October 26, 2015 13:29 ET

Halloween Movies That Will Hold Your Attention

Smart Remote Maker Peel Uses Tune-Out Data to Rank Scary Movies Airing on TV Next Week

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 26, 2015) - Cinephiles go out of their way to recommend the best scary movies to watch around Halloween. But Peel, makers of the world's most popular smart remote app, has a unique twist on its own list of Top 13 Must See Halloween Movies. Rather than solicit a critic's opinion or poll its 12 million monthly active US users for their top picks, Peel is relying on something spookier -- Big Data -- to deliver the ultimate ghoulish guide to the top scary flicks. More specifically -- pinpoint which scary movies keep audiences from tuning out?

Listed below are the most watchable Halloween movies airing on broadcast television over the coming week. This is based on whether at least half of viewers remained tuned in beyond 60 minutes in prior viewings. Topping the list is 2012's animated "Hotel Transylvania" with 66.7 percent of viewers remaining tuned in after one hour. Peel has also included a convenient "Peel-in" link that allows Peel app users the ability to set a reminder to watch or tap to tune-in directly from their smartphones.

1.  Hotel Transylvania (66.7%) FXX--Voiceovers from Adam Sandler and Kevin James infuse fresh blood into this 2012 animated Romeo & Juliet-style tale of a teenage boy who falls for Dracula's daughter, driving her father to distraction.
2.  Halloween (63.3%) AMC, IFC--An escaped psychopath wreaks small town havoc in this 1978 thriller.
3.  Underworld (61%) Syfy--An attractive vampire-hunter becomes embroiled in a centuries old feud between bloodsuckers and werewolves (2003).
4.  The Conjuring (58.8%) Syfy--Paranormal investigators battle a poltergeist haunting a family living in a remote farmhouse (2013).
5.  A Nightmare on Elm Street (58.6%) AMC--This 1984 Wes Craven original stars Johnny Depp and spawned a slew of Freddy sequels.
6.  From Dusk Till Dawn (58.3%) BBC America, VH1--Kidnappers get their comeuppance in a rowdy Mexican bar populated by vampires in this campy 1996 Robert Rodriguez classic, penned and produced by Quentin Tarantino.
7.  Addams Family Values (58.2%) ABC Family--Raul Julia, Anjelica Huston, Christina Ricci, and Christopher Lloyd reprise their scenery-chewing roles as members of a comically macabre family in this sublime 1993 sequel.
8.  The Lost Boys (58.2%) VH1--A single mom and her two sons move to a small coastal town and face off against a vampire gang ruled by Kiefer Sutherland in this 1987 teen coming-of-age icon.
9.  The Nightmare Before Christmas (56.9%) ABC Family--Tim Burton's twisted 1993 holiday tale about the leader of Halloweentown, who schemes to kidnap Santa Claus continues to delight viewers of all ages.
10.  Poltergeist (56.7%) ABC Family--A suburban household is plagued by noisy spooks who abduct the young daughter in this 1982 parapsychological chiller.
11.  The Silence of the Lambs (56.3%) REELZ--FBI trainee, Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster), enlists the aid of cannibalistic sociopath, Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), to track down a serial killer (1991).
12.  The Amityville Horror (50.7%) AMC--A family moves into a haunted Long Island house in this 1979 horror classic.
13.  The Exorcist (50%) BBC America--A mother seeks the help of two priests when her young daughter becomes possessed in this 1973 William Friedkin tale. 

Adding to its already long list of creepily-correct predictions, Peel used similar data to forecast which of the new fall premieres would survive the season. Peel, which has more than 130 million registered users globally -- generating 140 billion remote control commands monthly -- uses its data to provide personalized user content recommendations and target tune-in and brand advertising.

About Peel
Peel is revolutionizing the home entertainment and home control experience by integrating device control and live or streamed content discovery into one easy-to-navigate universal Peel Smart Remote app and platform, which has 130M-plus users globally, generating 10 billion remote commands a month. The Peel Smart Remote app turns your phone into a universal remote control for your TV, set-top box, Blu-ray, and DVD player along with appliances such as air conditioners. Viewers also get personalized recommendations. Peel drives brand engagement and TV tune-in for TV networks and producers through its True Tune-in™ advertising products and Platform.

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