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What Horror Movie Is Michigan Obsessed with?

Halloween? Hellraiser? Good guesses but the horror movie that Michigan is obsessed with goes back to the beginning of a new horror master. According to hotdog.com, Michigan is loving The Devil’s Backbone as of 2021. In 2018, Michigan liked Near Dark the best per soda.com (perhaps they should get together and I’d have lunch, soda and a hotdog). Michigan’s interest in Horror movies is average but not as high as Alaska and Oregon. I would have never guessed in a million years, Alaska or Oregon being so into horror movies. Two very popular movies, The Ring (takes place in Oregon) and 30 Days of Night (an area of Alaska that doesn’t have sun for months) take place in those states, so perhaps there is something to that).

The Devil’s Backbone was directed by Guillermo Del Toro, the newest master of horror. It makes a lot of sense now, and I am quite distressed I have not seen this film! The film was released in 2001 and was written and directed by Guillermo. In short, the movie is a ghost story taking place in an old orphanage. This seems like a great movie to be Michigan’s favorite and I can’t wait to check it out.

As for other states, here are their favorites that they obsess over.

  • Alabama

    Harpoon 2019

  • Alaska

    Get Out 2017

  • Arizona

    Night of the Comet 1984

  • Arkansas

    Host 2020

  • California

    Theater of Blood 1973

  • Colorado

    The Shining 1980

  • Connecticut

    The Wicker Man 2006 (Has to be the Nic Cage one right? Not the 1973 version)

  • Delaware

    Repulsion 1965

  • District of Columbia

    The Devil’s Backbone 2001

  • Florida

    1408 2007

  • Georgia

    Jacob’s Ladder 1990

  • Hawaii

    Cargo 2017

  • Idaho

    Frankenstein (too many dates, earliest 1931)

  • Illinois

    I Walked With a Zombie 1943

  • Indiana

    The Cabinet of Dr Caligari 1920

  • Iowa

    Peeping Tom 1960

  • Kansas

    Tremors 1990

  • Kentucky

    Halloween (The original was 1978)

  • Louisiana

    Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (The first was in 1941)

  • Maine

    The Lighthouse (Seriously? Of course a lighthouse) 2019

  • Maryland

    Freaks (1932 or 2018 version)

  • Massachusetts

    Jaws 1975

  • Minnesota

    Psycho 1960

  • Mississippi

    The Loved Ones 2009

  • Missouri

    The Bride of Frankenstein (First in 1935)

  • Montana

    The Babadook 2014

  • Nebraska

    King Kong (1933 or 2005)

  • Nevada

    Freaks (1932 or 2018)

  • New Hampshire

    Eraserhead 1977

  • New Jersey

    The Devil’s Backbone 2001

  • New Mexico

    Alien 1979

  • New York

    Bakjwi 2009

  • North Carolina

    It (the miniseries was 1990 and the newer movie was 2017)

  • North Dakota

    10 Cloverfield Lane 2016

  • Ohio

    Tucker and Dale vs. Evil 2010

  • Oklahoma

    Zombieland 2009

  • Oregon

    Host 2020

  • Pennsylvania

    The Abominable Dr Phibes 1971

  • Rhode Island

    The Invisible Man (Original 1933 and newest was in 2020)

  • South Carolina

    An American Werewolf in London 1981

  • South Dakota

    La Llorona 2022

  • Tennessee

    Island of Lost Souls (1932)

  • Texas

    The Devil’s Backbone 2001

  • Utah

    The Silence of the Lambs 1991

  • Vermont

    Bakjwi (Aka Thirst 2009)

  • Virginia

    Dead Ringers 1988

  • Washington

    Don’t Look Now 1973

  • West Virginia

    The Night of the Hunter 1955

  • Wisconsin

    The Love Witch 2016

  • Wyoming

    A Quiet Place 1968

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