INTRO: So for all the horror movie fans we have something for you. As fear can be subjective, it is almost impossible to find which, of all the horror flicks in the history of cinema, is the scariest. But when there is science, there is always a way to find answers. So, a company has recently conducted a scientific study to find the scariest movie of all time.
BroadbandChoices, a UK-based company, recently conducted an experiment with an aim to seek out which Hollywood horror films are the scariest supported the guts rates of fifty participants. The researchers made the participants watch an array of horror films, starting from “The Exorcist” (1973) to “The Ring” (2003). And while they watched the films, the researchers measured their heart rates to work out the scariest horror film of all of them .
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Now, for the large reveal, the scariest movie of all time, consistent with the study, is “Sinister”, which released back in 2012. Well, wasn’t expecting that, were you? Even I did not expect Sinister to be the scariest movie of all time.
However, the researchers have their reason to tag this Scott Derrickson-directed movie as the scariest of all time. So, according to their study, the average resting heart rate of the 50 participants, before watching this film, was at 65 bpm. Now, while watching the film, the average heart of the participants rose to 85 bpm. The heart rate of the person who got scared the most while watching the movie was at 131 bpm.
The researchers also discovered that “Sinister” gave the participants a good scare throughout the movie. However, the scene in which the heart-rate of most of the participants rose to 133 bpm was from the 2010 horror flick, “Insidious”.
Nonetheless, with a uniform scare-score consistent with heart-rates, “Sinister” was the one that came abreast of top.
So, if you haven’t already watched the film, go on and give it a watch, now that it has become the scariest movie of all time. It is available to stream on Netflix.