Top Horror Movies & Villains

With Halloween on the way, Horror-lovers everywhere are tuning into their favorite spooky and scary movies. A new survey asked 2,000 Americans about their favorite horror movies. It’s safe to say they’re not for everyone, with 36% of the participants called sitting through scary movies “pure torture” and another 39% suffering from sweaty palms through the films.

But among the spookier respondents, the 1973 classic “The Exorcist” came up in the lead with a 50% vote. And while “Nightmare On Elm Street” only made the fourth spot of the top ten, a whopping 62% agreed that Freddy Krueger is the best horror villain. Here’s which other movies and villains made the top 10 lists:

Top 10 Best Horror Movies

“The Exorcist” – 50%“

Halloween” – 48%“

Friday the 13th”– 48%

“A Nightmare on Elm Street” – 47%

“The Conjuring” – 45%

“The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” – 43%“

The Amityville Horror” – 43%

“Saw” – 39%

“The Shining” – 39%

“Poltergeist” – 36%

Top 10 Best Horror Villains

Freddy Krueger (“Nightmare on Elm Street”) – 62%

Michael Meyers (“Halloween”) – 58%

Jason Voorhees (“Friday the 13th”) – 54%

Hannibal Lecter (“Silence of the Lambs”) – 49%

Leatherface (“Texas Chainsaw Massacre”) – 42%

Pennywise the Clown (“IT”) – 42%

Chucky (“Chucky”) – 42%

Regan MacNeil (“The Exorcist”) – 38%

Norman Bates (“Psycho”) – 37%

The Creeper (“Jeepers Creepers”) – 37%

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