This Is the Horror Villain Who Probably Still Haunts You, Research Shows
This terrifying character has been nightmare fuel for generations of kids and adults.
Everyone has a horror movie that's permanently etched in their psyche, whether you won't repeat the word "Candyman" or are still avoiding lake swimming after watching Friday the 13th. However, a new survey reveals there's one horror movie villain more likely to live rent free in your brain than any other. According to the 2020 edition of Frontier Bundles' Most Popular Horror Movie Villain by State survey, the most searched horror movie villain in the U.S. is none other than Frankenstein's monster.
The survey examined 12 months' worth of Google searches about 15 popular horror movie villains, figuring those were the ones most people can't shake. The findings showed that Frankenstein's monster was the most-searched villain in 11 of the 50 states.
The prior year, Jack Torrance of The Shining held the top spot as the most-searched villain in 10 states.
Those movie terrors are in good company, however—just read on to discover the most popular villain in your state. And for more frightful fun, This Is the Scariest Horror Movie of All Time, According to Science.
Where he's from: The Dracula movies
Which states are most scared of him: Wyoming
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Where he's from: The Shining
Which states are most scared of him: Maine
Where he's from: Silence of the Lambs, Red Dragon, and the Hannibal movies
Which states are most scared of him: Alaska, North Dakota
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Where she's from: Carrie
Which states are most scared of her: Michigan, New York, Washington, D.C.
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Where he's from: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre movies
Which states are most scared of him: Kentucky, Oklahoma, Tennessee
Where he's from: The It movies and miniseries
Which states are most scared of him: Iowa, Nebraska, Utah, West Virginia
Where he's from: Psycho
Which states are most scared of him: Hawaii, Missouri, Ohio, Rhode Island, Virginia
Where it's from: The Alien movies
Which states are most scared of it: Colorado, Florida, Montana, Oregon, Vermont, Washington
Where he's from: The Child's Play and Chucky movies
Which states are most scared of him: Alabama, California, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Texas
Where he's from: The Scream movies
Which states are most scared of him: Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Nevada, South Dakota, Wisconsin
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Where he's from: The Frankenstein movies
Which states are most scared of him: Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina