SURVEY: Scariest Movies Ever Seen

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Redbox conducted a Halloween survey of more than 1,200 members in September to find out their favorite Halloween movie’s and the scariest movies they’ve ever seen.

Almost half a century after its release and coinciding with the film’s 45th anniversary, “The Exorcist” is still the scariest movie responders have ever seen. “Hocus Pocus,” also celebrating a big milestone with its 25th anniversary this year, significantly outperformed all other family-friendly Halloween movies.

Here are the results:

beetlejuice scary movieFavorite Family Friendly Halloween Movies, Ranked Top 5

1. Hocus Pocus
2. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
3. Beetlejuice
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
5. Saw

Other notable results of the survey include:

·Staying home and watching a scary movie (37%) edged out trick or treating (31%) as respondents favorite way to spend Halloween. Parents with children at home prefer trick or treating (53%) over watching a scary movie (26%).

·When watching scary movies, most responders (41%) prefer to have their significant other with them.

·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.



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