The Scariest Movies Of All Time


What's the scariest movie of all time? Science has the answer. 

A new study ranked the most terrifying horror flicks by monitoring viewers’ average heart rates. And according to the BroadBandChoices "Science of Scare" project, the movie that got hearts pumping the most was 2012's Sinister, starring Ethan Hawke.

Viewers experienced a 32% rise in their heart rate, on average – from 65 beats per minute to 86.

However, Insidious had the scariest moment with an average jump to 133 bpm, while Sinister's moment had hearts rising to 131 bpm.

The scariest movies, according to heart rate.

  1. Sinister
  2. Insidious
  3. The Conjuring
  4. Hereditary
  5. Paranormal Activity
  6. It Follows
  7. The Conjuring 2
  8. The Babadook
  9. The Descent
  10. The Visit
  11. The Ring
  12. A Quiet Place
  13. A Nightmare on Elm Street
  14. Halloween
  15. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
  16. 28 Days Later
  17. The Exorcist
  18. Hush
  19. It
  20. Scream
  21. The Grudge
  22. The Witch
  23. The Blair Witch Project
  24. Alien
  25. The Thing
  26. Poltergeist
  27. Annabelle
  28. Friday the 13th
  29. The Orphanage
  30. Dark Skies
  31. Wolf Creek
  32. The Omen
  33. The Shining
  34. Get Out
  35. Audition

photo: Summit Entertainment