The horror genre is indeed very subjective since we all have different things we are afraid of, but according to science we probably already know which is the most terrifying, scariest movie out there.

This Is The Scariest Movie Of All Time, According To Science

Monsters, serial killers, aliens, snakes, spiders, zombies, vampires, etc. are the usual elements that the scariest movies of all must have. But even so choosing only one is very difficult, since it depends a lot on where you see it, at what moment, and the lasting impact it may have on you. However, a scientific study has picked one particular movie out of all of them.

Here's how the experiment went: Conducted by broadbandchoices, a "comparison tool for broadband deals," 50 people of different ages watched more than 100 hours of horror movies, and by tracking their heart rates, the studio was able to find the scariest movie of all time: The movie 'Sinister' from 2012.

This Is The Scariest Movie Of All Time, According To Science

However, according to the study, the average resting heart rate was 65 beats per minute, but during Sinister, that number jumped to 86. Second place was Insidious (2010), but it won the top spot for biggest jump scare. In this case, the heart rate per minute reached 133, while Sinister's highest BPM was 131.

The scariest movies list included classics like The Conjuring, Hereditary, Paranormal Activity, It Follows, The Conjuring 2, The Babadook, The Descent, and The Visit.

What is 'The Scariest Movie' About

Although science says that Sinister is the scariest movie of all time, you obviously don't have to feel that way personally. But it's worth knowing more about the movie that gets most people's hair to stand on their necks.

This film is directed by Scott Derrickson (Doctor Strange) and has a cast led by Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, and James Ransone. The story is about Ellison Oswalt, a writer who writes about real crimes. Oswalt finds a box of Super 8 mm footages in his new home. Their content suggests that the murder he is currently investigating is the work of a serial killer whose work dates back to the 1960s.

Sinister had a budget of $3 million and raised over $82 million, proving that terror is always profitable.

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