Horror Movies to Amp Up Your Heart Rate! (“It’s the big one, Elizabeth!”)

Michele Debczak at Mental Floss posted the results of a survey to determine The 10 Horror Movies That Are Most Likely to Get Your Heart Racing.  I thought this was an interesting angle to look at horror movies.  Here’s how they got their list…

To compile their list of the most terrifying horror flicks, GIGACalculator.com showed movies to 150 first-time viewers while tracking their heart rates. The film selection was determined by a survey of 2500 self-proclaimed horror fanatics prior to the study.

Before you click over for the full story, here are the rankings of the top ten compared to how I would rate them.

Michele Debczak

Craig

1. Hereditary (2018)

1. The Descent (2005)

2. Saw (2004)

2. A Quiet Place (2018)

3. The Babadook (2014)

3. Us (2019)

4. Insidious (2010)

4. Saw (2004)

5. A Quiet Place (2018)

5. The Exorcist (1973)

6. The Descent (2005)

6. Insidious (2010)

7. Us (2019)

7. The Conjuring 2 (2016)

8. It (2017)

8. It (2017)

9. The Conjuring 2 (2016)

9. The Babadook (2014)

10. The Exorcist (1973)

*. Hereditary (2018)

* I haven’t seen Heredity so I didn’t include it in my list.

I’m surprised John Carpenter’s The Thing didn’t make the list.