Choosing the best horror movie is not an easy task, but the technology company Broad Band Choices dared to make a study to determine which would be the most terrifying movie and capable of accelerating the hearts of the people who are watching it.
This research project was called “The Science of Fear” and provided the possibility of measuring the speed of the heartbeat of 50 people at the same time. Through Reddit, the best movies were chosen for this group of people who watched more than 120 hours in a row.
The people who participated in this project were able to enjoy all the movies with excellent sound, in addition, each of them had to have a heart rate monitor which would record the speed of the blood bombardment.
Dan Clifford was the one who decided to carry out this arduous investigation and assured Forbes that it was in order to create a list of the most scientifically terrifying films in order to save a lot of time for those fans of this kind of film when they are looking for one that does not let them sleep at night.
The 10 horror movies that any fan should watch
There are many reasons why people decide to watch horror movies, but psychology tells us that we watch them mainly because we want to understand and know beyond our fears.
Paul J. Patterson of San Jose State University explains that: “The horror genre addresses to our archetypal fears. You can see throughout history how each generation has defined terror in its own way and becomes the idea that it is something beyond our understanding that threatens us.”
However, if you enjoy a horror movies, in this list you will find the best options for you.
This horror film was directed by James Wan and it is a story where we can observe the move of a family to a new house, later one of Josh’s children falls into a coma and that is the reason why strangers things terrify that family. One person went to check the house and told them that the forces of evil are trying to take over his body while his soul is trapped somewhere between life and death.
During the project, this movie caused an average of 85 beats per minute.
Heridary is basically a psychological horror movie that came out in 2018. It was directed and written by Ari Aster during his directorial debut. It is about a family that after the death of their grandmother, is haunted by something supernatural. This film was classified as truly disturbing on an emotional level.
83 beats per minute were reached by the audience while they were watching this movie.
This movie caused 81 beats per minute while this investigation was being conducted.
It is a horror movie that was written and directed by David Robert Mitchell. This tells the story of a girl who is chased by a supernatural entity after a sexual encounter she had. This film was presented at the Cannes Film Festival in 2014.
Jennifer Kent was the one who wrote and directed this horror movie based on a book. Among the protagonists we can find are Essie David and Noah Wiseman. This movie is about that, while Amelia was going to the hospital to give birth to her son, her husband Oskar passed away, so she had to take care of her son alone.
When Samuel grew up, he began to show interest in magic tricks, stories and even he wanted to make weapons to fight with an imaginary monster. One day, he found a book on his shelf and asked his mother to read it to him, after this, Sam realized that Babadook was the monster that stalked him.
The this film could cause 80 beats per minute in viewers.
This horror film was written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan and was released in 2015. Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould and Kathryn Hahn were part of the protagonists of this film. It is a movie in which Paula’s children go to their grandparents’ house to stay for a while because she will go to a cruise, but while they were there, many strange things begin to happen.
This movie managed to cause 79 beats per minute.
The beats per minute that this film caused to the viewers were 86 and it is a supernatural horror film that tells us many things that the writer Ellison Oswalt lives. At the beginning, we can watch a video where a family of 4 is standing under a tree, with ropes tied around their necks. Then a supernatural entity appears, cuts a branch from the tree and it picks up the family and strangles them.
The Conjuring is a movie about a family that moves to a farm in Harrisville where from the first moment they arrive to that place, everything seems to be good. However, one of the things that happens is that one of Roger’s daughters breaks a plank and finds a basement while another finds a music box. After this, many paranormal things started to happen.
This film could cause 84 Latinos per minute during the entire projection.
The story of this horror movie is based on a couple made up of Katie and Micah where we can observe that a paranormal entity torments them every day. This film is presented as a documentary with the videos of the cameras that this couple placed around the house. The creators were focused more on suspense.
During the entire time that the people involved in this project were watching this movie, they had a total of 82 beats per minute.
The Conjuring 2
In this second part of this horror movie, we can see how 6 years after all the disastrous events that happened previously, the movie begins in Amityville where the Warrens work to solve a case. However, one day Lorraine follow a boy and comes across a strange nun-shaped thing inside a mirror that shows her that Ed might soon die.
This film managed to reach 80 beats per minute in the audience.
In this film we can see how Juno, Sarah and Beth find themselves sailing on a rapid-water river in Scotland, while Sarah’s husband, Paul and their daughter cheer them from the shore. Unfortunately, on their way back to the hotel, Paul is distracted and quickly causes an accident where his daughter and him die instantly, but Sarah doesn’t.
This film could reach 79 beats per minute in viewers.