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5 Spooky Facts About the Most Popular Horror Movies in Every State

You will be completely surprised when you find out which state like what on this lively list of the most popular horror movies in every state.

Most Popular Horror Movies in Every State

Many people will be celebrating Halloween indoors this year, cuddling up in front of the television to watch their favorite scary movies with a bowl full of their favorite treats. We think it’s fair to indulge in as many mini candy bars as you want in these exceptional times.

Whatever treats you choose to munch, did you know the horror movie you choose to view may depend on which state you live in? Our friends a KilltheCableBill, wondered how the popularity of horror movies varied across the US, so they put together a report to show each states’ favorite horror movie, as gleaned from analyses of data from Rotten Tomatoes and Google Trends.

Whether or not you agree with them (and we’re betting most of you will not), here are some of their fascinating findings on:

The Most Popular Horror Movies in Every State

  • The Devil’s Backbone is the horror movie most states are obsessed with, appearing as the most loved in D.C., Michigan, New Jersey, and Texas.
  • Bakjwi appears twice on our list, along with Freaks. “What’s a Bakjw?many of you will ask. Maybe you should find out on Halloween.
  • Some horror movie interests lie in the location where they were shot or se. For example, The Shining is the most popular in Colorado.
  • Oregon is the most interested in horror movies, followed by Alaska, Washington D.C., Utah and Wyoming.
  • Southeastern states seem to have the least interest in scary movies. Florida is the least interested, followed by Georgia, the Carolinas, and Mississippi.

Now, just in case you can’t read the movie titles on the map, here’s a printed list of:

The Most Popular Horror Movies in Every State

State Movie Most Obsessed with
Alabama Harpoon
Alaska Get Out
Arizona Night of the Comet
Arkansas Host
California Theater of Blood
Colorado The Shining
Connecticut The Wicker Man
Delaware Repulsion
District of Columbia The Devil’s Backbone
Florida 1408
Georgia Jacob’s Ladder
Hawaii Cargo
Idaho Frankenstein
Illinois I Walked With a Zombie
Indiana The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
Iowa Peeping Tom
Kansas Tremors
Kentucky Halloween
Louisiana Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Maine The Lighthouse
Maryland Freaks
Massachusetts Jaws
Michigan The Devil’s Backbone
Minnesota Psycho
Mississippi The Loved Ones
Missouri The Bride of Frankenstein
Montana The Babadook
Nebraska King Kong
Nevada Freaks
New Hampshire Eraserhead
New Jersey The Devil’s Backbone
New Mexico Alien
New York Bakjwi
North Carolina It
North Dakota 10 Cloverfield Lane
Ohio Tucker and Dale vs. Evil
Oklahoma Zombieland
Oregon Host
Pennsylvania The Abominable Dr. Phibes
Rhode Island The Invisible Man
South Carolina An American Werewolf in London
South Dakota La Llorona
Tennessee Island of Lost Souls
Texas The Devil’s Backbone
Utah The Silence of the Lambs
Vermont Bakjwi
Virginia Dead Ringers
Washington Don’t Look Now
West Virginia The Night of the Hunter
Wisconsin The Love Witch
Wyoming A Quiet Place

Frankly, we were quite surprised with these results. A few of the most popular horror movies in every state we’ve never even heard of. Oh well — gives us a lot of options for Oct. 31st. You can view the entire report here.

You will be completely surprised when you find out which state like what on this lively list of the most popular horror movies in every state.