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What’s scarier than 2020? How about a horror movie villain? Once again, pumpkin lattes are served hot and ghosts and witches appear on doorsteps, which means October is upon us and Halloween is just around the corner. 

For the third year in a row, Frontierbundles.com gets into the ghoulish spirit of things by surveying which state prefers which cinema psycho for the past year. With many of these villains reaching release dates of up to fifty years ago, each state’s search history proves that age is just a number. 

Keep reading to find out which villain has the dishonor of reigning supreme in your state. 

Most Popular Horror Movie Villains by State

Fearsome Facts: 

  • Frankenstein’s Monster, also known simply as Frankenstein, claimed the highest amount of searches with eleven states searching him most. 
  • Last year in our 2018-2019 study, Jack Torrance was America’s most-searched-for villain for ten states. 
  • Illinois was once again a fan of Chucky, perhaps because Chicago was the filming location for the 1988 version of Child’s Play.
  • Jack Torrance has turned a card since starring as the most popular movie villain last year. Maine was the only state that preferred this The Shining villain in 2020.
  • While this movie made a killing at the box office bringing in $473.1 million, only four states favored It Chapter 2 villain, Pennywise.
  • Although Psycho took place on the west coast, the east coast had a lot of love for the villain Norman Bates, with Rhode Island and Virginia leading the way.
  • Wyoming is so fond of Dracula that in 2019, Ballet Wyoming and Stage III Community Theatre both took the famous vampire’s story to the stage.
  • Washington is one of the top five states that have reported UFO sightings so it’s no surprise that aliens were the top villain for the Evergreen state. 
  • FrontierBundles has performed this search for three years in a row from 2018, 2019, and 2020. 
StateHorror Villain
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

Methodology 

FrontierBundles.com selected fifteen popular villains from classic, pre-2000 horror movies and searched each film in Google Trends for the past twelve months. The team pulled the results on September 4, 2020.

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