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
Independence Day 2 is out in the theaters this weekend. The hubster were thinking of going to see it before realizing that we do not have a sitter on hand. The next best thing to heading to see a brand new release is to settle in for the night and have a movie night in.
How about use the July 4th holiday to re-visit old classics with an Independence Day or patriotic themes? You can get a movie on demand or head to your local Redbox kiosk and pick up one of these classical movies:
Born on the Fourth of July
To Kill a Mockingbird
Redbox has new releases available in time for the holiday!
- Capture the Flag (family)
- The Adventures of Petey & Friends (family)
- Max (family/drama)
- Joy (comedy)
- Zoolander No. 2 (comedy)
- American Hero (comedy)
- The Martian (drama)
- Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (drama)
- Tears of the Sun (drama)
- Spectre (action)
We’re creeping up on Summer Vacation season. Many families will be hitting the road this summer to visit family far away, to head the coast or the beach, or amusement parks and other national landmarks. Long car trips can be trying on kids who need to be entertained. Movies are an excellent way to pass the time and keep the kids occupied.
Redbox has released its list of the Family Road Trip Movies, available on its Redbox units nationwide, and generally this Summer 2016. Check out the list. Click the first photo to start the slideshow.