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Redbox Survey: Scariest Movie of All Time


Redbox surveyed customers across the nation about their Halloween movie viewing habits and here is what they discovered:

  • 57% of respondents said they like scary movies.
  • 49% of the respondents typically watch a horror movie during the month of October to get in the Halloween spirit, while 55% indicated that they will watch a scary movie this Halloween.

Among those who will watch a scary movie….

  • 92% prefer to watch a scary movie at home rather than at the theater.
  • 73% watch scary movies with the lights off.
  • Half (52%) will not watch a scary movie alone.
  • Half (50%) are spooked by strange noises after watching a scary movie.
  • 31% have turned off a scary movie because they were too frightened.
  • 17% believe The Exorcist is the best scary movie of all time.
  • 22% say that Freddy Krueger is the scary movie villain that frightens them the most.

Younger respondents were more likely to indicate that they like scary movies:  67% of those age 18-44 like scary movies vs. 49% of those age 45+

  • 18-24:  71%
  • 25-34:  65%
  • 35-44:  66%
  • 45-54:  54%
  • 55-64:  47%
  • 65+:     35%

56% of female respondents like scary movies, while 61% of male respondents like scary movies.

Percentage of respondents indicating that they like scary movies by region:

  • Northeast:  61% like scary movies
  • Midwest:    60% like scary movies
  • South:         59% like scary movies
  • West:          54% like scary movies

 And the top 5 scary movies of all time were:

1. The Exorcist

2. A Nightmare on Elm Street

3. The Shining

4. Halloween

5. The Silence of the Lambs

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