Each State’s Top Kids Halloween Movie


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America’s Most Searched Spooky Kids Movies in 2021
Extra Spooky Stats
Methodology
State-by-State Breakdown

From E.T. to Hocus Pocus, the Halloween movies you loved as a kid are classics to this day for a reason—they’re the best spooky movies for kids. 

As spooky movie buffs who can’t wait to binge-watch the classics (using our satellite TV package) this Halloween, the team at USDish set out to find which spooky children’s movies each state’s residents still love. Will your state watch the meddling kids in Scooby-Doo, or try saying “Beetlejuice” three times to make the famous poltergeist appear?

America’s Most Searched Spooky Kids Movies in 2021

Extra Spooky Stats

  • The dynamic duo, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo, have stolen the hearts of Americans, coming in as the most searched movie in 13 states.
    • Scooby-Doo is a classic but the new movie SCOOB! has received mixed reactions, garnering only a 48% favorable score from critics on Rotten Tomatoes.
  • Apparently button eyes are in this year, with Coraline coming in as the most searched kids’ movie in 11 states. 
  • Halloweentown is Oregon’s top spooky kids movie, which is fitting since the movie was filmed in St. Helens.
  • Although Gremlins isn’t the most beloved nationally, it still has North Dakotans interested almost 30 years after its release. 

Methodology

To identify each state’s most googled spooky movie for kids, we gathered a list of kids Halloween movies rated PG or G. Then, we used SEMRush to find the movies that had the highest keyword search ranking. Finally, we input the movie names into Google Trends to find each state’s most searched movie. 

State-by-State Breakdown

StateMovie
AlabamaScooby-Doo
AlaskaScooby-Doo
ArizonaCoraline
ArkansasBeetlejuice
CaliforniaCoraline
ColoradoBeetlejuice
ConnecticutHocus Pocus
DelawareBeetlejuice
District of ColumbiaThe Witches
FloridaET
GeorgiaCoraline
HawaiiET
IdahoGhostbusters
IllinoisCoraline
IndianaScooby-Doo
IowaScooby-Doo
KansasScooby-Doo
KentuckyCoraline
LouisianaScooby-Doo
MaineET
MarylandET
MassachusettsHocus Pocus
MichiganScooby-Doo
MinnesotaScooby-Doo
MississippiScooby-Doo
MissouriGhostbusters
MontanaThe Addams Family
NebraskaScooby-Doo
NevadaCoraline
New HampshireGhostbusters
New JerseyCoraline
New MexicoCoco
New YorkCoraline
North CarolinaScooby-Doo
North DakotaGremlins
OhioScooby-Doo
OklahomaGhostbusters
OregonHalloweentown
PennsylvaniaGhostbusters
Rhode IslandHocus Pocus
South CarolinaScooby-Doo
South DakotaBeetlejuice
TennesseeGhostbusters
TexasCoco
UtahCoraline
VermontBeetlejuice
VirginiaGhostbusters
WashingtonCoraline
West VirginiaHocus Pocus
WisconsinGhostbusters
WyomingHotel Transylvania

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