ND is the Only State to Pick This As Its Most Popular Horror Movie…
With Halloween just two weeks away, it's the perfect time to discuss what the most popular horror movie is in each state is, let alone, North Dakota.
If you're a cinephile, maybe when you think of horror movies, you think of the horror franchises such as 'Nightmare On Elm Street', 'Friday the 13th', or 'Halloween'. Perhaps you might even be more of a fan that's into films based on Stephen King books. However, according to the publication, 'Civilized', none of the above are favorites in North Dakota.
In North Dakota, the most popular horror movie is 'Aliens'. Not 'Alien', but 'Aliens'. Let's be honest, it's arguably one of the better sequels in modern movie history. Some may argue it's even better than the original, despite the fact that they're almost two totally different movies. One is a thrilling horror masterpiece, the other is an action-packed horror film with much more crowd-satisfying punch. 'Aliens' would be the latter.
It's no surprise that both movies were so different. The first being directed by Ridley Scott. The second, by James Cameron. It's also no surprise that the second is one of the better sequels in film history (**cough** Terminator 2 **cough**). However, North Dakota was on its own to pick 'Aliens'. In fact, no other horror movie picked by any other state is remotely like it. North Dakota apparently just loves other-worldly types of horror movies it seems.
If someone were to ask me my favorite horror movie, I would immediately respond with 'The Shining'. Surprisingly, only one of the 50 states picked that same movie as their most popular. Not surprisingly, it was the setting for the horror classic, which is Colorado.
Some other states ran with that same 'homer' type of bias. Texas' favorite is 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' and Maryland's is 'Blair Witch Project'.
But the big winner is 'Silence of the Lambs', which is honestly, hardly a horror film, despite the fact that the most states picked it as their most popular (six). Did I say 'hardly'? I meant it's not a horror film. It's a thriller, but I suppose that's neither here nor there.
To check out what the rest of the states picked as their most popular horror movie, click here.