Madeline Gearheart | September 19, 2022
Each State’s Top Kids Halloween Movie
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 2022
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.
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.
|District of Columbia||The Witches|
|Montana||The Addams Family|
|Rhode Island||Hocus Pocus|
|West Virginia||Hocus Pocus|
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