Hulton Archive/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Sometimes fate can play cruel tricks. Other times, it’s your parents who do so.
Either way, there are number of people walking around in the U.S. whose names are identical to characters from scary movies or even the folks who make scary movies or books.
This being Halloween time and all, the folks at Whitepages did some checking and found 13 names or real life Americans that fans of the horror genre will immediately recognize.
However, while you might think they’re pretty cool, imagine going through life with a name like Norman Bates:
1. Michael Myers (Halloween): 4,282 (333 in Ohio)
2. Stephen King (Author): 2,068 (168 in Texas)
3. Norman Bates (Psycho): 96 (9 in Texas)
4. Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th): 30 (4 each in Pennsylvania, California, and New York)
5. Annie Wilkes (Misery): 25 (10 in Georgia)
6. Jack Torrance (The Shining): 10 (2 in California)
7. Wes Craven (Director): 7 (2 in North Carolina)
8. Alfred Hitchcock (Director): 7 (2 each in California and Maryland)
9. Max Cady (Cape Fear): 6 (3 in Florida)
10. Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street): 5 (2 in Washington)
11. Donnie Darko (Donnie Darko): 4 (3 in Pennsylvania)
12. Samara Morgan (The Ring): 2 (1 each in Texas and North Dakota)
13. Damien Thorn (The Omen): 1 in California
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