What is the best horror movies and best horror villains of all time? The debate will always rage as to what is the quintessential horror movie with the greatest villain to watch on Halloween. The list is as long as ways to die!

We could argue it all day and still not come up with a consensus. Here are the results of a survey of 2,000 people.

Best Horror Movies:

  1. "The Exorcist" (1973)
  2. "Halloween" (1978)
  3. "Friday the 13th" (1980)
  4. "A Nightmare on Elm Street" (1984)
  5. "The Conjuring" (2013)
  6. "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" (1974)
  7. "The Amityville Horror" (1979)
  8. "Saw" (2004)
  9. "The Shining" (1980)
  10. "Poltergeist" (1982)

Best Horror Villains:

  1. Freddy Krueger, "A Nightmare on Elm Street"
  2. Michael Myers, "Halloween"
  3. Jason Voorhees, "Friday the 13th"
  4. Hannibal Lecter, "Silence of the Lambs"
  5. Leatherface, "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre"
  6. Pennywise the Clown, "It"
  7. Chucky, "Child's Play"
  8. Regan MacNeil, "The Exorcist"
  9. Norman Bates, "Psycho"
  10. The Creeper, "Jeepers Creepers"

However, compare that to the list of the top 13 movies most googled since 2014:

  1. "Get Out" (2017)
  2. "Ghostbusters" (1984)
  3. "It" (1990)
  4. "Beetlejuice" (1988)
  5. "The Nightmare Before Christmas" (1993)
  6. "Halloween" (1978)
  7. "The Addams Family" (1991)
  8. "Hocus Pocus" (1993)
  9. "The Shining" (1980)
  10. "Casper" (1995)
  11. "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" (1966)
  12. "The Exorcist" (1973)
  13. "Scream" (1996)