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Top Halloween movies and candy in Texas

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Coco is Texas’ favorite spooky children’s movie and Starbursts are the Lone Star State’s favorite candy according to two recent scary polls.

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USDish, an online authorized reseller of DISH, reports Scooby-Doo tops its list as the most searched movie in 13 states, followed by Coraline being searched the most in 10 states. Also, the ‘80s are making a major comeback with Ghostbusters coming in third on the list, followed by the 1988 classic, Beetlejuice.


Extra Spooky Stats

  • The dynamic duo, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo, have stolen the hearts of Americans, coming in as the most searched movie in 13 states.
    • Scooby-Doo is a classic but the new movie SCOOB! has received mixed reactions, garnering only a 48% favorable score from critics on Rotten Tomatoes.
  • Apparently button eyes are in this year, with Coraline coming in as the most searched kids’ movie in 11 states. 
  • Halloweentown is Oregon’s top spooky kids movie, which is fitting since the movie was filmed in St. Helens.
  • Although Gremlins isn’t the most beloved nationally, it still has North Dakotans interested almost 30 years after its release. 
Source: CandyStore.com.

CandyStore.com says Starburst comes in as its number one voted candy in Texas with Reese’s Cups and Sour Patch Kids coming in at second and third.

The candy website says 2021 was a huge upgrade from 2020 as far as candy sales and Halloween participation in general. According to the National Retail Federation, Halloween candy spending should hit a whopping $3.1 Billion in 2022 which they say is a new all time high. Overall Halloween spending is predicted to be over $10.6 Billion which is up 5% over last year.

Halloween Candy Quick Facts

  • 172 million Americans celebrate Halloween
  • 30% of all Halloween purchases are made online
  • Among those who celebrate Halloween, 95% will purchase candy
  • They will spend about $27.55 on average
  • Most Halloween shopping is done the first 2 weeks of October.
  • In Oregon, full-sized candy bars are the norm for trick-or-treaters to receive
  • Overall Halloween spending is expected to be $10.6B in 2022
  • Over 50% of parents stash some Halloween candy to enjoy later in the year

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