Around this time of year, it's probably a little odd to have a name like "Michael Myers," "Jason Voorhees" or even "Freddy Krueger." But some people out there DO have to deal with it. The directory service White Pages revealed which horror characters, directors and actors have the most common names among U.S. residents. They even noted which state has the most people with that name. Here's the list:
1. 4,282 people have the same name as the character Michael Myers from "Halloween" . . . and 333 of them live in Ohio.
2. 2,068 have the same name as Stephen King . . . and 168 live in Texas.
3. 96 people have the same name as Norman Bates from "Psycho". . . and nine of them live in Texas.
4. 30 people have the same name as Jason Voorhees from "Friday the 13th" . . . and there are four each in Pennsylvania, California, and New York.
5. 25 people have the same name as Annie Wilkes from "Misery" . . . and 10 of them live in Georgia.
6. 10 people have the same name as Jack Torrance from "The Shining" . . . and two of them live in California.
7. Seven people have the same name as director Wes Craven . . . and two of them live in North Carolina.
8. Seven people are actually named Alfred Hitchcock, and there are two each in California and Maryland.
9. Six people have the same name as Max Cady from "Cape Fear" . . . and three of them live in Florida.
10. There are five poor souls in America named Freddy Krueger from "A Nightmare on Elm Street" . . . and two of them live in Washington state.
11. Four real-life people are named Donnie Darko . . . and three of them are in Pennsylvania.
12. Just ONE person shares a name with the ANTICHRIST, Damien Thorn from "The Omen" . . . and he lives in California.
Here are a few other interesting facts: There are 315,711 people named Carrie, spelled like the horror movie "Carrie", and 510 people have the last name Frankenstein. 38 people have the last name Ghost, including 14 in Pennsylvania, and there are 2,632 Caspers . . . and a lot of them are living in North Dakota.