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Redbox poll shows favorite scary films, Halloween activities

How do your favorite scary movies and Halloween traditions match up against movie rental company Redbox’ customers? Probably pretty well.

This is Halloween

No doubt you’re familiar with Redbox. The company has been around for a while at this point, and specializes in renting both video games and movies. They seem to be increasing in notoriety too, much like the holiday we’re talking about here.

Not that it was small years ago, but Halloween just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Much more than just going trick or treating, people now have almost as many All Hallows traditions as they do for Christmas.

To find out just how they spend their October 31st, Redbox polled a bunch of their customers last month. They asked them a couple of fun questions like what their favorite Halloween movies are, as well as what they do to make the day special.

A lot of what you’re about to read through seems pretty obvious. As far as favorite films, Hocus Pocus is there, as are movies like Ghostbusters, Halloween, and The Shining. Favorite snacks? Reeses Peanut Butter Cups, Snickers and more.

So it’s not much of a surprising list, but it’s still kind of fun to look through. Check out the Q and A’s below.

What is your favorite scary movie? 

  1. The Shining
  2. A Quiet Place
  3. Halloween
  4. The Exorcist
  5. Nightmare on Elm Street

Source: A survey of 748 highly engaged Redbox Customers, 8/27 – 9/8.

What is your favorite family Halloween movie? 

  1. Hocus Pocus
  2. Beetlejuice
  3. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
  4. The Nightmare Before Christmas
  5. Ghostbusters

Source: A survey of 936 highly engaged Redbox Customers, 8/27 – 9/8.

What is your favorite Halloween candy? (Halloween)

One-quarter responded that Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups were their favorite Halloween Candy, followed distantly by:  

  1. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
  2. Snickers
  3. Candy Corn
  4. Peanut M&M’s
  5. Almond Joy

Source: A survey of 1095 highly engaged Redbox Customers, 9/3 – 9/15

What is your favorite Halloween tradition? 

Not surprisingly, going trick or treating and handing out candy are the favorite Halloween traditions, followed by:

  1. Going trick or treating
  2. Handing out candy
  3. Watching a scary movie
  4. Carving pumpkins
  5. Putting up Halloween decorations

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