These are the most frightening movies website had a gallup between 10,000 users to find the 10 most terrifying movies, but also the scenes that were unforgettable and caused them a sleepless night. The famous scene from The Shining is at the top of the list, followed by those from the A Nightmare on Elm Street and The Exorcist movies.


How did they calculate how terrifying were the movies? They measured the pulses of the viewers, and this showed that in the scene with Jack Nicholson, we had an increase of pulses at 28.2%, while the scene in A Nightmare on Elm Street, where Freddy Krueger comes out from the dreams of Nancy Thompson in the real world, at 26.7%. Finally in the Exorcist, the scene where Christine MacNeil is trying to find out what the curious sound in the attic is, the increase was 24.8%

As regards to the 10 most terrifying movies in total, the things have changed in the first three places, the Exorcist comes first (25.9 % ), A Nightmare on Elm Street (25.9 %) in second place and the Shining (clause 23.3 %) in third.

See below the top ten as voted from users of

The Shining (1980)
The Exorcist (1973)
A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
Ring (aka Ringu) (1998)
Alien (1979)
The Silence of the Lambs (1990)
Poltergeist (1982)
Insidious (2010)
Halloween (1978)
Saw (2004)


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