a study of the resting heart rates of 50 people of different ages as they watched over 100 hours of horror movies.
Fun fact, we can learn that the average resting heart rate of the 50 individuals for the test was 65 beats per minute. During Sinister, this average increased to 86 BPM on a long period, which is equivalent to a 32% increase. No other movie has seen a higher raise than before Sinister for such a long time. On the other hand, it should be noted that the very good Insidious wins the record for the most beats per minute on a short period with a BPM of 133. The kitchen scene must have something to do with it…
In the rest of the ranking we can find Insidious in particular in second position then:
- Paranormal Activity
- Conjuring 2
- Mister Babadook
- The Descent
- The Visit
And for you, what is your scariest horror movie?