Whether it's zombies, ghosts or anything else that goes 'bump in the night', is there anything better than a good horror movie? But of the hundreds of horror flicks, which is the ultimate 'king of fright night'? Our scientific study tracked heart rates throughout some of the world's most iconic horror films, to study the science of scary, and find the undisputed scariest horror film of all time!
The Science of scare
Is there anything better than a night in with the lights off and a truly terrifying movie that gets your heart pounding?
We don't think so. That's why we've explored the science of scare, with our experiment to categorically find the scariest films for your scary movie night.
Our team studied critic's lists and Reddit recommendations to curate 50 of the best horror filmsever made, before subjecting them to our test subjects.
Watching each movie in 5.1 surround sound, our panel of 50 people consumed over 120 hours of the best horror movies, each fitted with a heart rate monitor to measure which movies got their blood pumping the most to find the ultimate horror movie and crown the king of fright night.