The Horror Movie Villains That Haunt Your State Will Give You Nightmares

Halloween is right around the corner, which means it's time to stream all your favorite horror movies on Netflix. The villains in those terrifying films may have you sleeping with the lights on. Don't worry, though, you're not the only one. It turns out there are 12 horror villains that haunt viewers more than the rest and Frontier Bundles broke it down by state.

The Frontier Bundles data analyst team selected 12 popular villains from classic, pre-2000 horror movies and used Google Trends to analyze their search volume in the last 12 months. After that, Frontier Bundles reported the villain with the highest search volume in each state. Here's which villain is feared most in each state:

Count Dracula:

  • Hawaii

Frankenstein's Monster

  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Massachusettes
  • New Jersey
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina


  • Alaska
  • Kansas
  • Washington


  • Vermont
  • Wyoming


  • California
  • Illinois
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico

Freddy Krueger:

  • West Virginia


  • Georgia
  • Maryland

Hannibal Lecter:

  • Florida
  • Minnesota
  • Montana
  • New Hampshire
  • Oklahoma

Jack Torrance:

  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • Michigan
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • New York
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Tennessee
  • Wisconsin


  • Texas
  • Arkansas
  • Kentucky
  • Ohio

Norman Bates:

  • Rhode Island
  • South Dakota


  • Idaho
  • Virginia
  • Alabama
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Maine
  • North Dakota
  • Utah

Which one of these classic horror movie villains are you most frightened of?

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