The 4 Scariest Halloween Movies For Those Not Easily Afraid

It’s the best time of year coming up for spook fiends – Halloween! If you’re looking for something to really get your heart racing, then researchers have ranked the scariest movies ever by tracking the heart rates of participants watching horrors. Here are the top four scariest Halloween movies ever, according to science!

4. Hereditary

This 2018 horror was a big hit with movie-goers and critics alike. However, it seems as though it’s a real heart-pumper with an average heart rate of 83bpm for viewers. However, the jump scares aren’t too bad compared to some of the others on this list, with the highest spike being 109bpm.

3. The Conjuring

The 2013 mystery horror starring Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga takes the third spot for scariest Halloween movies of all time. It seems as though this one has a few more jump scares, with a high spike of 129bpm when people were tested. The average heart rate of 85bpm means viewers will always be on their toes.

2. Insidious

Tiptoe through the tulips with this 2010 horror that has gone on to create an entire franchise of movies. Again starring Patrick Wilson (he’s a scary guy), the average heart rate watching this film came in at 86bpm. However, it has the highest jump scare of them all at 133bpm. You’ll know which bit that is!

1. Sinister

Taking the top spot is 2012 horror flick Sinister, starring Ethan Hawke. Packed with twists and turns, creepy kids, and plenty of jump scares, we can see why this one topped the list. The average 86bpm is impressive – with a high spike of 131bpm around an hour into the film.

Ready to be scared out of your wits? Give one of the scariest Halloween movies ever a go! Or, you know, just hide behind a cushion like we will all Halloween.