This is the scariest movie of all-time, according to Science

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What's the scariest movie you've ever seen?  If it's not "Sinister", then you're wrong, LOL.  All jokes aside, Science just determined that it's actually the scariest movie of all-time and here's why...

Someone chose 50 horror movies, then had 50 people sit down and watch them all and their heart rates were monitored the whole time. Fifty movies isn't exactly a huge sample of the horror genre, but they did chose the movies based on their ratings on IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes.  

According to Bro Bible, these are the 20 scariest movies and the average heart rates they generated:

 

1.  (tie) "Sinister" and "Insidious" 86 beats per minute.

3.  "The Conjuring"  85 bpm

4.  "Hereditary"  83 bpm

5.  "Paranormal Activity"  82 bpm

6.  "It Follows"  81 bpm

7.  (tie) "The Conjuring 2" and "The Babadook"  80 bpm

9.  (tie) "The Descent," "The Visit," and "The Ring"  79 bpm

12.  (tie) "A Quiet Place" and "A Nightmare on Elm Street"  78 bpm

14.  (tie) "Halloween," "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," "28 Days Later," and "The Exorcist"  77 bpm

18.  "Hush", 76 bpm

19.  "It", 75 bpm

20.  "Scream", 73 bpm

 

It's pretty interesting that everything in the top 10 came out within the last 20 years.  Then the classic stuff starts to show up on their list.

It's kind of amazing too that legendary flicks like "Halloween," "Chainsaw," and "The Exorcist" don't even make the Top 10, but people's tastes change.  I mean, people were terrified of the old "Frankenstein" and "Dracula" movies when they first came out in the '30s and '40s.

Some other classic movies that appear further down the list include "The Omen," "The Shining," "Alien," "The Thing," and "Friday the 13th." 

 

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