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October 16, 2017

The UK's Favourite Horror Movies

What frightens you the most? Is it the thought of the undead walking the streets without you knowing until it's too late? Or do ghosts, ghouls and other paranormal creatures make your spine tingle?

 

Now October is finally here, with its dark nights and cold weather, the UK is starting to feel a little bit spookier. Horror movies are beginning to take over our screens as Halloween draws near, and here at Insurance2Go we were curious to find out which horror movies deserve to be crowned the nation's favourite. Grab your pillow and lock the doors, things are about to get scary.

 

It's the things we can't quite understand that we love the most. Paranormal and supernatural films claim the top spot, with 25% of Brits naming the genre as their favourite. Paranormal Activity and The Exorcist keep the majority of viewers up at night, with the element of the unexplained preventing anyone from looking away, even if they want to. In fact, The Exorcist is often named as one of the best horror movies of all time and a bumpy start to its production lead many to believe that even the film set itself was cursed! 

 

Sometimes, the scariest creatures on earth can be humans themselves. Psychological thrillers are most-loved by over a fifth of the nation, coming in a close second behind paranormal films, with The Shining voted the go-to movie for the genre. Jack Nicholson's incredible performance definitely gave us all goose bumps.

 

We've also tackled the age-old debate between vampires versus zombies. Zombies are enjoying a surge in popularity recently, with 16% of the UK choosing the walking, almost talking, dead bodies over anything else this Halloween. The most loved movie in the genre? 28 Days Later.

 

Vampires are still leeching on though, closely following zombies as 12% of Brits choose blood suckers as their favourite deadly creature. Perhaps, thanks to allure of The Vampire Diaries and True Blood, they just don't seem quite as spooky anymore? Regardless whether you love or hate vampires, over a fifth claim the Blade Trilogy is by far the best vampire story to hit the big screen.

 

As for the rest, disturbingly grotesque slasher and gore movies, like Saw and A Nightmare on Elm Street, remain popular with 10%, while monster-related horror movies and films featuring mythical werewolves are first choice for 9% and 7% of Brits respectively.

 

Whatever your favourite genre, all horror movie fans should put their knowledge to the test with our Halloween-themed quiz. You’ll find clues concerning the plot of 10 seriously spooky movies flash up on your screen – it’s up to you to decode the emojis and work out the title of each film! 

 

 

Ranking

Film

%​ ​of​ ​people​ ​who​ ​took​ ​the​ ​survey​ ​who​ ​picked​ ​the​ ​film​ ​as their​ ​favourite

1

The Shining

5.9%

2

Psycho

4.7%

3

Paranormal Activity

3.8%

4

The Exorcist

3.8%

5

Poltergeist

3.1%

6

Alien

3.09%

7

28 Days Later

3.09%

8

Evil Dead

2.8%

9

What Lies Beneath

2.7%

10

The Omen

2.4%