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Google Data Exposes Each State’s Most Popular Horror Icon

With Halloween just a few days away, (WOOHOO!) data analysts over at FrontierBundles.com have taken their annual research about horror villains to Google and analyzed fifteen popular icons from classic, pre-2000 horror movies. Over the past twelve months, the team searched each film in Google Trends and pulled the results on September 4, 2020.

AlabamaChucky
AlaskaHannibal Lecter
ArizonaFrankenstein’s Monster
ArkansasGhostface
CaliforniaChucky
ColoradoAlien
ConnecticutFrankenstein’s Monster
DelawareFrankenstein’s Monster
District of ColumbiaCarrie
FloridaAlien
GeorgiaGhostface
HawaiiNorman Bates
IdahoGhostface
IllinoisChucky
IndianaGhostface
IowaPennywise
KansasGhostface
KentuckyLeatherface
LouisianaChucky
MaineJack Torrance
MarylandFrankenstein’s Monster
MassachusettsFrankenstein’s Monster
MichiganCarrie
MinnesotaFrankenstein’s Monster
MississippiChucky
MissouriNorman Bates
MontanaAlien
NebraskaPennywise
NevadaGhostface
New HampshireFrankenstein’s Monster
New JerseyFrankenstein’s Monster
New MexicoChucky
New YorkCarrie
North CarolinaFrankenstein’s Monster
North DakotaHannibal Lecter
OhioNorman Bates
OklahomaLeatherface
OregonAlien
PennsylvaniaFrankenstein’s Monster
Rhode IslandNorman Bates
South CarolinaFrankenstein’s Monster
South DakotaGhostface
TennesseeLeatherface
TexasChucky
UtahPennywise
VermontAlien
VirginiaNorman Bates
WashingtonAlien
West VirginiaPennywise
WisconsinGhostface
WyomingDracula

One can’t argue that Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein monster does, and rightfully should reign supreme across a lot of the states. However, it’s quite a flip from last year where Johnny boy, Jack Torrance reigned as King of the Horror Hill in Google trends- whereas this year, he only shines in Stephen King’s home state of Maine. You can compare last year’s result here.

For a more in-depth analysis, you can read the original findings over at Frontier’s website! Also, to check the data trends on the most used horror gifs on the interwebs, check out those results here!

Google Searches Identify Each State’s Most Popular Horror Icon

Welp, it’s that time of year again where the Gods of the Interwebs invade our search history and reveal all that naughty late-night, drunk browsing for the world to see! Just kidding ( I hope). But seriously, a team of Google analysts at Frontier Bundles performs this just-for-fun horror data search every year that reveals which horror icon is the most popular across the United States of America.

The Frontier Bundles data analyst team selected 12 popular villains from classic, pre-21st-century horror movies and used Google Trends to analyze their search volume in the last 12 months. They then reported the villain with the highest search volume in each state.

In other words, don’t shoot the messenger here if you are displeased with your home town’s results. Personally speaking as a Nevadan, my black little heart of Damballa is content with Chucky being our most beloved. Check out the map and details below provided by Frontier Bundles themselves!¬†

 

Google Searches Identify Each State's Most Popular Horror Icon

 

Which horror villain reigns supreme in your state? Sound off below!