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Science may fail horror movie fans because a new study claims to have found the scariest movie of all time, and it’s not « The Exorcist » or « Nosferatu » In fact, it is the movie « Sinister » which is not so popular among horror fans

“The Science of Scare Project” is a study by Broadbandchoicescom, which claims to be “the experts on mobile, TV and the internet” on its journey to find the scariest horror movie , 50 people spent over 120 hours watching 50 of the best horror movies of all time, according to critics’ reviews Throughout the experiment, the heart rates of the participants were monitored

After completing all of the movies, contestants had the highest heart rates after watching Sinister hit 86 BPM, which is nowhere near the 65 average.The movie showed how Ethan Hawke and his family experienced the experience when they moved into a house where a long haired demon called « Bughul » would lead to a series of murders In 2012, the film received only mixed reviews, which may surprise most horror fans

While watchers ‘heart rates peaked at 131 BPM while watching « Sinister, » it was 2010 supernatural film Insidious, which had the best fear of jumps as participants’ heart rates soared at 133 BPM at one point Insidious is another mediocre movie that received mixed reviews from critics, ranked second as average heart rate hit 85 BPM

Broadbandchoices did not provide the full list of the 50 movies they reviewed Nonetheless, here are the other movies that round out the top 10 list including the respective average heart rate they received BPM were as follows :

While the study is interesting and includes some really scary movies on this list, the methodology used is questionable as it does not seem to reflect the true meaning of what a « scary movie » is. There is indeed more only loud noises, scares and heartbeats in a horror movie

A Huffpost article listed eight ways horror movies use to scare audiences Check out the list below:

Horror movies create lasting images, which stick with the audience even after they return home Sometimes the scenes are really intense and people still remember them even for days, years and even everything throughout their life

Scary images must be shocking, strange, disturbing, or sometimes even out of place because humans remember something they cannot understand

Most of the time the public is afraid of what they don’t see They are afraid of what they have created from their imagination However, with the popularity of CG technology, these scary killers or monsters are quite disappointing, which breaks the idea of ​​the unknown Thus, the level of intensity and fear is reduced

Anticipation is perhaps the most used element of horror film When the hero is terrified as he crawls on the ground, viewers expect something frightening to happen

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Anticipation gives them an adrenaline rush, which makes horror a very popular genre Anticipation is the key to a successful horror movie Fear must be built into the process

Location is what makes a horror movie when it becomes a character in the movie A Scary Place surely makes the movie creepy

Phobias are psychological disorders that involve a strong, persistent or irrational fear from a specific situation or thing It allows a person to avoid the thing they are afraid of

Phobias directly affect the public Touching a more common phobia means a larger audience that will be instantly frightened without much effort

The thought of being chased by a psycho-killer or a monster instantly sends audiences into an adrenaline rush, as it triggers their instinct for survival as well as their curiosity about what it feels like to be continued

A deranged killer, ghost, demon, alien or other creatures are all monsters, which can make or break a horror movie Of course, it depends on the story and how effective the monster created

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