What is Scary Meter?

If you've ever wondered just how scary a movie is that you've been wanting to watch, you've come to the right place. Scary Meter ranks horror and thriller movies based not on their quality, but by how scary they are. You'll find four categories used to measure this: SCARY, CREEPY, GORY and JUMPY. Each are independently voted on by users like you with no account-creating or signing-in required.

User Ratings

To rate, first click on the "Click Here to Rate" grey button below all the rating bars. A Rate Box will appear with the Overall Scary Rating and buttons listed from 1 to 10. From there, simply select the button of your desired rating. Once this is done, another Rate Box will appear below it, allowing you to select whether that movie is Creepy, Gory and Jumpy, as seen in the image below.

You can choose to rate on however many of these categories you'd like, however you can only rate once per cateogry. You can rate for as many movies as you'd like.


When commenting, remember to be respectful. Spam, harassment and hate speech are forbidden on the site. Major spoilers are discouraged. If you see a comment that breaks these rules, please report it. We can and will delete comments accordingly. If you're going to include a spoiler in your comment, check the "Comment contains spoilers" checkbox. If you see a comment that breaks this rule, please report it to us by clicking "Report comment", as well as any other comments that contain spam, harassment and hate speech. We can and will delete comments accordingly.


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Contact Us

Scary Meter was created by Christopher Gagel and Nicolas Lelièvre. It is currently owned and operated by Christopher Gagel. You can contact me at scarymeter@gmail.com if you'd like to report an issue or have any other comments regarding the site.

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A huge thanks to The Movie Database (TMDb) for providing their library of movie data and images to us. We'd also like to thank Vincy at phppot.com for letting us use her Comments Section design.


Scary Meter allows Google Analytics to store cookies on your computer upon launching the site. It also stores temporary cookies (HTML DOM sessionStorage) to manage the Cookie Disclaimer and Survey popups. In addition, whenever a user rates a movie, Scary Meter stores and keeps track of that user's IP Address. This is to ensure that a user may only rate once per cateogry per movie, however ratings may be updated for a movie by that user after a 72 hour window has passed. For this reason, a user on a shared Wi-Fi network might notice that they are unable to rate on a movie even if they did not do so since another user on the same network might have already done so within the specified time period. IP Addresses are also stored to keep track of users who frequently violate commenting guidelines.

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