Spooky Vis for the October Vis Battle on #dataisbeautiful subreddit


Data Source


In the spirit of Halloween I decided to participate in this month’s Vis Battle on the DataIsBeautiful subreddit. All in all it was a lot of fun working with more pop-culture data and trying to create a themed look and feel.



Key findings


  • Even though the quantity of horror movies has increased exponentially, they have declined in quality overall, going off of IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes (RT not included in this chart) ratings.
  • Interestingly, the highest rated jump scares (based of the jump scare rating) are in the average to lowest rated movies.
  • If a movie has a lot of jump scares, it probably has a higher scare rating, too (see second chart)
  • There’s a general trend of higher jump counts in lower rated movies
  • If you’re looking for overall best rated horror movie with the most amount of jump scares and highest quality jumps – Evil Dead II seems to be the winner




Here I wanted to see the quality of the jumps separately so I could substantiate or cross-reference the overall quality of the movie. Interestingly, higher counts of jumps also means higher quality scares; this could be because there are simply more jumps, thus the chance of some of those jumps being better quality is higher… Or maybe the directors just know what they’re doing and are doing it well.