Your State’s Favorite Scary TV Show
Nothing says October like staying in your house, bundling up on the couch, and watching terrifying things on TV. OK, let’s be fair. Nothing says 2020 like isolating in your house, bundling up on your couch, and watching terrifying things on TV. At least around Halloween the scary stuff is fun and not real!
To help distract you from the scary stuff you hate with the scary stuff you love, we decided to figure out each state’s favorite spooky TV show. Check out your state and let us know if you agree in the comments.
The most popular spooky series on Netflix
Area of peak popularity: California, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Rhode Island
The people of California, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Rhode Island obviously like to get creeped out about robotic bees and blackmailing anti-malware programs. Seriously, doesn’t the future of technology give you the heebie-jeebies?
The Twilight Zone
Area of peak popularity: Michigan, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia
We wonder if our friends in Michigan, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia are stuck in the twilight zone. We know the feeling. What dimension are you in?
Area of peak popularity: Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Mississippi, and Montana
Our neighbors of Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Mississippi, and Montana have a fascination with demons taking over the world. Or maybe they like watching Devilman save other demon-humans like himself. Either way, how do you sleep at night?
The Haunting of Hill House
Area of peak popularity: Idaho, Indiana, Missouri, and Pennsylvania
The Haunting of Hill House is the predecessor to Netflix’s new TV series, The Haunting of Bly Manor, and is still the most popular scary show in Idaho, Indiana, Missouri, and Pennsylvania. Residents love themselves a good horror story about a haunted house.
States that go back to their old scary favorites
These states are loyal fans of their favorite scary show from last year as they’re replaying them this year to get them in the Halloween spirit:
- California: Black Mirror
- Connecticut: Black Mirror
- Hawaii: Devilman Crybaby
- Maine: Dexter
- Massachusetts: Black Mirror
- New Jersey: Black Mirror
- New Mexico: Goosebumps
- Rhode Island: Black Mirror
- Utah: Stranger Things
To figure out each state’s favorite scary series on Netflix, we simply tapped into the mindset of a Mindhunter.
Just kidding. Actually, we took a list of the most popular and highly rated scary series you can watch on Netflix, put each show title in Google Trends, narrowed it down by state, and let Google work its magic. Out came the results of which horror series was most popular in each state.
|State||Favorite scary Netflix show|
|Alaska||Ash vs. Evil Dead|
|Arizona||The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina|
|District of Columbia||Black Summer|
|Idaho||The Haunting of Hill House|
|Indiana||The Haunting of Hill House|
|Kentucky||The Walking Dead|
|Louisiana||American Horror Story|
|Michigan||The Twilight Zone|
|Missouri||The Haunting of Hill House|
|Nevada||The Twilight Zone|
|New Jersey||Black Mirror|
|New York||The Twilight Zone|
|North Carolina||The Twilight Zone|
|North Dakota||American Horror Story|
|Ohio||American Horror Story|
|Pennsylvania||The Haunting of Hill House|
|Rhode Island||Black Mirror|
|South Carolina||Black Summer|
|South Dakota||Black Summer|
|Tennessee||The Twilight Zone|
|Virginia||The Twilight Zone|
Which scary series on Netflix gives you the chills? Tell us in the comments!