Fall is the perfect time to scare yourself silly with horror movies.

Turn out the lights, curl up on the couch, and put on your favorite scary movie. As it turns out, your go-to horror movie could be influenced by where you live.

Streaming Observer has compiled a list of the most popular horror movies of all time by using data from Rotten Tomatoes and other public sources. Then, they partnered with Mindnet Analytics and used Google Trends data to determine which horror movie each state was most obsessed with relative to other states.

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Streaming Observer shows us where The Silence of the Lambs, Shaun of the Dead, and The Exorcist, are the favorites. Geographic location can play an important part with a horror movie like Texas Chainsaw Massacre is the most famous horror movie in Texas, The Shining in Colorado, and The Blair Witch Project in Maryland.

The most popular horror movies across the country: 

  • 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
  • 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

What's your favorite horror movie?

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