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Fri, Oct 30, 2020 11:15 AM

Live Poll: Scariest Horror Movie ('The Science of Scare')

A few weeks ago, the results of 'The Science of Scare' were released; a top 50 of horror movies based on the average heart rate measured while watching.

Regardless of whether the results are well founded or not, which horror movie of their top 25 scared you the most? (Not per se your favorite horror movie overall!)

Poll

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls086318486/

Responses

Champion

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3 months ago

The Descent or Paranormal Activity.

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166 Points

Two of my top candidates as well!

cinephile

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3 months ago

I wonder how many films they tested because this list contains primarily mainstream or classic films.

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166 Points

I agree. Also, it's very likely not a reliable research. But when I saw this, I was just wondering which of these well known movies are actually considered to be scary.

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3 months ago

Speaking from my experience, the movies that kept my heart beating at the highest rate weren't horror movies though they had to deal with a certain form of horror, these movies were:

In Cold Blood

A Woman Under the Influence

Elephant

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166 Points

Yeah, this is a very interesting category of movies as well. Thanks for the suggestions, will definitely keep them in mind!

Champion

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3 months ago

Good poll! Of the ones that I've seen, a few of these movies didn't scare me at all but The Exorcist scared me so much that I can't even watch a trailer of it now, lol. 

May I suggest one very small edit to the intro? ('In bold below: a colon instead of a semi-colon. The intro is very good, by the way.)

A few weeks ago, the results of 'The Science of Scare' were released: a top 50 of horror movies based on the average heart rate measured while watching.

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Thanks! I actually agree with your suggestion, but unfortunately I was too late with changing it. Thanks anyway!

Champion

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3 months ago

Live Poll

https://www.imdb.com/poll/XbnP72LMmbk/

Please edit the title of your post from "Poll Suggestion" to "Live Poll" and change the type from Idea to Praise.

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Done. Thanks!