Your State’s Favorite Scary TV Show

Map showing every state's favorite scary tv show on Netflix.
Chantel Buchi
Staff Writer, TV & Streaming
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October 21, 2020
2 min read

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

Black Mirror

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?

Devilman Crybaby

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

Methodology

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.

Each state's favorite scary Netflix series
State
Favorite scary Netflix show

Alabama

Twin Peaks

Alaska

Ash vs. Evil Dead

Arizona

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Arkansas

Glitch

California

Black Mirror

Colorado

Twin Peaks

Connecticut

Black Mirror

Delaware

Bates Motel

District of Columbia

Black Summer

Florida

Devilman Crybaby

Georgia

Devilman Crybaby

Hawaii

Devilman Crybaby

Idaho

The Haunting of Hill House

Illinois

Black Mirror

Indiana

The Haunting of Hill House

Iowa

Goosebumps

Kansas

Twin Peaks

Kentucky

The Walking Dead

Louisiana

American Horror Story

Maine

Dexter

Maryland

Devilman Crybaby

Massachusetts

Black Mirror

Michigan

The Twilight Zone

Minnesota

Stranger Things

Mississippi

Devilman Crybaby

Missouri

The Haunting of Hill House

Montana

Devilman Crybaby

Nebraska

Goosebumps

Nevada

The Twilight Zone

New Hampshire

Mindhunter

New Jersey

Black Mirror

New Mexico

Goosebumps

New York

The Twilight Zone

North Carolina

The Twilight Zone

North Dakota

American Horror Story

Ohio

American Horror Story

Oklahoma

Penny Dreadful

Oregon

Castlevania

Pennsylvania

The Haunting of Hill House

Rhode Island

Black Mirror

South Carolina

Black Summer

South Dakota

Black Summer

Tennessee

The Twilight Zone

Texas

ScreamMTV Series

Utah

Stranger Things

Vermont

Crazyhead

Virginia

The Twilight Zone

Washington

Castlevania

West Virginia

Glitch

Wisconsin

Stranger Things

Wyoming

Van Helsing

Which scary series on Netflix gives you the chills? Tell us in the comments!

Chantel Buchi
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Chantel Buchi
Chantel is all about finding the best tv or streaming service to watch as many football games as possible to keep her Fantasy Football team in check. Prior to being a TV and Streaming Tech Reporter for Reviews.org, she worked for NFL Network and The Alliance of American Football. Before that, she received a B.A. of Communication at the University of Utah and an M.S. in Sports Journalism at USC. Go Utes and Fight On. Contact her at chantel@reviews.org

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