Redbox.com conducted a Halloween survey of more than 1,200 members of the Redbox Customer Panel. Almost half a century after it’s release, and coinciding with the film’s 45th anniversary, The Exorcist is still the scariest movie responders have ever seen.
The movie Hocus Pocus is also celebrating a big milestone with its 25th anniversary this year, significantly outperforms all other family-friendly Halloween movies.
Watching Halloween movies is also a fave activity for the Halloween. Staying home and watching a scary movie (37%) edged out trick or treating (31%) as respondents favorite way to spend Halloween, while understandably parents with children at home prefer trick or treating (53%) over watching a scary movie (26%).
And people love watching these movies with their significant others. When watching scary movies, most responders (41%) prefer to have their significant other with them.
Finally, when given the option to choose popcorn or Halloween candy as their favorite snack while watching a scary movie, popcorn was the clear winner for 72% of responders.
The survey was conducted from September 11 to September 18, 2018 narrowed down the top 5 fave family-friendly Halloween and Scariest movies and they are:
Favorite Family Friendly Halloween Movie, Ranked Top 5
1. Hocus Pocus
2. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
4. The Nightmare Before Christmas
5. Hotel Transylvania
Scariest Movie Ever Seen, Ranked Top 5
1. The Exorcist
2. The Silence of the Lambs
3. The Ring
4. The Shining
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