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People who like horror movies are actually scared by them, and there's a reason they enjoy that feeling. Photo: Pexels

AsAmericans prepare to stuff their faces with candy and scare themselves with their favorite horror movie this Halloween, Influensterhas come up with a map that shows the most popular scary movies in each U.S. state.


Polling15,237 Americans using a list of top-reviewed horror movies from their site, they found that "Hocus Pocus" is the winner, with the highest overall numberof votes and a favorite in the most number of states.


Other top movies in order of total number of votes are: "The Conjuring," "Insidious," "Silence Of The Lambs" and "The Sixth Sense."


The least surprising result? Texas' top horror flickis "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre."


Check out the map below to see the favorite in your state and click here to see Influenster'sranking of each state's top candy pick.