Most Popular Horror Movies By State

Now deep into the Halloween season, you can bet there’s plenty of streaming viewers cracking open their subscriptions and rental services to seek out their favorite scary movies. Be it slashers, exploitation, psychological horror, giddy gore romps, or just a good old-fashioned ghost story, horror movies are certainly going to be top contenders for streamers this October. But which one is watched the most in your state?

Streaming Observer has compiled the data to find out which horror movie is a favorite in each state. Here’s how they did it:

Using data from Rotten Tomatoes, proprietary Amazon MTurk surveying, and other public sources, we compiled a list of the most popular horror movies of all time. Then, we partnered with Mindnet Analytics and used Google Trends data to determine which horror movie each state was most obsessed with relative to other states.

Take a gander at the full list below and take note of how some states tend to favor horror films shot in their own counties. You may also be surprised to learn that the most common films between states were “Silence of the Lambs” and “Shaun of the Dead.”

  • Alabama: Halloween
  • Alaska: Little Shop of Horrors
  • Arizona: What Ever Happened to Baby Jane
  • Arkansas: The Thing
  • California: The Orphanage
  • Colorado: The Shining
  • Connecticut: Pan’s Labyrinth
  • Delaware: The Birds
  • District of Columbia: The Exorcist
  • Florida: This is the End
  • Georgia: Get Out
  • Hawaii: The Exorcist
  • Idaho: The Birds
  • Illinois: The House of the Devil
  • Indiana: Frankenstein
  • Iowa: Evil Dead 2
  • Kansas: Shaun of the Dead
  • Kentucky: Evil Dead 2
  • Louisiana: Get Out
  • Maine: The Host
  • Maryland: Blair Witch Project
  • Massachusetts: The Silence of the Lambs
  • Michigan: Near Dark
  • Minnesota: The Silence of the Lambs
  • Mississippi: Drag Me to Hell
  • Missouri: The Silence of the Lambs
  • Montana: Young Frankenstein
  • Nebraska: King Kong
  • Nevada: Shaun of the Dead
  • New Hampshire: Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  • New Jersey: The Silence of the Lambs
  • New Mexico: Bride of Frankenstein
  • New York: Psycho
  • North Carolina: Halloween
  • North Dakota: Aliens
  • Ohio: The Silence of the Lambs
  • Oklahoma: This is the End
  • Oregon: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
  • Pennsylvania: The Silence of the Lambs
  • Rhode Island: The Love Witch
  • South Carolina: The Loved Ones
  • South Dakota: Cabin in the Woods
  • Tennessee: The Witch
  • Texas: Texas Chainsaw Massacre
  • Utah: Zombieland
  • Vermont: The Exorcist
  • Virginia: Drag Me to Hell
  • Washington: Shaun of the Dead
  • West Virginia: A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Wisconsin: Shaun of the Dead
  • Wyoming: The Babadook