Horror is one of the most enjoyed and sought after genre we all turn to when we need something to excite us and get our hearts moving. However, there are just too many movies from the genre and a majority of them are just bad horror. These bad horror movies do nothing for viewers and almost act as a good comedy, so if you’re looking for something for a fun time with your buddies, do check out a bad horror movie. As for the people who’re in search of some thrill and scare, check out this list of scariest horror movies of all time, as per a study.

Scariest Horror Movies Of All Time
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A study, ‘Science of Scare’, by broadband choices monitored the heart rate of 50 viewers. This monitoring took place for 100+ plus hours and during this, viewers were made to watch some of the scariest horror movies, and out of these movies, the best of the best were selected and ranked.

The scary movies on this list were able to literally race up one’s heartbeat which means they’re just perfect for your movie night.

Here are the scariest horror movies of all time

10. The Ring – Best Horror Movies of All Time

Your average heart rate during this movie is going to be 79 BPM. The highest spike in heart rate may go up to 107 BPM.

Rachel who is a young journalist investigates a mysterious videotape that kills its viewers within a week’s time begins with her niece Katie and brings horror to her life.

The Ring | Scariest Horror Movies Of All Time
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9. The Descent

Your average heart rate during this movie is going to be 79 BPM. The highest spike in heart rate may go up to 122 BPM.

When a group of friends goes on vacation for an expedition to a cave, their trip turns into a horror when they get trapped inside the cave and are chased by blood-thirsty demons.

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8. The Babadook

Your average heart rate during this movie is going to be 80 BPM. The highest spike in heart rate may go up to 116 BPM.

A single mother struggles with her son’s fear of a monster that’s skulking in their house. She struggles to keep him and herself safe after she experiences the horror of the monster herself.

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7. The Conjuring 2 – Best Horror Movies of All Time

Your average heart rate during this movie is going to be 80 BPM. The highest spike in heart rate may go up to 120 BPM.

Peggy who is a single mother takes help from demonologists, Ed and Lorraine Warren when she and her children experience strange, supernatural and paranormal events in their new house.

The Conjuring 2 | Best Horror Movies
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6. It Follows

Your average heart rate during this movie is going to be 81 BPM. The highest spike in heart rate may go up to 93 BPM.

A teenager’s life turns upside-down after she discovers that she is a recipient of a lethal curse that is passed from victim to victim through sexual intercourse.

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5. Paranormal Activity

Your average heart rate during this movie is going to be 82 BPM. The highest spike in heart rate may go up to 127 BPM.

Katie and Micah move into a suburban residence but they soon start to experience the presence of evil and supernatural forces in their house.

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4. Hereditary

Your average heart rate during this movie is going to be 83 BPM. The highest spike in heart rate may go up to 109 BPM.

The horror in a mother’s and her children’s life begin to unravel terrifying secrets about their ancestors as they try to outrun the menacing fate they have inherited.

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3. The Conjuring – Scariest Horror Movies Of All Time

Your average heart rate during this movie is going to be 84 BPM. The highest spike in heart rate may go up to 129 BPM.

The family of Perron moves into a farmhouse where they experience supernatural events and seek help from Ed and Lorraine Warren who are demonologists so as to get rid of the evil entity.

The Conjuring | Scariest Horror Movies
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2. Insidious – Scariest Horror Movies Of All Time

Your average heart rate during this movie is going to be 85 BPM. The highest spike in heart rate may go up to 133 BPM.

To have a fresh start, a couple move into a new house but their son Dalton suddenly falls into a coma and supernatural paranormal activities start to take place in that house.

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1. Sinister

Your average heart rate during this movie is going to be 86 BPM. The highest spike in heart rate may go up to 131 BPM.

A writer named ELLISON OSWALD moves into an old house with his family and trips over old film footage and some other clues that indicate the presence of a supernatural force in the house.

Sinister | Scariest Horror Movie
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So, these are the scariest horror movies of all time. Funny how 80% of these movies start when people move into new houses. So, which ones have you already done with? And, which ones are you excited to start with?

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