Get an Apple Watch for monitoring your heart rate while watching horror movies

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If you’re a fan of scary movies, you’ve surely noticed that sometimes your heart can get a bit of a jolt during an especially terrifying scene.

Maybe “jump scares” get you or perhaps scary movies just make your heart race from start to finish. Whatever the reason, is looking for people willing to monitor their heart rate while watching some horror movies — and they’ll give you an Apple Watch to do it!

Looking to put the debate of the scariest horror movie to rest by actually monitoring heart rates, Cordcutting is giving five people an Apple Watch Series 6 and a bag of candy to binge 10 of Netflix’s current horror films. The winners will then have to send in their heart rate data for each movie watched and hopefully settle the debate once and for all.


You will need a Netflix subscription to participate and must be 18 years old or older, but other than that, you only need a love for horror films.

You have until Halloween, Oct. 31, to submit your application. If chosen, you must watch all the movies within the week you receive the Apple Watch and your heart rate must be tracked and reported back within five days.

The 10 films are already chosen, so you won’t need to spend any time picking out what to watch. They are:

1922 (2017)
The Crow (1994)
Hush (2016)
Ravenous (Les Affamés, 2018)
Sweetheart (2019)
The Witch (2015)
The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)
Cam (2018)
Creep (2014)
Cult of Chucky (2017)


Of course, there are plenty of other scary movies to watch, so these may in fact not be the scariest ones ever made, but your heart rate should show which one on the list is the scariest for you.

If you’re looking for more scary movies, check out this list of classic movies to get you in the Halloween spirit or these movies and shows on Netflix that won’t scare your kids.

What is your favorite scary movie?

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