LIST: Most Iconic Halloween Movies of All Time


While for some people, Halloween is all about costumes and candy, others embrace the holiday for the scares, and there’s no better way to do that than with a good ol’ scary movie.

A new poll conducted by OnePoll, on behalf of Tubi, finds:

  • Two in three Americans feel like they are currently living in a horror movie.
  • 66% of folks think watching a horror movie will be a good escape from the horrors of 2020.
  • 72% of parents with kids under 16 say they plan to watch Halloween movies with the family this year.
  • 63% plan to introduce their children to Halloween classics.
  • Among the most iconic Halloween movies of all time:
    • “Halloween” (46%)
    • “The Nightmare on Elm Street” (24%)
    • “Scream” (22%)
    • “The Exorcist” (21%)
    • “Beetlejuice” (21%)
    • “Friday the 13th” (15%)
    • “Carrie” (13%)
    • “Rocky Horror Picture Show” (10%)
    • “Child’s Play” (9%)
    • “The Shining” (7%)
  • Along these lines, Freddy Krueger from “The Nightmare on Elm Street” was named the scariest horror movie villain of all time, followed by "Halloween’s" Michael Meyers and “Psycho’s” Norman Bates.

And when it comes to watching scary movies:

  • The average person begins feeling stressed within 13 minutes of the film.
  • Over half sit in dread throughout the entire scary movie.

I'd also like to add a few of my favorites to the list...it's cheesy and stupid, but I love it and watch it every year! "Wrong Turn" is one of our go-to's...and there's a TON of sequels. And I know it's not a scary movie...but you can't make it through October without at least ONE viewing of "Hocus Pocus!"

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