Maps Reveal The Most Popular Horror Movie Villains In Each State, Which One Is Your Favorite?

Maps Most Popular Horror Movie Villains In Each State

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Just about everyone has a favorite horror movie villian. Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th, Pennywise the Dancing Clown from It, Freddy Krueger from Nightmare on Elm Street, Chucky, Pinhead, Annabelle, Ghostface, Leatherface, so many to choose from over the years.

Personally, I’m a Michael Myers guy.

So, since tis the season and all that with Halloween just around the corner, some folks out there decided to take a crack at finding out which horror movie villains are the most popular in each state in America. Even better, they each created maps of the country showing the breakdown by state.

Cool, right?

What makes this even more interesting is that the data used to create these two maps came from two completely different sources.

The first map, created by home entertainment and seating company valenciatheaterseating.com, was made using trends software with direct access to geotagged Twitter data in the month of October and tracked over 100,000 tweets with hashtags about popular horror villains like #michaelmyers, #freddykrueger, #jasonvoorhees, #leatherface, etc.

Here’s what they discovered regarding the most popular horror movie villains in each state…

• Michael Myers – 12 states
• Jason Voorhees – 12 states
• Pennywise – 10 states
• Freddy Krueger – 7 states
• Chucky – 3 states
• Hannibal Lecter – 3 states
• Leatherface – 1 state
• The Candyman – 1 state
• The Babadook – 1 state


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The other study, conducted by frontierbundles.com, was a little different in that they selected 15 popular villains from classic, pre-2000 horror movies and used data from Google Trends over the past twelve months.

Here’s what they learned…

• Frankenstein’s Monster, AKA Frankenstein – 11 states
• Ghostface – 8 states
• Chucky – 7 states
• Alien – 6 states
• Norman Bates – 5 states
• Pennywise – 4 states
• Leatherface – 3 states
• Carrie – 2 states
• Hannibal Lecter – 2 states
• Jack Torrance – 1 state
• Count Dracula – 1 state

Interestingly, Michael Myers, Freddy, and Jason didn’t grab one single state in this study.


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