Several content creators want to make the scariest horror movie. Unfortunately, there’s no saying what the audiences might like and whagt they might not, especially when it comes to the horror genre. The Devil’s Backbone is Guillermo del Toro’s Horror outing from back in 2001. The war based horror movie won critical and commercial acclaim. a group of scientists has judged that movie to be the scariest horror movie – according to science – until 2016.
The movie is set in an orphanage in Spain, and the timeline is during the Spanish Civil War. A couple takes care of the orphans, and there are allegations that the orphanage also houses a huge cache of gold. It all changes when a boy, whose father has died during the war, comes to the orphanage. That boy strikes a friendship with the orphanage bully. Soon, the boy starts seeing apparitions and voices that he can’t decipher, along with stories about a boy, Santi, who went missing near the orphanage.
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The Devil’s Backbone has several other accolades, including the 61st rank on Bravo’s 100 Scariest Movies. It also holds a 92 percent Rotten rating at Rotten Tomatoes. Bloody Disgusting fives the m movie a number eighteen on their list, Top 20 Horror Films of the Decade.
The list of scariest horror movies includes the first two The Conjuring movies, Rec 2, and Insidious. It gives The Devil’s Backbone a perfect ten for scariness. The creators of the list considered several other movies – including movies like The Shining and Rosemary’s Baby.
Now, as I told you earlier, science is the base for this list, and the creators surveyed 40 volunteers who watched these movies, after hooking an MRI scan to monitor their brain activity. There’s a lot of science here, read the whole report over at rt,com.