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Here Are The Top 13 Halloween Movies According To Google Searches

They aren't as scary as you'd think!

You know how last week we told you the most popular movie in each state?


Well, marketing data provider SEMrush has compiled a list of the Halloween films that have been Googled the most since 2014 and, some of them are kind of surprising, TBH!


13. Scream (1996)

Dimension Films

Did this movie spawn my extremely rational fear of masks? Yep. Will I continue to watch it and get the bejesus scared out of me just because Drew Barrymore is in it? Definitely.

12. The Exorcist (1973)

Warner Bros.

Look, I'm gonna be honest, I've never seen this one. But, I'm guessing a possessed girl acts pretty similarly to me when someone tries to wake me up at the crack of dawn. Now, that's scary.

11. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)


No shade, but this one isn't nearly as good as A Charlie Brown Christmas. Don't @ me.

10. Casper (1995)

Universal Pictures

No, not the Hilary Duff one (which is also V V good), the Christina Ricci one! I re-watched this movie last year and spiraled trying to figure out just how exactly Casper became a ghost. Maybe you can figure it out?

9. The Shining (1980)

Warner Bros.

The book is better than the movie and I will die on that hill. That being said, Shelley Duvall deserved an Oscar for that scream of hers.

8. Hocus Pocus (1993)

Buena Vista Pictures

Why isn't this higher on the list!?!? You've got Bette Midler. Kathy Najimy. A young Carrie Bradshaw. A hot, sassy zombie. Plus, the only version of "I Put a Spell on You" that you'll ever need!

7. The Addams Family (1991)

Paramount Pictures

Wednesday 🖤 Freaking 🖤Adams 🖤. My Halloween Daria, I stan. Also, Gomez could get it.

6. Halloween (1978)

Compass International Pictures

I have virtually no feelings about this movie since I've only seen the first 40 minutes through my fingers. But, refer back to No. 13 for my fear of masks.

5. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Buena Vista Pictures

THIS IS A CHRISTMAS MOVIE! The whole movie is about Jack discovering Christmas and getting the whole town into the Christmas spirit! is it a spooky version of Christmas? Sure. 100%. But, that's still Christmas!

4. Beetlejuice

Warner Bros.

Hi, my name is Shyla, and this movie caused me to have an obsessive crush on Alec Baldwin that has persisted to this day. Thank you for your time.

3. It (1990)


Remember when everyone was attracted to Pennywise? What a wild time to be alive.

2. Ghostbusters (1984)

Columbia Pictures

🎶If there's something strange in you neighborhood, who you gonna call? 🎶 No one, because I'm a millennial who's terrified of talking on the phone. (I apologize. Goodbye.)



1. Get Out! (2017)

Universal Pictures

Wowowowow! I mean, this is a fantastic Oscar-winning movie, so that totally makes sense.

What do you think of this ranking? Are you surprised by any films on the list? Should some be higher or lower than others? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

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