23 Jul East of England Brits’ worst horror film nightmares unveiled
BRITS in the east of England have voted for their scariest movies and TV shows of all time – and say creepy dolls, serial killers and zombies are most likely to keep them up all night.
The Exorcist, Psycho and Dracula were voted the top three scariest movies by movie fans in the east of England, and the seventies were dubbed the most terrifying movie decade.
A new survey by Atomik Research for Universal Parks and Resorts Halloween Horror Nights showed cannibals, clowns and spiders are also in the top 10 movie and TV horrors for Brits from the east of England.
One in five (19%) of Brits in the east of England believe their irrational fears come from movies, a quarter (25%) put it down to childhood events and 16% blame scary TV programmes.
A brave two in five (42%) British horror fans from the east of England say they are brave enough to sit through a scary movie or TV show by themselves – with the rest needing somebody else to share the fear.
Research for Universal Parks and Resorts Halloween Horror Nights, which feature haunted houses and scare zones themed around Stranger Things, Revenge of Chucky, Trick ‘r Treat, Scream, shows that Brits’ scariest films of all time are:
1The Exorcist (1974)
2 Psycho (1960)
3 Dracula (1958)
4The Shining (1980)
5 The Walking Dead (2010)
6An American Werewolf in London (1981)
7 The Mummy (1999)
8 Friday the 13th (1980)
10 The Thing (1982)