The Five Scariest Movies Of All Time According To Science

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Everyone has a go-to scary movie that they watch every Halloween, but apparently there are five movies that even researchers agree are the "scariest movies of all time!"

recent study from Aarhus University found that fear has a “sweet spot” that can actually cause pleasure for humans and thanks to a team of researchers here are the five scariest movies according to different studies measuring heartrate increase, surveys of what Americans say is the scariest movie, and other factors:

  1. The Exorcist (1973)
  2. Halloween (1978)
  3. Paranormal Activity (2007)
  4. The Shining (1980)
  5. It Follows (2014)

Just get ready for your partner or friends to want to do a Halloween horror movie binge with these movies in the next few weeks!

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