Travis Petersen | October 4, 2023
Your State’s Most Popular Kids Halloween Movie in 2023
- [Map] America’s Most Searched Kids Halloween Movies in 2023
- Interesting findings
- State-by-state breakdown
In October, the air is chillier, the sweaters are warmer, and the movies are spookier. What better way to celebrate the season than to watch nostalgic Halloween movies from your childhood?
To help you determine which classic film to start with (perhaps using our satellite TV package), the team at USDish compiled our 2023 report of the most searched spooky kids’ movies in each state. Is your state more into the classics like The Addams Family or Hocus Pocus, or more interested in recent remakes and sequels like Wednesday or Hocus Pocus 2?
America’s Most Searched Kids Halloween Movies in 2023
Bonus Spooky Stats
- Despite coming out nearly 40 years ago, Ghostbusters tops our list as the most searched spooky children’s movie in 14 states.
- In our 2022 report, Scooby-Doo was searched in the most states, but this year it comes in second—it’s the most Googled film in 8 states.
- The Addams Family was the third most searched, claiming the favor of 7 states. This may have something to do with the extremely popular Wednesday TV series on Netflix.
- Halloweentown—which was filmed in St. Helen’s—still remains Oregon’s most searched kids Halloween movie. Who said state pride can’t be spooky?
- It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, a classic Halloween movie, claimed the top spot in 5 states this year.
- Shockingly, popular films like Coraline, Hocus Pocus (1993), Beetlejuice, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Casper were only the most popular in one state each!
To identify each state’s most searched kid’s spooky movie, we first started with a filtered list of spooky kids movies from Rotten Tomatoes and IMDb. Then, we used SEMRush to find the movies that were ranked the highest in keyword searches. When we had our final list, we implemented GoogleTrends to find each state’s most-searched movie.
|California||The Addams Family|
|Colorado||E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial|
|Connecticut||It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown|
|Delaware||The Addams Family|
|District of Columbia||Frankenstein|
|Florida||E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial|
|Georgia||The Addams Family|
|Louisiana||E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial|
|Maine||E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial|
|Maryland||It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown|
|Mississippi||The Addams Family|
|Nevada||The Addams Family|
|New Jersey||The Addams Family|
|New Mexico||The Nightmare Before Christmas|
|North Carolina||It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown|
|South Carolina||E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial|
|Tennessee||It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown|
|Texas||The Addams Family|
|Virginia||It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown|
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