There's something to be said about nostalgia.

Maybe it's the year that we've all experienced but when things are as tumultuous as they have been we tend to lean into things that make us feel comfortable. I guess that can be said even when it comes to scary movies.

Grabbing data from the past 12 months on Google Trends I was able to take a look at the most searched for "horror movies" and it turns out the most popular scary flick is Scream from 1996.

A year after the murder of her mother, a teenage girl is terrorized by a new killer, who targets the girl and her friends by using horror films as part of a deadly game.

Scream still holds up all these years later. It spawned sequels and now a reboot is in the works, so it totally makes sense.

Also on the list was The Boy from 2016, 2003's Wrong Turn, and Insidious from 2010. Of those three, if you're going to watch a scary movie, sit down, turn the light off and check out Insidious.

It's interesting that movies like It or classics like The Exorcist or Texas Chainsaw Massacre were nowhere to be found but "B level" horror flicks like The Boy and Wrong Turn are popular in Rockford.

What is your favorite horror flick? Let us know!

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