Map shows Kentucky’s, Ohio’s and Indiana’s favorite horror movie villains

Map shows Kentucky’s, Ohio’s and Indiana’s favorite horror movie villains
Most popular horror villains across the U.S. (Source: Valencia Theatre Seating)

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Ohio and Indiana are in agreement about who the best horror movie baddie is: “Friday the 13th"'s Jason Vorhees.

Michael Myers from “Halloween” and Voorhees topped the list with 10 states each.

Kentucky, however, joined nine other states in choosing Pennywise from “It.”

Other favorites were Freddy Krueger from “Nightmare on Elm Street” with seven states; Chucky from “Child’s Play” with three states; and Hannibal Lecter from “Silence of the Lambs,” also with three states.

Also-rans in Leatherface from “Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” The Candyman from “Candyman” and “The Babadook” from “The Babadook" earned the honor from just one state each.

Other popular characters like Pinhead from “Hellraiser,” Annabelle from “The Conjuring” and Ghostface from “Scream” did not make the list — forgivable omissions all, unlike the jarring absences of the Sanderson Sisters, every Nicholas Cage character and the horror kingpin himself, E.T. (But we digress.)

Most popular horror villains across the U.S.
Most popular horror villains across the U.S. (Source: Valencia Theatre Seating)

The list was furnished by home entertainment and seating company Valencia Theatre Seating using trends software with access to geotagged twitter data. Tweets were tracked using hashtags about popular horror villains.

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