With Halloween just around the corner, a lot of people will be watching horror movies to help them get their scare on. But not everyone loves a good horror flick, and now a new survey reveals just how folks really feel about them. A new YouGov poll finds:
- Horror seems to be the most divisive genre of movies.
- Turns as just as many people love it as hate it.
- Overall, 25% of Americans say they “love” horror films, while 24% simply “like” them.
- But another 23% say they absolutely “hate” horror movies, while 22% "dislike" them.
- Overall, those between the ages of 30 and 44 are most likely to enjoy a horror flick.
- In fact, 39% of that age group say they love horror films, with another 29% liking them.
- Those 65 and older are the most likely to dislike them, with 37% hating them and another 29% disliking them.
- Men are more likely than women to say they either love or like horror movies (52% vs. 46%).
Of course there are all sorts of horror movies these days.
- 'The poll ffinds the most popular subgenre of horror flick is a psychological horror film, with 55% either loving or liking it.
- Other popular subgenres include:
- Comedic (55%, although only 19% love it)
- Paranormal (52%)
- Vampire (50%)
- Monster (47%)
- Witchcraft (46%)
- Demonic Possession (48%)
- Slasher (36%)
- Found Footage (35%)
- Gore (35%)
- Overall, 32% of Americans say they prefer classic horror films, while 21% prefer newly released horror movies.