Top Halloween Movie Stats! conducted a Halloween survey of more than 1,200 members of the Redbox Customer Panel.  

The survey was conducted Sept. 11 – Sept. 18, 2018.

Favorite Family-Friendly Halloween Movie, Ranked Top 5

1.    Hocus Pocus 

2.    It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

3.    Beetlejuice     

4.    The Nightmare Before Christmas      

5.    Hotel Transylvania


Scariest Movie Ever Seen, Ranked Top 5

1.    The Exorcist   

2.    The Silence of the Lambs

3.    The Ring        

4.    The Shining    

5.    Saw    


·Almost half a century after it’s release, and coinciding with the film’s 45th anniversary, “The Exorcist” is still the scariest movie responders have ever seen.

·“Hocus Pocus,” also celebrating a big milestone with its 25th anniversary this year, significantly outperforms all other family-friendlyHalloween movies.

·Staying home and watching a scary movie (37%) edged out trick or treating (31%) as respondents favorite way to spend Halloween, while understandably parents with children at home prefer trick or treating (53%) over watching a scary movie (26%).

·When watching scary movies, most responders (41%) prefer to have their significant other with them.

·When given the option to choose popcorn or Halloween candy as their favorite snack while watching a scary movie, popcorn was the clear winner for 72% of responders.