USMagazine, Sunday, October 28, 2012, 9:15am (PDT)
Sixteen years after first facing the ghost face killer in the Scream film franchise, Neve Campbell remains one of the most-searched for movie scream queens this Halloween.
According to new search data collected by Bing.com, Psycho's Janet Leigh reigns supreme as the top searched-for scary movie star, but the late actress -- who Scarlett Johansson will personify in 2013's Hitchcock -- is followed close behind by some pretty memorable big screen personalities.
Cujo, the killer attack dog made famous in Stephen King's 1981 novel of the same name and then the 1983 film, outranked Halloween's Michael Myers for second-place honors on Bing.com's list, which was collected from the last six months of web searches. (Myers finished third.)
Campbell, who appeared as Sidney in the Scream franchise, appears on Bing's list alongside her movie costar, David Arquette. To date, the franchise's four films have grossed more than $200 million. "Scream has been fantastic for me, because it catapulted my career to a level that I wasn't at, obviously, when I was just doing Party of Five," Campbell told Vulture in 2011 of the horror franchise also starring Courteney Cox. "It put me into a feature-film realm that I hadn't been in."
Others who ranked on Bing.com's top 25 most searched-for scary movie characters: Mia Farrow (Rosemary's Baby, No. 4), Linda Blair (The Exorcist, No. 9), Jack Nicholson (The Shining, No. 10) and Jennifer Love Hewitt (I Know What You Did Last Summer, No. 20).