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Best horror films 2022: 15 scariest movies ever ever, ranked in order of jump scares

Here are the top 15 most terrifying horror films, ranked by the number of jump scares.

Tuesday, 18th January 2022, 8:59 am

Why do we watch things that scare us so much? Theory is – like a rollercoaster – the adrenaline rush which comes with the ‘horror movie jump scare’ may have an lot to do with it.

Brain eating zombies, purge style home invasions, slasher, things that go bump in the night and demonic possessions. Quite simply, horror films are a staple of cinema history.

Whether you love the adrenaline rush of a horror film, or get a kick out of frequent jump scares, curling up with a scary movie on a dark night is the perfect winter activity.

As the nights grow darker and colder, there’s no better time to re-watch some of the films which scared the living daylights out of us.

However, which movies are most likely to make you jump out of your skin?

To get you thrilled – and chilled - to the bone, has compiled a list of the scariest horror films which are most likely to see you jump, scream and spine-chills throughout.

Without further ado, here are the 15 films with the most jumps scares recorded, utilising database Where’s The Jump. Be afraid, be very afraid.

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